Sarah Olney is MP for Richmond Park

What has Sarah Olney been up to today?

Sarah Olney is MP for Richmond Park and a member of the Liberal Democrat party.

Sarah Olney has 18058 followers on Twitter.

On Wednesday, I spoke on Bloomberg Radio regarding the Government's failed attempts to weaponize the rail strikes.

Rather than playing political games, the Government should get round the table to prevent further industrial action from occurring.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2022-06-29/bloomberg-westminster-weaponizing-the-strikes-podcast

The ULEZ zone could be expanded to cover most of the capital by next year under new plans.

FSB London is running a survey for small businesses, asking how they will be affected by the expansion. Have your say before 8th July with the link below.

https://smartsurvey.co.uk/s/LDNULEZ22/

"We have shown that even in the bluest of blue seats, a yellow tide is coming in that threatens to sweep Johnson and his government out of office."
@EdwardJDavey

https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2022/06/ed-davey-liberal-democrats-getting-rid-boris-johnson

"No victim of sexual assault or harassment should be coerced into silence by the very institutions who are meant to protect them. Not at university, not at work, not anywhere."

@LaylaMoran #PMQs

1/2: If a toll were to be instituted on Hammersmith Bridge, it is vital that all stakeholders are properly consulted.

While it is good that progress is being made, residents cannot be kept in the dark about issues that will effect them for decades to come.

Councils need far greater powers and funding to protect them from this cost of living crisis.

"Now in a time of crisis, we need action from the Government, not Ministers sitting on their hands watching Councils struggle.” @timfarron

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/bin-collections-pothole-repairs-schools-cuts-inflation-councils-funding-1709467

UK risks ‘facilitating human rights abuses’ with Gulf trade deal, MPs warn https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gulf-traded-deal-human-rights-b2110462.html

Must read piece by @joncstone with comments from @sarahjolney1 & me.

A privilege to be at ⁦@kidslitfest⁩ in Barnes this morning, watching Axel Scheffler re-creating some of his famous drawings, and listening to him read.Full festival programme here: https://www.barneskidslitfest.org/whats-on/

“This is, I think, about as compelling a message…it’s time for Boris to go”

Lib Dem MP @sarahjolney1 tells #Newsnight time could be up for Boris Johnson after the Tories suffer an historic loss in Devon

Lord Frost drawing on his long history of winning elections here. How many voters did you speak to in Tiverton and Honiton or Wakefield?

That said, if the upshot is yet more Conservative complacency then @LibDems will happily take it - and their seats. https://twitter.com/DavidGHFrost/status/1540218121943916550

David Frost @DavidGHFrost

It's important to cut through the noise and spin on the Wakefield and Tiverton results.

Both are terrible for @Conservatives.

Neither is particularly good for @labour or @LibDems.

Why? (1/4)

A 30% swing and a 6,000 majority…earth-shattering! Congratulations @RichardFoordLD and @EdwardJDavey … and thankyou to the people of Tiverton and Honiton who have spoken for millions of us, especially those of us in rural communities, taken for granted by this government. 🔶🇬🇧

Liberal Democrats WIN Tiverton and Honiton.

Congratulations @RichardFoordLD.

Devon has spoken for the country: The public is sick of Boris Johnson’s lies and law-breaking and it’s time for Conservative MPs to finally do the right thing and sack him.

Voters in the New Malden Village Ward election have elected the following councillors: Mark Durrant (Lib Dems), Dongsung Kim (Lib Dems), and Lesley Anne Heap (Lib Dems) 🗳️
#KingstonVotes

As polls close in Devon I want to say thank you. To our brilliant candidate @RichardFoordLD, to our fantastic campaign team, members and volunteers, and to everyone who has opened their doors to talk over the past few weeks.

1/3 The simplest way for the Government to support families right now would be to scrap unfair tax hikes.

The @LibDems are calling for a cut in VAT from 20% to 17.5% which will put £600 back into peoples pockets, boost the economy and support struggling businesses

It has been a pleasure meeting @RichardFoordLD. He is the champion Tiverton and Honiton deserves and I wish him the best of luck today!

Polls are now open in Tiverton and Honiton and the result could come down to just a handful of votes.

