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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 Democral Parliamentary candidate for NW Hampshire

Alex Payton

Recent updates

  • Article: May 23, 2017

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced that the party has suspended all national campaigning until further notice. Tim was due to fly to Gibraltar today as part of the general election campaign but has cancelled the trip.

    Tim Farron said: "The country is united in grief after this devastating terror attack. Just as the country is focusing all its thoughts on the victims and their families, so politicians should come together in solidarity and respect for the innocent people caught up in this vile attack.

  • Article: May 23, 2017
    By NW Hants Liberal Democrats

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced that the party has suspended all national campaigning until further notice. Tim was due to fly to Gibraltar today as part of the general election campaign but has cancelled the trip.

    Tim Farron said:

    "The country is united in grief after this devastating terror attack. Just as the country is focusing all its thoughts on the victims and their families, so politicians should come together in solidarity and respect for the innocent people caught up in this vile attack.

    "The emergency services have shown the highest levels of bravery and professionalism and deserve our deepest thanks.

    "The Liberal Democrats will suspend all national campaigning until further notice."

  • Article: May 23, 2017
    By Nick Hopkinson, Chair of the Lib Dem Europe Group in West Sussex Times

    Please find below a recent letter by Nick Hopkinson, the LDEG Chair, to the West Sussex Times

    Dear Sir,
    Your recent editorial praised the ruling Conservative Party for its record as the majority Party on West Sussex County Council (WSCC). Is this really merited? Education continues to be woefully underfunded. West Sussex road programmes and maintenance remains patchy, and social care and re-cycling facilities operate on reduced hours. The list of Conservative led failings at WSCC goes on.
  • HofP NHS
    Article: May 22, 2017
    By NW Hants Liberal Democrats

    An announcement by the Labour Party that it would invest £45bn in the NHS and social care over five years as well as protect pensions could be rendered meaningless by Brexit.

    Treasury analysis from 2016 estimated that the form of Brexit supported by the Labour and Conservative parties - a negotiated bilateral agreement as opposed to membership of the single market - would rob public services of £36bn EACH YEAR. A botched Brexit could cost the Exchequer up to £45 billion a year. The government has neither formally rejected this analysis nor commissioned new figures since the referendum.

    Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat Business spokesperson, said:

    "In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let down those who need a strong NHS and a secure pension by voting with Theresa May on Brexit - not against her. Jeremy Corbyn ordered his MPs to vote in favour of Article 50 despite the Government making no concessions to them whatsoever, including on staying in the single market.

    "Over the course of a parliament, Labour would have to find many times the amount they are promising on the NHS and social care just to pay its Brexit bill. But with trade with Europe set to be hit by an extreme Brexit, how could this be delivered?

  • May as Farage
    Article: May 22, 2017
    By NW Hants Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: May 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats recently distributed a letter signed by Dr Clare Gerada setting out her view on the challenges facing the NHS.


    Clare absolutely stands by those comments however the letter did contain incorrect details regarding Clare's time at the Royal College of General Practitioners. We thank Clare for publicising her concerns about our NHS and apologise for the drafting error. Here is the correct version of Clare's letter:

  • Article: May 18, 2017
    By NW Hants Liberal Democrats

    Proposals in the Conservative manifesto to abandon a cap on care costs and take away free school meals for infant children shows the "nasty party is back."

    Liberal Democrat Election Campaign Spokesperson Ed Davey commented:

    "It is clear the more you need, the more you pay with May. Theresa May is betraying working families by snatching school lunches from their children and their homes when they die. The nasty party is back - hitting families from cradle to grave.

    "The choices she's made in her manifesto will hurt over half a million frail elderly people and almost 2 million children.

    "The Liberal Democrats will stand up to Theresa May's cold, mean-spirited Britain, protecting those that need the most help and fighting for more funding for our schools and hospitals."

    Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb, who secured a commitment to a cap on care costs as Care Minister, commented:

    "Elderly people the length of Britain will shudder at these care cost proposals.

    "Many elderly people currently will face the cruel situation of having to sell their home when they die to fund residential care home costs.

    "Now the frail and elderly receiving care in their own home will face what is a 'Personal Death Tax' charged against their home. And the more help you need, the more Theresa May will snatch away when you die.

    'The cost of at home care currently met by the state will now be clawed back from estates after death, hitting over half a million vulnerable people. It's clear that if you get old and frail, the costs are down to you and you alone.'

    NW Hants Liberal Democrat candidate Alex Payton commented:

    "By snatching those meals away and forcing families to pay hundreds of pounds per year for school lunches Theresa May will hit low-income working families the hardest.

    "So much for helping the 'just about managing.' MPs will need to vote in the next Parliament to undo the legislation we passed to provide infants with free meals under the Coalition.

    "Our local Conservative candidate must now come clean: will he troop through the lobbies to take away free lunches from the children of hard-pressed families? Will he back plans to take away the hard earned homes of our elderly to balance the government's books? Or will he have the decency and courage to vote to stop the Conservatives from becoming the party of lunch snatchers and home grabbers?"

  • Article: May 18, 2017
    By NW Hants Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat campaigners have reacted angrily to news that the Conservative manifesto will announce that the Tories intend to scrap universal free school meals.

    Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, said:

    "Margaret Thatcher was known as the 'milk snatcher'. Theresa May will go down as the "lunch snatcher". Children under Theresa May will go hungry: it is that stark, and that heartless. But she just doesn't care."

    "Giving infants free school meals was a major achievement of the Liberal Democrats in the coalition government, and we have committed in our manifesto to ensuring that every child in primary school will be guaranteed at least one proper meal a day.

    Supporting this stance NW Hampshire parliamentary candidate Alex Payton added

  • Article: May 18, 2017

    With the announcement of the Conservative manifesto today, Theresa May has shown her true colours. I've scarcely seen a colder, more mean-spirited agenda in my entire career.

    There's no doubt about it: the Nasty party is back. The Tories are hitting families from cradle to grave by snatching school lunches from children and homes from the elderly.

  • Lib Dem manifesto launch 2017
    Article: May 17, 2017

    Housing, healthcare, education, a choice on Brexit - and much more. The Lib Dem manifesto has been launched: http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto

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