Luisa Porritt confirmed as Lib Dem London Mayoral Candidate

London Liberal Democrats have today confirmed Luisa Porritt as their Candidate for Mayor of London in the 2021 election.

In her first comments as the candidate, Luisa Porritt described London as at a “crucial moment” and said she would bring “big ideas and urgent action” to secure its future. Her ideas include putting “homes in the heart of the city” and reshaping London so that its “600 neighbourhoods” lead the recovery.

Luisa Porritt and Hina Bokhari

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Concerns about Treatment of Uyghur Muslims in China and the Situation in Hong Kong ‘not urgent enough’ to debate at Council

Liberal Democrat Councillor Rabina Khan and Conservative Group Leader Peter Gold proposed an emergency motion to Tower Hamlets Council on Wednesday 30th September to condemn the treatment of the Uyghur Muslims in China and the situation in Hong Kong, and to issue protest letters to the People’s Republic of China and the UK Foreign Secretary. Despite also being backed by Labour Mayor John Biggs, the Labour Chair said he did not “consider this matter urgent enough to be discussed”.

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Meet Richard Flowers - your candidate for City & East!

Richard has lived and worked in London for 25 years. He’s a Chartered Accountant, with a European skincare and beauty company.

He campaigns for human rights, rights for immigrants, and equality for people of all backgrounds, races or religions, and particularly LGBT+ rights. 

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Cllr Rabina Khan responds to COVID BAME findings

Speaking on BBC London (2/6/2020) in response to the Public Health England report on disparities in COVID-19 risks and outcomes, Cllr Rabina Khan called on the government to do more to answer the question "why" there has been such a disparate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities:

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Government must protect education gains during lockdown

Cllr Rabina Khan has called on the government to prepare a strategy to address the disproportionate educational impact the COVID-19 lockdown has had on BAME and disadvantaged households.

Writing for Operation Black Vote, Cllr Khan notes the strong progress in educational attainment achieved in East London in recent decades:

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Iceland must be included in free school meals scheme

Cllr Rabina Khan has written to Sir Malcolm Walker, chairman of Iceland, and Gavin Williamson, secretary of state for education calling on them to include Iceland in the government's scheme to provide free meals during the COVID-19 lockdown to children who would otherwise be eligible for free meals at school.

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Govt must provide Tower Hamlets Council with funding to house all local rough sleepers

The Liberal Democrats have today called on the Government to “equip Tower Hamlets
Council with the financial resources needed” to accommodate all rough sleepers locally.

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Labour's Council Tax Hike: February's Council Budget Meeting

At the 2020 Budget Meeting for Tower Hamlets, Councillor Rabina Khan called out Labour's stealthy Council Tax Hike, failure to make promised savings, and supported the petitioners calling to save the Community Land Service.

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Greggs, Westferry and cross-party working: this week at Council

At the first full Council meeting of 2020, Liberal Democrat Councillor Rabina Khan supported calls for a Judicial Review into Westferry Printworks, and called for a cross-party group to find "common solutions that will lift families out of poverty, make benefits accessible and create a brighter future" for Tower Hamlets.

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