Spring Statement: Families in Waltham Forest to pay the price for Chancellor's failure

Spring Statement: Families in Waltham Forest to pay the price for Chancellor's failure

The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Spring Statement as a "massive missed opportunity" to help families in Waltham Forest. The party has called for the standard rate of VAT to be reduced from 20% to 17.5% for one year. It comes after the Chancellor's lacklustre Spring Statement failed to adeq...

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Chingford's Tory MP votes against plans to “name and shame” water companies killing animals with sewage

On Monday 14 March, the local Conservative MP for Chingford & Woodford Green voted against a new law that would have forced water companies to report on the number of animals killed by sewage dumps. 283 Conservative MPs voted against the plans including Iain Duncan Smith, versus 179 oppositio...

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Cut VAT to save families in Waltham Forest £55,740,000

Cut VAT to save families in Waltham Forest £55,740,000

Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats have demanded an emergency cut to VAT to protect local families from soaring bills and the Conservatives' worsening cost of living crisis. The Liberal Democrats are calling for the standard rate of VAT to be reduced from 20% to 17.5% for one year, a move that woul...

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Ukraine invasion means council pension fund must sell any investment in Russian companies say Lib Dems

Ukraine invasion means council pension fund must sell any investment in Russian companies say Lib Dems

Following the horrific news of Russia invading Ukraine, the chair of Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats, Josh Hadley, has written to Councillor Johar Khan in his capacity as chair of the pension committee to ask that its pension fund divest any shareholding it may have in companies that have invest...

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