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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Vince Cable: Council tax is no longer fit for purpose

Commenting on calls from the Resolution Foundation to radically reform the Council Tax system, leader of the Liberal Democrats Leader Vince Cable, said:

“It has long been clear that council tax is no longer fit for purpose. 

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Wapping Speed Camera Petition to be Presented to Council Wednesday 21 March

Thank you to everyone who supported Stephen O'Shea's petition to get speed cameras installed in Wapping. Stephen will be presenting the petition to the Council on Wednesday 21 March. 

Support him by writing to wapping@towerhamletslibdems.org.uk, telling him why this is so impotent to you! 


Lib Dems call for new housing revolution

The Liberal Democrats are calling for a major overhaul of the powers of local councils to meet the goal of ensuring that everyone in Britain has a home.

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#PressForProgress

Today is International Women’s Day. Today is for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality.

This year’s theme is #PressForProgress.

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Help save the Jamboree!


1,400 people have already signed the petition to ask the Council to intervene and protect one of London's quirkiest and most exciting venues. 

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Liberal Democrats launch schools reform package

The Liberal Democrats have launched a package of education reforms that would inject greater parental and teacher trust in the English schools system. 

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London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon Joins Campaign In Tower Hamlets

On Saturday Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon joined Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats on the campaign trail. Water pressure is a key concern for residents of the Isle of Dogs.

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The Liberal Democrats At 30

On Saturday the Liberal Democrats turned 30. We asked members about their favourite things about being part of the party. 

 

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