Transport for London (TfL) announced that Turnham Green and Chiswick Park tube stations are not currently being considered under TfL’s Step Free Access Programme. Liberal Democrats will continue to campaign on this, working with Caroline Pidgeon the Liberal Democrat Greater London Assembly (GLA) Member.
From the beginning of the campaign in Vince Cables Garage, to the final push on election day, Ealing Liberal Democrat volunteers were working to help Vince Cable get re-elected in Twickenham.
RAF Northolt is a military airport and is trying to expand its commercial flights. Liberal Democrats support the Stop Northolt campaign, which is calling for local residents to be consulted on proposals.
Humaira Sanders, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Ealing North, said, “Local residents have a right to be heard. The area in and around the airfield already has high levels of air pollution. By increasing the number of commercial flights, this will be made markedly worse both due to the planes and the increased traffic bringing passengers to and from the area. The Liberal Democrats have a serious plan for cleaning up our air.”
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."
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.
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.
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.
The candidates for the 2017 General election for Ealing are Humaira Sanders, Nigel Bakhai and Jon Ball.
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.
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.