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“Jolly” row hits Old Malden Conservative Councillor

"All Kevin cares about is new developments" - Cllr Mary Clark

Kevin Davis - Conservative Councillor for Old Malden and Leader of Kingston Council last year shocked local people when he jetted off to Cannes in the South of France to attend an international property conference - a trip paid for by the council taxpayer. He met London developers in France. 

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A3 electronic billboards - what's your view?

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The new electronic billboard above the A3 underpass on Malden Way has sparked a large number of complaints - with people alarmed about the distraction to drivers and night-time light pollution.

These hoardings appeared two months ago, but were approved by the Conservative-controlled Maldens and Coombe Planning Sub Committee on 16 October 2014.

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Listen to New Malden!

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“Join our protest on 19th April against the Council’s plan” urge Lib Dems Lesley Heap, Ed Davey and Simon James.

“Development plans to dramatically change New Malden’s character are being pushed through despite massive local opposition,” argues local Liberal Democrat campaigner, Lesley Heap. 

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Tory Leader off to Cannes at council taxpayers' expense

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Just fifteen days before the Tory Administration is expected to unveil a Council Tax rise, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Kevin Davis, is booked to attend MIPIM – an international property market conference on the French Riviera. The confirmed bill for the Leader to attend the shindig and meet property developers is £4,014.

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Fountain Roundabout Survey

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Many residents have told us what a nightmare the Fountain roundabout can be for driving, cycling, walking or on public transport. We are calling on Conservative run Kingston Council to make improvements. However, all too often, politicians and council officers come up with solutions to what they think are the problems. Instead, we are asking those who use it.

We’ve designed this very brief survey to find out the issues directly from you - the residents who use the roundabout on a frequent basis.

Survey Closed - Many thanks for your feedback

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Lib Dems halve Conservative majority in St James ward, New Malden

The Conservatives held the seat in St James ward, where the vacancy had been caused by the death of the former Conservative leader.

Once again, the Lib Dems reduced the Conservative majority substantially, this time with a strong 11% swing

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Lesley Heap selected as candidate for Beverley ward

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Cllr Trevor Heap, Lesley Heap, Edward Davey MP, Cllr Simon James


Lesley Heap is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the New Malden (Beverley ward) by-election, which will take place on Thursday 25th July. Lesley is a former NHS employee who worked in community medicine. She now works as a Junior swimming coach.

 

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Coombe Vale by-election result

Sadly, Liberal Democrats did not win in the Coombe Vale by-election. The Conservatives held both seats, with Labour in third place.

Conservatives: 1340 and 1308

Liberal Democrats: 908 and 778

Labour: 526 and 502

Green: 122 and 108

CPA: 94 and 76

UKIP: 70

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Top Lib Dems flood in to support Rupert and Kamala

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Simon Hughes (left) chatting with Kamala Kugan and Rupert Nichols

Last weekend saw six leading Liberal Democrats lend their support to Kamala Kugan and Rupert Nichol in the Coombe Vale by-election.

On Sunday Lib Dem Deputy Leader, Simon Hughes MP, returned to his New Malden roots to campaign with Rupert and Kamala. Simon’s father and aunt used to live in Coombe Vale ward and Simon has been a regular visitor to the area.

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By-election called in Coombe Vale

Update: A second Conservative councillor, James White, has resigned in Coombe Vale, so there will be a double by-election on 15th December.

Conservative Robert John Tasker has resigned as Coombe Vale Councillor triggering a by-election that will take place on 15th December.

Residents in that ward have until 30th November to get on the register to be able to vote.

In the last local elections in 2010 Lib Dems were only 80 votes behind the Tories in Coombe Vale, so this contest will be closely fought. 

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