Recent fire risk assessments carried out for Hackney Council has revealed that all five tower blocks on Hackney's De Beauvoir Estate have faulty emergency lighting systems and appear to have the same fault leading to questions around which contractor carried out the installation.Read more
Hackney Lib Dems slam Town Hall over regressive plans to hike up council tax on the borough's poorest
Hackney Liberal Democrat campaigner Darren Martin has hit out at Hackney Council over plans to reform its Council Tax Reduction Scheme with a 5% hike on the poorest people in the borough, and has set out alternative plans.
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Liberal Democrat Councillor for Cazenove ward in Hackney Abraham Jacobson has demanded answers on yet another refurbishment debacle of the London Fields lido.
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Pauline Pearce welcomes news the Met has suspended the use of mouth searching by force following the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney
Hackney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson, Pauline Pearce has welcomed news that the Metropolitan Police has issued new guidance advising officers not to squeeze the jaws of suspects to try to stop them from swallowing drugs.Read more
Vince Cable marks Black History Month with a visit to Hackney and calls for a more inclusive and diverse school curriculum to tackle prejudice and discrimination.
Thousands of Homeless Children in Hackney Being Housed in Temporary Accommodation- An Increase of 45% in 3 Years
A freedom of information request made by the Liberal Democrats has revealed the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation in Hackney has risen by 45% in the last 3 years.
Only 4 in 10 council homes in Hackney sold off under Right to Buy have been replaced since 2015, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.
The party is calling on the government to reform Right to Buy and ensure all affordable homes sold are replaced.
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Pauline Pearce AKA The Hackney Heroine has commented on news that the police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before his death is facing an investigation for gross misconduct.
Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions have revealed that the number of EU nationals registering to live and work in Hackney has fallen by 12% since last June's Brexit vote.Read more
Council failure to deal with fire safety will lead to an irreparable breakdown of trust with Hackney residents
Hackney Liberal Democrat campaigner, Darren Martin has commented on news that the council has failed to deal with serious fire safety issues that were highlighted whilst completing new fire risk assessments in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.
The council has so far only released 5% of the promised 1,900 risk assessments months on from the Grenfell Tower fire, and critical issues that were identified in the first 15 released last month have still not been dealt with.Read more