The coronavirus pandemic has brought new focus on the issue of child hunger, but this is a not a new problem. The absence of any support equivalent to free school meals in the holidays is a long overlooked problem. Now families have the added worry of how they will access school meals during lockdowns too.
Camden Lib Dems call on Cllr Thomas Gardiner to resign. If not, he should be suspended from Labour following EHRC report
Yesterday marked a painful day for the Jewish community across Britain, including here in Camden where we are proud of our thriving Jewish community.
Camden Liberal Democrats hope that the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report into antisemitism within the Labour Party, which found that the party broke equalities law on three counts under its previous leadership, brings a degree of peace and vindication for the brave whistleblowers who had to endure such intolerance.
We welcome the swift action taken by new Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn & St. Pancras, to suspend the former party leader following his statement that "the scale of the problem was dramatically overstated for political reasons", attempting further to minimise an issue that has made many Jewish people feel hurt, victimised and afraid.
Watch Belsize Councillor and Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London call on Camden's MPs, Keir Starmer and Tulip Siddiq, to sign Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney's EDM in Parliament.
Our very own Cllr Luisa Porritt has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor!
October is Black History Month in the UK: a time to celebrate the enormous contributions Black people have made to our country.
Throughout this month, we remember icons from the trailblazing composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, to Margaret Busby - Britain's youngest and first Black female book publisher.
We also celebrate those who helped establish our National Health Service, joined the war effort, marched for justice and worked tirelessly to build a better world for all of us, including those who continue to blaze a trail and fight for justice today.
We applaud and support the efforts of organisations such as The Black Curriculum to make sure that Black history is properly taught and understood in our schools as an integral part of the curriculum and that Black history is more widely known in society more generally. But, until then, Black History Month is still a vital tool in putting the spotlight on the contributions of often-overlooked Black people to our collective history.
Follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date resources and links to events and initiatives we will be highlighting throughout Black History Month. Camden Lib Dems will be using our platforms on social media to amplify Black voices and help tell Black stories from both within our party and beyond.
Below, we have included links to some of the key Black History Month resources in Camden, London and online, where we can all learn more about Black history.
You can find key listings for Black History Month across the UK on the official website:
We have also curated some of the best resources and links locally and from around the UK below:
Liberal Democrat Councillors, Parliamentary spokespersons and our Barnet and Camden GLA candidate has written in the Camden New Journal about the campaign to save free travel...
Cllr Flick Rea has written to Barnet Council to object to the proposed development at the B&Q site.
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In his first keynote conference speech as Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey shared his vision on rebuilding the Party and how he plans to fight for a greener, fairer country as we move forward through the coronavirus pandemic.
When members of our local Lib Dem team called on residents in the NW2 parts of Fortune Green ward a few months ago, many of people said they were concerned about the proposed plans for the Cricklewood B&Q site...
Although we hope that the worst of the Covid-19 health crisis is over, the impact is still being felt in so many ways.
We are very worried about the Government’s plans to remove free travel here in London for 11-18 year olds. This proposal which has been agreed by the Mayor of London, as part of of the Transport for London (TfL) bailout, is due to be implemented after the October half term.