Lib Dems will invest £61.8m to protect school funding in Hackney.

The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £61.8m more in schools and colleges in Hackney over the next parliament.

The funding for Hackney would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.



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Lib Dems set out plans to close the ethnicity pay gap.

IMG_8919.JPGThe Liberal Democrats believe that every person, regardless of their ethnicity, should be allowed to reach their full potential in the workplace.

Today, Liberal Democrats set out plans to introduce mandatory reporting on the ethnicity pay gap for organisations with 250 employees or more.

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Lib Dems make manifesto commitment to protect pensions Triple Lock.

Pensioners.jpgPensioners will receive at least an extra £772 per year by 2021 under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans to protect the Triple Lock.  The party are making the commitment to older people unlike the Conservatives who have repeatedly refused to give the guarantee.


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Lib Dems announce ‘Penny for the NHS’ policy.

Lib Dems ‘Penny for the NHS’ would raise an extra £30.2 million for Hackney's NHS and social care services.



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Liberal Democrats get 18% of the vote share at the local elections, up 7%.

Liberal Democrat projected national vote is 18% in local elections around the Country, up 7%. The Lib Dems are just 9% behind Labour. The Conservatives are up by just 3%.


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Conservatives U-turn on school funding – Lib Dem response.

The Hackney Liberal Democrats have responded to reports that the Conservatives are to bow to massive backbench pressure and abandon their proposed shake-up of school funding.

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Lib Dems say Abbott's 'car crash' interview reveals how clueless Labour are on reducing crime

Diane Abbott's ‘car crash interview’, where she struggled to answer very basic questions about a flagship Labour policy to pay for 10,000 more police officers, exposes a very serious point on how clueless Labour are on the very serious issue of reducing crime.

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Why vote for the Liberal Democrats?

Take a look at this video about why voting for the Liberal Democrats is your only chance to change the direction in which the Tories are dragging the country. The 8th June is your opportunity to fight for a Liberal, internationally-minded Britain and the only way to provide real opposition to these hard-line hard-right Tories.

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Game on for the 8th June

Teresa May has 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.

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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

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