It's been a busy week!


Lib Dems take local election surge into European elections

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Liberal Democrat campaigners are celebrating a stunning set of local election results after gaining a record 703 seats.

While Brexit-backing Labour lost 82 seats and six councils despite expecting to make gains, and the Tories lost a humiliating 1,332 councillors and 44 councils, the Lib Dems' pro-Europe stance and dedicated local teams won control of 10 councils.
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Belsize councillor Luisa Porritt selected for European elections

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Luisa Porritt, a Liberal Democrat councillor for Belsize, has been selected as one of the top three MEP candidates for the London Regional List for the European elections.

Luisa is the only Camden candidate and the youngest person on the London Liberal Democrat list.

Speaking to The Guardian before the official launch of the national party's campaign held in East London last Friday, she said the elections were "a way for the electorate to signal to the government that they want a People’s Vote.”

She also told the newspaper that it was important to seize the opportunity to elect liberal, pro-European MEPs in May in order to counteract the Euroscepticism seen across Europe at the last elections in 2014.


West Hampstead Library – keeping a watchful eye

Camden Liberal Democrats are keeping a vigilant eye on changes afoot for the much-loved West Hampstead library.News of a £1.5 million investment in IT equipment and digital services across Camden's nine libraries has been welcomed, but cuts to council budgets could mean professional librarians increasingly being replaced by volunteers.

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Victory on Section 21

Last week for the second time within a municipal year a Liberal Democrat motion passed through Camden’s Full Council - showing that we are the real opposition on the Council.

Our motion calling for an end to Section 21 (the clause of the 1988 Housing Act that allows landlords to evict tenants for no reason) passed with Labour support after the Conservatives shamefully abstained.

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Is Camden leaving elderly residents behind?

Too many shiny new traffic and redevelopment schemes don’t take account of those who have impaired eyesight or hearing, find walking difficult or who aren’t able to carry heavy shopping bags up the hill to home.

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Make Camden A Pesticide-Free Borough

Pesticides, particularly glyphosate, are causing a catastrophic collapse of invertebrate species and are threatening human health.

Councils across London and the UK are turning away from pesticide use - including Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon, Bristol and Edinburgh.  And they are leading the way showing that there are economic alternatives to chemical sprays.

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Camden Lib Dems support an all year round youth shelter

Camden Liberal Democrats are supporting New Horizon’s campaign for an all year round youth shelter after calling for a scoping study in our Budget Amendment this year.

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Camden Lib Dems join the Put It To The People march

Camden Liberal Democrats marched loudly and proudly at the 1 million+ strong march to Put It To The People. Demanding a People's Vote and an exit from Brexit.

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Lib Dem budget amendments

The Camden Liberal Democrats put forward our amendments to the Council's budget for 2019/20 with a particular focus on standing up for the vulnerable and stopping planned cuts to homelessness services from Camden Council. 

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