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Sarah Olney's Richmond Park victory speech

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Sarah Olney's memorable Richmond Park victory speech

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Congratulations to Sarah Olney MP!

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On Thursday 1st December, Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney was elected as the MP for Richmond Park, overturning the 23,000 majority previously held by the Conservative Zac Goldsmith.

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Campaigning for cycle hire in Richmond and Kingston

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Caroline Pidgeon joined Sarah Olney, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Richmond Park by-election, campaigning for the Cycle Hire scheme to be extended to Richmond and Kingston.

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Senior Tory admits mistake: “I should have set a maximum height for new Kingston developments”

Last night, experienced Conservative Councillor, David Cunningham, Kingston’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, admitted his mistake in not putting into policy a maximum height allowed for new planning developments in Kingston Town.  The mistake directed new developers that they could build at 9+ storeys and this left parts of Kingston Town open to, what many residents have argued is, excessive high rise development.

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Save 22 Gloucester Road for Emergency Housing

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Kingston Council does not have bed and breakfast accommodation available for homeless families within the Borough. There are 589 households living in temporary accommodation (including private sector leasing and our hostels) and the rising homelessness figures cannot be ignored.

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Caroline Pidgeon out campaigning with Kingston Lib Dems

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Caroline Pidgeon went out door knocking in Kingston with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidates Emily Davey, Merlene Emerson and Rosina Robson.

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Estate Regeneration on the Council agenda – Lib Dems challenge reduced membership of Housing Sub Committee

Kingston Liberal Democrats have raised concerns about the membership of Conservative-led Kingston Council's new Housing Sub Committee.

The terms of reference being put forward by the Conservative Administration will see not only a reduction in Liberal Democrat Opposition places (from two Members to only one), but Resident Associations would lose their votes all together.

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Tories kick review on Eden Quarter Development Brief into long grass

Tories kick review on Eden Quarter development brief into long grass

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Stunning by election victory in Kingston’s Grove Ward

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Last night’s stunning by election results saw Lib Dem Jon Tolley elected. With 1577 votes Jon Tolley has a massive majority of 889 votes over the Conservative candidate who had run a very negative campaign receiving only 688 votes.

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Jon Tolley wins Grove ward!

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Jon Tolley, the Lib Dem candidate in the Grove ward by-election on 16th July, held on to the seat with a greatly increased majority. The by-election was caused by the sad death of Cllr Chrissie Hitchcock

 

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