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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 31, 2016

    Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission has ruled. Commenting on the news, economic spokesperson Susan Kramer said:

    "This is another example of how the EU helps to stand up to massive international corporations. It's perfectly possible for a company like Apple to bully Ireland, or even the UK, into sweetheart deals- but the EU acts as a referee.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2016

    Jeremy Corbyn has promised a "People's Charter of Digital Liberties" after a public consultation on a digital bill of rights.



    In response Alistair Carmichael MP said Labour's empty words are shown up as they voted with the Tories for stronger surveillance powers, he said:

    "I am glad to see that Jeremy Corbyn has caught up with the Liberal Democrats and is finally backing our proposal for a Digital Bill of Rights. However, actions speak far louder than words and when it actually came down to standing up for people's privacy online by voting against the Investigatory Powers Bill Labour swung behind the Tories supporting an expansion of the state's surveillance powers. Corbyn himself didn't even bother to vote.

  • Hop Poles Brighton
    Article: Aug 31, 2016

    REGIONAL RECEPTION - Sunday 18 September

    The Hop Poles, 13 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL. 6.15 - 8.00 pm

    They do great food there too! As usual we will have speakers, raffle and a good chat.

  • Tim Farron and Remain campaigners
    Article: Aug 31, 2016

    Earlier today, I gave a speech at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in Manchester.

    Since the referendum, I have been absolutely horrified to see the forces of racism, intolerance and hate claim the EU referendum result as their own - and to see them use it as an excuse for violent abuse.

  • L-R: Paul Inman, Jon Gage, Dr Meg Thomas, Balu Sudra
    Article: Aug 30, 2016

    Four vacancies on Greenham Parish Council are to be filled by four Liberal Democrats.

    When nominations closed at 4.00pm on Thursday 25 August 2016, West Berkshire Council had received only four nominations so those candidates were elected unopposed. They are:

    Jon Gage , Paul Inman , Dr Meg Thomas ,Balu Sudra

  • 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.

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