Lewisham Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats stand up for EU Citizens in Lewisham

Lewisham Liberal Democrat, Ed Veasey is reaching out to E U citizens living locally. Ed says Britain has voted to leave the EU but Liberal Democrats believe London must remain…

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Caroline Pidgeon to halve TfL fares for all journeys before 7.30am

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London, has set out plans for half price fares on Underground, DLR, Overground and TfL Rail services for people who start…

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Caroline selected as Mayoral candidate

Caroline selected as Mayoral candidate

London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon has been selected as the Liberal Democratcandidate for Mayor of London in the 2016 elections. Caroline has been a London Assembly Member since 2008 and…

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Julia Fletcher selected as Lewisham and Greenwich GLA candidate

Julia Fletcher selected as Lewisham and Greenwich GLA candidate

We are delighted that former Lewisham Lib Dem Councillor and PPC, Julia Fletcher has been selected as the GLA candidate for Greenwich and Lewisham. Julia and her team of volunteers…

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Over 26,000 working families in Lewisham and Greenwich hit hard by Tory tax credit plans

Over 26,000 working families in Lewisham and Greenwich hit hard by Tory tax credit plans

Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats have found that more than 26,000 working families and 42,950 children living across Lewisham and Greenwich will be left 1000s worse off if the…

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Local Liberal Democrat campaigners oppose airport expansion

Local Liberal Democrat campaigners oppose airport expansion

Lewisham Liberal Democrats are raising concerns at the Airports Commissions proposals to construct a third runway at Heathrow. Julia Fletcher, Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Lewisham East has…

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SURGE IN LIBERAL DEMOCRAT MEMBERSHIP IN LEWISHAM

SURGE IN LIBERAL DEMOCRAT MEMBERSHIP IN LEWISHAM

Over 100 people in Lewisham have joined the Liberal Democrats since the General Election on 7 May reflecting the national surge in membership. Over 13,000 have joined the party since…

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TfL consultation on the Bakerloo Line extension – results available

TfL has published the results of its recent consultation about the proposed southern extension of the Bakerloo Line via Lewisham. The full results are available here.

According to Brockley Central, it found that:

– The vast majority of South East Londoners want it to happen (96% of respondents)

– There is an overwhelming consensus that South East London is relatively poorly served by public transport

– That the route proposed for the more populated, more middle-class area (Camberwell / Peckham Rye – 64%) received more public support than the route through a designated regeneration area, currently populated by warehouses and car lots (Old Kent Road – 49%)

“A useful exercise, we can surely all agree.

“In amongst the statements of the obvious, there are one or two interesting findings, including that there is marginally more support for the line to stop in Bromley than in Beckenham and Hayes and little appetite for it to end in Lewisham.

“The most telling result was that this consultation produced one of the highest turnouts in TfL history, despite the project’s modest scope, underlining how much of a no-brainer this is.”

Julia Fletcher, Lib Dem candidate for Lewisham East, commented “I am really delighted that the consultation has shown such strong support for the proposed Bakerloo Line extension via New Cross and Catford. I hope this means that funding for the project can be secured as soon as possible so that the much needed investment, job opportunities and improved accessibility for our area will come sooner rather than later.”