Hackney Lib Dems welcome Mayor's change of heart on Council Tax Reduction Scheme but call on him to scrap plans for the 2% rise in favour of more progressive options

The Hackney Liberal Democrats have welcomed the backtrack from Mayor Glanville on plans to raise the amount of council tax paid by those entitled to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, but say the 2% rise is still asking the poorest and most vulnerable to foot the bill.
The original Town Hall plans would have seen residents who qualify for the scheme seeing their bills rise by a third- going from paying 15% of the full tax to 20%.

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New Hackney Lib Dem Top Team gets to work in 2018


The new Hackney Liberal Democrat executive met for the first time last week with Geoff Payne as new Chair looking to build on the progress made in 2017 into the local elections in May 2018.

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All Five Tower Blocks on the De Beauvoir Estate Found to Have Faulty Emergency Lighting Systems


Recent fire risk assessments carried out for Hackney Council has revealed that all five tower blocks on Hackney's De Beauvoir Estate have faulty emergency lighting systems and appear to have the same fault leading to questions around which contractor carried out the installation.

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Hackney Lib Dems slam Town Hall over regressive plans to hike up council tax on the borough's poorest


Hackney Liberal Democrat campaigner Darren Martin has hit out at Hackney Council over plans to reform its Council Tax Reduction Scheme with a 5% hike on the poorest people in the borough, and has set out alternative plans.

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Lib Dem Councillor Abraham Jacobson hits out at Hackney Council of London Fields lido refurbishment


Liberal Democrat Councillor for Cazenove ward in Hackney Abraham Jacobson has demanded answers on yet another refurbishment debacle of the London Fields lido.

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Pauline Pearce welcomes news the Met has suspended the use of mouth searching by force following the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney

Pauline with Matt Twist, Louis Smith and Caroline Pidgeon

Hackney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson, Pauline Pearce has welcomed news that the Metropolitan Police has issued new guidance advising officers not to squeeze the jaws of suspects to try to stop them from swallowing drugs.

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Vince Cable marks Black History Month with a visit to Hackney and calls for a more inclusive and diverse school curriculum to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

Vince Cable with Pauline Pearce


The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, marked Black History Month with a visit to Hackney.
Speaking at the Hackney Lib Dem activist event in Dalston he called for more black historical figures to be taught in schools as part of a more inclusive and diverse school curriculum.
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Thousands of Homeless Children in Hackney Being Housed in Temporary Accommodation- An Increase of 45% in 3 Years



A freedom of information request made by the Liberal Democrats has revealed the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation in Hackney has risen by 45% in the last 3 years.

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Only 4 in 10 council homes sold in Hackney replaced since 2015


Only 4 in 10 council homes in Hackney sold off under Right to Buy have been replaced since 2015, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

The party is calling on the government to reform Right to Buy and ensure all affordable homes sold are replaced.

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Rashan Charles: Police officer being investigated for gross misconduct


Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Pauline Pearce AKA The Hackney Heroine has commented on news that the police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before his death is facing an investigation for gross misconduct.


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