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Working for a caring, green and open Barnet

Here in Barnet we champion fairness for all and for our environment. From leading the campaign for sustainable transport, to fighting for our future in Europe, and working across party lines to tackle the coronavirus crisis, Barnet Liberal Democrats are on your side.

Recent News

  • Human rights barrister Adam Wagner (Adam Wagner, Doughty Street Chambers)
    Article: Mar 8, 2021


    Barnet Liberal Democrats present

    An evening with human rights barrister Adam Wagner

    18 March 2021 20:00-21:30 • Via Zoom

    Adam Wagner is a human rights barrister who has become Britain's go-to expert on the ever-changing lockdown rules. In the past week his work advising Reclaim These Streets has raised his profile still higher.

  • Natwest building, 48 Ballards Lane, Finchley
    Petition: Mar 5, 2021

    Barnet Liberal Democrats are calling for an urgent overhaul of local planning rules after Barnet Council failed to stop a casino from winning planning permission to open in the heart of Finchley Central.

    Some 617 residents wrote to object to the 'Cashino' being built in the old NatWest building at 48 Ballards Lane. Despite being rejected by Barnet's Planning Committee, the Cashino has won the go-ahead after a successful appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

  • Article: Mar 4, 2021

    Barnet Council met on 2 March 2021 to debate the Conservative adminstration's budget proposals for the upcoming financial year. Our Group Leader, Cllr Gabriel Rozenberg, gave this speech on behalf of our group, calling for a recovery budget driven by increased green investment in our roads and infrastructure.

  • Roger Tichborne
    Article: Feb 23, 2021
    By Sachin Patel

    Roger Tichborne, a musician and small business owner with deep roots in Edgware, has been selected to contest the Edgware byelection in May for the Liberal Democrats.

    Roger's top campaign priority is to save the Railway Hotel, a Grade II-listed property in the heart of Edgware that Tory-run Barnet Council has left to neglect and ruin.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2020
    • Barnet's Liberal Democrats call on Barnet Council to guarantee Free School Meals during October and December School holidays
    • A local guarantee must apply for any future periods of lockdown and school closure

    Liberal Democrats in Barnet are today calling on Barnet Council to step in where the government has failed on child hunger.

  • Open forum about Finchley Central
    Article: Sep 9, 2020

    For years, Barnet's Tory-run council has ignored Finchley Central.

    Now the neighbourhood faces a crisis - and your local Liberal Democrat team is sounding the alarm bell.

    Finchley Central is Barnet's employment hub, which normally sees thousands of commuters every day. But home working means the high street is half empty.

  • Bamford Court East Finchley (Sachin Patel)
    Article: Jul 30, 2020

    Barnet has done it again. Last year they scrapped the Housing Committee and bundled it into their regeneration committee. Now the renamed Housing and Growth Committee has decided to get rid of housing policy altogether. The committee voted to hand over responsibility for drawing up its housing and homelessness strategy to Barnet Homes, the arms-length body that manages the borough's housing stock.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2020

    Years of local government funding cuts dictated from Whitehall have left Barnet Council ill-equipped to deal with the financial consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Council's Financial Performance and Contracts Committee met last month for the first time since January, and featured sobering discussions of the council's depleted reserves, which may yet fall below the permitted floor. A later investigation by BBC News found that Barnet is one of at least five English councils warning they may meet the criteria to, in effect, declare themselves bankrupt.

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