Islington select parliamentary candidates

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One of the busiest Islington Lib Dem meetings for several years, successfully selected two parliamentary candidates last night. Terry Stacy and Keith Angus will stand as the Prospective Parliamentary candidates (PPC) in the two Islington constituencies in the event of snap general election.

Selected as PPC for Islington South and Finsbury, Terry Stacy spoke about his plans for the future, he said, “We need to be prepared for all eventualities. It’s so important that at the next elections we fill Parliament with parliamentarians who are unambiguously Pro-European and support the principles of tolerance and fairness for all. Only Lib Dems in Government can deliver and represent the views of all of our community”

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Plastic Bag Charge is a Lib Dem success story

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Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government.

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Lib Dem Membership Surge Tops 16,000 in Fight for Our European Future

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Over 16,000 people have joined the Liberal Democrats since Tim Farron declared that the party will go into the next General Election committed to restoring Britain’s place at the heart of Europe, over 200 of those here in Islington.  The joining rate peaked at one new member a minute, as impassioned people continued to join the only UK party that refuses to give up Britain’s place in Europe.

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Amazing Foodbank Success in Barnsbury

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This weekend the Islington Lib Dems were overwhelmed by the generosity of residents as they collected donations for our local foodbank. 

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Lib Dems Campaign to Save the 277 Bus

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Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate Caroline Pidgeon joined local residents and London’s TravelWatch in criticising TFL plans to cancel the 277 bus service from Dalston to Highbury Corner. The 277 route, which currently runs through Hackney on its way between Leamouth, in Tower Hamlets to Highbury Corner, may in the future have to terminate at Dalston Junction following the proposed redesign of Highbury Corner.

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Homelessness will rocket due to Tory Housing Bill

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A new Damning report shows homelessness will rocket due to Tory housing bill.

An LGA report released today shows that councils fear that the Conservative housing bill will see a sell off of homes that will not be replaced and a rocketing of homelessness in communities across Britain.

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Tory attack on low income working families will be first big battle of 2016

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The Liberal Democrats have fired a challenge to Conservative and Labour backbenchers to join with the party in its attempt to stop cuts to Universal Credit. Working families could lose more than £1,000 a year when the changes for new claimants come into force in April.

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Action not rhetoric needed to tackle the scourge of knife crime across Islington & London

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Holloway.

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Another Data Disaster

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"Another data disaster' at Islington Council after third major data breach in four years.

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Highbury Sorting Office Set To Close

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Highbury residents are alarmed at the Royal Mail’s plans to close the Highbury sorting office in Hamilton Park, N5. The news which was broken to staff late last week, will see services moved to the Royal Mails site in North Road, N7.

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