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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

  • JackiePorter_Ambitious about Autism
    Article: Feb 6, 2015

    Parents joined Jackie Porter to talk to Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE about 'Ambitious about Autism', the charity for whom Lord Clement-Jones is president.

    Mothers Amanda Stretch and Joanne Watson and father Nick Hutson described how the uphill battle to help your child through childhood doesn't stop as adulthood comes into view.

  • Mike Thornton MP
    Article: Feb 5, 2015

    Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has pressed for answers over the Government inspector's decision to overrule Borough Council's Local Plan and push for thousands more homes in Eastleigh.

    Eastleigh Borough Council's Local Plan, which outlines how the borough will develop over the next 15 years, was rejected last year by unelected and unaccountable Planning Inspector on the basis that more houses need to be built.

    The Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh Mike Thornton questioned the Minister for Housing and Planning about the decision, saying that the Inspectorate refused to give adequate explanation of its reasons for insisting on additional housing.

  • Ben_food festival
    Article: Feb 5, 2015

    It was good news for Test Valley farmers this week as Business Secretary Vince Cable announced measures granting the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) powers to fine UK supermarkets.

    The Adjudicator will be able to impose penalties on large retailers of up to one per cent of a companies' annual UK turnover, dependant on the seriousness of the breach of the Code.

  • pride
    Article: Feb 5, 2015

    Greater Reading Liberal Democrats are proud to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month which began on Sunday 1st February.

    The aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of everyone, as well as celebrate the lives and achievements of individuals from the LGBT community.

  • gvj_shop
    Article: Feb 5, 2015

    Thousands of self-employed workers in Portsmouth paid £593 less tax in their latest returns because of a Liberal Democrat policy to raise the personal allowance, new Treasury figures reveal.

    The January 31 deadline for self-assessment was the first to include the Coalition's income tax cut, introduced in April 2013.

  • Thornton_Holocaust
    Article: Jan 30, 2015

    Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton paid tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

    Mike marked the Holocaust Memorial Day by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment and pledging to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust.

    Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

  • Ben_cycle
    Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Romsey's Lib Dem candidate has joined calls for changes in local and national cycling policy, including the appointment of a political Cycling Champion.

    Speaking at a hustings arranged by the Southampton branch of CTC - the national cycling charity - Ben Nicholls called for a Cycling Champion to be appointed from amongst Test Valley councillors, to ensure the high-level political leadership needed to raise the profile and take-up of cycling. Ben also supported Hampshire cyclists' calls for improvements to lights, cycle paths and driver awareness.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Mims Davies, Mid-Sussex District Councillor for Haywards Heath, has invited Nick Boles MP, the former Planning Minister, to visit Eastleigh on Wednesday. While in Government, Mr Boles introduced rules that make it harder for councils to stop developers bringing forward inappropriate building plans on countryside and on green fields.

    Ms Davies is part of the Mid-Sussex Conservative-run administration which is promoting building 3500 new houses on greenfield land around Burgess Hill. Mr Boles will be carrying out a political visit with Mims to Eastleigh. During Mr Boles' time as Planning Minister, rules he introduced weakened local authorities' abilities to resist inappropriate development proposals on greenfield and countryside land, making it harder for them to stand up for their communities.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    This week, Gerald Vernon-Jackson has signed up to show his support for Mencap's Hear my voice campaign.

    The newcampaign is about empowering people with a learning disability and their families to have their voices heard by their local MPs and candidates in the lead up to the May 2015 General Election.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    In a move at odds with the Government, the Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh Mike Thornton voted to back a moratorium on fracking, arguing the drive for shale gas would make Britain over-reliant on fossil fuels.

    The moratorium vote was defeated in Parliament after Labour asked its MPs to abstain from this vote, but the government pledged to bar fracking from national parks and agreed to 13 new conditions to be met before drilling can take place.

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