Paul Burstow confirms plans for life after Parliament

Paul Burstow, who served as Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam for 18 years, has told his local party he has decided not to contest the next General Election.

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Tom Brake MP vows to ‘fight harder than ever’ against Tory cuts on vulnerable people and public services

Tom Brake MP, re-elected in May as the Liberal Democrat member for Carshalton and Wallington, says he will fight harder than ever against Conservative cuts on vulnerable people and public services.

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Sutton Council encourages more local businesses to sign up to innovative mental health project

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat council is encouraging more businesses in the borough to sign up to its innovative Embracing Mental Health Project to help get local people into work and raise awareness about the local employer support networks available to them.

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Final push for Rosehill Traders Market crowd-funding appeal

An appeal to raise nearly £25,000 to re-establish the once popular traders market in Rosehill has just three days in which to reach its target.  

Cllr Jean Crossby, Liberal Democrat Chair of the St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee, has sent out an urgent appeal to local businesses and residents to help raise the final £2,000 needed. 

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Loss of PCSOs would severely damage neighbourhood policing

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has warned that any move by the Metropolitan Police to scrap the capital’s Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) could spell an end to meaningful neighbourhood policing in the community.  

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Over 4,000 Carshalton and Wallington families at risk of falling into poverty due to Tory tax credit cuts

Tom Brake MP has strongly supported the stance by Liberal Democrat peers to move a fatal motion in the House of Lords to stop the Government’s proposed changes to tax credits.

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Sutton urges businesses and residents to sign up to new apprenticeship hub

Liberal Democrat Sutton Council has set up a website to connect people looking for a new career with businesses that offer apprenticeship places and on-the-job learning.

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Sutton Tories want to sell historic Carshalton site for building

Plans for a much-loved Victorian building in Carshalton, drawn up by a Sutton-based environmental charity, are being opposed by the borough’s Tory opposition because they want to build on the site instead.  

The highly-respected charity, EcoLocal, have submitted exciting proposals to Sutton Council for The Lodge, which stands in a conservation area near Carshalton Ponds. The building is currently used by the council’s Social Services Department and is in a run-down state. 

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Activities for Sutton's older residents

Hundreds of older Sutton residents and their relatives have enjoyed a range of borough-wide activities to help mark Silver Sunday at the beginning of October.

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Tom Brake joins millions in celebrating the Morden Mosque reopening

A fire truly did not extinguish the support Tom Brake, along with regular worshippers, local councillors, members of the Fire and Police services and thousands of others, exhibited Friday, at the reopening of the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

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