Pauline Pearce, AKA The Hackney Heroine, comments on news that the object Rashan Charles swallowed did not contain a controlled substance


An update from the police watchdog on the death of Rashan Charles following his arrest in Hackney has Revealed the object Mr Charles swallowed "did not contain a controlled substance."

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Worrying Trend of Violence in Schools highlighted by Latest Exclusion Figures


Figures released detailing levels of permanent and fixed-period exclusions for 2015/16 highlight a worrying trend of violence in our schools with thousands of young people being excluded for violent or threatening behaviour.

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Sharp rise in knife crime and dangerous offences shows a record of failure by the Government. Mayor of London must also reconsider closing police neighbourhood offices.


Violent crime has risen by 18% across England and Wales in the last year, according to new statistics today. The Liberal Democrats said the figures revealed the government's "record of failure" on crime.

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Vince Cable declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats


Vince Cable has been declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats with the backing of every one of the party’s MPs, succeeding Tim Farron.

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Lib Dems- If Prevention is better than cure, we should be expanding access to community policing, not reducing it.

The Hackney Liberal Democrats have commented on plans set out in the Mayor of London's new policing strategy that would leave Hackney with only one police front counter and fewer neighbourhood contact points as part of cost-saving measures.
The proposals would see 40 of London’s 73 front counters shut, leaving one 24-hour counter in each of the capital’s 32 boroughs.
Shoreditch Police station is on the proposed closure list.
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Lib Dems call for compulsory electrical safety checks in all rented homes

IMG_0276.JPGSpeaking in the House of Commons on the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Liberal Democrat Local Government Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP called on the Government to introduce compulsory electrical safety tests in all rented homes to protect tenants.

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7 in 10 fear never being able to afford own home with Hackney most expensive place to buy in whole of the UK

IMG_0270.JPGShocking new data, released today shows that the dream of owning a home is slipping away from millions, as 7 out of 10 renters say that they worry that they cannot afford to buy.  The Liberal Democrats have said that this data shows that ‘we are seeing the death of a truly affordable home in vast swathes of Britain’.

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Hackney Lib Dems welcome intervention from Diane Abbott as they launch petition calling on the Mayor of Hackney to fit sprinklers to all tower blocks in the borough


Last week the Hackney Liberal Democrats launched a petition calling on the Mayor of Hackney and Hackney Council to fit all tower blocks in the borough with sprinkler systems.

Days later in an article for 'Central Lobby', Diane Abbott called on the Government to not wait for the outcome of the Grenfell inquiry to fit sprinklers to all tower blocks, saying that "We don't need an investigation to tell us that water puts out fire, we need sprinklers."

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Lib Dems say it is "absolutely unacceptable" that homeless people in Hackney are being denied appropriate end-of-life care

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Darren Martin has commented on news that Hackney's homeless are being denied appropriate end-of-life care.

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Joseph Rowntree report shows cruel Tory policies - Lib Dems


Working families with children are facing bigger shortfalls in their household budgets this year, despite an increase in the National Living Wage and tax cuts, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s authoritative annual report on living standards.

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