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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 elections in 2015.

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: Oct 13, 2016

    Wine and spirits worth £47,236 were quaffed out of the government's vast wine cellar last year, new figures reveal.

    Guests, foreign visitors and dignitaries drank thousands of litres from the 33,669 bottles of wines and spirits held by the government.

    A written statement made by Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay of St Johns said the total cost of the bottles drunk was £47,236 in 2015-16.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2016

    key_rma.pngAt their Autumn Conference this year, the Liberal Democrats welcomed business leaders and experts from multiple sectors to a roundtable discussion focused on the digital skills gaps in today's workforce. The discussion was attended by a diverse set of businesses from sectors including tech, energy, banking and construction; and was hosted by Jack Barmby, Founder and CEO of Customer Service Solutions business FM Outsource.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2016

    Long-term EU loans for vital infrastructure projects across the UK are being put at risk due to the Conservative government's divisive rhetoric and failure to plan properly for Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has warned.

    Last year the European Investment Bank provided a record £5.6 billion of long-term investment to the UK including for social housing, hospitals and schools. But the President of the Bank has warned that this level cannot be maintained and that UK projects will find it increasingly difficult to get loans approved by other EU members.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2016

    Speaking in today's Brexit debate in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson Nick Clegg commented:

    "The Conservatives are reinventing history and ignoring precedent.

    "They say there was an overwhelming majority, but clearly it was relatively close.

    "They claim to have a telepathic ability to know exactly why over 17 million voted Leave, and that all those reasons are the same.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2016

    The Government have cut NHS building funding by £17.4 million over the last year and have been attacked by the Liberal Democrats for letting hospitals crumble. Norman Lamb has blasted the Government to 'turning our hospitals into health risks'.

    An NHS report released by NHS digital shows that while investment to reduce Backlog Maintenance has decreased by £17.4 million from the previous year the cost to eradicate High Risk Backlog increased 69.3% from £458.0 million to £775.5 million.

  • Article: Oct 11, 2016
    By Chris Higman, British citizen and FDP local councillor in Schwalbach, close to Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Asparagus is a cult vegetable in Germany. Anyone who has visited a restaurant between late April and late June will have seen the special seasonal asparagus menus. Most of the asparagus is grown in the sandy soils of northern Germany, but we have our own asparagus growing area around Darmstadt, just south of Frankfurt, where about 10,000 tons are grown annually. Every asparagus-growing region is proud of its own local product. Here it is sufficiently important that the Minister of Agriculture for Hessen, Priska Hinz, opened the season this year by cutting the ceremonial first asparagus.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2016

    Up until a few days ago, Andrew Lomas was a Labour Councillor in Kensington and Chelsea. He'd stood for Council, for Parliament, been a deputy group leader. Now, he's joined the Liberal Democrats - find out why here:

    Following the referendum, Britain has to find a new place for itself in the world.

    Extricating the UK from the European Union on terms that don't crash the economy is going to be an astonishingly difficult task that neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party seem to be willing or able to face up to.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2016
    By Nick Hopkinson is chair of the Liberal Democrat European Group in Liberator, September 2016 edition, #380

    The one bit of good news emerging from the 23 June European Union (EU) referendum is that it provides Liberal Democrats with a tremendous opportunity. The Conservatives, after extending their internal split on Europe to the country, are all Brexiteers now. The 70% of Labour Party members who are pro-European are lead by an acquiescent, if not Eurosceptic, leader. Brexiteers ludicrously suggest our Olympic triumphs and recent good short-term consumer figures prove we can jettison our major trading and political partners in the EU. Meanwhile, our leader has been quick to identify the 48% who voted for Remain as a potentially large new source of support. To ensure we capture them, we need to plot a political, constitutional, legal, economic and international roadmap for the likely long rollercoaster ride ahead.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2016
    By Laurie Price in Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Journal, Focus

    Dear Madam,

    I would like to take issue with the rather superficial letter from Dr Wild in the September issue of Focus on Benefits of BREXIT.

    As an active supporter of REMAIN and one of the 48% who voted IN and having an economic background in air transport, in senior positions with major airlines and Director with an International Consultancy, former Aviation Adviser to the Transport Select Committee and All Party Parliamentary Group for Aviation and Chairman of a Government Panel on Aviation issues, I can only think Dr Wild is easily persuaded by the half-truths and lies that came from the Leave camp, most of whose leaders have left the field, with no BREXIT Plan and a Government that having held the Referendum, is equally moribund.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2016
    By Chris Higman, who is a British citizen serving as a FDP local councillor in Schwalbach, close to Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Frankfurt is historically Germany's financial centre. It is in fact the original home of the legendary Rothschild banking family. Frankfurt is the seat of the European Central Bank. Frankfurt Airport is Germany's main point of entry and has connections to more destinations than any other airport in Europe.

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