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Lambeth Lib Dems caught making shameful election lies

Lambeth Lib Dems have been caught pushing completely false information ahead of the local elections in May. The Lib Dems issued a leaflet in several wards of Lambeth claiming that Labour had demolished 900 council homes in Lambeth in 2017 - a claim that has absolutely no basis in reality. The Lib Dem's falsely claim that it was based on information by the council – an allegation that has been rejected by council officers and is disputed by the council’s official figures.

Cllr Paul Gadsby said: "The Lib Dems have been caught red-handed lying to the people of Lambeth - it's a shameful attempt to mislead and scare local people and they should be utterly ashamed of themselves. We've long known that the Lib Dems in Lambeth will stretch the truth and claim anything to get elected - and this is the evidence that they'll stoop to any level to do that this year. It's further proof that they have no positive ideas to offer local people, so they're left to lie about Labour's record instead.

Thankfully, local people worked out long ago that you can't trust the Lib Dems - it's why they threw all Lib Dems out of office in 2014 and why we're confident they'll reject them again on 3rd May. 

Only Labour is running a positive campaign based on an ambitious and comprehensive manifesto that will deliver a better, fairer Lambeth."

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commented 2018-04-23 12:22:27 +0100
This is a completely false reading of the figures. As the official figures provided by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government make clear for 2016/17, there were 0 demolitions of council homes in Lambeth.

Where have these 900 homes been demolished? When will Lambeth Lib Dems apologise for lying to local people?
commented 2018-04-20 18:13:06 +0100
Lambeth Council’s housing development pipeline report, a document produced by council officers on behalf of the council, states that there in the financial year ending 2017, there were -19 net additional socially rented homes being built in Lambeth.

Net additional homes are the amount of new homes being built, minus the homes demolished as a direct result of those homes being built.

It also states that the council is currently constructing 883 homes for social rent. To build 883 new homes and end up with net loss of social housing it means you have to have demolished more than 883 homes.

883 – 902 = -19

902 demolitions to be precise.

These documents can be found quite easily on Lambeth Council’s website.

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