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

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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.  http://www.hackneylibdems.org/hackney_tower_block_sprinklers

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

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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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Tom Brake MP blasts Government for ‘fingers-in-ears approach to Brexit’

IMG_0197.JPGThe Liberal Democrats’ Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake has accused the Government of being “clueless” about Britain’s trading relationship with the European Union after Brexit.

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Lib Dems say: Fallout from the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower continues to raise more questions than answers about what is going on in Hackney Council

IMG_0192.JPGDave Raval, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for Hackney South and Shoreditch has commented on news hundreds of buildings had incorrectly fitted fire alarms and emergency lighting systems saying "fallout from the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower continues to raise more questions than answers about what is going on in Hackney Council."

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Government u-turn on plans to axe school lunches is another humiliation

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Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran has commented on news that the Government has dropped its plans to axe free school meals in yet another embarrassing u-turn.

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Fire Chiefs Warned Councils Over Cladding Dangers Before Grenfell Tower Fire

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Dave Raval, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Hackney South and Shoreditch, has written to the Mayor of Hackney after it emerged that fire chiefs warned councils over cladding dangers before the Grenfell Tower fire.  

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Lib Dems: The worrying lack of pace & urgency on fire safety from Hackney Council has done little to reassure concerned residents.

Dave Raval, former Parliamentary and Mayoral candidate in Hackney, has commented on the updated statement released by Hackney Council on Fire Safety:

 

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