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Dave Radcliffe

Campaigning for Birmingham Selly Oak

Dave Radcliffe was as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for the new Birmingham Selly Oak constituency in the 2010 General Election.

Dave Radcliffe has a record of campaigning for local services, including better kerbside recycling collections. He has also fought against the closure of local post offices by the last Labour Government and Royal Mail.

Dave Radcliffe lives locally and works for a Birmingham university. Dave was elected to Birmingham City Council in June 2004 and is one of the 3 Lib Dem councillors for the Selly Oak Ward. He is currently Chair of the City Council's Audit Committee, cracking down on fraud, and ensuring the city gets value for money.

A keen cyclist, Dave enjoys mountain biking and cycling on road. He chairs the City's "Cycling Advisory Group" - which provides a link between Councillors, local cycling groups, and council officers.

Recent News:

  • Jun 20, 2011:
    • Local councillors attend Selly Oak Festival 2011
      Councillors Dave Radcliffe and Alistair Dow joined local residents at the Selly Oak Festival in Selly Oak Park. Local Lib Dem councillors Dave Radcliffe and Alistair Dow joined local residents at the Selly Oak Festival in Selly Oak Park on Saturday 18 June 2011. Organised by the Friends of Selly Oak Park, the Festival was a great opportunity to enjoy Selly Oak Park, support local organisations and schools and celebrate the recent improvements in the park. As well as the nature trail lauched earlier this year, a climbing frame and a zip wire have been installed for the benefit of older children. Events at the Festival included a falconry display, a samba band and a junior football tournament. Councillor Dave Radcliffe was involved at the sharp end refereeing the football tournament. Local councillors were also there to hold to an advice surgery and discuss any problems or concerns that local residents might have. Residents who were unable to attend the Festival are always welcome to visit one of the councillors' regular advice surgeries. Published and promoted by South West Birmingham Liberal Democrats, 31 Ribblesdale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2YS Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Jun 16, 2011:
    • Lib Dems have worked hard to make changes to NHS Bill - Dave Radcliffe
      The Government has announced changes to its Health Bill to address concerns raised by the public, medical professionals and the Liberal Democrats. "Liberal Democrats have listened and acted to address concerns about changes to the NHS," said Dave Radcliffe. Liberal Democrats led the calls for changes after raising serious concerns at the party's Spring Conference in March. Nick Clegg and others have worked hard in Government to make sure the concerns have been addressed. In particular, Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have ensured that: There will be no special favours for the private sector. There will be a level playing field, not a race to the bottom. The pace of change is slowed down to ensure changes are not rushed into and that those taking on new responsibilities do so when they are ready. The changes will be evolution, not revolution. The NHS is properly accountable, both nationally and locally. Commenting, Councillor Dave Radcliffe said: The Bill is now a whole lot better and will make sure decisions are taken in the best interests of patients. "Liberal Democrats believe the NHS must always be universal, based on need and free at the point of use. We have ensured that there will be no special favours for the private sector, that there will be proper accountability and that changes are not rushed into before people are ready to take on new responsibilities. "But this is no time for resting on our laurels. The NHS still faces huge challenges, with an ageing population and the rising costs of new drugs and technologies. I am confident the NHS is now in a better shape to meet those challenges." Published and promoted by South West Birmingham Liberal Democrats, 31 Ribblesdale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2YS Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Jun 1, 2011:
    • New Advice Surgery Times for Selly Oak Councillors
      Lib Dem councillors Alistair Dow and Dave Radcliffe have announced new arrangements for advice surgeries in Selly Oak and Selly Park. From 1 June 2011 the advice surgery times for local residents are as set out below. Local residents can also contact their local councillors by: Writing to them: c/o Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB Phoning them: (0121) 303 3172 (Group Office) Emailing them: alistair.dow@birmingham.gov.uk or david.radcliffe@birmingham.gov.uk New Advice Surgery Arrangements (no appointment needed): Date Time Venue First Monday of each month (except during August and on Bank Holidays) 7pm Sports Centre, Selly Park Technology College for Girls Pershore Road entrance (Location Map) Third Monday of each month (except during August and on Bank Holidays) 7pm Christian Life Centre offices, 4 Frederick Road, Selly Oak, B29 6PB (Location Map) Published and promoted by South West Birmingham Liberal Democrats, 31 Ribblesdale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2YS Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • May 27, 2010:
    • Victory for Liberal Democrats as ID cards to be scrapped within 100 days
      "It is great news that the ID card scheme and the National Identity Register is going to be abolished," said Councillor Dave Radcliffe. Dave Radcliffe and local Lib Dems have welcomed the news that ID cards are to be scrapped for British citizens within 100 days. The Liberal Democrats have campaigned against the introduction of ID cards since they were first announced by the previous Labour Government. "It is great news that the ID card scheme and the National Identity Register is going to be abolished," said Councillor Dave Radcliffe. "Recent fiascos have shown the dangers of the Government holding huge amounts of information about each one of us whilst being slipshod in the way that same information is looked after." Commenting on today's Coalition Government announcement, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: "The wasteful, bureaucratic and intrusive ID card scheme represents everything that has been wrong with government in recent years." "By taking swift action to scrap it, we are making it clear that this government won't sacrifice people's liberty for the sake of Ministers' pet projects." "Cancelling the scheme and abolishing the National Identity Register is a major step in dismantling the surveillance state - but ID cards are just the tip of the iceberg. Today marks the start of a series of radical reforms to restore hard-won British freedoms." Published and promoted by South West Birmingham Liberal Democrats, 31 Ribblesdale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2YS Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • May 7, 2010:
    • Thank You
      Councillor Dave Radcliffe has thanked everyone who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the Birmingham Selly Oak constituency. Speaking after the declaration of the result, which saw a swing to the Liberal Democrats, Dave Radcliffe said: "I am grateful to everyone who has supported the Liberal Democrats and our campaign. We will use your support to continue to campaign for fairer taxes, for a fairer voting system and for a fair chance for every child by cutting class sizes and investing more money in schools to help struggling students." In the local elections, Dave Radcliffe was re-elected to Birmingham City Council in the Selly Oak Ward with an increased majority of 1,394. The full result was: Dave Radcliffe (Liberal Democrats) - 4,536 votes (42.5%) Labour - 3,142 votes (29.4%) Conservatives - 2,214 votes (20.7%) Green - 453 votes (4.2%) BNP - 230 votes (2.2%) Christian Peoples Alliance - 80 votes (0.7%) Liberal Democrat candidates in the Bournville, Brandwood and Billesley council wards also increased their votes. Full results for the local elections in Birmingham can be found online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/local-election-2010 Related Links Full General Election Result for Birmingham Selly Oak Birmingham City Council Election Results Published and promoted by South West Birmingham Liberal Democrats, 31 Ribblesdale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2YS Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY

Councillor Dave Radcliffe cycling