Ealing Lib Dems attack Labour's plans to scrap ward forums

Ealing Liberal Democrats have spoken out as Ealing Labour has already broken its promise to reinstate ward forums, which have been well attended and liked for a decade. Labour plans for seven Town Committees - like Area Committees in the past - take power and involvement away from community groups.

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Lib Dems speak out as Ealing Council fails residents again

A total of 150 complaints and enquiries about Labour run Ealing Council were made to the Ombudsman between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. Ealing Liberal Democrats says the LGO's report 2022 shows an ongoing and urgent need for Ealing council to improve the way it deals with resident's complaints.

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Cllr Athena Zissimos fights to save Twyford Abbey Woodland

Cllr Athena Zissimos, the newly elected Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hanger Hill, is leading the fight against a planning application to build 300 flats which will results in the loss of seven acres of Twyford Abbey Woodland and wildlife habitat. 

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Reopen Customer Service Centre at Perceval House

Ealing Lib Dem launch petition with 400 signatures and growing to get Ealing Council to reopen Perceval House customer service centre for Ealing residents. 

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Lib Dem Draw Summer 2022

Buy tickets for the Lib Dem Draw which will be held on 7th July 2022. It is a great way to donate to the Liberal Democrat cause, and you could win one of our tremendous prizes to boot. Tickets cost just £1.00 each.

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Ealing Liberal Democrats voted against Council Leader's massive pay increase

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Last night (May 24th 2022) Ealing Labour voted through some large increases in pay for the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Portfolio holders. The Liberal Democrat Councillors on Ealing Council voted against these changes.

Liberal Democrat Councillor Gary Malcolm, Leader of the Opposition said: "Liberal Democrats say that it is wrong for Labour to massively increase the allowances for the Leader and other senior roles without any discussion with the communities of Ealing. Councillors should be paid a fair allowance for the work they do, but Labour’s proposals seem very wrong given the current cost of living crisis. It appears they are sticking their noses into the gravy boat.”


Ealing Lib Dems celebrate election results

On 21st May, the Ealing Liberal Democrats held a BBQ to celebrate the 2022 election results and to thank all those who contributed to the successful campaign. We are now the official opposition on Ealing Council. 

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Getting to work

The Ealing Liberal Democrat group has held its first meeting as the official opposition group on Ealing Council and agreed its portfolios for the coming term.

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Ealing Liberal Democrats become official opposition on Ealing Council

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In this May’s local elections, the Ealing Liberal Democrats made gains against the Conservatives to become the official opposition.

Liberal Democrats made gains in Ealing Common and also won a seat in the previously Tory stronghold of Hanger Hill to increase the number of their councillors to six. The Tory losses mean they are now the third party in Ealing.

In the Hanger Hill ward, new councillor Athena Zissimos was elected taking a seat from the Conservatives after a long, hardworking campaign to clean up the area. In Ealing Common, new Lib Dem Councillor Connie Hersch, was elected alongside existing Councillor Jon Ball. In Southfield ward Gary Busuttil, Gary Malcolm and Andrew Steed increased their margin of victory taking half of the vote. With only a few hundred more votes, the Liberal Democrats could have made three additional gains.

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Ealing Liberal Democrats to work with Ealing Citizens to improve services

Councillor Gary Malcolm, Group Leader for Ealing Liberal Democrats speaks at Ealing Citizens Assembly and commits to delivering real improvements in services across the borough including a real living wage, tackling rogue landlords, delivering social housing, training mental health champions and improving the SEN system.

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