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Liberal Democrats have selected Councillor Ade Adeyemo as their Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Solihull Constituency. Announcing his selection at a recent meeting of the Solihull and Meriden Lib Dems, Councillor John Windmill (Olton), Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Solihull Council, expressed his ‘delight’ at Councillor Adeyemo’s selection, saying “Holding the current MP to […]

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Solihull Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion for the Council meeting on July 12th, expressing concern over recent reports of racist incidents and hate crimes following the EU Referendum. The Motion reads: “We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our country. This […]

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Brexit – What Happens Next?

by Ade Adeyemo on 30 June, 2016

People have been joining the Liberal Democrats at the rate of one a minute since the referendum result was declared.   Well over 10,000 people have signed up to the Liberal Democrats – and the number is rising. This includes many in our borough constituencies of Solihull and Meriden where there is grave concern over […]

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Uproar at Olton Station over 37 Bus Changes

by Ade Adeyemo on 15 June, 2016

Bus users in Solihull are angry at a recent, poorly publicised change which is part of a 6-month trial by National Express West Midlands (NX). The No. 37 bus no longer stops at Olton Station, instead staying on the A41 Warwick Road and completely by-passing the station. The trial, which began on May 29th, caught […]

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The Liberal Democrats in Solihull are celebrating a revival in their party’s fortunes after successfully defending all of their seats on Solihull Council that were up for election on the 5th of May 2016.   Lib Dem successes in the key wards of Elmdon, Olton and Lyndon follow on from a disastrous performance in 2015 […]

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MPs Should Apologise to Disabled Constituents

by Ade Adeyemo on 24 March, 2016

PRESS RELEASE Embargo: Immediate Release, 21 March 2016 Contact: Ade Adeyemo, ade@solihull-libdems.org.uk MPs Should Apologise to Disabled Constituents Following the Conservative government’s apparent U-turn over cuts to disability benefits, the call has gone out to MPs in Solihull and Meriden to apologise to their disabled constituents. Julian Knight (Solihull) and Caroline Spelman (Meriden) both voted […]

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  MP criticised after voting for cuts to disabled benefits Criticism has been levelled at the Conservative MP for Solihull after the £30 a week cuts in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for disabled people that he voted for passed through parliament last week. The Government defended the cut, which applies to new claimants, saying […]

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Liberal Democrats Act to Prevent Unfair Tax Credits

by Ade Adeyemo on 27 October, 2015

Whatever your views on the composition or legitimacy of the House of Lords, the second chamber of the UK Parliament did exactly what it was supposed to do – scrutinising legislation put forward by the House of Commons and rejecting or sending it back for a “rethink” if the Lords feel that proposed legislation put […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillors and Activists launched their ‘Keep Solihull Clean’ campaign by going out litter picking in Lyndon around the garages at the back of the Hobs Moat shops (behind Tesco Express) and also in Olton Jubilee Park. They were inspired by Keep Britain Tidy and their “Big Tidy Up” campaigns, and the Lib Dem […]

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Refugees are Welcome in Solihull and Meriden

by Ade Adeyemo on 9 September, 2015

As the refugee crisis develops in Europe, I am thoroughly ashamed at the woeful response of the Conservative government. When faced with such issues, we must ask ‘who are we as a country’?  The United Kingdom quite rightly has a long and enviable reputation for fairness and for being welcoming to people who are fleeing […]

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