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Welcome to the North West Hampshire Lib Dem Website!

Thank you for visiting our website and thank you also if you are one of the many people who supported us in the Borough Council elections last year.

For the Liberal Democrats, one of the most important things is to be accessible to local residents - all year round. We believe in letting local people know what we are doing and in actively involving people in shaping what happens in the local area. This website is a part of that - with a wide range of information about our campaigning locally and nationally.

If you have any suggestions of other information you would like to see on this website, please do e-mail us at info@nwhantslibdems.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Recent updates

  • Article: Oct 22, 2014

    The basic state pensions will rise by at least £2.85 a week thanks to the Liberal Democrats triple lock. It means 243,372 pensioners in Hampshire will benefit from a real increase in their pension.

    This rise will bring the level of the state pension to at least £115.95 and will benefit millions of pensioners across the UK. This is £18.30 more, each week, than in 2010 when the Liberal Democrats entered coalition. This means pensioners on the full basic state pension are £950 a year better off than they were under the last Labour government.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2014

    Andover borough and town councillor Katherine Bird has condemned the negative comments made about the town centre by critics and challenged the local paper to run balanced stories highlightring the good things about Andover's shops.

    "I am getting very fed up with people putting down our wonderful Andover. Yes Andover, our Andover. It is fantastic and the sooner people stop complaining about the empty shops and start looking at what is in the existing shops the better! To do otherwise is so disrespectful to the hundreds of people employed in our town centre -many in one off and independent shops, much better than the bland repetition of many bigger high streets" she said.

  • Document: Oct 14, 2014
  • Clive Jones HK
    Article: Oct 12, 2014

    Whilst on a business trip to Hong Kong Clive Jones twice visited the very peaceful demonstration that has been taking place for nearly two weeks in several locations in Hong Kong.

    On Friday 10th October there were over 100,000 people occupying the government district on Hong Kong Island.

    "It was an incredible site, to see over 100,000 people, mainly students sitting peacefully in the roads around the Provinces Legislature and the Chief Ministers Office. Watched by only a few policemen and no evidence of any Red Army units", says Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Wokingham.

    Thousands have set up tents in the roads and were watching TV and films on Ipads. Free food and drinks were available from well wishers.

    Just imagine the equivalent of this in the UK. It would be protesters occupying Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade and Downing Street to within a few yards of our famous front door. All this happening peacefully, watched by only a few dozen policeman.

    "There has been no looting, no smashing of shop windows, no vehicles being burnt. In amongst all these people there was an Audi garage, its huge windows intact and cars still in the showroom. Could this happen in Europe?" asks Clive

    Clive chatted with some of the demonstrators. They are asking for the right to free elections. It is being proposed that all candidates for elections will have to be approved by the Chinese Communist party. This means there wont be any independent or pro democracy candidates standing for election to the Legislature or for the Office of Chief Minister. a strange version of democracy.



    Initially the authorities used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. They fled into the underground system and then return to their very peaceful demonstration.

    Clive Jones was in Hong Kong for three and a half days of meetings with suppliers and customers following the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow. He returns to the UK at 5.00am on Monday 13th October. For more information contact Clive on 07720275212

  • Mark Mann_HR
    Article: Oct 11, 2014

    Lib Dem parliamentary candidates for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, and Oxford East, Mark Mann, have vocalised their dismay at Tory plans to scrap the ECHR.

    David Cameron has announced plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and pull out of the ECHR in a bid to win Eurosceptic voters who associate the ECHR with the EU.

  • Document: Sep 26, 2014
  • Article: Sep 25, 2014

    Andover UKIP has been busy issuing a number of proposals to "save" council tax payers money. However, as with most of their policies, none are actually viable and all display their usual double standards. The proposals include abolishing Andover town council, and cutting Test Valley councillor and employee pay to fund free parking in Andover.

  • Document: Sep 25, 2014
  • Document: Sep 25, 2014
  • Article: Sep 21, 2014

    Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Wokingham says,

    " Charlotte Haitham -Taylor should resign her position as Executive member for Children's services and education immediately. There is no way she can concentrate properly on her very important role protecting children and developing education in Wokingham; whilst the same time spending several days a week 240 miles away in North west Durham.

    She is not doing her job properly. Wokingham residents and particular Wokingham children deserve better from their Councillors. Mrs Haitham Taylor is treating her very important role as less with contempt. By becoming a Conservative PPC so far away she is concentrating on what she see's as her parliamentary career rather her responsibilities in Wokingham. She has to resign her executive role."

    Her new role will surely mean that her attention to her Executive member role in Wokingham will suffer. She is in charge of a particular sensitive area of the Councils work and we cant have her fitting in her work here around her visits to Durham which will involve being away from Wokingham for several days a week.

    Additionally, if she has moved to Durham as the local papers there have reported she should resign her seat on the Wokingham Borough council.


    Charlotte Haitham-Taylor the Executive member for Children's services and education at Wokingham Borough Council has become the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for North West Durham. A constituency that is some 240 miles away from Wokingham.

    The local paper in Durham has reported that she has moved to Shotley Bridge in the North West Durham constituency and that she many plans for the area. If she has moved there then she shouldn't be continuing as a councillor in Wokingham.



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