Vote for @RichardFoordLD before 10pm tonight 🔶🗳🕙

More and more people in Devon are backing @RichardFoordLD because they are fed up Boris Johnson’s lies and neglect.

We could be on the verge of a historic victory, but it is now neck and neck between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives. Every vote will count tomorrow.

The government should temporarily cut VAT to 17.5% - the government VAT take is higher because of inflation and it would make a huge difference to struggling families. They should also restore the £20 uplift to benefits says @sarahjolney1

Out canvassing in sunny Devon. Just had a lovely chat with Nick Sleeman, manager of the Honiton Conservative Club… who is voting Liberal Democrat tomorrow! Thanks Nick.

OPINION: Families urgently need a tax cut to tackle rising living costs, argues Liberal Democrat MP @SarahJolney1 ✍️ https://www.politics.co.uk/mp-comment/2022/06/22/families-urgently-need-a-tax-cut-to-tackle-rising-living-costs/

🚨 Only 3 weeks until closing – submit now 🚨

@FoodbanksAPPG and my colleague @wendychambLD want to hear your views on the most effective and dignified ways communities and all levels of government can support people facing financial crisis.

See here.👉https://bit.ly/3M9DH6T

“The solution is clear: instead of strikes, there should be dialogue between government and union bosses.

“Yet ministers haven’t met with the RMT in well over a month.”
@EdwardJDavey
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/21/johnson-shapps-rail-strike-transport-

Our communities are being taken for granted by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives - with decades of broken promises.

Tomorrow is our chance to send a message and demand better for our area.

As your MP, I promise to fight for you and champion our communities.
https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/lib-dem-candidate-aiming-become-7234769

On Sunday, it was a pleasure to join a panel at @BarnesFilmFest to discuss sewage pollution of our rivers and lakes.

However, in 2022, this debate should sadly not be needed.

I was therefore delighted to join the group in urging more be done to protect our natural habitats.

Today, I presented the Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings Bill.

This Bill would enshrine into law set targets for rental properties to have a minimum EPC C energy rating.

With energy costs skyrocketing, action to better insulate our homes is long overdue.

Grant Shapps and Ministers have not met with the RMT for well over a month, twiddling their thumbs whilst innocent passengers suffer.

In any other work place this is a sackable offence. Who else in the country can get away with refusing to do their job?
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/grant-shapps-train-strike-rmt-network-b2104464.html

⚠️ Emergency services dealing with an incident between Barnes and Richmond.

Trains may be cancelled, delayed, or revised because of this problem.

More information to follow, or visit:
http://southwesternrailway.com/disruption

This week I'm proud to support #CervicalScreeningAwarenessWeek!

Cervical screening (smear tests) can save lives, but 1 in 3 do not attend when invited.

If you have any questions or concerns, @JoTrust have information, tips, and support for you.

Nobody should have to face bullying, but sadly thousands of young people experience it every day. We can make sure they don't face it alone. Find out about what you can do to help:
http://DontFaceItAlone.com #SpeakOutAboutBullying

Having uncovered this week that Grant Shapps has not met with the RMT union in over 5 weeks, his inaction on this crisis is unforgivable.

These strikes have now become his personal responsibility, and his dereliction of duty is clear.

If he does not intervene, he must resign.

Ben Clatworthy @benclatworthy

BREAKING: Next week’s rail and Tube strikes will go ahead after talks failed to resolve a row over pay, jobs and conditions, the RMT union announced

#RMT #railstrikes #tott

Thank you @andrealeadsom for securing the debate, and thank you @munirawilson, @JimShannonMP, @sarahjolney1, @DrLisaCameronMP, @DrRosena and @GillianKeegan for your contributions in the debate, and for championing infant mental health.

#IMHAW2022

Ministers have admitted that they haven’t held talks with the Rail and Maritime Union since the middle of last month, as commuters brace themselves for a wave of strike disruption next week https://bit.ly/39yN6XD

Rail strikes next week are going to wreak havoc across the UK.

Where is Grant Shapps in all this? His lack of leadership is going to cost the country millions.

He must get of his hands and intervene to prevent this disaster occurring.

If he does not, he should resign.

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