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.

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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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