Labour Fudge Brexit Again

Labour has today released a confusing set of policies that highlight their deep divisions on Brexit.

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Labour Mayor to scrap RV1

Transport for London has announced changes to the capital’s bus services, with the RV1 singled out to be scrapped altogether.

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Lib Dems protest against segregated play areas

Children play areas in Southwark are being segregated according to class, with kids from social housing prevented from playing with those who are not – even if they may be classroom friends in the same school.

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Lib Dems set Southwark Green Agenda for next decade

Southwark Liberal Democrats scored a major victory at the Council Assembly last Wednesday night by setting the agenda for the Council’s environment policy for the next decade.

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Lib Dems demand improved HIV strategy

Southwark Liberal Democrats successfully passed a motion at Council Assembly on Wednesday night, calling for a new strategy that makes the preventative drug PrEP more widely available.

The number of people diagnosed with HIV has dropped by a sixth in the last four years, though Southwark still has the second highest level in the UK.

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Lib Dems force Labour climbdown on ‘Golden Goodbyes’

Southwark Lib Dems have forced a concession from Labour on their controversial ‘Golden Goodbyes’ to departing cabinet members on Southwark Council.

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Southwark's Empty Homes crisis deepens

Latest government figures show Southwark is still the ‘Empty Homes Capital’, with eight hundred more Southwark homes empty than last year, bringing the full number to 6,761. This is more than neighbouring Lambeth, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets combined, far more than any other London Borough, and almost double the number for the whole of Manchester.

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Update on 2019 Council Budget

Dear friend,

2019 has been very busy for us so far. On the national scale, we’ve continued campaigning to keep our security, prosperity, our place in the world as well as our rights and freedoms that membership of the European Union has given us.
Brexit is less than 600 hours away and we will continue to keep up the pressure to pause and give the public their say on the deal in a People’s Vote.

 

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Lib Dems call for ‘Police Officers not Press Officers’

Southwark Liberal Democrats have submitted their alternative council budget. With Southwark having had the highest level of knife-crime in London, they are calling for the Council to allocate £1million a year to fund a dedicated specialist unit of police officers to combat it.

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Lib Dems announce budget plans

Southwark Liberal Democrats have announced their two amendments to the Labour budget. 

Both are fully costed and will prioritise funding a specialist Knife-crime unit and a new hub for rough sleepers.

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