Maines condemns “Deep and damaging cuts to policing in Lewisham”

The Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate for Lewisham has condemned the dramatic announcement by Sadiq Khan, that Lewisham Borough Police Command will merge with Bexley and Greenwich.

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Start of London’s 1-hour bus ticket shouldn’t hide bus cuts that Sadiq Khan is pushing through across the whole of London

Lewisham Liberal Democrats welcome the introduction of their longstanding policy on a 1-hour bus ticket.

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Maines slams Council over 1,000 empty homes

Lewisham Liberal Democrats have obtained figures that show there are 939 empty homes in the Borough.

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Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate Chris Maines: I'll expose Labour's hypocrisy

Chris Maines has kicked off his fight to become Lewisham Mayor by exposing Labour’s hypocrisy on the Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) that have cost local council taxpayers millions.

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All of Lewisham deserves clean air

Lewisham Liberal Democrats are calling upon Sadiq Khan to urgently extend new air pollution measures to cover all of Lewisham.

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Bobby Dean: Don't Close New Cross Walk In Centre

Bobby Dean, Lib Dems Parliamentary Spokesperson for Lewisham Deptford, has written to the Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group regarding the proposed closure of New Cross Walk-In Centre.

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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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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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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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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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