Kennington Post Office saved from closure

03 April 2014

Kennington residents received fantastic news this morning with the news that Kennington Post Office will not be closed after all. After the Post Office announced plans to merge the Kennington Park Road branch with one on Walworth Road in Camberwell, a huge community campaign was launched. Labour teams in Oval and Prince’s ward, community groups [...]

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Statement from London Labour Party

18 March 2014

London Labour has taken action to prevent a candidate standing for the Party in this May’s Borough elections after new information came to light. The decision to remove Adeline Aina from the panel of approved Labour Party candidates in Lambeth was taken on Friday by a special hearing by board members of London Regional Labour Party [...]

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Lib Peck – Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in London

07 March 2014

On the eve of International Women's Day, Leader of Lambeth Council, Lib Peck, blogs on how Lambeth is tackling the issue of Violence Against Women and Girls and what more could be done at a London level to support this work.

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Lib Dems in disarray as leader quits just weeks before election

05 March 2014

Responding to the news that Cllr Ashley Lumsden has resigned as leader of the Lambeth Lib Dems, Cllr Lib Peck said: ““Ashley Lumsden’s decision to quit weeks before the local elections shows what a mess Lambeth Lib Dems are in. “He’s given a vote of no confidence to his own party. If the Lib Dem Leader [...]

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Green Party fracking claims are ‘blatant scaremongering’

24 February 2014

Green Party claims that fracking could take place in Streatham have been described as “blatant scaremongering” by Lambeth Labour councillor, Imogen Walker. A license for exploratory drilling was granted in December 2012. However, Streatham Greens fail to mention that a license for drilling remains essentially meaningless as holders must fulfil strict requirements from the Department [...]

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Fighting for Streatham Police Station

13 February 2014

Cross-posted from Streatham Labour: Dear resident, Last night, we took our campaign to keep a police station and strong police presence in Streatham right to the top decision-makers: Stephen Greenhalgh, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing, and Matt Bell, Lambeth Borough Commander.  At a public meeting at Brixton Town Hall, we questioned both directly. And, immediately beforehand, we met with Stephen Greenhalgh [...]

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10 fire stations close

09 January 2014

Although we successfully fought the Mayor’s plans to close Clapham Fire Station, 10 fire stations close their doors across London today. The Mayor’s cuts will lead to significantly increased response times to incidents across London. In some areas it will now take nearly two minutes longer for a fire engine to arrive on scene. [...]

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Great Tory Train Robbery

08 January 2014

Londoners face another year of fare hikes thanks to the Tory Mayor of London. Ticket prices are up £509 on a zone 1-6 travelcard since 2008. At the same time the number of station staff is down 953. London’s commuters are getting a raw deal. This week Lambeth Labour activists braved the cold to hand [...]

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A look back on 2013

17 December 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, the season of festive top 10s is upon us. Here’s our own list – Lambeth Labour’s top 10 achievements of 2013. In no particular order: • Brand new state of the art Streatham ice and leisure centre opens • Clapham Fire Station and Gipsy Hill Police Station saved from closure • Council Tax frozen again • 1,705 [...]

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Welcoming our newest Councillor

02 December 2013

Paul Gadsby was elected on Thursday 28th November with a of in Lambeth’s Vassall ward. Paul (pictured here on the night with Lambeth Council Leader Lib Peck) swept to victory gaining 60% of the vote in the contest. The final results are Kelly Ben-Maimon, Conservative Party 153 votes Paul Gadsby, Labour Party 1319 votes Elizabeth Jones, UK Independence Party 87 [...]

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