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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: Jun 29, 2015

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on today's announcement that London is set to trial the world's first purpose-built double decker electric bus said:

    "It is encouraging that a fully electric double decker bus is at last to be trialled."

    "Yet while celebrating this development let's not pretend for one moment that London is leading the way in delivering electric buses.

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

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on today's announcement that London is set to trial the world's first purpose-built double decker electric bus said:

    "It is encouraging that a fully electric double decker bus is at last to be trialled."

    "Yet while celebrating this development let's not pretend for one moment that London is leading the way in delivering electric buses.

  • Stephen Knight
    Article: Jun 26, 2015

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly housing spokesperson, commenting on today's announcement of four further Housing Zones across London said:

    "These proposals have some merit but the big picture is that the Mayor has ultimately failed to deliver anywhere near enough affordable homes.

  • Caroline on London Cycling Campaign Big Ride 28.4.2012
    Article: Jun 18, 2015

    At Mayor's Question Time today the Mayor made the stark admission that his commitment made in 2012 to triple the number of cycle super-highways by 2015 will not now be met.

    When the pledge was first made four cycle superhighways existed in London. The Mayor now admits that only eight will now be completed by the end of the year. The Mayor also demonstrated his lack of attention to detail when he revealed that he wasn't even aware that he had cancelled Cycle Superhighway 6 (linking Penge to the City).

  • Article: Jun 18, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM commenting on reports that Transport for London are now considering removing buses from Oxford Street said:

    "Transport for London's new thinking of Oxford Street is long overdue. The case for pedestrianising Oxord Street has never been stronger.

    "Oxford Street is currently one of the most dangerous roads in the UK. One person is knocked down by traffic on Oxford Street every five days. The diesel fuelled buses and taxis that stutter along it have produced the highest known concentrations of Nitrogen Dioxide anywhere in the world.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2015

    New evidence has revealed that in many parts of London there has been an alarming rise in the number of vulnerable children who have gone missing from the care of our local authorities in the last year.

    The report London's Children: Missing From Care, launched today by the London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, provides a detailed picture of the extent of how many children have gone missing and how many times, using freedom of information requests sent to all 32 London Boroughs.

  • 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."