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Southwark Lib Dems join Tibet protest

Southwark Liberal Democrats joined protestors at City Hall on Sunday as the Olympic torch passed through the borough to register their protest about the Chinese government's occupation of Tibet and their record on human rights.

Commenting, Cllr Nick Stanton, Lib Dem Leader of Southwark Council, said:
"The recent suppression of protests by the Tibetan people has highlighted the brutality of the regime and its poor record on human rights.

Harman risks undermining forward steps in Peckham - Pidgeon

Cllr Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem GLA candidate for Lambeth and Southwark, responding to Camberwell and Peckham MP Harriet Harman's decision to wear a stab proof vest during a walk about with police in the constituency, said:

"This is further proof that Labour and this government are out of touch with people in south London. First the Home Secretary says that she wouldn't visit Peckham without a Police escort and now we see Labour's deputy leader further undermining the area.

Local Lib Dems hand in Post Office petition

Lib Dem GLA candidate for Lambeth and Southwark, Cllr Caroline Pidgeon joined Simon Hughes MP and local councillors and campaigners at Post Office Ltd's HQ to hand in a petition signed by over 3,500 people against the planned closures of local branches in the two boroughs.

Commenting, Caroline said:
"The support from local residents for our local post offices has been overwhelming and shows the central role that these branches play in the lives of people in both Lambeth and Southwark.

Big win for Lib Dems in Vassall by-election

Liberal Democrat Steve Bradley has won the Vassall by-election held on 20 March. He was elected with over 50% of the vote and with a 12% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

Newly elected Councillor Steve Bradley said, "I would like to thank people of Vassall for giving me the chance to be their representative at the Town Hall.

"On the doorsteps, people said to me, 'It's time for a change.' The message is clear - Labour are on the way out."

No to post office closures in Lambeth

Local Liberal Democrats across south London are gearing up to fight the latest government threat to Lambeth's post offices.

Post Office Ltd has announced that it is proposing to close branches all across South London including in Vauxhall. Lambeth post offices threatened with closure in Vauxhall include those at Acre Lane, Vauxhall Street and Clapham High Street, as well as Abbeville Road nearby in Clapham.


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