EU Nurse Exodus Risk for Local Hospitals

After recently visiting the West Middlesex and Kingston Hospitals, Vince Cable MP said that a serious risk for both hospitals is the loss of their EU nursing staff, fearful of their future role in Brexit Britain.

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Caroline Pidgeon welcomes news that Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf bridge is still on schedule

Assurances that the much needed pedestrian and cycle bridge between Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf is on schedule and could be open to the public by 2020 or 2021 were obtained by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, at today’s Mayor’s Question Time.

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Delivering of Crossrail 2 must not be held up by any more dithering – Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on today’s joint statement on Crossrail 2 from the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “We should be encouraged that the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for London are at long last even talking together about how to take Crossrail 2 forward.

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Tom Brake: "They are meant to be negotiating Brexit, but they can't even negotiate among themselves."

Theresa May was forced to address the damaging leaks made by infighting ministers at a cabinet meeting today, highlighting the Prime Minister's lack of control over her Conservative colleagues.

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Hundreds of thousands more passengers face chronic overcrowding on the Tube without Crossrail 2 – Caroline Pidgeon

Full details of the London Underground stations that within a few years will 'buckle’ under the strain of overcrowding have been released to Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and Deputy Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee.

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Labour has betrayed voters over the Single Market

The Liberal Democrats have accused Jeremy Corbyn of failing Labour voters who wanted a different approach to Brexit, after he imposed a three-line whip on his MPs to abstain on a cross-party amendment to keep the UK in the single market.

Only 49 Labour MPs voted for the amendment, fewer than a fifth, while the rest abstained.

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Lib Dems to May: what about Tory K&C council chief?

Responding to the announcement by the prime minister that the chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea has stepped down, senior London MP Tom Brake said: 

“The prime minister notes that the chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea has resigned, but what about the Conservative political leader? It was a political decision to stockpile huge cash reserves while apparently skimping on safety measures to protect disadvantaged members of the community.
 
“No one is looking for a witch hunt, but if heads are starting to roll, they should be the right ones. There must be political accountability.”

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Celebrating Our Success

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Members from across London heard from Caroline Pidgeon AM, Tom Brake MP, Ed Davey MP, and Vince Cable MP as well as others about how we managed to achieve a great result in London in the recent General election, and what our next steps should be.

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Statement on the Grenfell Tower Fire

Sal Brinton, Liberal Democrat Party President and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group, commented:

"My heart goes out to the victims of this tragedy, their family and friends and the emergency services who have shown such bravery in appalling circumstances.

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Lib Dems call for end of tax loophole for diesel refrigeration engines on London’s roads

On National Clean Air Day a joint submission from Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member and recently elected Liberal Democrat London MPs Tom Brake, Vince Cable and Ed Davey, called for the Treasury to immediately end the tax loophole that exists for diesel used in auxiliary engines, such as refrigeration engines on supermarket lorries.

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