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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

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  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: May 29, 2015

    The Mayor's decision to force the sale of the former Southwark fire station site to a developer saying it wants to provide a new school, but without contractually requiring a school to be built, shows a "reckless naivety" in his dealings with private developers, says Stephen Knight, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: May 22, 2015

    The Mayor of London needs to come clean over his stance on extending the 'right to buy' for housing association tenants was the clear message he received at Mayor's Question Time today.

    Speaking after Mayor's Question Time, Stephen Knight AM, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly housing spokesperson said:

  • Article: May 8, 2015

    "It would be idle to pretend we are not disappointed at the election results nationally and locally", Finchley & Golders Green candidate Jonathan Davies said at the declaration of the result in the early hours of Friday morning. "But we will continue to campaign for a fairer society and a stronger economy, and opportunity for all. We'll be back!"

  • Altan Akbiyik
    Article: May 4, 2015

    Altan Akbiyik, the Liberal Democrat candidate in this Thursday's Garden Suburb Ward by-election, said: "I want to provide an alternative voice for the Suburb on Barnet Council, with a stronger focus on local issues. I want to replicate Jack Cohen's achievements in Childs Hill for the residents here in the Suburb. With the Tories on a majority of only one on the Council, this is an excellent opportunity to change the dynamic of local decision making, and stand up for a strong voice for the Suburb."

  • Document: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on today's announcement confirming that the Ultra Low Emission Zone will go ahead said:

    "This announcement is welcome, although I regret that we still have to wait five and half years until the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone. Boris Johnson will have long left City Hall when this scheme finally starts to be implemented.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Safer Neighbourhood Teams across the capital are still not meeting Londonwide standards for accessibility according to a new report published today by Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group.

    At present the Metropolitan Police service website proudly states that every Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) "will respond to every message directed to us within 24 hours."

  • Stephen Knight
    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    A hardship fund designed to protect the poorest in society is failing to deliver since it was devolved to local councils in 2013 is the key finding in a report published today by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Stephen Knight.

    The report reveals that for the second year in a row many London Boroughs are unlikely to even spend their allocated budget of local welfare assistance (LWA).

  • Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayor's refusal at today's Mayor's Question Time to accept a full and independent audit of the procurement process for the design of the Garden Bridge said:

    "Through extensive investigation led by Architect Journal a number of serious issues have arisen about how Heatherwick Studio was awarded the contract for the design of the proposed bridge. It really is odd in the extreme that companies with far greater expertise in designing bridges were marked down on the criteria of 'relevant design experience'.

    "When a former chairman of the Royal Institute of British Architects procurement reform group states that serious questions remain about the selection process you would expect the Mayor of London to directly address the issues of concern.

    "Yet instead the Mayor has dodged answering questions and simply thrown abusive comments at anyone who dares to question the merits of the Garden Bridge."

    "The whole process has been as murky as the water that flows down the Thames."

  • Article: Mar 17, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on today's report by the House of Commons Transport Committee on river crossings said:

    "Far from being forward looking this report is based on ideas dating back to the 1970s.

    "I think it is bitterly disappointing that the report totally overlooks the need for improved public transport links across the Thames, such as extending the London Overground across the Thames beyond Barking Riverside.