Commenting on reports today released by the government that show that rough sleeping has risen by a third since 2015, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:
“The homelessness figures revealed today show that the situation is spiralling out of control. In the last two years we have seen the number of rough sleepers sky rocket by one third.
Meetings in the Tower Hamlets Council chamber are not always particularly productive — with Councillors storming out or bickering endlessly.
But last night was more encouraging. It was the final Council meeting by our Councillor, Andrew Cregan, and he went out with a bang!
Councillor Cregan presented a petition to stop the closure of The Jamboree (and gave a fantastic rallying speech outside the Council beforehand)
- Councillor Cregan questioned why The Jamboree was refused community asset status
Stephen O’Shea (candidate for St. Katherine’s & Wapping) presented his petition to get speed cameras installed in Wapping
- We supported an opposition motion to have a gender pay audit of Council staff
- And we amended that motion to make sure the Council has a clear policy on shared parental leave and we have an ethnicity pay audit too — putting policy from last year’s manifesto into action
This is what we’ve been able to do in one evening with just one Councillor. Imagine what we’ll be able to do with more.
Today is International Women’s Day. Today is for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality.
This year’s theme is #PressForProgress.
1,400 people have already signed the petition to ask the Council to intervene and protect one of London's quirkiest and most exciting venues.
On Saturday Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon joined Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats on the campaign trail. Water pressure is a key concern for residents of the Isle of Dogs.
Responding to the Tower Hamlets Council Budget, Lib Dem Councillor Andrew Cregan calls on the Council to reverse changes and make recycling easier. Only 21% of rubbish in Tower Hamlets is recycled.