100 years since women first got the vote

Today marks the centenary or women first getting the vote in the UK. 

On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act was brought into law.

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Tackling low water pressure on the Isle of Dogs

Many residents on the Isle of Dogs are experiencing low water pressure. Your Lib Dem team have been in contact with Thames Water to investigate the issue. If you have struggled with low water pressure recently then please contact us: [email protected]

Lib Dem Win! Council to Debate Speed Cameras

Wapping Lib Dems have been fighting for speed cameras, to reduce dangerous driving in Wapping.  We have gained a first victory, as the Council has agreed to debate our petition in March's full Council meeting!

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Lib Dems expose shocking housing conditions in Lansbury

Since last summer Lib Dems Jack Gilbert, Tara Hussain and Afzal Munna, have been visiting homes across Lansbury. What they found appalled them. Here they explain why they decided to investigate further.


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Shocking neglect of psychosis patients exposed by Norman Lamb MP

Shocking evidence of discrimination against people with severe mental illness has been uncovered by the Liberal Democrats, as a national survey reveals that a flagship treatment programme for psychosis is not being properly delivered in most parts of the country.

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Response to leaked Brexit analysis

Commenting on leaked government Brexit analysis which reveals that the cost to the British economy of cutting migration from the EU would be significantly greater than the benefits brought by a US trade deal, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said:

“The view that restricting immigration is a positive thing, something this Conservative government have only encouraged, has been starkly contradicted by their own analysis. 

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Tories are shamelessly behind times on votes at 16

Commenting following the debate in PMQs over votes at 16, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, said:

“Theresa May and her Tory party are shamelessly behind the times. They stick to arguments of tradition rather than trusting in the next generation.

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Council to waste £1.3 million on Wapping Raines House renovation

With ever-decreasing funding for social care, and the Council announcing £50 million of cuts that need to be made, the Council should be preparing to focus its spending on the services that most support our local communities.  The local Liberal Democrats were shocked, therefore, to discover last weekend that the Council is intending to spend £1.3 million to convert the beloved Raines House into a "community hub".

Raines House is an historic part of Wapping's local heritage, and provides a number of services including dance classes, tea dance, bingo and social evenings.  It is clear that the venue could benefit from some redecoration, but local residents are concerned that the proposed redesign will take away from the unique East End character, and threaten some of the activities that elderly residents rely upon.

In particular, the proposed £1.3 million cost of the renovation is shocking at a time when local residents are facing cuts in so many vital services.  We understand that use of these funds are restricted to certain initiatives, as it is "section 106 funding" (reciprocal investment funded from development projects).  However, there is surely a better use of this money.

We call on the Council to tell us what other uses for this money were considered, and why this was decided on as the most valuable investment, without consulting local residents first.¬† Contact¬†[email protected]¬†to let us know what you think.

Liberal Democrats support legal challenge against the closure of over half of London’s police stations

Lib Dem activist, Paul Kohler, has today launched a legal challenge to the London Mayor’s plans to close 37 police stations across the capital.

The legal challenge is seeking permission to take the decision to close more than half of the current police stations in London to Judicial Review. Lawyers acting on half of Mr Kohler have argued that the public consultation and consequent decision were legally flawed and unlawful.

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Inflation hit bill-payers will struggle to make ends meet because of Brexit

A hard Brexit that would see Britain no longer trade energy in the Internal Energy Market is likely to increase British energy bills, the House of Lords' EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee is expected to say on Monday. 

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