Alain Desmier: Holding Emily Thornberry to account

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Brexit is the first thing people want to talk about on the doorstep in Islington South and Finsbury. Local people are concerned about the NHS, our local schools and a lack of affordable housing. But they worry that Brexit in the hands of the Conservatives will devastate our economy, our public services and our tolerant country.

I’ve been asked, “what will you do about Brexit” hundreds of times during the campaign.

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“Our MP has failed us.” Alain Desmier’s speech at St Mary’s hustings

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On the evening of the 21st of May 2017, Saint Mary’s Church on Islington’s Upper Street was filled by a passionate crowd who came to listen to Islington South and Finsbury five parliamentary candidates. Our leading local newspaper and the event organiser, The Islington Gazette, commented the following day:

“Predictably, Alain Desmier (Lib Dem) took just seconds to attack Mrs Thornberry over her Brexit stance in his opening speech.

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Campaign to scrap dementia tax which would hit 96% of homes in Islington

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96% of homes in Islington could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s so-called 'dementia tax', research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s Dementia Tax. 

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Lib Dems launch manifesto plan to fund more nurses, teachers and police in Islington

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The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto plans today for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police.

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Lib Dems announce £1.25 million to give children in Islington a brighter future

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1,446 Islington children aged 3 to 4 would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Lib Dems would give the Metropolitan Police Service an extra £62 million a year

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Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces across the country by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the fabric of community policing.

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Lib Dems plans to address housing shortage in Islington

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The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to address the housing shortage in Islington and build more affordable homes.

There are currently 20,733 families in Islington on a waiting list for council homes, up from 19,196 last year.

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Canvassing: Six Questions Answered and a Little Known Fact

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What is Canvassing?

The Collins dictionary explains that: “if you canvass for a particular person or political party, you go around an area trying to persuade people to vote for that person or party,” but that “if you canvass public opinion, you find out how people feel about a particular subject.” When canvassing for the Lib Dems, you will do a little of both. 

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Lib Dems will invest over £45 million to protect school funding in Islington

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest over £45 million more in schools and colleges in Islington over the next parliament. The funding forms part of a national package of measures proposed by the Lib Dems, to invest a total of £6.9 billion more in schools and colleges over the next parliament

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Keith Angus rousing speech to Islington North

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“As your Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Islington North, I will fight hard, day in, day out, against a Government who’s taking this country down a destructive path. I will ensure the people of Islington are represented again.” – Keith Angus

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