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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: Apr 2, 2015

    Eastleigh's prospective MP Mike Thornton has raised fears that elderly residents will be left cut off after the Conservative County Council axed free older person's bus travel between 9am and 9.30am.

    The Lib Dem candidate has expressed concerns over the axing of the concessionary travel to Old Age Pensioners, claiming the move will cut many off from getting to their medical appointments or the free swimming classes at Fleming Park Leisure Centre.

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    Article: Apr 1, 2015

    Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South Gerald Vernon-Jackson, has found a medal given to one of his relatives for fighting at Britain's greatest victory at sea, the Battle of Trafalgar.

    The medal was given to Midshipman William Herringham who served on HMS Colossus and was wounded at the battle.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2015

    Today is the first of many days when pensioners and young teenagers will no longer be able to go swimming in Portsmouth swimming pools for free.

    Free swimming was a vital public service for the young and the elderly to help residents in Portsmouth keep fit and healthy and provide a real opportunity for people to take up swimming for leisure and for fitness.

    Gerald Vernon-Jackson commented: "It's a sad day for Portsmouth. For years now, young teens and pensioners have been able to swim for free. Unfortunately, the Conservative/Labour/UKIP coalition now making decisions at the council decided to cut this service despite significant public opposition."

    Gerald continued: "When the Lib Dems ran the city council, we understood just how beneficial free swimming was and if we regain control of the council, we will bring it back."

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    Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Portsmouth City Council, is available on 07976 949272.

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    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Gerald Vernon-Jackson has this week shown Keith House, a member of the board of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), around the grounds of St James' Hospital.

    The Homes and Communities Agency have shown some willingness to work with local people and the council to help secure St James' and protect it from over development.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Yesterday evening, Gerald Vernon-Jackson was officially adopted as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South at a rally of over a hundred activists and members in the Victory Suite at Fratton Park.

    Also, at the same rally, this year's Lib Dem council candidates were officially adopted as well as Darren Sanders as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth North.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat candidate for Maidenhead, Tony Hill, against all odds, triumphed in the first vote of the 2015 election season. Faced with an audience of students and nearly one third of questions on issues of trust, promises, and fees, he succeeded in debate in fighting off the Conservatives, Labour, UKIP and Green party.

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    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Local campaigners say that the planned closure of kitchens at five of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust's hospitals could starve the local economy of more than £3 million a year [1]. The Trust plans to close kitchens at its hospitals in Chipping Norton, Didcot, Wallingford, Wantage and Witney and replace them with pre-prepared 'ready meals' delivered from miles away [2].

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Oxfordshire CCG has been successful in bid to the Department of Health for money to improve access to GPs surgeries in Oxfordshire. The bid, worth £5m (of which £4.5 is revenue funding and the rest capital funding) is part of a the ' Right time, Right place, Right care' initiative.

    Layla Moran, PPC for Oxford West and Abingdon said "Good quality GP care is crucial to the wellbeing of families in Oxfordshire. I recently sent out over 20,000 NHS surveys to homes in our area and access to GP services was raised a concern of residents and I took these concerns to our minister Norman Lamb MP. So I am delighted this money, fought for by Liberal Democrats in locally and in government, has been granted"

    "Even in times of austerity we need to make the NHS a priority" says Layla.

    " That is why I am proud that The Liberal Democrats at the only Party committed to filling the predicted £8bn funding gap predicted by the NHS in the next Parliament."

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    Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Local community campaigners have begun a new project to finally identify the 'Romsey Pong' blighting our market town.

    The now-notorious smell appears to have stumped experts, and concerns are rife that it will affect tourism to the town in summer months.

    Ben Nicholls, Lib Dem PPC for Romsey, has spoken to the Environment Agency, adding his voice to the many Romsonians calling for decisive action. "What began as a mildly unpleasant mystery has rapidly become a blight on our beautiful town," Ben said. "The potential health and economic risks to the area are now causing real concern. EA staff have reassured me they are working hard to bring about the swift solution we all want."

  • Dr Kirsten Johnson supports Mencap campaign
    Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Today Dr Kirsten Johnson, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Chesham & Amersham, has signed up to show her support for Mencap's Hear my voice campaign.

    Dr Johnson says, "People with a learning disability and their families are as much a part of our society as anyone else and deserve to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. I am listening and I hope that many more MPs and potential candidates will do the same by getting on board with Mencap's Hear my voice campaign."

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