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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Ann Haigh, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Barking, Announces She will Fight for the Children's Coalition Priorities if Elected

Ann Haigh, the Liberal Democrat's candidate for Barking, attended a meeting where The Children’s Coalition presented its Election Priorities. 

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Lib Dems Plan to Double Spending on Youth Services in Newham to £3.9m

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Newham to £3.9 millionto help tackle rising levels of knife crime. This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives to gangs.

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Press Release: Liberal Democrats Announce their Election Candidates for Barking & Dagenham


The Liberal Democrats have announced their Prospective Parliamentary Candidates to contest seats in Barking and Dagenham for the next general election: Ann Haigh will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Barking and Sam Fisk will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Dagenham and Rainham.

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Press Release: Liberal Democrats Announce their Election Candidates for Newham

The Liberal Democrats have announced their prospective Parliamentary Candidates to contest seats in Newham at the next general election: Michael Fox will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for East Ham and Eimear O’Casey will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for West Ham

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East London Lib Dems March with Siobhan Benita for a People's Vote and to Stop Brexit

Lib Dems March for a People's Vote to Stop Brexit

On Saturday 19th October, Lib Dems marched in their tens of thousands through London demanding the people are given a final say on Brexit - and an option to remain in the EU. And your local East London party and candidates were there in support.

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London Conference - Brexit, Affordable Housing, Preventing Knife Crime and Saving the Environment High on the Agenda

Liberal Democrats London Conference

At the London Region AGM and Conference in Camden last Saturday there was standing room only! Inspiring Liberal Democrat speakers included Siobhan Benita, Caroline Pidgeon, Lousie Porritt, Tom Brake, Luciana Berger and Ed Davey. We asked our City and East London GLA Candidate, Richard Flowers for his conference highlights. 

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September Update from your GLA Candidate, Richard Flowers

Richard Flowers Marches for the Lib Dems

Meet Richard Flowers, our City and East London Candidate for the 2020 GLA Elections. We've asked Richard for an insight into his busy life campaigning for the Liberal Democrats locally, in London and nationally.  

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Newham People's Vote Petition


Newham Liberal Democrats are calling on our local council to demand a People's Vote on behalf of all of us in the borough. Newham can't afford Brexit and we need our Labour mayor and council to show leadership and stand up for the people of Newham.

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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.
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)

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