Leadership team announced

Kingston Liberal Democrats have announced their leadership team – these are the people who’ll be responsible for specific areas of the council.

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Temporary victory as Kingston Hospital puts brakes on disabled parking charges

Earlier this week, Kingston Hospital agreed to “pause” its decision to charge blue badge holders for using their car park.

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Liberal Democrats take control of Kingston Council!


In an amazing victory Liberal Democrats have won 39 seats on Kingston Council in the local elections, with the Conservatives winning only 9 and Labour 0.

You can see the ward by ward breakdown on the Council website.

Congratulations to all the new councillors and to all the campaigners who helped to make it happen! This will be the largest ever Lib Dem Group on the Council.


Tories are sleep walking Kingston into bankruptcy

I believe local Conservatives are making policy decisions that will lead Kingston Council to go bankrupt, like Northamptonshire. It is a bold statement to make, and not one I make lightly. Below is my thinking, the facts and the statements made by others that lead me to that conclusion.

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Conservatives and Labour vote to take £1 Million from local schools

Conservative and Labour Councillors have voted to take an extra £1 million from already struggling schools - rejecting Liberal Democrat proposals to take money from Council reserves.

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Pupils protest at Kingston schools cuts

Students from 5 schools make education campaign video

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Accessible stations for all

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Lib Dems are campaigning for better, safer access to our train stations

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#Press For Progress - International Women's Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day. Today is for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality.

 

This year’s theme is #PressForProgress.

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Tory Secondary School place incompetence

Here is what the Tories don’t want you to know about secondary school places starting in September this year. This year, 94 Kingston Borough children were not offered any secondary school place!

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Secretive Tory Kingston Council won't reveal plans for Berrylands

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Tory-run Council keeping residents in the dark about development

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Anger as Bridge Road Roundabout scheme is cancelled

 

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Chessington and Hook residents have been left outraged after it was revealed that the Conservative-run Kingston Council and Labour’s London Mayor have failed to make traffic congestion at the Bridge Road Roundabout a top priority.

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Kingston Conservative hypocrisy over hospital disabled parking charges

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At a crucial meeting at Kingston Council, local Lib Dems, alongside many residents, were left in shock after Conservative Councillors FAILED to support a recommendation to immediately scrap disabled parking charges at Kingston Hospital.

Despite urging other residents to support a Tory petition against the disabled parking charges, Conservative Councillor Rowena Bass, who was chairing the meeting, voted AGAINST the recommendation to scrap charges, to the outrage of many residents who were seated in the public gallery.

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Affordable homes for Kingston

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Liberal Democrats want to build homes that local families can truly afford, and put an end to Tory plans to build luxury tower blocks lining the pockets of developers.

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Dangerous crossing in Upper Brighton Road

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Local people have told us they're worried about vehicles speeding on the Upper Brighton Road.

 

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Let's make Norbiton work for residents

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Local Lib Dem Focus team is proposing to put two venues in Norbiton under the control of community organisations.

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