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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

  • Mike Thornton MP
    Article: Mar 5, 2014

    Eastleigh's MP Mike Thornton has been unanimously reselected to stand in next year's General Election for the Liberal Democrats.

    Mr Thornton was formally re-adopted to stand for the party last night (Sunday) by Liberal Democrat supporters from across Eastleigh Borough. The MP was praised at the event for his work on championing apprenticeships, and his campaign to improve local Mental Health services. Since the Hampshire MP launched his apprentice campaign in the summer of 2013, the Borough of Eastleigh has seen an extra 1000 new apprenticeships created for local young people.

  • Andover councillors vote for jobs with Antony Hook
    Article: Mar 4, 2014
    By Len Gates

    Andover's Lib Dems are backing the campaign to save 6,500 local jobs under threat from UKIP anti-European policies. Local councillors met prospective MEP Antony Hook and took him on a tour of Andover's industrial estates. Speaking after the visit NW Hants Lib Dems vice chairman, Len Gates, said

    "This country faces a stark choice in the European elections this year. Vote for jobs and increasing economic security or allow UKIP and their bedfellows in the Tory party to lead us into terminal decline."

  • Janice Spalding, Basingstoke PPC
    Article: Mar 2, 2014

    Basingstoke Liberal Democrats have chosen local campaigner, Janice Spalding as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Basingstoke in the next General Election.

    Janice is an IT project manager who has worked in defence, utilities, oil and gas industries. She has lived locally in Bramley for 14 years and is also an active player with Basingstoke Hockey Club.

  • Clive Jones
    Article: Feb 27, 2014

    Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wokingham constituency, has called on Tory bosses at Wokingham Borough Council to apply for European Union funding to pay for new flood defences to stop the River Loddon flooding at LoddonBridge and the showcase cinema. He has also suggested they ask for money from the EU to stop the river flooding the road between Arborfield and Shinfield.

    Clive Jones says, "Grants from the EU are available to improve flood defences. If a local authority asks for them there is a very good chance that money will become available at no cost to the local rate payers. I have asked Wokingham Borough Council to do this and will follow it up with them. I see no reason why we should not get the funding: all that is required is the political will for the local Tory bosses to ask the EU for money."

    The EU has in the last year paid out millions of Euros to Germany and the CzechRepublic following the floods in Central Europe at the beginning of 2013

  • Article: Feb 25, 2014

    Prospective Lib Dem MP Jackie Porter is campaigning to abolish the 0845 number from public customer service lines in Hampshire.

    ''I asked the question about this at the Council Meeting last Thursday'' recounts Jackie. ''0845 numbers are charged at a local rate on landlines but much higher by mobile-especially pay as you go. There is an alternative - 03 numbers which cost the same from all types of phone and are much cheaper.''

  • Keith House
    Article: Feb 24, 2014
    By Keith House

    Lib Dem leader on Hampshire County Council, Cllr Keith House, writes:

    Hampshire's Conservatives love taking your money and putting it in their bank, rather than spending it on vital local services.

    This year, they are going to put your cash into the bank to save it for a "rainy day" yet at the same time take money away from buses, libraries, adult care, even short breaks for children with disabilities.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2014

    Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton today welcomed a far-reaching new agreement between police, mental health trusts and paramedics to improve emergency care and support for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

    The agreement - called the Crisis Care Concordat - has been signed by more than 20 national organisations in a bid to drive up standards of care for people experiencing crisis such as suicidal thoughts or significant anxiety.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2014

    Bucks County Council Liberal Democrats have voted against the increase in council tax proposed by the ruling Conservatives, in a complex and difficult budget.

    If the Tories had accepted the government offer of the council tax freeze grant consolidated into the budget they would have only needed to find 0.5% of the tax revenue.

  • Document: Jan 31, 2014
  • Document: Jan 28, 2014
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