Vince Cable Responds to Budget

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has seized on the Chancellor's admission that the UK economy will be smaller by a huge £45 billion than was estimated as recently as March.

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Unstaffed Tube stations are a blatant breach of a pledge made to the travelling public – Caroline Pidgeon

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Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on BBC London Television’s report on a number of London Underground stations regularly operating unstaffed said:

“At the time when Tube ticket offices were set to close Londoners were given an absolute guarantee that stations would continue to be staffed at all times.

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Government must reverse damaging school cuts – Vince Cable

Ahead of the Autumn statement Twickenham MP Vince Cable has written to the Chancellor urging him to rethink school cuts.    It is the latest part of the MP’s continuing campaign to defend local schools.    Since the General Election Vince Cable has secured a parliamentary debate on funding of London schools and only last week spoke at a mass rally at Westminster.

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Lib Dems respond to Tories latest Twickenham Riverside Proposals

Richmond and Twickenham Liberal Democrats will not take the latest Twickenham Riverside proposals currently being consulted on by Richmond Council forward if we take control of the council in 2018.

 

Speaking after the final scheme was unveiled the Leader of the Liberal Democrat council group, Cllr Gareth Roberts, said

 

“These final proposals leave a lot to be desired and once again fail to reflect the aspirations local residents have for the site; aspirations which they have made clear in successive consultations.

 

The biggest failing is that the brief doesn’t address the problem of parking on Twickenham Embankment. While the parking remains this site will be little more than an overdeveloped traffic island.  Local residents want to see parking removed from Twickenham Embankment and a Liberal Democrat administration would seek to deliver that.”

 

Cllr Roberts continued, “In addition to the parking we have real concerns regarding the scale of the development. The Tories came to power in 2010 promising that they would say no to ‘tower blocks of luxury flats’ on Twickenham Riverside yet this is precisely what they are proposing to build. It is a complete betrayal of the people who voted for them.

 

For the last few years the Tories have wasted thousands upon thousands of pounds consulting on plans which a three year old could see were completely unsuitable and have finally plumped for this underwhelming, over-developed design.  A new Liberal Democrat administration would take note of the results of the various consultations and would seek to work with local groups to deliver a riverside which will genuinely be a new heart for Twickenham.”

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Hold a Public Meeting Regarding Twickenham Riverside - says Lib Dem Group Leader

Richmond and Twickenham Liberal Democrat Leader, Cllr Gareth Roberts has challenged the Conservatives on Richmond Council to hold a public meeting to discuss their plans for Twickenham Riverside as part of the current consultation process.

 

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Shock ONS figures show economy in trouble - Vince Cable

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has warned that the economy is in serious trouble after the ONS revised figures showing that Britain’s assets are worth £490bn less than had been thought.
 

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News From Caroline Pidgeon AM: Mayor of London finally agrees that fire safety breaches by landlords must be included in new rogue landlord database

Breaches of fire safety legislation by landlords, including details of prosecutions brought by the London Fire Brigade, will now be included on the soon to be launched London rogue landlords database. The assurance was finally given this week by the Mayor of London following questioning by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

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Vince Cable continues to push Richmond Council to end its ‘jobsworth’ approach of seeking to ration the amount of exercise on Twickenham Green

Twickenham MP Vince Cable has responded again to Richmond Council urging them to reconsider their current approach of seeking to cap the number of people who can use Twickenham Green for exercise.

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Vince in Conversation

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Vince Cable, Twickenham MP and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, will be in conversation with the Guardian's Zoe Williams about his career in politics and our party going forward. 

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Council Shamed in to Cleaning Filthy Pavements

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The Tories on Richmond Council have been shamed by Lib Dem activists into finally taking action to clean up the borough's filthy pavements.

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