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Welcome to Walthamstow Liberal Democrats

Winning for Walthamstow

The Liberal Democrats are now the clear challengers to Labour in Walthamstow's Parliamentary Constituency. The Conservatives are out of the race. Support the Liberal Democrats for real change in Walthamstow.

Current campaigns include cleaner safer streets, a fairer tax system putting £700 back in the average persons pocket, 3,000 more police on our streets and better housing for Walthamstow residents.

Come and join the winning team in Walthamstow.

Recent updates

  • Article: Jan 26, 2015

    Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has said the conviction of an Egyptian doctor who performed an illegal female genital mutilation operation on a 13 year-old is a step forward in ending FGM across the world.

    The doctor was today (Monday 26 January) convicted of manslaughter after Suhair al-Bataa died following the operation in 2013.

  • Article: Jan 26, 2015

    Britain is providing extra humanitarian support for millions in need, Liberal Democrat International Minister Baroness Northover has announced today (Monday 26 January) during a visit to Khartoum.

    With the UN estimating that seven million people will need humanitarian assistance in Sudan this year, Britain is contributing £7 million to the Sudan 2015 Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF).

  • Article: Jan 26, 2015

    The Conservatives are making brazen attempts to take credit for raising the personal tax threshold despite the changes being delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

    New analysis by HM Treasury reveals that by raising the personal tax allowance to £10,600, 8.3m families will be £1,330 better off per year.

  • Article: Jan 26, 2015

    8.3m families will benefit twice from the Liberal Democrat tax cut, new analysis has revealed.

    Thanks to Liberal Democrats increasing the personal tax allowance to £10,600, these families will on average be £1,330 better off each year.

    New research using HM Treasury's tax and benefit model shows that our flagship policy of increasing the amount that people can earn before they pay income tax is vital in creating a fairer society.

  • Article: Jan 23, 2015

    The IFS report released today (Friday 23 January) confirms that the richest have shouldered the highest share of the burden as we move to repair the public finances.

    The Liberal Democrats have been clear that we expect those with the broadest shoulders to pay their fair share towards deficit reduction.

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    Article: Jan 22, 2015

    Ibrahim Taguri, Liberal Democrat candidate for Brent Central, has been named as the party's Race Equality Champion.

    Ibrahim will engage with all communities and ensure the party continues to include commitments reflecting a diverse Britain in our manifesto.

    The new appointment was announced by Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg at a reception for the BAME community on Wednesday evening (21 January).

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    Article: Jan 22, 2015

    Figures released today (Thursday 22 January) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the level of crime in England and Wales has fallen to a record low.

    The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) found that in the year ending September 2014, crime fell by 11 per cent compared with the previous year.

  • Article: Jan 22, 2015

    Writing in the Independent, Tim Farron MP calls for an end to the delays in publishing the Chilcot Report.

    Read Tim's article in full below.

    In 2003 Britain was led by the Labour Party with Conservative support into a war with Iraq which many people in our country believe was illegal.

    It is why on the eve of the conflict a million people took to the streets to protest against the decision to send our troops into harm's way without the backing of the United Nations.

    The grim statistics resulting directly from that fateful decision are now, sadly, all too familiar.

    Nearly 200 British service personnel killed. More than 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead. Hundreds of thousands of families torn apart in the post-war chaos; and billions of pounds of taxpayer's money spent.

    But it important to remember that the conflict with Iraq is not ancient history. It is not some distant tragedy fought between past warring nations, led by romanticised characters from popular myth or legend.

    The war in Iraq helps to explain the world today. You cannot begin to understand modern geopolitics without first understanding its intricacies and its aftermath. The legacy of the Iraqi conflict is Britain's legacy too. Our country is less safe, less secure and less trusted in the Middle East because of it.

    This makes the public inquiry into British and American invasion of Iraq so important. The British people, the wounded soldiers and their families, deserve to understand how the decision to go to war was made.

    Six years after the independent inquiry was set up in 2009 by Gordon Brown - due to be published within 12 months - we are still waiting for answers. We have now been told Sir John Chilcot will not be reporting until after the General Election in May.

    This is completely unacceptable for two reasons.

    Firstly, the public, not just the million war protestors, and the thousands still affected by this terrible conflict have waited long enough. They need and deserve closure. They cannot move on if the decision to topple Baghdad is still shrouded in mystery.

    Secondly, by delaying publication the electorate will not be able to hold to account those who took the decision to go to war at the ballot box until 2020, the date of the next General Election.

    It means voters will have waited 17 years from the day British boots hit the ground in Iraq to be able to make a fully informed decision on the war, listening to all the evidence, and use it as a factor to decide who governs the country.

    This is a democratic deficit - we should not stand for it. It is why today (Wednesday) the Liberal Democrats launched a petition to call for the urgent publication of Sir John's report. It the very least the public expect.

    Whether it is the case or not, with every passing day there is a real danger the public will assume the report is being, as Nick Clegg has said, 'sexed down' by individuals rebutting criticisms put to them by the inquiry.

    David Cameron, the Conservative Party and, of course, Labour all voted for the Iraq War; and they all condemned the Liberal Democrats for opposing the invasion.

    It is incomprehensible to the British public that such an important report should be delayed. The voters did not have a say on the decision to go to war in 2003. They must have their say now - 17 years is far too long.

  • Article: Jan 22, 2015

    Applications are now open for the Liberal Democrats Diversity Office's training weekend for young people from Black, Asian or other ethnic minority backgrounds.

    The event, which is open to young people aged 18 to 25 who self identify as being from a Black, asian or other ethnic minority background will be held at our party HQ in Westminster on Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March.

  • Article: Jan 21, 2015

    Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the rate of employment is at a record high of 30.8m.

    In the last three months employment rose by 37,000 and was up 512,000 on the year.

    For the first time since 2008 the unemployment rate has fallen below 6 per cent, falling 1.3 ​percentage points​ ​on the year to 5.8 per cent.

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