Sutton Lib Dems slam Tory planning free-for-all that will lead to “slums of the future”

Sutton’s lead Councillors for planning policy are calling for the Government to rethink their plans to tear-up planning regulations which will deny local residents a say about what is built in their neigbourhoods.

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Sutton’s Tory MPs fail to back putting Grenfell recommendations into law

With this week marking the first anniversary of the terrible fire in Worcester Park which destroyed the homes of 23 families, Sutton residents have expressed their shock at both Tory MPsfailing to back the Grenfell inquiry recommendations.

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Sutton MP & Tory minister REJECTS further support for local businesses

Sutton & Cheam MP Paul Scully, also Minister for London, has been criticised for refusing to allow London councils to keep underspent Covid grants and further support local businesses.

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Tories urged to rethink cutting free bus travel for 15,000 young people across Sutton

As the school year resumes, Sutton’s Liberal Democrat councillors have challenged local Conservative politicians to help protect free travel for all under-18s in the borough.
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Sutton Lib Dems welcome Ed Davey as new leader and launch of National Listening Project

In his acceptance speech, Ed Davey announced his plans to “get beyond Westminster” and speak to people across the country so they can tell us “what matters most to them.”

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Eviction ban extended after calls from Sutton Council’s housing lead

Tory ministers have been forced to extend the ban on landlords being able to evict tenants during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rail fare hike “unjustifiable”, says Sutton Council transport chair

Manuel Abellan, Sutton Council’s lead on transport, has called for a freeze on rail fares following the announcement that the Retail Price Index rose by 1.6% in July, which will be used to calculate the increase in fares at the end of the year.

 

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PM must apologise over grade award shambles

In response to the announcement that all A level and GCSE pupils in England are to get their teacher assessed grade, Liberal Democrats have called on Boris Johnson to apologise to the thousands of students who feel betrayed by the government's shambolic handling of this year’s exams.

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"GoSutton Bus needed more than ever" say Lib Dems

Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners are calling on the Government to urgently step in and work with the London Mayor to fund and reinstate the popular GoSutton bus to the borough.

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5,000 Sutton residents risk sanctions for not job-hunting - despite collapsing jobs market

Sutton’s 5,000 Universal Credit claimants risk sanctions by Tory ministers for not job-hunting- even though the number of vacancies across Britain has plunged.

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