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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: 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.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2020

    It emerged this month that the government intends to turn our finely-balanced planning system into a free-for-all. According to an email sent to all councillors by Barnet's Director Planning and Building Control, the Tory government wants to allow homeowners to build up to two storeys above their properties, as long as neighbours approve. These new 'permitted development rights' are a recipe for monstrous and potentially unsafe house extensions; these eyesores will inevitably then be subdivided up into precarious HMOs (houses of multiple occupation).

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    Article: Jun 5, 2020
    By Barnet Liberal Democrats

    In the past week, we have all shared in the anger at the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. The way that US police forces have responded to lawful and peaceful protests has been nothing short of shocking. We stand in solidarity with black communities in the US, and are united in our condemnation of the violence, racism and harassment they face. And we stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter across the world, across the UK, and in our own borough of Barnet.

  • nhs
    Article: Jun 4, 2020
    By Barnet Liberal Democrats

    In this update:

    • Is track and trace working in Barnet? We raise concerns about the emerging testing system
    • We clapped for the NHS. Now time for a more open approach on key worker immigration
    • Our work to create healthy streets as the lockdown eases
    • And an update on our MPs' weak responses to the Dominic Cummings scandal
  • Article: May 24, 2020
    By Gabriel Rozenberg
    • UPDATE, 27 May: We have received a response from Mike Freer which we have added to this article below

    It is now clear that Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister's chief of staff, the most powerful unelected figure in the country, deliberately and repeatedly broke lockdown rules by visiting his family some 260 miles away from his primary residence.

  • Child’s NHS rainbow
    Article: May 14, 2020
    By Gabriel Rozenberg

    A few weeks ago, the idea that the whole country would go into lockdown to defeat the coronavirus seemed unimaginable. And yet here we all are. In Barnet, tragically, COVID-19 has taken its toll. More than 1,200 cases of the disease have been recorded and very sadly some 350 Barnet residents have lost their lives. Our hearts go out to those whose lives have been affected by this terrible disease. We will never forget the bravery and self-sacrifice of the NHS staff and care workers, who have given their all in the past three months to keep our community safe.

  • Isabelle Parasram
    Article: Nov 4, 2019

    Isabelle Parasram is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Chipping Barnet. Isabelle's priorities from day one will be to stop Brexit, fight for the investment we need in our public services, and give Chipping Barnet the voice it deserves.

    Isabelle works across London as the head of chambers of a legal practice she founded after a lengthy career as a barrister in the public, private and charitable sectors. Isabelle has previously served as a school governor and as a charitable trustee of educational charities.

  • Clareine Enderby
    Article: Oct 6, 2019

    Clareine Enderby has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Hendon.

    Clareine comments, "I am honoured to have been chosen to fight the next election for the Liberal Democrats in Hendon. The Liberal Democrats won the European elections hands down across Barnet. There has been a real shift in public opinion. People are sick of the Brexit chaos caused by Johnson and aggravated by Corbyn's unclear and ineffective opposition. Most people just want to see the back of it so that we can focus on what is really important: health, education and tackling the threat of climate change.

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