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Local Lib Dems launch petition to stop Labour library cuts

Colin Green is standing in Selly Oak

Parliamentary candidate for Selly Oak, Colin Green (right) has launched a petition to save the constituencies libraries.

Birmingham's Labour council plan to cut £800,000 a year from the £6.5 million local libraries budget. That's a cut of 12%, and they plan further cuts rising to 17% and 23% in the next 2 years. They can't do this without closing libraries. Labour won't say which libraries will close until after the elections, but the figures suggest one or more of Selly Oak district's four libraries must close.

The city's Lib Dems believe our libraries are too important a resource to be cut like this. We are drawing up budget plans to keep our libraries. Commenting, Colin Green said: "Don't let Labour close our libraries. Vote for me to save our Libraries on 7th May. Only by showing Labour that you won't put up with them closing our libraries can they be saved." Sign our libraries petition here:

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