Council failure to deal with fire safety will lead to an irreparable breakdown of trust with Hackney residents

IMG_0330.JPGHackney Liberal Democrat campaigner, Darren Martin has commented on news that the council has failed to deal with serious fire safety issues that were highlighted whilst completing new fire risk assessments in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.

The council has so far only released 5% of the promised 1,900 risk assessments months on from the Grenfell Tower fire, and critical issues that were identified in the first 15 released last month have still not been dealt with.

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Pauline Pearce AKA "The Hackney Heroine" meets the Met to discuss the use of body cameras

IMG_0458.JPGHackney Liberal Democrat Spokeswoman, Pauline Pearce, met with the Hackney Police Borough Commander Louis Smith and Superintendent Ben Clark this week at Stoke Newington Police station, to discuss the use of body cameras.

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Dave Raval tells the BBC how LGBT football fans groups are changing attitudes on the terraces.


Dave Raval tells the BBC how LGBT football fans groups like the Gay Gooners, of which he is Chairman, are changing attitudes on the terraces.

"We are treading the same path of anti-racism campaigners maybe 20 or 30 years ago. We are getting there a bit faster, but there is still a way to go."

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Faulty white goods causing almost one fire a day in London


Almost one fire a day is being caused by faulty white goods such as washing machines, tumble dryers and fridges in London, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

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The Hackney Heroine Pauline Pearce meets the Met to discuss arrest protocol


Liberal Democrat Spokeswoman, Pauline Pearce, had a meeting this week with Matt Twist, the Metropolitan Police Commander for the Met Task Force and Armed Police and the Hackney Superintendent Louis Smith, to discuss arrest protocols following the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney.

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Hackney households hit hard by benefits freeze as figures show a 61% increase in families now subject to the cap in 2017


The Liberal Democrats have commented on figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions last week that show a 61% increase in the number of households in Hackney subject to the benefits freeze following changes to the benefit system in November 2016.

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"This is not the exercise in transparency that it should be, in fact it is the complete opposite."-Lib Dems comment on the release of only 15 fire risk assessments by Hackney Council


Dave Raval, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Hackney South and Shoreditch has commented on the release of the first 15  fire risk assessments promised by the Mayor of Hackney and Hackney Council, following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.

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Pauline Pearce, AKA The Hackney Heroine, comments on news that the object Rashan Charles swallowed did not contain a controlled substance


An update from the police watchdog on the death of Rashan Charles following his arrest in Hackney has Revealed the object Mr Charles swallowed "did not contain a controlled substance."

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Worrying Trend of Violence in Schools highlighted by Latest Exclusion Figures


Figures released detailing levels of permanent and fixed-period exclusions for 2015/16 highlight a worrying trend of violence in our schools with thousands of young people being excluded for violent or threatening behaviour.

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Sharp rise in knife crime and dangerous offences shows a record of failure by the Government. Mayor of London must also reconsider closing police neighbourhood offices.


Violent crime has risen by 18% across England and Wales in the last year, according to new statistics today. The Liberal Democrats said the figures revealed the government's "record of failure" on crime.

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