All is fare at 7:30am (and before)

The Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor and the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon, has set out plans for half price fares for journeys that start by 7:30am.

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Support for local businesses - Small Business Saturday!

We want businesses in our local area to succeed and grow.

The Liberal Democrats believe in individuals reaching their full potential, as active participants within their wider society. We believe in small and new business as a positive agent of change: contributing fresh ideas and social solutions that drive us all forward.

Published on Small Business Saturday 2015, here is some information on support for local businesses.

In addition, you can find details of businesses in the borough on local site WimbledonSW19.com here and on the Small Business Saturday Small Business Finder.

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London Lib Dems to oppose curbs on Uber after intervention from Merton Lib Dems

London Lib Dems will now oppose some of the TfL proposals to restrict operators of online private hire vehicles, like Uber, after local Lib Dems intervened.

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Tax credit changes will hammer 8,800 families in Merton

8,800 families in Merton Borough will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits, with the average working family losing £750 a year.

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Extra protection for renters in Merton

“Revenge evictions” by landlords were finally banned on 1 October, after a long campaign by the Liberal Democrats in Parliament.

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Questions about Crossrail 2

Open letter from Giles Bailey.


The Department for Transport and Transport for London are continuing to develop their Crossrail 2 proposal for a new rail service connecting Southwest with Northeast London. The main part of the scheme would run in a tunnel from Wimbledon to Tottenham Hale. This is an enormous project that wouldn’t likely be completed until 2030 and cost many billions of pounds. The scheme was discussed at the recent Raynes Park Community Forum on 1 Oct 2015.

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Merton Secondary School Places

A letter from former Merton Liberal Democrat councillor Iain Dysart.

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Train company must push for step-free improvement

Residents and local campaigners have been shocked to discover that South West Trains is not pushing to make local train stations more accessible. The campaign continues: collecting petition signatures and talking to residents outside Raynes Park Station on 28 June 2015.

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Vision, not closure is what adult education needs

An open letter from Wimbledon's Parliamentary campaigner, Shas Sheehan.

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Merton's Independent Living Fund

In February, local Lib Dems sought to protect funding for the care packages of those with the highest support needs in the borough.

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