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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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Jon Tolley: Why I'm running for the Lib Dems in the Grove by-election

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Conservative error costs £600,000 as Kingston Academy set to open in car park

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The education of our children overrides political point scoring and Liberal Democrats are very pleased for parents and children that the Kingston Academy will be opening in September. What is lamentable, however, is the news the new Free School would not be able to open on time without help from the Local Authority to the tune of £600,000 for portable classrooms.

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Robin Meltzer on Zac Goldsmith's bid to be London Mayor

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Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative MP for Richmond Park, has announced that he will put his name forward to succeed Boris Johnson as London Mayor.

Robin Meltzer, Liberal Democrat parliamentary campaigner for Richmond Park, has a few choice words to say.....

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Lib Dems unhappy with boundary drawn by Tories for proposed Kingston Opportunity Area

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Liberal Democrats were left reeling at the last meeting of Infrastructure, Projects and Contracts Committee when they found themselves at the end of a tirade of insults from Conservative Councillors for asking some serious questions about the proposed Kingston Opportunity Area.

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Cllr Chrissie Hitchcock

It is with great sadness we must report the sudden death of Cllr Chrissie Hitchcock on the evening of Monday 25th May 2015.

Chrissie had served as a councillor in Grove ward for 25 years. During that time she had taken on a number of senior roles, including two periods as Mayor of the Royal Borough.

Many tributes have been paid to Chrissie; here are three of them. 

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Tory claims “they rejected Post Office application” not true!

Ahead of the Grove Ward by election on 7 May, Lib Dem Leader, Councillor Liz Green has issued a warning to residents not to be taken in by Tory claims that they have rejected the Post Office planning application.

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