Council hypocrisy over Living Wage at the Rio

Labour mayor, Jules Pipe has come under fire after it emerged that Dalston's Rio cinema - a business financially supported by the Council - does not pay its staff the London Living Wage despite the mayor's repeated use of the LLW in election campaigns.

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Terry Stacy chosen by London North East members

Former Islington council leader, Terry Stacy has been chosen by Liberal Democrat members to contest the London North East constituency at the London Assembly elections on May 5th. The seat covers the boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

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Crossrail 2 consultation: Our Response

Hackney Lib Dems have cautiously welcomed plans for a second cross-London rail line which will bring new connections and opportunities to the borough. However, campaigners are concerned that the latest version omits stations in Stoke Newington and Essex Road and threatens businesses in Dalston.

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Pauline launches Step-Free Dalston campaign

Hackney Lib Dems are calling on local rail bosses to install lifts at Dalston Kingsland when the station is refurbished later this year. The station is Hackney's busiest - and the second most used Overground station in London - but currently has no step-free access.

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SAVED: Hackney's Community Police

Hackney Lib Dems have welcomed the news that Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Head of the Metropolitan Police has committed to keeping Police Community Support Officers. This means a u-turn from announcements earlier in the year that the support officers would be cut across London.

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Town Hall backs "Free Money" Campaign

The Liberal Democrat campaign against ATM charges in Hackney took a significant step forward on Wednesday night (November 25th) when councillors voted overwhelmingly to endorse a motion supporting it.

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Lib Dems elect Tim Farron as new leader

Cumbrian MP, Tim Farron is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats following the result of an all-member election. Former Health Minister Norman Lamb came second with 43% against 57% for Farron.

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Hackney Lib Dems celebrate jump in membership

Liberal Democrats in Hackney have bounced back from the party's poor showing at the general election with a surge of new members joining the party in response to the election of a new, right-wing government.

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The death of Brian Sedgemore

It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Brian Sedgemore, who served as MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch for 22 years and joined the Liberal Democrats shortly before retiring in 2005

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Simon: Build Homes to Avoid a "Hollow Hackney"

Hackney North candidate, Simon de Deney is keeping up the pressure on Labour to build 12,000 new homes for social-rent in the borough to counteract the "hollowing out" of Hackney.

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