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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

  • 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.

  • Former Natwest Bank on Ballards Lane (Flickr user tomylees, licensed under Creative Commons, Some rights reserved)
    Article: Jul 30, 2020

    A planning application has been submitted for a 24-hour gaming centre, including slot machines and a bingo licence, at the site of the old NatWest building on the corner of Ballards Lane and Redbourne Avenue. If approved, the 'Merkur Cashino' would sit right in the heart of Finchley Central, directly opposite a pub, drawing vulnerable people into addictive gambling around the clock and causing widespread disturbance.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2020

    Photo credit: Instagram user @cleanairdulwich

    Analysis by London Liberal Democrats shows that London boroughs have applied for a total of £30.1m of funding for 'Streetspace' initiatives designed to support the transformation of our streets in favour of active transport. With social distancing here to stay, we urgently need to make the best possible use of cycling - and Lib Dem-run boroughs have been among the most proactive in applying for funding.

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