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Brentford and Isleworth Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate for the General election

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  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Mar 21, 2016
    • A third of councils in London (10 boroughs) failed to prosecute a single landlord for providing unsafe accommodation in 2014/2015
    • A further half of London councils (18) prosecuted fewer than 10 landlords for providing unsafe accommodation in 2014/2015
    • The one London Borough (Newham) with mandatory licensing in place for the entire year of 2014/2015 was responsible for over 70 per cent of all prosecutions in London under the Housing Act (2004)
    • There is significant variation in the level of enforcement activity by London boroughs, with some councils inspecting one in 14 private rented properties for hazards, and others only inspecting one in five hundred properties.
  • George Osborne (By HM Treasury [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Mar 19, 2016

    Commenting on Iain Duncan Smith's resignation, Tim Farron has called on George Osborne to follow his example.

    Tim Farron said:

    "It is quite right that Iain Duncan Smith has resigned over this heartless plan to cut disability benefits, but the true mastermind of the changes George Osborne, should also be considering his position.

  • ambulance
    Article: Mar 18, 2016

    Changes hidden in the Budget will mean the NHS has £650m less to spend on front line services, Liberal Democrat research can reveal.



    The research on the budget, based on analysis from the House of Commons Library, reveals hidden changes to public sector pensions, passing the cost directly to the health service and other public sector bodies.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2016

    In 2013 just 63.3% of mothers in London were in employment, compared with 72.9% nationally, the lowest level of employment for any UK region

    Since 2012 the cost of a part time nursery place for an under 2 year old has risen by 10.5%, in contrast to an increase of 7.7% nationally

    The number of registered childminders in London has recently fallen by 13%, from 9900 in 2010 to 8585 in 2013

  • Article: Mar 16, 2016

    At Boris Johnson's last Mayor's Question Time Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group examined the Mayor's real record in tackling knife crime over his two terms of office.

    The Mayor made tackling knife crime one of his key pledges back in 2008, claiming he would lead the "fightback" against violent crime.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2016

    Hidden in the Chancellor's Budget was a backdoor £2bn cut to public services. This cut has been attacked by Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson John Pugh.

    Plans to reduce the public service pension scheme discount rate will raise the Treasury around £2bn from 2019/20.



    But this means that public sector employers, such as the NHS, schools and local councils will have to make up the shortfall in pensions contributions - hitting their budgets.



    Commenting, Education spokesperson John Pugh MP said: "Public services that we all rely on can only function if they are properly supported and funded. This Government has already failed to protect the schools budget, is stretching the NHS and has now burdened public sector employers with finding another £2bn for pension contributions.



    "The Chancellor is choosing to pursue an overall budget surplus, even though it is not necessary and means more cuts. He says we can trust him with the economy, but he is risking the future of services we all rely on."

  • susan kramer
    Article: Mar 16, 2016

    Commenting on the Budget, Liberal Democrat Economics Spokesperson Susan Kramer said:

    "This is George Osborne's sweet and sour budget. His sugar tax may seem sweet, but his hidden cuts are sour. This is not a long term economic plan, it is a short term economic scam.



    "He has missed his targets and is making ordinary people pick up the pieces. Once again his words simply don't match his actions.



    "He said he wouldn't fix the figures to fit the plan, but he has cut vital spending to fit his own arbitrary and unnecessary spending surplus.



    "He said his budget would act now so we don't pay later. But he has pencilled in £3.5 billion of cuts to vital services for future years, without the decency to say where it will come from.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2016

    At Spring Conference our members voted to help deliver Tim Farron's vision of a gender balanced and more diverse parliamentary party at the next General Election.

    Tim's goal of having at least 50% female MPs, and at least 10% black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) MPs will be pursued by an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures, agreed overwhelmingly by party members. Every method available under the law will be used to improve the diversity of our MPs.

  • susan kramer
    Article: Mar 14, 2016

    The government's plan to make people save for an emergency through the proposed 'Help to Save' shows how out of touch the Conservatives are with the realities of those who are struggling.

    Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Susan Kramer has said the scheme is just 'smoke and mirrors' to try and distract from a budget of heavy cuts. Susan Kramer said:

  • Article: Mar 13, 2016

    You will be unsurprised to hear that I was recently interviewed by Stylist magazine.

    They asked me lots of exciting questions regarding my colossal sense of glamour.

    They also wanted me to write about a woman who had been my hero.

    I wanted to be completely honest, and pick the woman who was indeed my hero.