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  • Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Ealing Council approved a Liberal Democrat motion on Europe at its April council meeting. The Lib Dem motion recognised the benefits to Ealing of EU membership and rejects calls for a referendum on Europe unless new powers are transferred to Brussels. Unfortunately, due to time constraints the motion was not debated at the meeting, but was supported by both Labour and Liberal Democrat council groups.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Councillor Nigel Bakhai's speech at the April meeting of Ealing Council on the Conservative and Liberal Democrat pledges to freeze council tax for the next four years:-

    At the last full council, the Ealing Lib Dem council group voted to freeze council tax over the next four years and we have included this as one of our priorities in our election manifesto.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on today's Public Health England report "Estimating Local Mortality Burdens associated with Particulate Air Pollution said:


    "This is just the latest scientific report confirming that air pollution remains the second biggest public health risk facing Londoners after smoking."

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Campaigning for safer roads has for a long time been a key priority of mine and it has been a key issue I have continually raised at City Hall, including challenging the Mayor to meet the repeated promises he has made to cyclists. In 2012 there were 118 cyclists killed on our roads in the UK. Many more adults and children were seriously injured, in some cases with lifelong injuries.

  • Personal allowance - £700 tax cut promised, £800 delivered
    Article: Apr 6, 2014

    Today, 24 million people will receive a £700 tax cut compared to 2010. This will put £700 back in the pockets of the lowest earners.

    Thanks to the Liberal Democrats, the new income tax personal allowance kicks in, reaching £10,000. It means 24m working people are paying £700 less in income tax than they were under Labour; people on the minimum wage have had the amount they pay in income tax more than halved; and 2.7m of people in the lowest paid jobs will no longer pay any income tax at all.

  • Article: Apr 5, 2014

    Speaking at the Welsh Liberal Democrat conference today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg accused Labour and the Conservatives of being 'missing in action' on Europe. He also said that he would be taking his message around the country, in town halls, radio phone-ins and in any way he can; speaking directly to millions of voters about why we should be IN Europe - to protect British jobs, keep our streets safe, and maintain our standing in the world.

  • Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the freedom of information request by Mayorwatch website confirming a long standing attempt by Transport for London to cover up the full details of the actual income being received from Barclays Bank for sponsorship of the cycle hire scheme said:

  • Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Today, Labour's Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls claimed that families are worse off under this government. However, the Liberal Democrats have been cleaning up Labour's mess.

    Commenting on Ed Balls' claims, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

    "On this weekend of all weekends, Ed Balls needs to acknowledge the work Liberal Democrats are doing in government to clean up Labour's mess.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2014

    Environment Secretary Owen Patterson has today confirmed the Government will not roll out further badger culls. His statement is in response to the Independent Expert Panel's (IEP) report into last summer's culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

    Liberal Democrats in Government have argued consistently that it would be inappropriate to roll out the culls to other areas following the IEP's report, which criticised aspects of the current culls and pointed out flaws in the system that need to be addressed.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2014
    In Southfield Ward Focus

    In the April Southfield newsletter you will hear about the Liberal Democrat local election manifesto launch, Council renegotiates refuse collection contract but residents will lose out, CPZ (Zone R) update and work taking place at South Acton rail station.


    Lib Dems Launch Local Election Manifesto
    The Southfield Liberal Democrats have launched their local election manifesto which highlights a number of areas where actions will take place to improve matters for residents including:

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