Category Archives: Politics

Government TfL takeover threat an insult to democracy

Responding to the Government threat to take control of Transport for London (TfL) unless the Mayor of London accepts its conditions, Luisa Porritt, Lib Dem Candidate for Mayor of London said: “Not content with their shameful treatment of the people of Greater Manchester, the Tory

Music Venue Trust Welcomes Huge Step Forward

A STATEMENT FROM MUSIC VENUE TRUST Music Venue Trust has welcomed the release of the first round of funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which is a huge step forward in the efforts to reopen every venue safely. Since March, MVT has been working

New ‘traffic light’ COVID-system leaves businesses in a jam

The UK Government announced its new ‘three-tier’ rules approach last night in Downing Street. The system is the latest in the Government’s ‘to and fro’ approach to tackle rising COVID cases. Yet, as with many other Government-led regulations, businesses have been left confused about whether

Candidates confirmed for Lib Dem London Mayoral race

Luisa Porritt and Geeta Sidhu-Robb will be the two candidates contesting the nomination to be the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London, the Party has confirmed. As of 9am today (Thursday 10th September), the shortlisted candidates will be campaigning for members’ votes in a

London Councils opposes ‘potentially disastrous’ planning changes

London Councils has stated its strong opposition to “any moves towards a planning free-for-all”. Responding to the government’s white paper on planning policy, London Councils expressed concern that the changes will severely restrict boroughs’ ability to uphold quality standards and to ensure affordable housing targets