Asbestos, leaks and rodents: An ‘upgrade’ for Macintosh Court?

Elderly residents are living in hazardous conditions at Macintosh Court on Leigham Court Road, Streatham, following another failure by the Labour-run council.

Liberal Democrats Helen Thompson and Doug Buist visited tenants at the sheltered housing complex on 6th October 2018, to see first-hand the deplorable state of the houses following the so-called improvement works.  

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It's time to respect women exercising legal right to abortion

Yesterday, Sajid Javid announced that he will not bring in nationwide protection against harassment outside abortion clinics. He rejected the proposal to bring in “buffer zones” that would stop anti-abortion protesters from setting up camp outside the gates of clinics and targeting medics and service-users as they enter. We have been arguing for just this type of measure to be introduced locally by Lambeth Council since early 2018. Council leaders have indicated it will come into force shortly.

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Demand better this Thursday: Vote Doug Buist in Coldharbour

This Thursday 13 September, Coldharbour ward goes to the polls to elect a new representative to Lambeth Council. Anyone can win here. 

Doug Buist, our Liberal Democrat candidate, thinks we can demand better for the people of Brixton. Here's why...   

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Demand better for Brixton: our manifesto for Coldharbour

It’s time for a positive change in Brixton – let’s invest in the future.

We demand better.

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Demand better connections for Brixton: Lib Dems call for new Overground station

Many of Brixton’s young people still find it hard to access job opportunities across the capital.

East Brixton train station once connected residents from Somerlyton Road and Loughborough Junction to Clapham Junction, Peckham Rye, London Bridge and Crystal Palace. The station closed in the 1970s. 

Today a 2km gap exists between Clapham High Street and Denmark Hill stations on the London Overground. Trains still pass over the old tracks and demand for accessible and affordable transport links between Brixton and the rest of the city continue to rise.

Current bus services are slow and indirect, the tube is overcrowded and national rail provision is disjointed.

Sign the petition

 

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Demand better for Brixton: we can't tackle crime with cuts

We agree with Chuka Umunna on the need for an urgent focus on youth violence. In Lambeth we have seen over 7000 victims in the last ten years – the highest in London. If we are to tackle this problem, it is clear that we must start here. 

We will support any cross-party effort to take on this issue. However, the idea of a National Mission seems to entirely miss the mark. There is no short-term silver bullet. And while we welcome the Government’s recent announcement of increased investment in the Early Intervention Fund, this £22m cannot fill the gaps left by years of under-investment by successive Conservative governments.

"We can’t tackle crime with cuts", comments Doug Buist, Lib Dem candidate for the Coldharbour ward by-election. 

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Doug Bust, Lib Dem candidate for Coldharbour ward by-election, and Councillor William Huangbo (Southwark) working together on community safety 

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Fighting for you in the Coldharbour by-election

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Lambeth Liberal Democrats will be campaigning to win the by election in Coldharbour on Thursday 13th September.

We want to provide a strong voice for local residents in a Labour-dominated council chamber that sometimes seems more concerned with its internal battles than working for a better Lambeth.

Coldharbour especially feels taken for granted by Labour, with a popular local councillor effectively deselected before 2018 for opposing the incumbent council's roughshod approach to issues like housing.

We believe we can better represent Coldharbour and bring some much-needed balance to the town hall.

We'll be fighting on housing - for an end to Labour's war on social housing. No regeneration without balloting!

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Matt Parr RIP

Coldharbour Ward's long serving councillor Matt Parr passed away recently after illness. We offer our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Councillor Parr had served Coldharbour since 2010.

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Mamma Mia The Party has moved on, but social housing remains top priority for Lambeth Lib Dems

While May’s borough elections are behind us, those of us who participated in the campaign continue to hold the issues Lambeth residents care about remain at the forefront of our minds. I –  along with fellow Liberal Democrat candidates in Bishop’s Ward, Audrey Eager and Charley Hasted – am therefore delighted to learn of the news that Abba have withdrawn their application for a Mamma Mia themed development on the Southbank. 

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Labour Lambeth is not even hitting half its targets

On 19th April at Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, Ashley Lumsden represented Lambeth Liberal Democrats in a hustings focused on the findings of the non-partisan People’s Audit report – which has uncovered “extensive financial mismanagement” by Lambeth Council.

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