Hackney Liberal Democrats Announce Council By-Election Candidates

The Hackney Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates for the upcoming Council By-Elections in Hoxton East & Shoreditch, Kings Park, Stamford Hill West and Woodberry Down and are calling on residents to make a positive choice to elect strong voices to fight for their communities.

The candidates are as as follows:

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Sistah Space Win Agreement With Hackney Council Over Premises Dispute

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Following independent mediation domestic violence charity Sistah Space has reached agreement with Hackney Council on its long running dispute over premises. 

They will now re-enter the location in Mare Street they were denied access to by the Council for over 4 weeks on a new temporary license to continue their vital work while they search for a permanent venue.

 

 

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Save Sistah Space

Last week we stood in solidarity with the Hackney community at a demo outside Hackney Town Hall to demand that domestic violence charity Sistah Space get to stay in their current location, where they are better able to help those in need, rather than be moved back to their old site that they say is unsuitable.

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Support Domestic Violence Charity Sistah Space In Their Battle To Be Given Suitable Premises

Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon has written to the Mayor of London asking him to intervene to ensure Sistah Space, a charity who provide specialist support for African & Caribbean heritage women and girls affected by domestic violence, have a suitable premises in which they can continue their vital work.

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Delays in Covid Small Business Grant Payouts

The Hackney Liberal Democrats have called for clarity on why Hackney Council are behind other London Boroughs in paying out vital Covid business grants to those in need of a lifeline.

The grant packages pay £10,000 for businesses whose premises have a rateable value of less than £15,000 or get small business rate relief.  For those in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with rateable values of £15,000 to £25,000, they can claim £25,000.

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Hackney Lib Dems set up virtual phonebank for members to call residents potentially impacted by Coronavirus

The Hackney Lib Dems have set up a virtual phonebank for their members to call residents potentially impacted by the Coronavirus in the borough.

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Lib Dems Call for Hackney CoronaVirus Volunteer Task Force

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The Hackney Liberal Democrats have called for the Mayor of Hackney to set up a Volunteer Task Force in Hackney to help charities and community groups in vital need due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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9 Times Labour Let Down Remainers on Brexit

As Jeremy Corbyn positions himself as ‘neutral’ on the most pressing political issue facing us in recent history, we look back at just some of the times the Labour leadership have failed on Brexit.

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Stop Boris From Silencing Parliament on Brexit

More than a million people have so far signed an official petition opposing Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to shut down Parliament in September and prevent MPs from taking action to prevent a No Deal Brexit. Over 11,000 people in Hackney have signed the petition so far.

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Lib Dems quadruple vote in Hackney and help elect 3 new London MEPs

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The Liberal Democrats are celebrating today after an extremely strong showing in the European elections.
Irina Von Wiese, Dinesh Dhamija and Luisa Porritt have been elected as London’s new Liberal Democrat MEPs where the party beat Labour overall, topping the poll in the capital.


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