Lib Dems Unspun

Lib Dems Unspun

Have you ever seen a Lib Dem leaflet that didn’t seem quite right?

A claim that didn't ring true? Do you want the real facts?

Here at Lib Dems Unspun, our aim is to provide you with nothing but the facts to the many untrue Lib Dem stories in Kingston. Every article posted on this page will include claims from the Lib Dems followed by the real facts. To help set the record straight, please share these articles so that others may also see the facts.


Lib Dems simply wrong on new go cycle link

The Lib Dems have got it wrong over the new Kingston to Raynes Park Cycle Link

You may have seen recently that the Lib Dems have been making a lot of noise regarding the New Malden to Raynes Park Go Cycle Route. Lib Dems unspun can reveal however that once again there are a number of places where they are simply plain wrong and misleading the public.

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The Lib Dem record on consultations

Kingston at night
The Lib Dems record on engaging with residents was inconsistent and inadequate

Local Lib Dem councillors have recently claimed that there is a:

Lack of openness and transparency in consultations carried out by the current Administration...the Council is doing just whatever it wants to do.[1]

But this simply isn’t true. Here are the facts:

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Kingston Hospital - The Real Facts

Kingston Hospital Night
See below for the facts on Kingston Hospital

You may have heard on more than one occasion from local Lib Dem campaigners that Kingston’s Hospital needs saving.

Indeed Sir Edward Davey  and Kingston Lib Dems campaigned on this during the recent general election.

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Food Waste Bags - The Facts

Kingston Recycling
Kingston's recycling rate is the third best in the whole of London

Lib Dem publications have recently claimed that there has been a significant decline in food waste recycling rates, but this simply isn't true.

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Kingston the safest Borough in London

Kingston Aerial
Kingston is the safest Borough in London though you wouldn't know that from the Lib Dems

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is the Safest Borough in London for the second year running, although you wouldn't know that from what the Lib Dems have said.

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20mph zones - The Facts

The Lib Dems had previously rejected 20mph zones around schools and hospitals

Lib Dem publications have claimed that the Lib Dems want to introduce a blanket 20mph zone in Surbiton because Surbiton wants it.

But here are the facts:

Whilst the decision to implement a blanket 20mph zone across the whole of Surbiton was called in to full council, Kingston Conservatives believe that these decisions are best left to local neighbourhood committees who know their neighbourhoods best.

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Another election and another hospital closure story

Epsom hospital
The Lib Dems have claimed that Epsom Hospital will close, truth is that it won't

Earlier this month, Lib Dems Unspun informed residents about the Lib Dems scare tactics over Kingston Hospital. Not content however to alarm residents about our own hospital they’re now spreading incorrect facts over Epsom General Hospital.

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New Malden and Cocks Crescent

Cocks Crescent

The Cocks Crescent site which the Lib Dems claimed would be developed without resident input

Lib Dem publications have said that development in New Malden and Cocks Crescent is to be dramatically rolled out without any consultation from residents.

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The Lib Dem School Report

Grove new school
Even in opposition the Lib Dems continue to fail our children

Recent Lib Dem publications have stated that the Lib Dems are standing up for Kingston’s Schools as cuts to schools threaten to harm children’s education.[1]

Here are the facts:

The Conservative Government have launched a review of the national funding formula that allocates funding to schools across the country. Historically this formula has favoured the London and the South over the rest of the country. The purpose of the review is to put an end to the postcode lottery that leaves some pupils underfunded in schools across the country.[2]

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Berrylands - The Facts

Berrylands 2
The Lib Dems have claimed that the Council will redevelop whole areas of Berrylands

Lib Dem publications have stated that the Council is pursuing plans to redevelop whole areas in Berrylands, but this is simply not true.[1]

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