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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