2018 Council Election Candidates

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Newham Liberal Democrats call Lyn Brown & Stephen Timms MPs & Newham Council to openly back a People’s Vote

With just days before Parliament votes on the Brexit deal the Newham Liberal Democrats call for the Members of Parliament that represent our Borough to  support a 'People’s Vote', publicly and at Parliament, before any version of Brexit.  

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Intervene Early to Stop Knife Crime - Lib Dem Mayoral Candidates and Caroline Pidgeon Write In Evening Standard

 


In a letter in the Evening Standard leading Lib Dems have called for early intervention to tackle knife crime, drawing on the example of Scotland. The letter is signed by Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem GLA Member) and four Lib Dem Mayoral candidates: Pauline Pearce (Hackney), Chris Maines (Lewisham), Gareth Evans (Newham) and Elaine Bagshaw (Tower Hamlets).

"Dear Editor
 
Too many people in London are dying from knife crime and other violent crimes.

There has been a sharp increase in people killed by knives between 2016 and 2017 in London.  But this is not just a ‘seasonal blip’. The figures have been increasing for four years and are now worse than New York.

And now the figures for 2018 are truly horrific.  We are only just into the fourth month of the year and London has already seen its 47th murder.

We need to immediately learn from Scotland which has been successful in curbing knife crime affecting young people.  Real investment tackling this as a public health crisis.

Early intervention in all London schools is vital to deter the carrying and use of knives.

Every Accident and Emergency Department must have a youth worker to support victims of knife attacks to help them at this teachable moment.  We also need to ensure young victims of knife crime don’t go out and create further victims.

We need a strategy that embraces more than the police working in isolation, there are other agencies and policies needed to reduce knife crime. This must be the top priority for the Mayor and the Police.
 
Yours
 
Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem GLA member)
 
Pauline Pearce (Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate, Hackney)
 
Chris Maines (Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate, Lewisham)
 
Gareth Evans (Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate, Newham)
 
Elaine Bagshaw (Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate, Tower Hamlets)

Grenfell Tower disaster - Could this happen in Newham?

Newham, Barking & Dagenham LibDems wish to express our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of those who died or were effected by the terrible fire at the Grenfell Tower in Kensington on Monday night. We also wish to thank the emergency services and the thousands of volunteers who worked with courage and dedication due this terrible disaster.

We also need to know if this can happen here in Newham. Many residents are worried about whether their homes are safe and we believe that Newham Council's statement is not detailed enough to give confidence that this is the case.

We have written an open letter to the Mayor of Newham asking for more details on the Housing situation in Newham and asked for an open and honest response to our genuine fears.

Read our letter here

 

 

 


Eurovision fundraiser big success - douze points!

General election campaigning is an expensive business... Fortunately our chair Gareth Evans had the bright idea of hosting a Eurovision party on Saturday for local members. Everyone had a fantastic time - good food, good drink and for once the UK's entry scored well too!


General Election 2017 - Meet the candidates event

Our four candidates met the public and answered their questions at a 'Meet the candidates' event at Stratford Circus today (6 May). They'll all be campaigning throughout Newham and Barking & Dagenham throughout the rest of May and into June, so keep your eyes out for them!


NBD Lib Dems continue community work during General Election campaigning

Gareth Evans, chair of the Newham, Barking & Dagenham Lib Dems, said "We're really busy campaigning in the local area and across London for the last minute General Election called by Teresa May. But it's also so important not to forget the day to day needs of everyone in our community".

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NBD Lib Dems kick off General Election campaigning

Less than a week after the General Election was announced, the Newham, Barking & Dagenham Lib Dems have kicked off their General Election campaigning today, with a street stall in the heart of East Village (formerly the Olympic Village), right by Westfield Stratford City.

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Snap General Election announced

Theresa May has called for a snap General Election on 8 June. The Newham, Barking & Dagenham Lib Dems are ready to campaign - watch this space!


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