Tories starve Lewisham and Greenwich Hospitals of nearly £2 million

The local Liberal Democrats have slammed the Tories as “heartless” for starving the NHS of vital cash after revealing that Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare NHS Trust paid £1,853,752 in interest on outstanding debt over the last three years.

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Let us be heard - Sat 19th Oct

People's Vote campaigners have been urging Lewisham's residents to turn out in force for the march against Brexit on Saturday 19th October. Lewisham Liberal Democrats will be joining them and hundreds of thousands of others marching under the banner 'Let Us Be Heard'. It could turn out to be the last chance to prevent a disastrous No-Deal Brexit.

Bobby Dean, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham Deptford said:

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Candidates selected for snap election

Liberal Democrat members have selected their candidates for the three Lewisham constituencies, ready for a snap General Election.

Bobby Dean has been selected for Lewisham, Deptford, Chris Maines for Lewisham East and Alex Feakes for Lewisham West & Penge.

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URGENT - Do not prorogue Parliament - SIGN NATIONAL PETITION

Lewisham Lib Dems urge local people to defend Parliamentary democracy by signing the national petition to stop Parliament being suspended.

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Renters demand better than empty promises from Lewisham Council

Lewisham Council’s proposals for borough-wide licensing of private sector landlords will be the latest empty promise on housing unless they prioritise “big action over big talk”, say Lewisham Liberal Democrats.

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What's happening in Lewisham - Aug 2019 roundup

Welcome to this month’s roundup of what’s happening at Lewisham Council.

 

Last time we covered the problems at Lewisham’s flagship leisure centre, Glass Mill. This month we look at the problems of their flagship park scheme at Beckenham Place Park.

 

Lewisham is our home and Lewisham Liberal Democrats want both Glass Mill and Beckenham Place Park to be a success.

 

Unfortunately, both show similar problems of a lack of transparency and a failure to listen.

 

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Lewisham council bosses fail to reflect diversity of community, say Lib Dems

London Assembly candidate for Lewisham and Greenwich, Ade Fatukasi, has called on Lewisham council to do more to reflect the diverse community it serves, after figures showed the council failing to increase the number of BAME officers in its most senior grades.

  • 46% of Lewisham population is from BAME communities [i]
  • Only 10% of the Cabinet’s 10 portfolios are held by non-white councillors (compared to 21% of councillors who are BAME)
  • Only 18% of officers in top grades are BAME (compared to 43% of staff overall)
  • More BAME candidates rejected in application process compared to white candidates

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Lewisham Lib Dems start selecting candidates for an early General Election

Lewisham Liberal Democrats are selecting their prospective Parliamentary candidates for an early General Election. The Liberal Democrats came top in the recent European Elections in the borough of Lewisham and across Greater London.

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Lewisham Councillors not taking Climate Change seriously

New figures released by Lewisham Lib Dems show Lewisham Council is failing to sort out their own emissions, despite declaring a “climate emergency” in February and committing to zero carbon emissions. 1

The figures were revealed in Freedom of Information request and show that of the commercial property managed by Lewisham council, barely a quarter have energy use compatible with the UK reaching “net zero” emissions. The Committee on Climate Change say that only properties with an energy performance certificate (EPC) of C or above would meet their recommendations for reaching net zero by 2050. 2

 

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23 year old Ade Fatukasi selected by Lib Dems for the London Assembly

23 year old Ade Fatukasi has been selected by the Liberal Democrats as their candidate for the London Assembly seat of Greenwich and Lewisham.

A ‘born and bred Londoner’, Ade grew up and went to school mostly in Lewisham. He passionately believes that someone needs to speak up for young people in our area. Ade wants to give young people and the wider community a real voice on the London Assembly.

Siobhan Benita, Ade Fatukasi, Caroline Pidgeon and Chris Maines

PHOTO: Ade Fatukasi (second from left) with Siobhan Benita, Lib Dem Candidate for Mayor of London, Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem London Assembly member, and Chris Maines, a former Lib Dem councillor in Lewisham and a current list candidate for the London Assembly.


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What you need to know about Lewisham Council - June 2019

Welcome to the fourth of our monthly looks at what’s happening in Lewisham and at Lewisham Council.

Lib Dems top the poll in Lewisham  

First up are the European election results in the borough of Lewisham. As you might have seen, the Liberal Democrats topped the poll with the third biggest swing in the country from Labour to Lib Dems. Our vote increased from 4,000 in 2014 to 21,000 this time. Read our statement here on what the result means.

We know not everyone who voted for us this time necessarily sees themselves as Lib Dems, but we aim to give all those voting for us reasons to stay with us into the London-wide elections next year, a possible general election and the borough election in 2022. We will continue to lead the campaign to Stop Brexit, especially now that the Tories are moving towards a disastrous no-deal Brexit.

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Glass Mill risks spiral of decline

Problems at Glass Mill Leisure Centre, run by Fusion, are getting worse. Lewisham Lib Dems have been raising this issue for some time with the council. So what’s the background?

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Lib Dems Win Lewisham

The Liberal Democrats received more votes than any other party in the London Borough of Lewisham in the European Parliament elections.

It comes after Remainers across the UK swung behind the Liberal Democrats in the campaign to Stop Brexit. Here are the main results for Lewisham...

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Help us choose our new Leader

If you voted Liberal Democrats in the European elections, why not join us and help choose our new Leader?

Vince Cable has confirmed he is standing down as Leader of the Liberal Democrats after spearheading a powerful campaign against Brexit in the recent European elections.

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Vote Lib Dem today to stop Brexit

Today (Thursday, 23rd May) is polling day for the European Elections. Polling Stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

If you want to send a message to stop Brexit please VOTE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS today.

The Liberal Democrats are the largest Remain party in Britain. Recent opinion polls have put us ahead of Labour nationally and in first place in London.

Lib Dems in Lewisham campaigning to stop Brexit

 

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