Siobhan Benita, Liberal Democrats Candidate for London Mayor, speaks to LBC about Knife Crime

Siobhan on Knife crime

We know residents of Newham, Barking and Dagenham are very concerned about rising knife crime in their Boroughs. And we don't think there has been a sufficient sense of urgency from government, to deal with an issue that sees lives lost and families destroyed far too often in London.

Siobhan Benita, our Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor, has been speaking to LBC about knife crime. 

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Thank you for your support. You've increased our Vote Share in Newham, Barking and Dagenham.

Thank You

Thanks to every member, candidate, supporter & voter who increased our vote share in the 2019 General Election!

A sizeable increase nationally – from 7.3 per cent to 11.5 per cent.

Locally we saw our vote share nearly triple in Barking and Dagenham & Rainham, double in West Ham and more than triple in East Ham!

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Pollution in Newham Worst in the Country

Pollution

Eimear O'Casey for West Ham and Michael Fox for East Ham have released statements on recent Newham Recorder and Metro articles reporting that: according to a study by the British Heart Foundation, toxic emissions in Newham increase the risk of an early death by the equivalent of smoking an average 159 cigarettes per year.

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Eimear O'Casey on Tackling the Climate Emergency

Solar Power

Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Ham, Eimear O'Casey, has spoken out about the issues facing our environment and the Lib Dem plans to tackle the climate emergency.

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Ann Haigh Shines at her Meet the Candidate Event in Barking

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20 November 2019 - Ann Haigh, Meet the Candidate Event, Barking

 

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News that Lib Dems will Reverse School Cuts in Newham Welcomed by Local Candidates, Eimear O'Casey and Michael Fox

 

Schools

 

The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.  Michael Fox for East Ham and Eimear O'Casey for West Ham both welcomed the news as figures from the National Education Union show that next year (2020/21), schools in their respective constituencies will have seen their budgets cut by £16.3m and £10.4m respectively in real terms since 2015, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.

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Plans Announced to Tackle the Growing Number of Long-Term Empty Homes in Newham

 

The Liberal Democrats announced today that they would allow Newham council to increase council tax by up to 500% on empty homes that are left empty long-term. The latest Government statistics show that there had been 894 homes left empty long-term Newham in 2018.

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Lib Dem Candidate for Barking Strong on Tackling the Climate Emergency

 

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Barking, Ann Haigh, is strong on protecting the environment and ensuring there is a sustainable future for generations to come. Today Ann adds her weight to the recent Lib Dem plans for tackling the climate emergency.

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Lib Dem Plan to Tackle Knife Crime and Support Youth Welcomed by Ann Haigh, Candidate for Barking

Ann Haigh, like you, is worried about rising knife crime and links with the criminals involved in illegal drug trade.

(Ann Haigh is the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Barking.)

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A&E Waiting Time Figures in East London show Tories' "dismal record" on NHS

 

 

The Local Liberal Democrat Party for Newham, Barking and Dagenham today expressed serious concern over the Conservative Government's inability to provide the NHS with the support it needs in East London A&E's.

Only 83% of patients arriving at A&E in the East London Health & Care Partnership area (which includes Newham) were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published on 14 November by NHS England. This is well below the official target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.

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