"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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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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