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Local Lib Dems hand in Post Office petition

Lib Dem GLA candidate for Lambeth and Southwark, Cllr Caroline Pidgeon joined Simon Hughes MP and local councillors and campaigners at Post Office Ltd's HQ to hand in a petition signed by over 3,500 people against the planned closures of local branches in the two boroughs.

Commenting, Caroline said:
"The support from local residents for our local post offices has been overwhelming and shows the central role that these branches play in the lives of people in both Lambeth and Southwark.

Big win for Lib Dems in Vassall by-election

Liberal Democrat Steve Bradley has won the Vassall by-election held on 20 March. He was elected with over 50% of the vote and with a 12% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

Newly elected Councillor Steve Bradley said, "I would like to thank people of Vassall for giving me the chance to be their representative at the Town Hall.

"On the doorsteps, people said to me, 'It's time for a change.' The message is clear - Labour are on the way out."

No to post office closures in Lambeth

Local Liberal Democrats across south London are gearing up to fight the latest government threat to Lambeth's post offices.

Post Office Ltd has announced that it is proposing to close branches all across South London including in Vauxhall. Lambeth post offices threatened with closure in Vauxhall include those at Acre Lane, Vauxhall Street and Clapham High Street, as well as Abbeville Road nearby in Clapham.

Local Lib Dems demand action from TfL over Rotherhithe bus overcrowding

Local Liberal Democrats are campaigning to reduce overcrowding on the 381 and C10 bus services in Rotherhithe.

Surrey Docks Lib Dem councillors last year campaigned for TfL to introduce a rail replacement bus service between Canada Water and Rotherhithe stations that would stop to pick up passengers along the route. TfL agreed to the replacement bus, but have angered local residents by refusing to collect passengers between the two stations.

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