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Welcome to the North West Hampshire Lib Dem Website!

Imagine a brighter future where our children grow up in a country where people are decent to each other, where we have good schools and hospitals, so that our children are well educated and well nourished, and our elderly are treated with dignity.

We as a country are about to face critical negotiations on our future relationship with the EU. Those negotiations will affect how we all live. Nobody yet knows what Brexit will look like. Theresa May wants to pursue Nigel Farage's costly version, starving our hospitals and schools with heartless cuts.

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let you down by voting with her and UKIP, not against them.

Brexit will affect your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety, where you can travel to and where you can live. That's why it's right that you should have a say over the final deal, why you should have a choice over your future.

The more Liberal Democrat MPs, the better the deal on Europe. The better the deal on Europe, the more money for the NHS and schools.

In North West Hampshire we have a Tory candidate who was asked to step down by the MS Society as their patron after voting for cuts to disability benefit. His party, the Tories, now plan to cut pensions and benefits and take away school meals.

As a Liberal Democrat councillor I have always worked for the future of all. I would like to fight as your Member of Parliament for you and your right to choose your future; your right to have your say on the Brexit deal. If elected as your MP I will fight the savage cuts that are crippling our country.

If you want a brighter future, please lend me your support by voting Liberal Democrat.

Alex Payton Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for NW Hampshire

Alex Payton

Recent updates

  • Article: Jul 20, 2017

    Vince Cable, the new Leader of the Liberal DemocratsI want to lead the Liberal Democrats because I am ambitious about our future.

    I believe we are the only party that can represent the millions of liberal-minded people alarmed by the direction this country is taking: people, whether they voted remain or leave, who hate the intolerance, xenophobia and division that the Brexit vote unleashed.

  • Norman Lamb
    Article: Jul 20, 2017

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Wednesday 20th July) published the findings of its inspection of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete picture ever of the quality of mental health provision for people in England.

    Inspectors said they found too much poor care and far too much variation in both quality and access across different services. This is particularly concerning given the increasing demand for mental health services, meaning that more people risk receiving care that is not good enough - or no care at all.

    Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb commented:

    "The evidence is overwhelming that mental health services are at breaking point in many parts of the country. Too many people are left waiting intolerably long for the treatment they need, while others get no help at all.

    "My fear is that the safety and access concerns identified by the CQC will become increasingly widespread unless services are given extra resources to cope with growing demand.

    "The independent regulator has thrown down the gauntlet with its warning that there is too much poor care and unequal access to mental health services. How the Government responds will be a test of its commitment to achieving genuine equality for those who suffer from mental ill health."

  • Article: Jul 19, 2017

    Figures published today have shown that of the 108 people at the BBC who earn more than £150,000, just 34 are women.

    Only five women are in the top 20 and one in the top 10. Claudia Winkleman, the top earning female. earns a quarter (£400,000 - £449,000) of the salary of the highest earning male, Chris Evans (£2.2m - 2.249m).

  • Judith Bunting with Ian Millar, Down's School 2017
    Article: Jul 19, 2017
    This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task force intervention'.
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    Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in Newbury, said: "This is another shockingly negative move from the Conservatives on West Berkshire Council. They present this issue as if our schools are failing, In reality, the actions of West Berkshire Council and the Conservative Government mean that many local schools have not only suffered significant cuts to their funding, but at the same time are being expected to provide more services around children's mental health and other matters."
  • Article: Jul 13, 2017

    The Office for Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) has warned that even a small hit to productivity caused by Brexit could cause a £97bn hit to the UK economy in the long-term, reducing tax receipts by £36 billion.

    The OBR report also describes future tax receipts as being "particularly vulnerable" to the impact of Brexit on the financial sector, which could face up to 60,000 job losses.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2017

    One month on from this tragedy, there is no less pain for the victims and their families, no less fear, and no less anger over the failings of the political system.

    The disaster at Grenfell Tower has left a huge scar, not just in the local community of Kensington, but across Britain. It has moved people deeply, whether they have local connections or not, and that has been reflected in the generosity shown by public donations. It has also exposed deep divisions and inequalities in our society which we have ignored for far too long. This disaster should have been avoided. How is it possible that, in a very wealthy borough like Kensington and Chelsea, dozens of people can burn to death in their own homes?

  • Layla Moran
    Article: Jul 11, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of insulting teachers and of having a "tin ear" to public opinion after giving a below inflation pay-rise to teachers.

    Layla Moran MP, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson and MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, said:

    "Giving teachers another below inflation pay-rise is frankly an insult to these incredibly hard working and dedicated professionals. The message coming loud and clear from Theresa May's government is that it simply does not value the profoundly important work teachers do to help our children achieve their potential.

    "It is no secret that more and more teachers are being forced out of the profession they love, because they are being put under impossible pressure, while watching their pay fall in real terms, yet ministers seem happy to ignore this mounting crisis.

    "Theresa May has just shown she is tin-eared with a heart of stone."

  • Pride Rainbow flag flapping in the wind (By Ludovic Bertron from New York City, Usa - https://www.flickr.com/photos/23912576@N05/2942525739, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14831997)
    Article: Jul 8, 2017
    By Jo Swinson MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Pride is a colourful, energetic celebration of freedom, love and acceptance. Each year I am amazed as thousands of people of all sexualities take to the streets in the name of freedom and equality.

    I am proud to stand with the LGBT community in the continuous fight for a more open, tolerant and united society.

  • Norman Lamb
    Article: Jul 6, 2017

    One in four social care services are failing on safety, the care regulator has said. Analysis by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows that 23% of care homes, nursing homes and services providing care in people's homes require improvement on safety while a further 2% are inadequate.

    Commenting on the news, Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said:

  • Layla Moran
    Article: Jul 4, 2017

    Government plans to axe free school lunches have been dropped in another humiliating u-turn. Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said:

    "Theresa May was worried that she would go down in history as the lunch snatcher. Dropping these plans is just another humiliating climb down, in what seems to becoming a long list for the Prime Minister.

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