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Welcome to Ealing Central & Acton Lib Dems

This site has news and information about the Liberal Democrats in the Ealing Central & Acton constituency.

Following boundary changes, the constituency now covers Acton, Southfield, Ealing Common, Walpole, Hanger Hill and Ealing Broadway. The Shepherds Bush part of the previous Ealing, Acton & Shepherds Bush constituency is no longer within our constituency.

Jon Ball, who was the Lib Dem candidate at the general election in May 2010, is the parliamentary spokesperson for Ealing Central and Acton. At the election Jon polled 13,041, which is the highest vote ever recorded for a Liberal or Liberal Democrat in the area; it now requires a swing of just over 5% for the Liberal Democrats to win.

Recent News From Ealing Central and Acton

  • Article: Aug 22, 2014
    In Southfield Ward Focus

    In this August Southfield newsletter you will read about changes to the Zone R controlled parking zone, more pupils get free school meals and a message from The Scout Association.

    Controlled Park Zone 'R' changes set to take place on September 1st
    Many residents have been unhappy in recent times with Labour-run Ealing Council increasing the price of parking permits and visitors' vouchers.

    After the residents of zone R (which includes Hatfield, Brookfield and Clovelly Roads) were consulted residents wanted to see the CPZ operate over a shorter time period. The changes come into effect on 1st September and the changes will mean that the altered zone will be in operation between 9am - 10am and 3pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. The cost of the annual permit will be reduced from £80 to £50 and the maximum daily charge for visitor's vouchers will be only £1.50 compared to £4.50!

    Those residents who have bought an £80 permit will have an opportunity to gain a rebate for paying the higher charge, however we understand that an admin charge will be levied to cover the costs of refunds via either cheques or credit cards. Do contact us if you need more information on this.

    Councillor Gary Malcolm said: "The consultation process took longer than we expected but we are pleased that finally Zone R residents will enjoy cheaper permits to park their cars. In addition residents will pay less for visitor's vouchers so it will be less of a burden when friends, relatives and those working on your home visit."

    Free School meals in our area
    Liberal Democrat MPs in government have been active in setting up the Universal Infant Free School Meals programme.

    Councillor Gary Busuttil said: "It is likely that up to an additional 11,200 children in our borough will benefit from free school meals. This is an important development for less advantaged children which has been welcomed by many in education. It builds on the Liberal Democrat Pupil Premium which benefits similar groups of children and includes those at Southfield Primary School."

    Looking for a new adventure? Then look no further...
    Your local Scout Group needs you! Would you like to do something fun and rewarding in your local community? Could you work with young people and help to deliver a variety of activities? Then please contact The Scout Association now!

    Your Southfield Councillors have been in contact with them and they are currently looking for volunteers over the age of 18, who have an interest in planning and delivering different activities to those aged 6-8 or 11-14. They are also looking for a volunteer manager to oversee the running of the Group, potentially someone who is a manager in their current working career, or someone looking to gain experience in management.

    The Scout's volunteers love what they do! Working with young people can be incredibly rewarding, seeing them achieve and make new friends can stay with you for life. Meeting like-minded people and enjoying activities are all part of a volunteer's experience with the Scout Association. No specific skills/qualifications required - full training and support will be provided. Some experience of working with children and young people may be useful but not essential.

    Councillor Andrew Steed said: "For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Lucy Whybrow on 07432 562 378 or lucy.whybrow@scouts.org.uk"

  • Article: Dec 19, 2013
    By Cllr Gary Malcolm in http://garymalcolm.blogspot.co.uk

    The Mayor of London announced some good news earler today (at the Mayor's Question Time) that Piccadilly line trains will stop properly at Turnham Green once modernisation work is complete. Although this may be a number of years off, he did make a commitment that tubes will stop all night when the Piccadilly line becomes part of the "Night Tube" in 2015.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2013
    By Cllr Gary Malcolm in http://garymalcolm.blogspot.co.uk

    Write-up of the Southfield Ward Forum meeting (11th Sept)

    At today's meeting in the Carlton Road Day Centre a number of important local matters were discussed including the Piccadilly Line at Turnham Green consultation and a range of items funded by the ward forum's budget.

    I chaired the meeting alongside Liberal Democrat councillors Andrew Steed and Harvey Rose. First of all I indicated that residents who wanted Piccadilly line tubes to stop at Turnham Green should fill in the two minute consultation which can be found here.

  • Jon Ball outside Ealing Hospital
    Article: Jul 5, 2013

    At a packed meeting in Ealing last Friday, Councillor Jon Ball, was selected by local party members to fight the Ealing Central and Acton parliamentary constituency for the Liberal Democrats.

    After his selection, Jon Ball issued a challenge to the incumbent Conservative MP for the seat Angie Bray, saying, "What, if anything, has Angie Bray actually achieved for local residents 3 years in to a 5 year term? She has a busy diary but does not seem to get beyond meetings to delivering results."

    Jon Ball secured the highest ever Liberal Democrat vote in Ealing in 2010, securing 13,041 votes in the marginal Ealing Central & Acton seat.Earlier, in a wide-ranging speech, Jon commented on the state of the three parties, saying:
    "A Labour Party standing against austerity would be a tough opponent. But Ed Milliband's Labour is not that party. He announced last weekend that any future Labour government would stick to the coalition's spending targets and would cap welfare spending. What would be the point of voting for austerity in a red rosette?

    Jon Ball added: "The Tories are tacking further right to ward off challenges from UKIP. Here in Ealing, that is especially acute as we have our own swivel-eyed loon, UKIP Councillor Benjamin Dennehy, a rampant self-publicist, who appeals to right wing voters. In 2015 he proposes to stand for UKIP here in Ealing Central & Acton and Angie Bray is nervously looking over her shoulder.

    Liberal Democrats are implementing policies in Government such as:

Contact Details

Address: 24 Antrobus Road, Chiswick, W4.

Tel: 020 8752 1247 or 07813 205218

Email: jon@ealinglibdems.org.uk

Please see the news stories to see the campaigns the local Liberal Democrats are running in our area. Contact us if you can help in any way, whether it be to deliver FOCUS newsletters, take part in policy development or help at elections.

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