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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

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Local Charities providing services to local people in Portsmouth face big cuts to their funding if cuts in the proposed council budget are implemented.

    The funding comes from clothes, shoe and book banks in Portsmouth. 18 months ago, the City Council removed clothes banks etc from individual charities that were on Portsmouth's pavements and replaced them with council run clothes banks etc. The agreement was that the charities that had lost banks would get a share of the income from the council run banks. Now in the Council budget, this money is to be cut and kept by the City Council itself.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    With Portsmouth residents calling for action to save local pubs, Leeds Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland, Chair of the 'Save the Pub Group' and Coordinator of the national 'Fair Deal for Locals' campaign is winning the fight against pub companies who exploit hardworking licensees and take an unfair share of pub profits.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    A petition has been launched to save Portsmouth Dial a Ride from being closed down. Proposals put forward by the Conservative/Labour/UKIP councillors are proposing to close down the service.

    Today Portsmouth's Lib Dem Leader, Gerald Vernon-Jackson, met people using the service as well as drivers at the Age UK building in Buckland. He also launched a petition to save the service.

  • MarkMann
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Disadvantaged Oxfordshire primary school pupils to receive £18.49m boost

    Disadvantaged primary school pupils in Oxfordshire are set to receive £18.49m to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced.

    The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues.

  • Jones_petrol
    Article: Nov 10, 2014

    Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Wokingham and the Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP has urged petrol and diesel distributors to cut prices further after recent declines in the cost of oil.

    Oil has fallen from around £72 a barrel in June to about £52, a decline of about a quarter.

  • Thornton_crossing
    Article: Nov 9, 2014

    Concerned resident Marie Hutchinson of Netley Abbey contacted Mike expressing her serious concerns with the lack of a safe crossing area on Hound Round/Hound Way in Netley Abbey. Mrs Hutchinson's daughter's 12 year old friend was hit by a car whilst she tried to cross the road on 15 October on her way to school. Every day nearly 300 students have to cross Hound Way and Hound Road, to go to Hamble Community Sports College.

  • Romsey_Ben_School Meals
    Article: Nov 9, 2014

    Romsey Abbey Primary School welcomed local Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Ben Nicholls in celebration of National School Meals Week.

    The school, which educates 200 hundred children, has welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister's recent announcement of free school meals for all infant children.

    Speaking after a visit to the school's impressive kitchens, where he met members of the catering team, Ben said, 'It's clear that healthy bodies lead to healthy minds and that both are well catered for at Romsey Abbey Primary School. The school proudly offers brilliant food which in turn helps the children to learn and progress, and it's terrific that they now receive better funding to do this thanks to Lib Dems in government.'

  • Basingstoke_Spalding
    Article: Nov 9, 2014

    Basingstoke Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC), Janice Spalding, is backing an appeal to help save the lives of more people with cancer in the constituency and across the UK.

    With the countdown to the General Election under way, the Liberal Democrat PPC has lent her support to Cancer Research UK's 'Cross Cancer Out' campaign.

  • Article: Nov 9, 2014

    The decision on which housing sites should go to consultation was formally made by a meeting of West Berkshire Council in the early summer. However, this decision "rubber stamped" recommendations made by the Planning Policy Task Group, which meets in private and whose minutes are confidential. This meant that residents were not aware of the reasons why particular sites were selected.

    The Liberal Democrat opposition therefore made a proposal at the Council meeting on 18th September that such decisions should in future be made by a committee of the council in public. Alan Macro, Liberal Democrat spokesman on Housing and Planning commented that " the decisions on where to allocate greenfield land for housing will have major effects on the affected communities for many years to come. We believe that these communities deserve the utmost transparency in the decision as to which sites are allocated following the consultation. We strongly believe that these decisions, and similar ones in the future, should be made in public with the media present. We were therefore dismayed, though not surprised, that our proposal was voted down by the Conservatives at the Extraordinary Meeting called to discuss the matter on October 12th."

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Nov 9, 2014
    By Len Gates

    Dr Julian Huppert MP for Cambridge is calling on everyone to send a clear message to parliament that they should reject Tory attempts to opt out of the European arrest warrant. Writing to supporters he says

    "Could we lose vital criminal justice powers next week? On Monday MPs will vote on whether to continue to work with Europe to keep us safe, or opt out of measures such as Europol and the European Arrest Warrant completely."

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