#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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Kingston Conservative hypocrisy over hospital disabled parking charges


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



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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Happy Chinese New Year!


I’m very pleased to wish a Happy New Year to the Chinese community in Kingston and Surbiton, and across the UK.

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Alexandra park mud bath

Hogsmill River hit twice in a week by pollution

Liberal Democrat Councillors Jon Tolley, Liz Green, Hilary Gander and Malcolm Self hold tehir noses outside Thames Water's Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Plant

The Hogsmill River is a globally rare chalkstream river and many species that inhabit it are sensitive to changes in water quality. Despite this, the Hogsmill River was recently hit by two different sewage pollution incidents in the space of just four days.

Kingston Lib Dems have reacted with alarm and we are seeking answers and assurances from Thames Water who were responsible for both incidents. We are additionally pressing the Environment Agency to take effective action against Thames Water to ensure robust, permanent solutions to protect and enhance the Hogsmill as it flows through our area.  

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Fountain application springs up


Local residents have been voicing their concerns about the proposed building on the Fountain site.

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Clean Air Action Plan


Kingston Liberal Democrats are alarmed by the ever increasing evidence linking air pollution to poor health – from lung diseases like asthma and other respiratory problems to heart and other cardiovascular diseases.

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End the empty homes crisis


Homes across Kingston left empty for years

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Kingston is being let down


The Conservatives aren't working for the people of Kingston

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Lib Dems win clean sweep of by-elections


The Liberal Democrats won all four of the council by elections that were held last night, gaining seats from the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP.

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Tories’ affordable homes scandal


 Kingston Tories have demolished more affordable homes than they have built in the past year, outraging local residents

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State of the Borough


Lorraine Dunstone, Dennis Goodship and Thay Thayalan, your local LibDem Councillors and Focus Team, have been listening to you, the local residents

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Ministers “incompetent” on Brexit


Government Ministers have been labelled as “incompetent” by local MP, Ed Davey, over their handling of the Brexit negotiations.

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