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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Labour’s Mayor of London ditches long-awaited Sutton Tram Link

Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has shelved plans for the long-awaited Sutton tram-link, disappointing residents and councillors who have campaigned for the extension over many years.

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Sutton Tories flip-flop on schemes to create ‘low-traffic neighbourhoods'

Sutton Conservatives flip-flop on schemes to create ‘low-traffic neighbourhoods’ in Sutton two weeks after formally endorsing them.

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Low-traffic Neighbourhoods in Sutton

The pandemic and resulting lockdown has had a massive effect on our community and across the country. In Sutton it has also meant less traffic and better air quality. 

Residents tell us, as highlighted in recent consultations, that they want less pollution, traffic and speeding on our residential roads. We share this ambition.

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9,000 pensioner families across Sutton set to lose free TV licence

Lib Dem councillors have blasted Tory ministers for refusing to step in as the BBC cuts the free TV licence for over 9,000 pensioner families across Sutton.

It's been confirmed that as of 1st August 2020, the free TV licence will be stopped for all over-75s except those receiving pensioner credit.

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