Pauline Pearce welcomes news the Met has suspended the use of mouth searching by force following the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney

Pauline with Matt Twist, Louis Smith and Caroline Pidgeon

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.

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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.

Vince Cable with Pauline Pearce

 

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, marked Black History Month with a visit to Hackney.
Speaking at the Hackney Lib Dem activist event in Dalston he called for more black historical figures to be taught in schools as part of a more inclusive and diverse school curriculum.
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Thousands of Homeless Children in Hackney Being Housed in Temporary Accommodation- An Increase of 45% in 3 Years

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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.

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Only 4 in 10 council homes sold in Hackney replaced since 2015

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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.

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Rashan Charles: Police officer being investigated for gross misconduct

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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.

 

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Number of EU nationals registering to live and work in Hackney falls by 12% since Brexit vote.

IMG_0468.JPGFigures 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.

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Council failure to deal with fire safety will lead to an irreparable breakdown of trust with Hackney residents

IMG_0330.JPGHackney 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.

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Pauline Pearce AKA "The Hackney Heroine" meets the Met to discuss the use of body cameras

IMG_0458.JPGHackney Liberal Democrat Spokeswoman, Pauline Pearce, met with the Hackney Police Borough Commander Louis Smith and Superintendent Ben Clark this week at Stoke Newington Police station, to discuss the use of body cameras.

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Dave Raval tells the BBC how LGBT football fans groups are changing attitudes on the terraces.

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Dave Raval tells the BBC how LGBT football fans groups like the Gay Gooners, of which he is Chairman, are changing attitudes on the terraces.


"We are treading the same path of anti-racism campaigners maybe 20 or 30 years ago. We are getting there a bit faster, but there is still a way to go."

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Faulty white goods causing almost one fire a day in London

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Almost one fire a day is being caused by faulty white goods such as washing machines, tumble dryers and fridges in London, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

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