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alderdice 3Lord Alderdice, former Alliance Party leader and Good Friday Agreement signatory publically endorses the Barnet Liberal Democrat Candidates.

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Working for a fairer, greener and 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."

- Preamble to The Liberal Democrat Constitution

Here in Barnet we champion fairness for all and for our environment. From leading the campaign to keep Barnet Libraries open, fighting for our position in a free and fair Europe to defending the protection of our green belt, the Barnet Liberal Democrats are on your side.

Recent News

  • Alasdair profile photo
    Article: May 26, 2017

    Responding the the Tory migration target of only "tens of thousands," Alasdair Hill, Liberal Democrat candidate for Hendon says;

    "Immigration has made London the successful world city that it is today and the plans to cut immigration to the size of Mill Hill or Hendon, nationwide, is nothing short of an economic own goal.

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    Article: May 26, 2017

    Lord John Alderdice, former leader of the Alliance Party, Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and a signatory of the Good Friday Agreement visited Chipping Barnet on Monday evening to publically endorse the Liberal Democrat Candidates in Barnet.

    Discussing the difficulties in securing peace in Northern Ireland, Lord Alderdice spoke of the importance of rationality in the advancements of science, medicine, and politics, but said that mere rationality was not enough if people could persuade themselves to treat others as not entirely human beings because they were different in religion, colour, attitude or politics. There also had to be respect for human rights. However even the combination of rationality and rights has not prevented us from sliding into a bad and dangerous place today.

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    Petition: May 22, 2017

    Over the past few days, millions will have shuddered at Conservative plans to fund social care.

    Under the initial proposals, people who receive care at home will be required to fund the entire care cost until they reach their last £100,000 of assets which the State would allow them to keep. And for the first time, the value of their home will be taken into accound when meeting care costs.

  • marisha barnet hospital
    Article: May 9, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.

    The tax would raise an additional £38.5 million for Barnet, with £26 million for the NHS and £12.5 million for social care each year.

    This is the party's flagship spending commitment and its first major policy announcement for the election. The Liberal Democrats manifesto will also set out a 'five-point recovery plan' for NHS and social care services in their manifesto.

    At least 70% of Brits would happily pay an extra 1p in every pound if that money was guaranteed to go to the NHS, an ITV poll found last October (link).

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Chipping Barnet, Marisha Ray said:


    "Right now across all of Barnet we are hearing complaints about waiting times, concerns about staffing and worry about a lack of mental health provision.

  • adoption 2017
    Article: May 2, 2017

    This weekend the Liberal Democrats formally adopted their candidates Jonathan Davies, Alasdair Hill and Marisha Ray to fight the seats of Finchley and Golders Green, Hendon and Chipping Barnet respectively.

    Leading the adoption Lord Monroe Palmer of Childs Hill and vice chair of the Liberal Democrats Friends of Israel said;

  • colindale flats
    Article: Apr 27, 2017

    A survey has revealed there are 22 tower blocks of 20 storeys or more in the pipeline in the Borough of Barnet, 18 in NW2 and 4 in NW9.

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Finchley & Golders Green Jonathan Davies said -

    "This appears to be massive over-development. Whilst tall buildings may be appropriate in Manhattan or Canary Wharf, this number of tower blocks will change the character of our suburban area and overshadow Childs Hill and Cricklewood. This will put even more pressure on school places, our local health service and the transport network. Local residents will be expecting the Labour Mayor and Tory Barnet Planning Committee to protect their local area."

  • marisha ray lectern
    Article: Apr 23, 2017

    Labour has failed to select a candidate in any of the three Barnet constituencies with the general election just weeks away. The news has been revealed by the Liberal Democrats, who say that it shows Labour has "given up", even in some of its former strongholds.

    There are over 340 constituencies Labour has still not selected for in England, including 27 in London alone.

    In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England.

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Chipping Barnet, Marisha Ray said:

    "It seems that Labour have simply given up on places like Chipping Barnet.

    "This election is now clearly a two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the arch Brexiteer Theresa Villiers and her extreme Brexit Conservative Party.

    "Labour claimed to be prepared for a general election, but many of their approved candidates are simply refusing to run under Jeremy Corbyn's banner.

    "And who can blame them? They see a leader who is ineffective and a party that is too divided to stand up for local people.

    "Every government needs to be held to account and the Liberal Democrats are rapidly emerging as the real voice of opposition.

    "If you want to ensure our country has a real opposition, the Liberal Democrats are the only choice in Chipping Barnet."

    ENDS

    Notes to editors

    A full list of seats in which a Labour candidate is yet to be chosen can be found here:
    http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/seats-now-open-for-application

    Written, promoted and produced by Sean Hooker on behalf of Marisha Ray of the Barnet Borough Liberal Democrats all at 31 Northumberland Rd, EN5 1EA

  • Article: Apr 22, 2017

    Access to the EU Research Infrastructure and Horizon 2020 funding has been the bedrock of our research output. Over €80 billion of funding is open for the UK to access and the adversarial rhetoric about our relationship with the EU from the Conservatives puts this in jeopardy.

    Many residents of Barnet, particularly those who worked at the National Institute of Medical Research in Mill Hill before the laboratories were relocated to Central London, rely on this funding for their livelihoods and for their ground-breaking research,

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