Lib Dems commit to ending rough sleeping in Haringey

The Liberal Democrats have become the first major party to commit to ending the "national scandal" of rough sleeping across Britain, including in Haringey.

The latest figures show there were 29 people sleeping rough in Haringey in 2016, up from 22 the previous year. This includes 4 people under 25.

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Tim Farron brings Lib Dem fightback to Hornsey & Wood Green

Lib Dem party Leader, Tim Farron, visited the borough on Monday to support the Lib Dem candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green, Dawn Barnes.

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70 young people in Hornsey & Wood Green to be stripped of housing benefit

70 young people in Hornsey & Wood Green will be affected by the Conservative government’s decision to strip 18-21 year olds of housing benefit, research by the House of Commons library commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has shown. Another 80 people in Tottenham will also be hit by the changes.

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Haringey 4th on Town Hall rich list-31 staff earn over £100k

The Taxpayer’s Alliance revealed Labour-run Haringey Council has the 4th highest number of council staff in the country being paid £100,000 a year or more. Other London councils also featured in the top 10, with Southwark being 1st, Wandsworth 4th (jointly with Haringey), Islington 9th and Brent 10th.

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Lib Dem fight against school funding cuts leads to cross-party letter to minister

At a Full Council meeting in Wood Green last night (20th March), the Lib Dems presented a motion calling on the government to reverse the cut to Haringey schools budget of £5 million a year by 2019–20. They also called on the council to object to the funding cuts and for a letter to be written to the Secretary of State for Education to oppose them.

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Labour-run council fails to answer 1 in 3 phone calls from residents

Haringey’s Lib Dem opposition have uncovered figures showing 30% of residents’ phone calls to Labour-run Haringey Council were not answered. The figures revealed that this year 1 in 3 calls (30%) were not answered, a drop from 2014 when 1 in 5 calls (17%) were not picked up.  The council have a target of 10% or less phone calls not being answered.

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Plans for dementia nurses rejected by Haringey Labour councillors

Haringey Lib Dems put forward a proposal for the council to employ 4 Admiral Nurses. These specialist nurses care for those with dementia and support the friends and relatives that care for them. The Lib Dems put forward the proposal at Haringey's budget setting meeting on Monday evening. 

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