A243 barriers - should they stay or go?

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Plans by Transport for London (TfL) to remove railings and barriers along the A243 - the Hook and Leatherhead Roads - have alarmed residents. 

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Kingston Tories increase Council Tax by 4.99%

Conservative-run Kingston Council plans to increase your council tax by 4.99%, the maximum amount allowed by the Government. The Conservatives increased it above inflation last year too.

These 2 large rises in your council tax from local Conservatives totally break their promise from the 2014council elections when they said they would “freeze council tax for two years”. Local Tories are blaming the new Conservative MP and his Tory Government.

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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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Kingston Hospital staff "fear Brexit"

The impact of Brexit on NHS staff who are EU citizens has led Kingston Hospital to set up a special support group, according to a leaked letter from the Chief Executive to hospital staff.

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Listen to New Malden!

new-malden-lib-dems-liberal-democrats-ed-davey-sion-james-lesley-ash-overdevelopment-property-developers-2017-kingston-conservatives-tower-blocks-infrastructure.jpgHelp us stop the Conservatives ignoring residents over new developments.

“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 redevelopment plans for Berrylands

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…but they're not telling us where!

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Surbiton Children's Centre under threat

As part of their latest budget cuts, Kingston Conservatives are set to close the Surbiton Children's Centre. This Sure Start centre, based in Alpha Road, helps local families, many of whom will now have nowhere to turn.

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Go20 campaign update

Last year, the Lib Dems campaigned for a consistent 20mph speed limit across Surbiton (excluding main roads). Over a thousand residents responded, with a clear majority in support.

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Tolworth residents betrayed again in tower block debacle

New tower blocks across Tolworth will have a massive impact on local residents, after Tory councillors caved in again to developers’ plans.

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An unfair and unjust cut for Kingston's Special Education Needs children

Kingston's Conservative administration has removed the right for children under five and over sixteen who have special education needs and disabilities to be transported to school free of charge. As Liberal Democrats, we would not do this.

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Hilary Gander on how Kingston Conservatives make decisions

Councillor Hilary Gander on how Kingston Conservatives make decisions 

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Lamb attacks shocking increase in hospital and ambulance waits

Former Health minister Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson, has hit out after a slew of fresh government health data showed that ambulance waiting times have shot up.

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Mayor's position on the Garden Bridge is illogical and indefensible

As the Labour London Mayor reiterated his support for the building of the Garden Bridge, Caroline Pidgeon highlighted the taxpayers' money that is still being sucked into the project.

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Tolworth residents betrayed again in tower block debacle

New tower blocks across Tolworth will have a massive impact on local residents, after Tory councillors caved in again to developers’ plans.

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Schools face cuts to their budgets

Questioning the Prime Minister at PMQs today (1st March) Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney slammed the government for spending millions of pounds on new free schools at the same time as existing schools face cuts to their budgets.

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