Cllr Linda Wade has raised the issue of poor living conditions of 254 asylum seekers in Earl’s Court. The asylum seekers, spread over 6 hotels in the area, have insufficient food, no drinking water and are in urgent need of support.
In an interview with ITV, Cllr Wade said that these people are not getting the support they need.
Conditions are poor, food is poor, no water from bathroom taps, mice and suicides have been reported.
The Leader, Deputy Leader of the Council, and Felicity Buchan have all communicated with Home Office about the matter. These discussions have focussed on to moving these individuals on, but the present situation does highlight that the contract is not fit for purpose, here or anywhere else in the UK, and above all is not humane.
We are happy to report that we have selected Ted Townsend as our candidate for the West Central constituency on the London Assembly. The election will take place in May 2021. The West Central constituency covers the Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster Boroughs.
Ted takes on the role from Jessie Venegas who stepped down when the GLA Election was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mutual Aid Networks
Life in Lockdown has been difficult for all of us. During this time, the Mutual Aid Network was set up in our area.
Cllr Linda Wade and many of our members are involved in our local Mutual Aid Networks in Kensington and Chelsea that have emerged to help those self-isolating in their community with grocery shopping, collecting their medication, or providing other forms of support.
So that people feel like there’s someone out there listening and looking out for them.
If you are interested in helping or require assistance and are self-isolating press on the link below
London Liberal Democrats have today confirmed Luisa Porritt as their Candidate for Mayor of London in the 2021 election.
In her first comments as the candidate, Luisa Porritt described London as at a “crucial moment” and said she would bring “big ideas and urgent action” to secure its future. Her ideas include putting “homes in the heart of the city” and reshaping London so that its “600 neighbourhoods” lead the recovery.
Sign the petition to call on the government and TfL to withdraw their plans to: Scrap free travel for under 18s and stop the use of the Older Person’s Freedom Pass on buses before 9 am.
Due to the Covid-19 emergency, 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. Our councillor Linda Wade in Earl's Court, our Committee, and many of our membership are involved in local groups reaching out to their communities to offer support and assistance to anyone who needs it.
Feel free to get in touch with us with any query, big or small, by emailing [email protected]. Our ward reps throughout K&C are also calling all members to check on their wellbeing.
The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Rabina Khan, previously PPC for Kensington and European parliamentary candidate, has been appointed as the new Communities Special Advisor to their Leader in the House of Lords, Lord Newby.
We are excited to let you know that today Nicola Horlick has been appointed as our prospective candidate for Chelsea & Fulham at the next parliamentary election. This is a game-changer for Chelsea & Fulham, and a chance to remove the Conservative MP, change the parliamentary maths, and get an outstanding Liberal Democrat MP into parliament.
On Satuday the Lib Dems marched alongside thousands of protesters in London to demand better than Brexit. Calling for an end to the no deal nonsense and for the UK to remain in the EU.