Happy Pride!

A Happy Pride to all those celebrating in London today from all of us at Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats.

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St Katharine's & Wapping Ward Panel public meeting - come and speak to the team

The St Katharine's & Wapping Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel is holding a public meeting on Thursday 19 July at 6.15pm, at Tower Hotel, St Katharine's Docks.

This panel is a very important link between the police and residents in the ward, and the Lib Dems have supported ward panels being set up across the Borough.  If you are a local resident, please join the meeting and hear about the latest initiatives to keep the area safe and overview the work of the local Police.  Contact Stephen O'Shea with any questions at 07505 982212.

The St Katherine's & Wapping Safer Neighbourhood ward panel is a non-political voluntary Group working with the Police, Local Authority & Residents to make the Ward a Safer Place in which to Live and Work.


Thank you — a roundup of the Tower Hamlets Local Elections

Thursday was a good day for our party nationally. We gained 75 Councillors and took control of four new councils. While Labour and the Conservatives mainly did well either in London or in the rest of England, the Liberal Democrats made respectable gains across the map.

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Will Wapping turn gold on Thursday? LoveWapping says maybe

Local Tower Hamlets news title LoveWapping has published an article asking whether voters will 'turn Wapping yellow on May 3rd'. In the article, LoveWapping noted the strength and effective organisation of the local Lib Dem campaign, the need for radical change in Tower Hamlets and the lack of choice offered to voters by other parties.

 

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Intervene Early to Stop Knife Crime - Lib Dem Mayoral Candidates and Caroline Pidgeon Write In Evening Standard

In a letter in the Evening Standard leading Lib Dems have called for early intervention to tackle knife crime, drawing on the example of Scotland. The letter is signed by Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem GLA Member) and four Lib Dem Mayoral candidates: Pauline Pearce (Hackney), Chris Maines (Lewisham), Gareth Evans (Newham) and Elaine Bagshaw (Tower Hamlets).

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Resurgent Lib Dems Field Full Team of Candidates in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats, led by Mayoral Candidate Elaine Bagshaw, have submitted a full slate of candidates for the upcoming local elections on May 3rd -and will be competing every single seat. 

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PM must back Lib Dem NHS funding scheme

Responding to comments made by Theresa May about the funding of the NHS, Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister, Norman Lamb, said:

“Although it is a step in the right direction for Theresa May to take a long-term approach to funding the NHS, it is not clear whether the government will commit to new revenue streams to fund the health service.

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Rough sleeping up by a third since 2015

Commenting on reports today released by the government that show that rough sleeping has risen by a third since 2015, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said

“The homelessness figures revealed today show that the situation is spiralling out of control. In the last two years we have seen the number of rough sleepers sky rocket by one third.

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The last Council meeting before local elections

Meetings in the Tower Hamlets Council chamber are not always particularly productive — with Councillors storming out or bickering endlessly.

But last night was more encouraging. It was the final Council meeting by our Councillor, Andrew Cregan, and he went out with a bang!

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Universal Credit could lead to up to 1.3 million evictions

New data released today by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) reveals that only 6% of Universal Credit claimants in the private rented sector have their rent paid directly to their landlords, compared to 35% in the socially rented sector. This is despite calls by Liberal Democrat DWP spokesperson Stephen Lloyd to make payments to landlords default.

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