1667 ambulance delays in Tower Hamlets so far this winter

1667 patients in Tower Hamlets have faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 286 faced waits of over an hour.

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559 homes across Tower Hamlets left empty for years

Over 100 homes in Tower Hamlets have been sitting empty for two years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. 

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Tower Hamlets MP fails to stand up for single market

The Liberal Democrats have criticised local Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick for failing to stand up for jobs in Tower Hamlets by refusing to back a crucial amendment to defend Britain's place in the single market.

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Labour Council failing to tackle rogue landlords

Despite setting up a Landlord Licensing Scheme, very little is being done to tackle rogue landlords in our borough. 

Figures from Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat assembly member, show that Tower Hamlets is still failing to effectively deal with rogue landlords, with only 7 prosecutions in 2016/17 - compared to 331 in next door Newham. 

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Comment on Tower Hamlets bribery scandal

Commenting on the Sunday Times story that a businessman with links to the Labour party attempted to solicit a bribe from a developer in exchange for planning consent, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Poplar and Limehouse, Elaine Bagshaw said:

"Once again our borough is mired in scandal. It seems that only 4 months after we finally got rid of Lutfur Rahman, someone with links to the Labour party decided to try and carry on his legacy. 

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What rubbish recycling!

Residents across the borough are fuming at changes made to how we recycle. Pink bags have to be collected from an Idea Store, and in a bizarre turn of events you also have to show ID.

Local spokesperson Elaine Bagshaw said: “We already have one of the lowest recycling rates in London and this is only going to make it worse. We have to work together to make recycling as easy as possible for people. This is bad for the planet and bad for the borough.”

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