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
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!
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!
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".
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.
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!