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Working for a fairer, greener, better Barnet

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Protecting the green belt

Helping local businesses

Fighting to defend vital local services

Recent updates

  • Article: Jan 28, 2015

    Improving London's environment for everyone, building more homes and making fares much fairer are at the centre of a radical set of proposals put forward by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group in their amendment to the Mayor's budget.

    Key aspects of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly budget amendment include:

  • Article: Jan 27, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon has welcomed the commitment by TfL to review the potential provision of Visitor Information Centres at both London Bridge and Waterloo underground stations.

    Following the closure of all tickets offices at all London Underground stations the provision of new Visitor Information Centres is planned for just a few locations across London, such as Victoria, King's Cross St Pancras and Paddington.

  • Article: Jan 26, 2015

    has been confirmed that the Mayor of London failed to respond to a recent Home Office consultation on proposed changes to firearm licence fees, despite the fact that nearly all Police and Crime Commissioners around the country have long advocated changes to the fees to ensure that vital police resources are not drained away by subsiding the licensing system.

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Jan 5, 2015

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on the news that Oxford Street has already exceeded the annually permitted number of breaches of the hourly nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution limit value, with Brixton Road expected to do so as well, said:

    "For an annual limit on air pollution to be breached within just a few days is a clear demonstration that real action needs to be taken to tackle air pollution.

  • Cllr Jack Cohen being interviewed by the BBC
    Article: Dec 21, 2014
    By Clr Jack Cohen in Barnet Press

    APPARENTLY 2014 has been the year of the selfie. Of course, self-portraits are nothing new. Rembrandt, Raphael and Van Gogh all painted themselves.

    Over this festive period no doubt there will be many more selfies taken, especially from politicians wanting make sure that their voters see them with the good and the great.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the decision by the Mayor of London's office to give planning permission for the Garden Bridge:

    "There can be no denying that numerous questions still remain over the long term maintenance funding of the bridge and who will ultimately be picking up the bill."

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on TfL's proposals announced today to increase cycle hire charges for many users of the scheme said:

    "Under the cloak of 'simplification' the Mayor and TfL were hoping they could push through increases in the cycle hire scheme
    for many users of the scheme, without anyone noticing.

    "To attempt to push through such increases in such an underhand way, just two years after the doubling of fees is insulting in the extreme.

    "These further increases in fees should have been included in TfL's recent annual fare announcement.

    "The cycle hire scheme needs to expand across London, starting with its expansion into Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.

    "At the same time a dramatic increase in users would take place if it was simply easier to hire a bike using Oyster and contactless payment.

    "Making these changes should be the Mayor's first priorities, not underhand increases in charges."


  • Caroline Pidgeon at Tower Bridge with Olympic Rings
    Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on news that the cable car appears to have no regular commuters, following a freedom of information request made by Darryl Chamberlain of the 853 blog said:

    "It is amazing that the cable car had no regular customers during a recent week in October.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, has responded to Transport for London's consultation on the extension of the Bakerloo Line highlighting the vital need for a two branch extension of the line.

    Welcoming the consultation Caroline Pidgeon said:

    "I am delighted that this consultation has received so much attention and that due to the active work of MPs such as Simon Hughes so many people have responded. It is vital that the voices of people from South East London are heard.

  • Document: Dec 7, 2014
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