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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After a year of dithering the Mayor finally does the right thing on the Garden Bridge – Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem, says that Boris Johnson's Garden Bridge "vanity project" is now "dead in the water" after Sadiq Khan has at long last made a decision not to guarantee future funding.

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Government taken to court for sitting on pollution report: response

Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily to news that ministers are defending in the High Court on Thursday their decision not to release a crucial clean air plan for the UK to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

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Government must publish pollution report – Ed Davey

Ed Davey, Lib Dem former cabinet minister for Energy and Climate Change, has said the government is reportedly blocking release of its report into air pollution because it is worried the “shaming” findings would become a major election issue.

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Lib Dem Olly Grender calls for total ban on all tenant fees

Lib Dem Baroness Olly Grender is calling on the Government to ban letting agents levying fees on tenants in England.

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Mayor should "pull the plug" on Garden Bridge – Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly member, has called on London's Mayor to "pull the plug" on the Garden Bridge project following a report by Dame Margaret Hodge.

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A London MP has slammed the government for not being open with residents that a third runway at Heathrow could mean just 6 or 4 hours a day respite from aircraft noise.

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London Attack

Commenting on the attack in Westminster, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

"These were horrific and deeply tragic events and my thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives today and the many more who are injured.

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Lib Dems uncover startling youth knife crime statistics

Alarming new figures from the Met Police have revealed that the number of children carrying knives in London schools has doubled in five years.

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