What the fox? Jon Ball joins Vinny the Fox Cub to pledge support for a cruelty free future


Vinny the Fox Cub was today joined by Jon Ball, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Ealing Acton and Central, and supporters from the League Against Cruel Sports, to launch a Battle Bus tour of Great Britain.

Vinny has three key policies and will be asking election candidates from all parties if they will:

  • Reject any weakening of the ban on hunting
  • Support an increase in the maximum sentence for animal cruelty offences to five years imprisonment
  • Support the creation of a register of convicted animal abusers to ensure that banning orders are enforceable

Jon Ball signed up to the campaign and said, "Theresa May's proposal to end the ban on fox hunting is the latest sign that she is turning the Conservative Party into a copy of UKIP. If elected, I will always vote to ensure that the barbaric practice of hunting remains banned and that illegal hunting and other animal cruelty is punished severely."

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NHS cyber crime: Jon Ball demands inquiry into why the Conservatives cut cyber-security budgets


Jon Ball, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, has demanded an inquiry into why the Conservatives cut cyber-security support a year ago when it axed a £5.5m deal with Microsoft.

Jon Ball worked professionally in the IT sector and knows that it is crucial to ensure that critical systems and our personal data are kept safe. Liberal Democrats are concerned that the ransomware attack put patients at risk by rendering vital clinical information such as blood tests and x-rays unavailable and even forced some hospitals to delay some operations.

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Lib Dems In Ealing Stand Against Hard Brexit On Europe Day


Liberal Democrat Ealing North Parliamentary Candidate, Humaira Sanders, has marked Europe Day by calling on voters in Ealing to support the Lib Dems in standing up to Theresa May's plans for a hard, destructive Brexit.

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Liberal Democrats extra £6bn funding for NHS and Social Care


As part of the general election campaign the Liberal Democrats will invest an extra £6bn a year in our NHS and social care system; paid for through an immediate 1p rise in all rates of income tax.

Nationally, the Conservatives have not dealt with the social care crisis and locally Labour have closed many day centres, affecting the severely disabled, the elderly and some with mental health concerns.

The Liberal Democrats in Ealing have campaigned consistently to protect local hospital services from the threat of closure. Most recently, local Liberal Democrats rallied at Charing Cross Hospital, which cares for Ealing residents being investigated and treated for serious illnesses such as bowel cancer and breast cancer.

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General Election Candidates announced


The candidates for the 2017 General election for Ealing are Humaira Sanders, Nigel Bakhai and Jon Ball.

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Charing Cross hospital rally


Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, Jon Ball, attended a rally organised by the Liberal Democrats to raise awareness of the Conservative government cuts to local hospital services.

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Heathrow consultation - ensure you tell them we do not want expansion


Despite the fact that the Conservative government indicated it wished to expand Heathrow, your Liberal Democrat Councillors want as many residents as possible to remind them of the negatives of expanding Heathrow airport, by filling in the short consultation.

Airport Watch have advised us that there would be new flight path directly over Chiswick and it is likely that greater flights will mean more air and noise pollution. The consultation ends on Thursday 25 May and some facts to help give you more information, from Airport Watch, are available here.

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Tree update - additional money found


In addition to the ward forum spend on trees it has been confirmed that Southfield will now benefit from additional funds from the Mayor of London's Tree Fund. This means that most, if not all, of the trees that were cut down last November (over 100) will be replaced.

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14 storey monster - 100 Bollo Lane planning update


The proposed 14 storey building for 100 Bollo Lane was given the go ahead by Labour-run Ealing Council recently.

Local residents had also objected to the scheme and over 100 of them had signed a Liberal Democrat petition which was handed in at the planning meeting.

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Acton Lane Wall Update

Councillors in front of Acton Lane Bridge

At our recent ward forum, Southfield Liberal Democrat Councillors Gary Busuttil, Gary Malcolm and Andrew Steed, agreed to use money from the Ward Forum budget to fund 60% of the work needed to demolish and stabilise the wall adjacent to the railway bridge on Acton Lane. 

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