Responding to reports that Boris Johnson is set to drop his controversial planning reforms following the Liberal Democrat by-election victory in Chesham and Amersham, Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Tim Farron MP said:
"These undemocratic planning reforms would silence communities and give developers a free for all. It's about time the government dropped them and introduced a community-led approach to planning instead, including giving councils the power to clamp down on second homes.
"But if Boris Johnson’s Conservatives think this will stop the anger in blue wall seats after voting through a manifesto-breaking increase to national insurance, they are deceiving themselves in the same way they’ve tried to deceive voters."
At the council by-election on May 6, Vikas Aggarwal is offering real change to residents of Churchill ward who have been taken for granted for years by Labour and the Tories.
Our London Elections event takes place on Monday 1st March at 1830.
Westminster City Council needs to ensure al-fresco dining can take place on every night of
the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The gap between national and local government actions
has resulted in a national Government campaign operating Monday to Wednesday and
some of our streets supporting al-fresco dining Wednesday to Sunday. This gap needs to be urgently closed before Eat Out To Help Out ends.
We’ve today written to Westminster City Council asking for an impact assessment to be carried out to assess the risks to health and social distancing posed by very large numbers returning to the city as we come out of lockdown.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have ceased all campaigning and are asking our members and supporters to concentrate on non-political efforts to help the community weather this crisis. If you are volunteering, the advice from Westminster City Council is to help out as close to home as possible.
Here is how you can help: