The truth must out: it’s time for answers on the Garden Bridge

In these febrile times, it is often surprising that ordinary political scandals keep on happening right here, in our city and borough. The Garden Bridge is such a scandal, as we have been reminded by Transport for London (TfL)’s recent admission that it will pay a final £5.5 million to the Garden Bridge Trust[1], bringing the total sum paid by TfL and the Department for Transport to £43 million[2].

To be clear, that’s £43 million of taxpayer money. Without even starting construction. Money that could have been more usefully spent on almost anything other than than this bridge-not-built.    

 

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"Reconsider these flawed plans": Lib Dems voice community concerns over children's services

On 10th February Lambeth Liberal Democrats submitted a response to Labour-run Lambeth's proposed cuts to children's services across the borough. Representing the views of more than 500 local residents who signed our petition, we urged the council to "reconsider these flawed plans".

In our letter we demand: 

  • That the council maintains the current levels of provision
  • That all centres remain open
  • That the Council guarantees children’s centre funding at the existing level for five years

We await the results of the public consultation and are committed to fighting so that every child in the borough has the best start in life. 

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Lambeth Labour on notice in face of Lib Dem resurgence

Labour has good reason to worry in the lead-up to the expected second by-election in Thornton ward, after the Liberal Democrats emerged as a strong challenger in the vote on 7th February.

Thornton voters registered their discontent with Labour both nationally and locally in the by-election caused by resignation of Labour Councillor Jane Edbrooke. The Liberal Democrats achieved a 21% swing from Labour, to secure 32.8% of the vote.

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New challengers step forward to represent the Liberal Democrats in Streatham and Vauxhall

Lambeth Liberal Democrats have selected two new challengers to fight the parliamentary seats of Streatham and Vauxhall in the next general election - Helen Thompson and Sarah Lewis.

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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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