No Place for Anti-Semitism in Hackney, says Simon


Lib Dem campaigner, Simon de Deney has lodged a formal police complaint over plans by far-right activists to stage a protest against the "jewification" of Stamford Hill. "This is a clear attack on Jewish residents of Hackney and our community as a whole," says Simon

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Lib Dems propose Five Green Laws to make the Environment a Priority


Liberal Democrats will introduce five new laws to make Britain greener and protect the natural environment, says prospective Hackney South candidate, Ben Mathis. The measures include action to tackle air- and water pollution, targets for renewable energy and cutting CO2 emissions and boosting recycling and cutting waste.

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Labour MP backs Lib Dem calls to publish Iraq report before the Election


The Liberal Democrats were the only major political party to oppose Labour's Iraq War in 2003 and have been pushing ever since for the Iraq Inquiry to get to truth behind the invasion. Faced with yet more delays, Lib Dem members of the government have called for the publication of the Chilcot Report before the election. Now a Hackney Labour MP has added her voice to ours.

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Stephen Knight AM: Fire station redevelopment should be for social purposes


London Assembly Lib Dem, Stephen Knight has been praised for his stance against the Mayor's plans to sell-off the fire stations he has closed - despite public protest. Lib Dems say the sites should be redeveloped for the good of local communities.

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80% of Londoners back Cycle Superhighway plans, Lib Dem Caroline tells Boris


The issue of the planned Cycle Superhighways came up at November’s Mayor’s Question Time following a question by Lib Dem Caroline Pidgeon, Chair of the London Assembly's Transport Committee – including the issue of whether Canary Wharf Group’s Finance Director Peter Anderson, who is also a TfL board member, should play a role in any decision made by the TfL Finance and Policy committee who are to discuss the superhighways next week. 


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New London Fares Structure - Renew NOW


TfL's new fare structure will deliver a better deal for part-time workers, after pressure from Lib Dems. Daily Oyster fare caps are now set at 20% the cost of a week - giving the same saving as commuters who buy a weekly ticket. The overall fare rise will be 2.5% over 2014.

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Lib Dems celebrate two million apprentices

4,700 young people in Hackney are among the record two million apprentices who have started training since 2010 thanks to Lib Dem action in government.


Hackney South parliamentary campaigner, Ben Mathis welcomed the milestone:

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Communities Minister commends inter-faith harmony in Cazenove


Stephen Williams MP, Lib Dem Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, visited Hackney on Wednesday for a meeting with councillors and representatives of the Muslim and Jewish communities.

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Hackney Schools to get £17.12 million boost for disadvantaged pupils


Thousands of primary school children in Hackney will get a boost next year thanks to increased funding for the Pupil Premium - one of the flagship Lib Dem initiatives brought in by the coalition government.

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Hackney Lib Dems choose parliamentary candidates


Local residents, Simon de Deney and Ben Mathis have been selected to contest the 2015 general election for Hackney Liberal Democrats. 

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