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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 spokesman for NW Hampshire

Alex Payton

Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 23, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica worked with Brexit campaign group leave.eu, according to a former senior member of staff at the company.

    Cambridge Analytica's former business development director told The Guardian that the company had misled the public and MPs over the work the company had undertaken.

    The allegations coming out about Cambridge Analytica are deeply concerning.

  • Jeff Brooks and David Lister
    Article: Mar 22, 2018

    Former Councillor Jeff Brooks and

    local campaigner David Lister Run

    for Thatcham West by-election

    The Liberal Democrats have selected Jeff Brooks as their District Council candidate and David Lister as their Town Council candidate for the Thatcham West by-election. Jeff is a local businessman who works out of Pear Tree Lane. Jeff served as a councillor in Thatcham between 1992 and 2015, and led the local Liberal Democrat council group until narrowly losing his seat in 2015.

    Commenting, Jeff said:
    "I'm disappointed the former Conservative Councillor for Thatcham West didn't take his role seriously enough to be present at the council for over 6 months. The fact that he has been ignoring his residents for more than half a year is are real slap in the face to the many voters who backed him in 2015.
    "With that said, I'm really looking forward to meeting many more people in Thatcham West over the coming weeks. I want to talk to them about the real issues that matter, like cutting crime, tackling the horrendous state of our roads and campaigning against the astonishing rise in both council tax and parking charges.

    "My team and I have already hit the ground running, talking to residents across Thatcham, who are giving us a clear idea of the things they want us to fight for locally.

    "I also want to use this election to remind voters about the good things that the Liberal Democrats did when we ran the council.

    "Whether it's the two libraries we built to improve the education in our area, the three new leisure centres we built to give our communities a hub, or introducing three mobile CCTV camera units and community wardens to West Berkshire, we fought hard for local people.

    "Liberal Democrat influence made West Berkshire a safer, healthier and more ambitious place for our families to live, and as our Councillor I would make sure we don't let the Conservatives get away with neglecting residents.

    "My record as a Councillor on tackling crime, standing up for local NHS services and investing in local education means I have the experience to stand up for local people on the issues that matter."

    David Lister has lived in Thatcham for 18 years with his wife and two children. David has worked in Newbury and Thatcham for over 27 years with a background in Telecomms.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2018

    Today is World Water Day, and competition for this increasingly scarce resource is affecting the environmental integrity and biodiversity of our world.

    The undeniable fact is that freshwater ecosystems are the source of almost all the water we use in our cities and in manufacturing, and about half the water we use to grow crops. For many of us in developed countries good water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely pause to consider what life would be like without it. However, we know that for many of the world's poorest, clean water, on tap, is a dream.

  • A pile of Liberal Democrat posters. Window posters mind. Not the really good ones.
    Article: Mar 22, 2018

    A little over two weeks ago, we asked our members a question. Do you like being a member of the Lib Dems?

    More than 12,000 of you replied - and this is what you had to say:


    80% of you are happy being members - which is great. But we can still do better - and we'll be working hard to raise that number! We also asked you what you want to get out of your membership - and you said:

  • Article: Mar 22, 2018

    Following a working lunch between myself and European Liberal Prime Ministers in Brussels, we have issued a joint statement.

    In that statement, the Prime Ministers said:

    "We regret Brexit, but acknowledge the choice made by British voters for the UK Government to negotiate withdrawal."

    "We further acknowledge and support the Liberal Democrats' call for the British people to have the final say on the Brexit deal.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Recently YouGov & Queen Mary University, London did a massive survey of the membership of the 4 largest political parties in the UK (us 'obvs', Labour, Conservatives and the Scottish National Party). They came out some pretty interesting stuff, such as...

    1. The Lib Dems are the youngest political party.

  • Computer screen showing lines of code.
    Article: Mar 20, 2018
    By Nick Harvey

    Currently, local parties are either invoiced or debited for Connect and Salesforce. Processing all this and then chasing it up involves significant staff time and pointless bureaucracy.

    Worse still, there are grotesque and unjustifiable anomalies in the sums that local parties, both large and small, are paying for these digital tools. Some are even getting them free.

  • Computer screen showing lines of code.
    Article: Mar 17, 2018

    Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.

    If these allegations against Cambridge Analytica are correct then it is a shocking betrayal of people's personal data.

    If this data was then actively exploited for political gain it is both underhand and immoral.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Putin is attempting to be the puppet master of the world, it is time we cut his strings.

    The UK must build a coalition of the willing, able to put an end to Putin's murderous adventurism, and show murder condoned or directed comes at a very heavy price.

    Putin is a bully who will not be put back in his box by entreaties from the Leader of the Opposition to have a chinwag over beer and sandwiches.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Mar 13, 2018

    The Spring Statement was a non-event.

    The OECD gave us the clearer picture - that the economy is bumping along the bottom of the G20, well behind the likes of Australia, Canada and the Euro area.

    The OBR's fresh forecasts are still a long way behind the figures estimated in March 2016 before the EU referendum.

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