Local Lib Dems Launch Their Election Manifesto

Parties get set for May 22 local election

Merton Liberal Democrats launched their local election manifesto Innovation Merton, with Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron MP.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Farron MP said: "There's some fantastic liberal ideas in Innovation Merton - on building stronger communities, supporting the most vulnerable and thinking and planning ahead - like campaigning to get a lift installed at Raynes Park Station."  

Manifesto co-ordinator Diana Coman said: "The next four years will require tough decisions to be made.

"The is a clear choice for Merton between Labour, that has not looked after our community assets - presiding over the sale of schools and then finding that we don't have enough places for local children, and the Conservatives who are making promises about what they will do but admit they have absolutely no idea how they will pay for it."

The six headline pledges in their Innovation Merton manifesto are:  

1. Keep streets cleaner and safer for all;
2. Build a stronger community;
3. Prepare for our future, by thinking and planning ahead;
4. Protect our heritage and the outdoors;
5. Support the creative economy locally; and
6. Open the doors of the town hall.

Meanwhile, the three candidates named by the Merton Park Ward Independent Residents' Association for the Merton Park ward are John Sergeant, Edward Foley and Peter Southgate.

April 10, 2014