Vote for Sonia Dunlop for Greenwich West, a vote for a new voice in the borough

sonia-dunlop-greenwich-west-ward-candidate_(1).pngWith Matt Pennycook resigning his seat in anticipation of a General Election victory in May, there are a pleasingly round 50 councilors currently sitting in the borough of Greenwich. So what can we hope for from the 51st, also elected on May 7th?

The incoming councilor will replace Pennycook in Greenwich West, a ward where the existing two councilors are already Labour; Maureen O'Mara and Aidan Smith.

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Charlton Society #GE2015 Hustings: A Personal Reflection

So, a quick write-up of the Charlton Societies General Election Hustings, held on Saturday in Charlton Village. It was my first GE2015 hustings and I was looking forward to seeing some of the runners and riders in the flesh.

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Greenwich Lib Dems pleased to announce Sonia Dunlop as their Council Candidate for Greenwich West ward at the upcoming by-election on May 7

sonia-dunlop-greenwich-west-ward-candidate-1.pngGreenwich Liberal Democrats have announced that Sonia Dunlop will be contesting the upcoming Greenwich West by-election on May 7th, the same day as the General Election.

Sonia currently works for the Solar Trade Association in London. Before this, Sonia spent over five years working in the European Parliament on renewable energy policy, including two years working for the Liberal Democrat MEP Sarah Ludford.

With a passion for environmental issues, Sonia will work tirelessly to "increase the share of renewable energy and decrease the shocking levels of air pollution and Thames sewage pollution in our city".

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A Stronger Economy and a Fairer Society that provides an Opportunity for All

key_tom-holder-in-greenwich-park.pngLiberal Democrats are building a stronger economy and fairer society so that there is opportunity for all to get on in life. We've spent the last 5 years working towards that in Government and we aim to go further in the next five years.

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Bedroom tax!!! Tuition fees!!! Quislings!!!

Right, fresh from yet another row, with people I respect, I want to finally write my response to the arguments against the Lib Dems going into coalition for the last 5 years.

The charge, in a nutshell, is that the Lib Dems sold their souls to the devil in 2010 when they had to choose between forming a government with the Tories or staying in opposition. They saw ministerial boxes, limousines and miniature whisky bottles with a special 'Member of Government' seal on them or something and ran to the cabinet table. They left the country at the mercy of the vicious Tories while Lib Dem junior ministers spent 5 years calling each other up from inside the corridors of power shouting 'GUESS WHERE I'M CALLING FROM!'

While the Lib Dems fiddled, the UK burned, as the Tories introduced the bedroom tax and the Lib Dems casually tossed tuition fees aside in return for government stationery that had their names on in that special gold curly writing.

Or, to condense the above argument to its rawest, most common form - BEDROOM TAX!!!!

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