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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

  • Alex Payton
    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Prospective parliamentary candidate Alex Payton has backed Andover Liberal Democrats in calling on county councillors to start working with each other to solve the problem of A-boards in Andover town centre. The issue has dominated headlines in the local papers and social media sites for several weeks with rival groups trading insults and blaming each other for a failure to find a solution to the problem. Following complaints (some allegedly politically motivated) the county council acted by writing to local businesses advising that advertising A-boards should not obstruct the highways. Any that did so should be removed or the county council would take action.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2015

    Councillor Ken Ellcome, the Conservative Cabinet Member for Traffic, has decided to go ahead with a consultation on residents parking but with only 2 options. Either to pay a fee for residents car parking or to lose their schemes. He rejected a request from Lib Dem councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson to include a question asking whether they wanted to keep residents car parking schemes as they are.

  • Chinese Navy_GVJ
    Article: Jan 12, 2015

    Three Chinese Naval ships have arrived in Portsmouth for a formal visit aimed at enhancing military understanding between the UK and China.

    Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South Gerald Vernon-Jackson was at the Naval Base with Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and local Chinese Business Owner Albert Choi on Monday to greet the three ships. Heading the task group is the assault ship Chang Bai Shan, accompanied by the frigate Yun Cheng and the replenishment ship Chaohu.

  • Article: Jan 9, 2015

    Thanks to funding from the Hampshire County Council Rural Development Fund the county council are pleased to be able to offer, in addition to our current project, extra support to tackle fuel poverty in the rural areas of Hampshire.

    As well as the standard level of support available through "Hitting the Cold Spots" HCC recognise that those residents living in the rural areas of Hampshire can face added challenges.

  • Thornton_countryside
    Article: Jan 7, 2015

    Hamble's Member of Parliament, Mike Thornton, has backed local Parish Councils and residents opposing 225 homes slap bang in the middle of the countryside at Hound Corner.

    Speculative Sheffield-based developer Hallam Land Management wants to build 225 houses and a care home on open countryside next to Hamble Station, opposite Hamble Broadway and Hamble Secondary School's entrance. Eastleigh Borough Council's Local Area Committee, chaired by Bursledon Councillor Tonia Craig, opposed the plans. Now, the builder wants the Planning Inspectorate to over-rule local residents and our councils.

  • Article: Jan 7, 2015

    New Year will bring bad news for around 12,000 families in Portsmouth who will be charged £40 a year for the first time for a residents parking permit.

    Proposals voted through by the Conservative, Labour and UKIP coalition of councillors running Portsmouth City Council will see this new charge imposed from 1st April 2015. The decision to do this will be taken on Thursday 8th January at the Traffic and Transport Cabinet Member's decision meeting in the Guildhall at 5pm.

  • peanuts
    Article: Jan 7, 2015
    By editor -original story from the office of Catherine Bearder MEP

    Restaurants, takeaways and ready-meals will all be required to provide allergy information under a new EU law which came into force last month

    Over 2 million people in the UK suffer from food allergies. They must now be informed if their food contains any of 14 ingredients that cause severe allergies including nuts, milk, celery, gluten, soya and wheat.

  • Thornton RBL
    Article: Dec 20, 2014

    The Royal British Legion has thanked Mike Thornton, MP for Eastleigh, for taking the time to meet with Legion Area Manager, James France.

    The Royal British Legion is the country's leading welfare provider for the Armed Forces community, and last week local MP Mike Thornton attended an event in the Houses of Parliament dedicated to showcasing the Legion's work throughout the South region. Mike used the opportunity to discuss with James France the changing face of Armed Forces welfare provision in the local community, and to understand more about the most pressing issues facing our Armed Forces.

  • Mike Thornton Classroom
    Article: Dec 20, 2014

    Local MP Mike Thornton visited Norwood Primary School in Eastleigh and read 'The Gruffalo's Child' to local children on Friday.

    The MP, who also read a selection of his favourite poems, was impressed by the love of reading displayed by the children and asked them to read at home with friends and family.

  • Alex Payton and Martin Baker
    Article: Dec 8, 2014

    North West Hampshire Liberal Democrats have selected local barrister Alex Payton as their prospective parliamentary candidate. The selection followed a vote of party members at a meeting in Andover Guild Hall on Friday.

    40 year old Alex is an Oxford graduate who specialises in civil law. He is a councillor in Newbury and has previously served as councillor for, and mayor of, Thatcham. In 2010 he was Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Havant.

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