Vince Cable declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Vince Cable has been declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats with the backing of every one of the party’s MPs, succeeding Tim Farron.
Vince was nominated by all his parliamentary colleagues and the requisite number of members across the country. He is to embark on a UK-wide tour having been declared Leader (Thursday) at an event in central London.
Report shows prisons still failing badly
Commenting on the annual report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey said: "This report reveals the appalling state of our prisons - the worst we have seen in modern times. It highlights this Government’s inability to tackle rising levels of violence, self-harm and deaths." East Surrey's MP Sam Gymiah is a Junior Minister for Prisons and has not commented.
Have your say: Warlingham Recycling Tip, should it close?
Caterham Tandridge District Councillor Alun Jones is one the councillors urging Tandridge residents to be aware of the proposals: “The Caterham site clearly has a limit on how much waste / recycling it can accept, and experience shows that each time a container is full they have to shut the site for a period of time while they replace it with an empty one. This compounds traffic congestion and may mean the site will have to turn residents away or refuse to accept that material. Therefore I believe the potential increase in residents using the Caterham site will make the current traffic issues in the area much worse.”
Hammond's position on "overpaid" public sector totally unsustainable - Cable
Commenting on Philip Hammond's refusal to deny that he said public sector workers were "overpaid" Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable said:
Lib Dems call for immediate action on fire safety in Surrey
Liberal Democrat county councillors have called for a thorough review of fire safety in Surrey following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in North Kensington. At least 80 people were killed in the blaze, with an unknown number of people still missing and unaccounted for. Surrey Fire & Rescue Service attended the incident to provide assistance to the London Fire Brigade, due to the sheer scale of the disaster.