Statement on Wireless Festival Chaos

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Following the chaos at Wireless Festival over the weekend, Councillor Nick da Costa (LD-Highgate), Haringey Opposition Spokesperson for Crime & Communities, said:
“Liberal Democrats were clear before this weekend that the number and size of events in Finsbury Park needs to be reduced, and the chaos at Wireless Festival this weekend reinforces that. The total lack of organisation around the festival caused misery to residents and festival goers alike, and is completely unacceptable. Haringey Council must act to ensure we do not see a repeat of these scenes at future events which are being held at the park.”

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Councillor’s anti-Semitic tweets exposed

Just a day after the suspension of Councillor Ibrahim Ali (Lab-Bruce Grove) became public, Labour in Haringey have been thrown into fresh chaos following a Jewish Chronicle article exposing anti-semitic tweets from newly elected Councillor Joy Wallace (Lab-Fortis Green).

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Statement On Labour Councillor Suspension

Following news that Haringey Councillor Ibrahim Ali (Bruce Grove) has been suspended from the Labour Party, Councillor Luke Cawley-Harrison (LD-Crouch End), Leader of the Opposition on Haringey Council, said:

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New administration rigs watchdog committee

At the first meeting of Haringey council since May’s elections, the Labour administration continued its tradition of marking its own homework in respect to the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The committee is in charge of holding the administration to account, and scrutinising the effectiveness of policies before they are enacted.

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Haringey Lib Dems welcome recommendation on care experience

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Just two months after Haringey Council became the country’s first local authority to join the campaign to make care experience a protected characteristic, the Independent Review on Children’s Social Care has made the same recommendation - meaning those with care experience would be protected in law from discrimination.

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Haringey Lib Dems confirm new leadership team

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The Opposition in Haringey has confirmed its new leadership team, following their Annual General Meeting last night (Monday 16th May).

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Lib Dems retain 7 councillors

Following the 2022 local elections, the Liberal Democrats will have seven councillors on Haringey Council, covering five wards. The party held all three of its seats in Highgate ward, while also retaining one councillor in each of Alexandra Park, Crouch End, Fortis Green and Muswell Hill.

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