Lib Dems see biggest increase in vote at General Election

Thank you to everyone who voted Liberal Democrat on 12th December. The Liberal Democrats saw the biggest increase in vote of any party across Lewisham.

Our vote increased by 5.1% in Lewisham Deptford, by 5.8% in Lewisham West & Penge and by 6.8% in Lewisham East. Both Labour and the Conservatives saw their votes fall.

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Figures reveal exodus of EU NHS staff in Lewisham

Brexit is making the staffing crisis at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust even worse, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

Figures published by the Liberal Democrats reveal that 137 EU staff working at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust have already left the health service this year including 34 nurses and midwives.

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7 Reasons to vote Lib Dem In Lewisham Deptford

Bobby Dean is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Lewisham Deptford. Here are 7 reasons why you should back Bobby and vote Liberal Democrat in Lewisham Deptford.

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Lib Dems commit to rail fare freeze after years of Tory and Labour fare rises

In 2006 Labour’s Alistair Darling introduced a new rule that pushed up the cost of season tickets and other commuter fares by 1% above inflation. As a result season tickets and other fares rocketed, making getting to work harder and harder for those on low and middle incomes.

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Lib Dem candidate for Lewisham West & Penge Alex Feakes has accused the Prime Minister of hypocrisy on education as new figures reveal how virtually half of the schools in Lewisham constituencies are facing real terms cuts or standstill funding in the coming year.

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Lib Dems: A&E waiting time figures in Lewisham show Tories' "dismal record" on NHS

Only 83% of patients arriving at A&E in south east London were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published today by NHS England.

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Lib Dem Government will double spending on youth services in Lewisham to £11m

The Liberal Democrats have today announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Lewisham to £11 million to help tackle rising levels of knife crime. This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for local authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives to gangs.

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Thousands of EU nationals in Lewisham being left in legal limbo, say Lewisham Lib Dems

Thousands of EU nationals living in Lewisham have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures just released reveal. The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in “legal limbo” and throwing people’s lives into uncertainty.

Of the 20,020 EU nationals across Lewisham who have applied for permanent residency, barely half (10,750) have been offered settled status. 6,030 have been granted pre-settled status, which only gives the temporary right to stay in the UK.

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New Lib Dem candidate for Lewisham East

23 year old Ade Fatukasi has been selected as the new Liberal Democrat candidate for Lewisham East. This follows the Unite to Remain agreement between the Liberal Democrats and other Remain parties, which covers other constituencies.

Ade, who was born and bred in Lewisham, had previously been selected as the Lib Dem candidate for Dulwich and West Norwood but agreed to stand aside for the Green Party candidate as part of the Unite to Remain initiative.

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12th December: Vote Liberal Democrats to Stop Brexit

Following today’s announcement that there will be a Snap General Election on 12th December, the Liberal Democrats message to Lewisham voters is clear: Vote Lib Dem to Stop Brexit.

Having topped the polls in the European Elections in Lewisham earlier this year, the Lib Dems are ready to elect its first Liberal Democrat MPs in the area. Our Prospective Parliamentary Candidates are:

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New figures challenge Lewisham Labour’s commitment to affordable homes

New figures revealed in the London Assembly show Lewisham council has consistently failed to deliver the numbers of council and other affordable homes needed to address the borough’s housing crisis.

This is despite the Labour’s group’s promise in its 2018 council manifesto to build 1,000 social homes and to ensure that at least 50% of all developer led projects would be homes at genuinely affordable rents.

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Lewisham Lib Dems welcome growing opposition to Silvertown Crossing

Lewisham Liberal Democrat campaigner Chris Maines has welcomed a 'U' turn by neighbouring Greenwich Council, which has now objected to the Mayor of London Silvertown Crossing plan which would drive a new motorway under the River Thames.

Planned as a private finance initiative the toll tunnel would cross between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks with substantial road links both sides of the river.

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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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