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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 elections in 2015.

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: Aug 26, 2016

    Commenting on the burkini in France and reports as to how it is being enforced Meral Hussein-Ece, the Liberal Democrats' Equalities spokesperson said:

    "Dictating how women dress is illiberal and reprehensible. Why would anyone think that banning burkinis and then actively forcing women to remove clothing helps fight a war on terror?

  • Article: Aug 26, 2016

    Norman Lamb has called for an urgent review of the use of tasers by police officers, following the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson.

    In June, Lamb called for an outright ban on the use of tasers in mental health settings, and tabled amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill to introduce such a ban. In response to last night's death, however, he is now calling for an urgent national review of tasers and electroshock weapons in all settings.

  • Article: Aug 26, 2016

    The City will not have the full benefits of membership of the single market under the Government's plans for Brexit, the body representing the UK's banking sector has suggested.

    Economics spokesperson Susan Kramer said:

    "A bilateral deal is simply not good enough if we are to protect key parts of our economy, including our financial services. This jeopardises our ability to retain institutions that underpin the City's success - including the clearing houses.

  • Article: Aug 26, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed the fall in non-EU students studying at British universities.

    Alistair Carmichael, the party's Home Affairs spokesperson, lambasted the fall which he said showed the government's fixation with their immigration target was undermining Britain's economy and the university sector.

  • Cllr Barbara Carpenter
    Article: Aug 19, 2016
    By Luigi Gregori

    Persistence pays off. Andover Town Councillor Barbara Carpenter has been campaigning for Andover bus services for many years. One particular battle has been over a Sunday service to Basingstoke. This saga first started back in 2009.

    After five years, Barbara saw some initial success in 2014 when Stagecoach ran three Sunday buses for three weeks as a goodwill gesture. Unfortunately, this then reverted to a single one-way trip to Basingstoke involving a changeover at Overton. Roll on two more years to this July, and Stagecoach are now running four return buses every Sunday to Basingstoke.

  • Chris Hall in his Newbury studio with visitor, Margaret Bunting
    Article: Aug 18, 2016

    We have been saddened to hear about the sudden loss of life-long Liberal activist, Chris Hall. Chris was a staunch local campaigner, always ready to put shoe leather in service of his principles.

    Chris was elected as Borough councillor five times and Mayor of Newbury, back when he was only 36 years old. In later years, he often worried about how to get younger people more interested and active in politics. As a Councillor in the 60s Chris worked to preserve many of Newbury's old buildings and was responsible for planting the avenue of Poplar trees at Stroud Green. He was still actively involved in our election campaigns until he was well into his eighties and was the current Vice President of Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats.
  • Thatcham Priory
    Article: Aug 16, 2016

    Thatcham people want The Priory

    Thatcham Vision, which was put together by the community, said the town badly needed a central, public facility for a variety of uses.

    In response, when West Berkshire Council decided it no longer needed The Priory, the Liberal Democrats who then were in control of Thatcham Town Council, fought hard to buy it as a resource for the community. They developed a business plan which showed how The Priory would house a range of community uses right in the heart of the town. They included:

  • Article: Aug 12, 2016

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  • Article: Aug 11, 2016

    Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government.

    The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge but this has been reduced to just over 500m in the first six months after the charge has been introduced.

  • Alex Payton 2
    Article: Aug 9, 2016
    By NW Hants Liberal Democrats

    Local barrister Alex Payton has been re-selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for North West Hampshire. The Liberal Democrats are now ready to fight a general election, and are selecting candidates in key seats such as North West Hampshire. This follows reports that the new Prime Minister might go to the country early, before a possible recession and to take advantage of Labour in-fighting.

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