Caroline Pidgeon visits Chestnut Avenue

Caroline Pidgeon visits Chestnut Avenue after cull

Having heard of the premature and highly unpopular cull of trees along Chestnut Avenue Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, came to see for herself and find out more about what has been happening. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

Win for campaigners on Tooting Bec Road

key_tooting_bec_rd_tfl_aug16.jpg

A few years ago, Jon Irwin ran a petition calling on the Mayor to make improvements to Tooting Bec Road, from the Lido to the tube. We now have a first consultation.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Success for cycling along Queenstown Road

A Lib Dem campaign for a safe cycle route along Queenstown Road has won the backing of Transport for London.

 

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

And we're off!

hero_farron.jpg

The Wandsworth Lib Dems have never been better placed . We recently crashed through the 1,000-member mark and numbers will soar even higher following Mrs May’s decision to order the country to political battle stations.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

South London train passengers have suffered enough

key_carolinepidgeon_cityhall.jpgCaroline Pidgeon urges Chris Grayling to reverse cuts for access improvements at seven south London train stations.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Liberal Democrats launch borough party for Wandsworth

key_inagural_WandsworthLD_meeting.JPG

At their combined AGMs on 24 November Putney Liberal Democrats and Battersea & Tooting Liberal Democrats passed resolutions to combine into a single local party, Wandsworth Liberal Democrats, to cover the whole borough of Wandsworth.

Matthew Green, Chair of the Battersea & Tooting Liberal Democrats commented: "The local parties in Wandsworth have seen an astonishing growth in membership - more than trebling in two years. This shows that there is a lot of latent support for the party here, in spite of the dominance of the council by the Conservatives and Labour. This new organisation will help us exploit that opportunity."

The meeting also appointed an Executive Committee for the new local party, to take effect on 1 January 2017:

Chair: Caroline Ogden

Treasurer: Matthew Green

Secretary: Eileen Riley Arms

Membership Development Officer: Jon Irwin

Data Officer: Andy Hinton

Committee members: Stephen Bieneck, Hugh Brown, Mark Gitsham, Carol Griffiths, Varun Manthri, Jordi Martinez, Katie Merrell, Constanza de Toma

Prospective Parliamentary candidates: Richard Davies (Battersea), Alex Glassbrook (Tooting), Ryan Mercer (Putney)

Add your reaction Share

Liberal Democrats announce merged organisation for Wandsworth

The Liberal Democrats are to adopt a unified borough organisation, according to proposals agreed by the executives of Battersea and Tooting Liberal Democrats and Putney Liberal Democrats in October. These proposals will be put to members at a joint AGM on 24 November 2016.

When the Liberal Democrats were formed from the merger of the Liberal Party and the SDP in 1988, each of Wandsworth's three parliamentary constituencies had its own local party. The Battersea and Tooting parties merged shortly after, as membership at the time was weak, especially in Battersea. Membership now is at record levels, with over 750 across the borough. This follows dramatic growth locally after the general election of 2015 and the EU referendum earlier this year. However, changes to the way constituency boundaries are determined mean that it is more appropriate to organise on a borough basis.

"We want to work on success in local government elections first, as a basis for building support in parliamentary elections," says Putney Chair Godfrey Shocket, "so focusing on the borough makes sense, as well as being a better use of volunteer time."

"It was first proposed to merge the parties in the 1990s, but it was never considered a priority. However most local parties in London now work on a borough basis, including neighbouring Richmond and Merton, so now is a good moment to make the change," says Matthew Green, Chair of Battersea and Tooting Liberal Democrats.

"Our recent membership surge shows that there are many party supporters here in Wandsworth who are badly served by the Conservative and Labour parties. This is a good base from which the merged party can build," adds Matthew.

More details on the merger for members are here.

Add your reaction Share

Lib Dems win TfL review for Tooting Bec Road cycle way

key_tooting_bec_rd_tfl_aug16.jpg

Wandsworth Liberal Democrats are delighted that TfL are to review options for cycle facilities along Tooting Bec Road, following a petition the party submitted to City Hall. This will form part of the Quietway initiative linking Croydon to Waterloo.

Read more
2 reaction Share

Council by-election: Eileen Riley Arms calls for fresh start in Tooting

key_tooting_eileen.jpg

Local resident Eileen Riley Arms has been nominated for the Tooting ward by-election on 18 August. Eileen has been getting a good response on the doorstep, with her message that if you vote for the Conservatives or Labour you will just get the same old policies in Wandsworth Council. "We need a fresh look," she says.

Read more
2 reaction Share

Positive Liberal Future for Tooting

 

Alex Glassbrook explains why he thinks you should vote for him this Thursday 16th June for a positive liberal future for Tooting. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.