Game on for the 8th June

Today, Teresa May decided once again to do a U Turn. Having previously morphed from a lukewarm campaigner for remaining in the EU to the most ardent cheerleader for a Hard Brexit, our unelected PM has now decided that party politics is more important than "that period of time, that stability, to be able to deal with the issues that the country is facing." (Guardian)

Now, more than ever, we need the Liberal Democrats to stand up to this Conservative Brexit government.

How can you help in Hackney?

Well, in Hackney North, we have Corbyn cheerleader and Article 50 vote no-show Diane Abbott.

In the South, Meg Hillier benefited from the bashing we got in 2015. Now it's time to fight back.

Both these seats are winnable for the Lib Dems, with Hackney being one of the biggest supporters in the UK to remain in the EU.

Sign up to volunteer here: http://www.hackneylibdems.org/volunteer

Now is the time to take advantage of May's miscalculation. Stand up for what you believe in.

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Very best,

Christopher Adams

Hackney Membership Development Officer

 

 


Labour refuses to act to restore 73 bus to Stamford Hill

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Hackney Labour refuses motion to ask Sadiq Khan to restore the 73 Bus to Stamford Hill.  Conservative leader, Simche Steinberger complains and accuses Sadiq of stealing Lib Dem idea for Hopper Fare. Full story in the Hackney Citizen


Chantal Encavey: A Voice for Hoxton

Lawyer and residents campaigner, Chantal Encavey will contest the Hoxton West by-election for the Liberal Democrats and is determined to give local people a voice.

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Lib Dems march against Brexit

Hackney mayoral candidate Dave Raval was among leading Liberal Democrats who joined a major demonstration this weekend in central London against the government's plans to leave the European Union.

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Dave Raval for Mayor

Dave Raval has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Party’s candidate for Hackney Mayor in next month’s election. 

He is standing on a platform to fight for the best possible relationship with the EU and also to endorse a new type of collaborative politics, by building a team from across different parties and communities, for the common good. 

Dave stood as the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch in 2010, coming second, and more recently was the Joint borough organiser for the Remain campaign in Hackney during the European Referendum. 

A long standing Hackney resident, Dave is currently the CEO of a green start-up business and, amongst other things, is a qualified football referee. 

Polling takes place on 15 September


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