Dementia tax data shows potentially huge costs for Bexley residents

Liberal Democrat candidates in Bexley borough have criticised Theresa May’s Dementia Tax after research done by the party showed it could cost local homeowners more than £170,000. The Conservative policy would force the sale of family homes to fund care for elderly and vulnerable relatives.  

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Meet the candidates - Simon Waddington, Erith & Thamesmead

For more than a decade Simon Waddington has been a passionate local campaigner for the Liberal Democrats wherever he has lived he has worked hard to promote campaigns which promote sustainable economic growth as well as ingraining fairness into our society. Simon grew up in Bristol and became an...

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Bexleyheath candidate attacks plan to cut school lunches for 10,000 local children

Bexleyheath candidate attacks plan to cut school lunches for 10,000 local children

Up to 2434 children living in poverty across Bexley will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May's plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. In total 9,846 children in Bexley are set to lose out under the plans. Those families lo...

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Bexley youth hear Lib Dem plan for a brighter future

Bexley youth hear Lib Dem plan for a brighter future

Bexley young people heard how the Liberal Democrats would focus on youth with its policies on voting, housing, education and drugs policy. A hustings in Thamesmead organised by Update News saw Drew Heffernan, candidate for Old Bexley & Sidcup, debate issues with candidates from Labour, the C...

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Meet the candidates - Drew Heffernan, Old Bexley & Sidcup

Meet the candidates - Drew Heffernan, Old Bexley & Sidcup

Drew Heffernan is the candidate for Old Bexley & Sidcup. Drew has worked in Special Needs for seven years at an ‘Outstanding’ rated school in West London, playing a key role as an autism specialist Learning Support Officer. Drew was also a governor at a North London primary school for sev...

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Meet the candidates - Simone Reynolds, Bexleyheath & Crayford

Meet the candidates - Simone Reynolds, Bexleyheath & Crayford

Simone Reynolds is the candidate for Bexleyheath and Crayford. Simone grew up in Kent before attending University College London in 1992 where she graduated with a degree in Ancient History/Egyptology. Simone then studied for a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at London Guildhall University. She h...

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Lib Dems to triple pupil premium funding for children in Bexley

Lib Dems to triple pupil premium funding for children in Bexley

Hundreds of 3-4 year-olds in Bexley borough would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and schools when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Lib Dems would give Greater London Authority police force an extra £62m a year

Lib Dems would give Greater London Authority police force an extra £62m a year

Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year, reassuring Bexley residents concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour. This will help reverse the damage done by Theresa May's £2bn of cuts as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister which have seve...

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