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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: May 1, 2016

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has today agreed a £1 billion loan for affordable housing, supporting the building of 20,000 homes, but has warned that leaving the EU could put its future investment in the UK at risk.

    The EIB is a crucial source of low-cost financing in the UK, providing £5.6 billion of long-term investment for fifty projects across the country in 2015. It has warned that Brexit would be likely to significantly reduce future lending, pointing to non-EU members Switzerland and Norway who combined have received forty times less investment than the UK in recent years.

  • Article: May 1, 2016

    There is good news for smartphone users heading to the continent this bank holiday weekend. New EU rules will cap the cost of using your phone when abroad in Europe at 4p per minute, 2p per text and 4p per MB of data (excluding VAT), around four times cheaper than current limits.

    Three UK's rate is dropping from 16.6p per minute, 5.2p per text and 17.4p per MB to 4.3p per minute, 1.5p per text and 4.3p per MB. Tesco Mobile has announced it will drop roaming charges altogether in more than 30 European countries between May and September this year. From July 2016, all phone companies will be required to scrap roaming fees for phone users travelling within the EU.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2016

    Great Britain to Little England: the impact of Brexit on the UK's role in the world

    Nick Clegg's speech on Europe and the special relationship at Princeton University 20 April 2016

    Today I want to talk about Britain's two most important relationships: with our neighbours in Europe; and our cousins in the United States.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2016

    With just over a week until the Basingstoke and Deane borough elections Whitchurch Lib Dems have released their latest Focus newsletter.

    Copies will be delivered to every home in Whitchurch over the next week but you can read it now by following the link here.

    On May 5th vote to keep the succesful Lib Dem team. Vote Steve Neilson

  • Scientist.
    Article: Apr 26, 2016

    In November 2015 the Academy of Medical Sciences submitted evidence to the House of Lords on the impact of EU membership on science in the UK.

    The Academy made reference to the benefits to the UK of being connected to the large pool of talented researchers provided by the EU, and the contribution such individuals made to the UK's performance. It also made clear that regulatory harmonisation provided an essential platform to enable collaboration.

  • Catherine Bearder
    Article: Apr 25, 2016

    Catherine Bearder MEP with Dinesh Dhamija, entrepreneur and founder of Ebookers

    Answering Your Questions About Europe

    When: Saturday 30th April, 2:30pm - 4pm

    Where: Newbury Town Hall

    Cost: This is a free event

    Together in Europe we have delivered decades of peace and prosperity and created the world's largest ever trading area, so why rock the boat? This Saturday Catherine Bearder will answer your questions on the European Parliament, the effects of the EU on the UK economy and her specialist subjects of environment and public health.

  • Judith Bunting
    Article: Apr 25, 2016

    Letter as per the Newbury Weekly News 20th April 12016

    Dear Editor,

    Once again, the Conservatives are chipping away at the mental and physical health of our children, with no apparent understanding of the facilities they seek to destroy.

    At the heart of our town, Newbury Football Club works with 360 youngsters and their families around West Berkshire every week. It is home to not just one but two adult football teams. The team at NFC has also trained more than 70 local people to qualify as Football Association club coaches. Other Councils would be thanking such an organisation warmly and helping them make the most of their facilities and their ground. They would celebrate the work done by the team in developing physical fitness and team-work in our youngsters, girls as well as boys.

  • Article: Apr 24, 2016

    Ahead of the key vote on Monday on whether the UK should offer sanctuary to 3,000 child refugees, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to every MP calling on them to put party politics aside and 'stand up for humanity'.

    The Government last week tried to buy off MPs with a proposal to take up to 3,000 additional people including children from Syria and North Africa over four years, but this will not help one of the thousands of children in Europe today.

  • TTIP
    Article: Apr 21, 2016
  • HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives
    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Commenting on Treasury analysis, which shows that Brexit would cost British households up to £4,300, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "The sheer volume of serious and sobering evidence against turning our backs on Europe is overwhelming. The Treasury assessment today, showing a £4,300 cost to families, gives another stark warning about the impact on every household in Britain.

North West Hampshire Liberal Democrats events

Tim Farron MP in front of Westminster



Catherine Bearder with EU Flag Background


Catherine Bearder


Guildhall 2010


Overton 2


Whitchurch Town HallWhitchurch


Polling station



Postal vote envelopes