Police in London facing £26m real-terms cut despite government smoke and mirrors

Police in the Greater London Authority are facing a real-terms cut of £23M in 2018, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

Before Christmas the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same this year as in 2017.

Taking into account inflation, that means police in London will face a real-terms cut of £23.33m.

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1667 ambulance delays in Tower Hamlets so far this winter

1667 patients in area have faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 286 faced waits of over an hour.
In the week to 31st December, 1381 patients faced waits of over half an hour and 286 spent at least an hour waiting in ambulances outside A&E.

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559 homes across Tower Hamlets left empty for years

Over 100 homes in Tower Hamlets have been sitting empty for two years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. 

The figures, uncovered through Freedom of Information requests, show that there are over 210,000 homes across the country that have been empty for six months or more. Of these, 61,251 had been empty for two years or more, 23,596 for five years or more, and over 10,900 have stood empty for at least ten years.

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Tower Hamlets MP fails to stand up for single market

The Liberal Democrats have criticised local Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick for failing to stand up for jobs in Tower Hamlets by refusing to back a crucial amendment to defend Britain's place in the single market.

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Wapping Broadband Survey

Thank you to all the local residents who have contacted us following our recent news story about Wapping’s slow broadband speed.  A large number of you are rightly angry about the poor service from broadband providers. What we need to do now is build a 'map' of broadband quality across Wapping. Please help us by filling in our survey.


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Demand for action on speeding cars after tragic road death in Wapping

As residents of Wapping, we were all shocked and saddened by the recent death of a pedestrian on The Highway. This is a terrible incident, and our thoughts are with his family and friends. Tower Hamlets Lib Dems have been fighting for more action on road safety, and it is sad that this has not happened in time to avoid this loss of life.

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Tories ignoring the facts on police funding and putting people in danger

Amber Rudd has told police she does not want to see them “asking for more money” from the Government, despite a major increase in recorded crime and an unprecedented terror threat.

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Labour Council failing to tackle rogue landlords

Despite setting up a Landlord Licensing Scheme, very little is being done to tackle rogue landlords in our borough. 

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SUCCESS! Parking Bays for local residents a step closer

Local Liberal Democrats have successfully fought the Labour-run Council to provide parking days for local residents in Island Gardens.

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Comment on Tower Hamlets bribery scandal

Commenting on the Sunday Times story that a businessman with links to the Labour party attempted to solicit a bribe from a developer in exchange for planning consent, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Poplar and Limehouse, Elaine Bagshaw said:

"Once again our borough is mired in scandal. It seems that only 4 months after we finally got rid of Lutfur Rahman, someone with links to the Labour party decided to try and carry on his legacy. 

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