Labour’s mayoral candidate has failed to deliver for Lewisham

Responding to the news that Damien Egan has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Lewisham mayor, Bobby Dean, the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson for Lewisham Deptford, says:

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Margot Wilson: My memories of teaching English to speakers of other languages

We're delighted that one of Lewisham's most active Liberal Democrats, Margot Wilson, spoke in the conference debate on teaching English to speakers of other languages. You can watch her contribution or read a transcript below:

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Bobby Dean: Let young people lead the fight against knife crime

Bobby Dean, the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson for Lewisham Deptford, spoke in yesterday’s conference debate on knife crime. Here’s what he said:

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Bobby Dean: The Government doesn’t have a plan for air quality in Lewisham

Commenting on the Government’s Air Quality Plan, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Lewisham Deptford, Bobby Dean, said:

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Lewisham Council needs to share more information on fire risks following Grenfell

The Lewisham Lib Dems are seeking more information on what is being done to reduce the risk of fire to tenants and residents in tall buildings.

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Scrap Elected Mayors: Bobby Dean in the Evening Standard

Bobby Dean, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Lewisham Deptford, argued that directly elected mayors should be scrapped in a letter printed in the the London Evening Standard today. 

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Vicky Foxcroft MP has put Leadership before Lewisham

Bobby Dean, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Lewisham Deptford, has slammed Vicky Foxcroft MP for giving up on the fight against a Hard Brexit.

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Lewisham Lib Dems slam Labour's Brexit Betrayal

Lewisham Deptford MP Vicky Foxcroft has backtracked on her commitment fight a Hard Brexit, just weeks after getting re-elected on the promise.

 

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Keep Britain In the Single Market

The Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for Britain to stay the single market and customs union. 

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Campaign victory! Letting fees scrapped.

The recent Queen's Speech included a proposal to ban letting agent fees. This is something that Lewisham Liberal Democrats and the wider party have campaigned for, including a Private Members' Bill that was introduced by one of our peers, Olly Grender, last year.

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"Football is one of the best ways of uniting people." An interview with Bobby Dean.

Bobby Dean is our candidate for Lewisham Deptford. He's also mad about football – playing it, organising it, and supporting it. Here he explains why:

Let’s start with Millwall. You were involved in the recent fight against Lewisham Council’s Compulsory Purchase Order, weren’t you?

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As a member of Generation Rent, I want to end the young’s housing rough deal – Bobby Dean

Bobby Dean, parliamentary candidate for Lewisham Deptford, has applauded the number of young people who have registered to vote since the General Election was called. Bobby, as a 27-year-old ready to stand up for all people of Lewisham Deptford, says he is "acutely aware of the rough deal my generation gets - particularly when it comes to housing".

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Tough stance on air that kills planned by Lewisham Lib Dem John Russell

Air quality must not become the forgotten issue of this election campaign, Lewisham West and Penge parliamentary candidate John Russell says today.

 

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Conservative plans will take lunches away from 8,400 children in Lewisham

8,393 schoolchildren in Lewisham will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto.

Free school lunches for pupils from Reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans to scrap them. The changes would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child.

By contrast, the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto includes a pledge to extend free school meals to all primary school children.

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Why Forest Hill’s Pauline Wright is backing John Russell

If you live in Forest Hill, then you certainly know about Sugar Mountain: the glorious sweet shop on Dartmouth Road. And, in that case, you probably know Pauline Wright too: not only does she run the shop, she’s a linchpin of the local community, involved in everything from the Traders’ Association to the library. Pauline kindly agreed to an interview to explain why she’ll be voting for the Lib Dems’ John Russell in the forthcoming general election.

 

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