Simon Waddington for Erith & Thamesmead

key_simon_waddington.pngFor more than a decade Simon has been a passionate local campaigner for the Liberal Democrats, wherever he has lived he has worked hard to promote campaigns which promote sustainable economic growth as well as ingraining fairness into our society.

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Alex Cunliffe for Eltham

key_alex_cuncliffe.jpgAlex has lived in London for 11 years and is a barrister by profession, formerly practising as a solicitor in private practice and in industry. He read French and Italian at Swansea University, spending a year at Concordia University in Montreal, where he met his Lebanese American wife.

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Tom Holder for Greenwich & Woolwich

key_tom_holder.pngTom, 29, worked as a secondary school maths and economics teacher in an inner London state school after graduating from Oxford University, where he focused on Economics and Politics. Tom later left teaching to pursue work in science communication, encouraging open dialogue on issues relating to biomedical science.

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Sonia Dunlop for Greenwich West

key_sonia_dunlop.pngSonia 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.

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Shooters Hill: Your last chance to save our area

shooters-hill-lab-twitter-140517.pngThis is the final weekend before the local elections on May 22nd and we were out today delivering our final Focus before the polls.

 

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How healthy is democracy in Greenwich?

a-tweet-by-labour-activist-simon-christie.pngCommuting to work this morning I read that Greenwich is the 4th safest Labour borough in London. Wasn't at all surprised at this of course, Greenwich borough is a sea of Red with a small Blue enclave around Eltham. And with the coalitions cuts proving unpopular and the rise of UKIP, Labour activists are confident that even those few Conservative councillors could be swept away.

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A Manifesto for Charlton: Time for a Change

paul-chapman-charlton-2014.pngRecently myself and my fellow candidates (Ian Gerrard and Richard Mbogga) had the chance to speak at the first ever Council Election hustings for Charlton ward. It was a great event and we thank The Charlton Society for organising it.

As part of the opening statement we were asked to give our main three main priorities for Charlton, and I thought I'd share one of them with you here.

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Two weeks to save our borough: Why I'm proud to win a "Clean Air in Cities 2014" award

stewart-christie-1.pngToday I awoke to the news that I'd won a "Clean Air in Cities 2014" award by the Clean Air in Londoncampaign and I couldn't think of a better 40th birthday present.

It's been a long journey over the last few years since the plans for the Silvertown Tunnel and Gallions Bridgebegan to gain traction. It's been a team effort and apart from Darryl Chamberlain and Alan Haughton (who also won "Clean Air in Cities 2014" awards) there are many people from across east and south-east London, and beyond, who have helped along the way.

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Party Poltical Broadcast from the Greenwich Borough Liberal Democrats

Greenwich Liberal Democrats have today launched their first ever Party Political Broadcast ahead of the May 22nd, 2014 local elections.


Do you support Gallions Bridge? Beware the consequences...

gallions-bridge.pngWith much attention focused on Greenwich Council and Transport for London's desire for two new bores at North Greenwich to form a new Silvertown Tunnel you could be forgiven for not knowing about plans for the east of our borough.

After intensive lobbying from Labour-controlled Greenwichand Newham councils through their 2012-13 "Bridge the Gap" campaign, TfL are set to launch a new consultation on options for a replacement of the Woolwich Ferry with a fixed-link crossing between Thamesmead and Gallions Reach at the top of the list.

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