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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Lewisham gets an alternative to Extreme Brexit

Liberal Democrats in Lewisham have confirmed their candidates in the snap General Election on 8th June, declaring that every vote for them is a vote against an extreme Brexit.

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Lib Dems announce £1.2m to give Lewisham children a better start

1,357 three and four-year-olds in Lewisham would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school reception classes when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

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Emily Frith stands up for Millwall FC on Sky

Emily Frith, the Liberal Democrats’ Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham East, appeared on Sky Sports News, yesterday evening, to stand up for Millwall Football Club.

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John Russell: Lewisham Council must act to help Forest Hill School

John Russell, the Liberal Democrats' Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham West and Penge, has written a letter to highlight the funding crisis at Forest Hill School, and call on local councillors to help. 

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