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Local campaigner Alison Hopkins selected for Dollis Hill by-election in Brent

Alison Hopkins campaigning for Brent libraries At the weekend I was over in Dollis Hill, helping the Brent team with some canvassing ahead of next month’s by-election.

The local party has now selected Alison Hopkins to be the Liberal Democrat candidate:

A local through and through, Alison has lived in Dollis Hill for over 55 years, went to Braintcroft primary school and married her husband at the local church – St Mary and St Andrew – in 1974.

Alison has a long record of campaigning for local people. As the Neasden representative of the Brent SOS libraries campaign she has been fighting the Labour Council’s plans to close half the libraries in Brent, including both the libraries serving Dollis Hill residents – in Neasden and Cricklewood. She is campaigning against the Council’s slashing of the street cleaning budget that has seen rubbish pile up in Dollis Hill’s streets and she has taken a stand against the Labour Council’s frittering away of thousands of pounds on luxury hotel away-days and expensive meals, money that could have been used to keep the libraries open and the dumped rubbish off Dollis Hill’s streets.

Alison is also one of the founding members of the¬†Coalition for a Sustainable Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration, a campaign group which has worked with¬†Sarah Teather MP, fighting to stop Barnet’s plans to build a massive rubbish dump on the doorsteps of Dollis Hill schools.

Good luck, Alison.

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