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Southampton Civic Centre

You're probably already familiar with our community newsletter "Focus". This Website is an on-line version of "Focus". If you visit this site regularly you'll see that we keep the site updated with information about Southampton and your community.

As you know, Liberal Democrats Councillors and Focus Teams work all year 'round to improve your community. If there is any way we can be of help, please do get in touch!

If you share our passion for working for local people and believe in the Liberal Democrats aims, why not join us? By being a member you keep in touch with the Party throughout the year, join us at our regular social events, and get a vote in all Party Elections.

Recent updates

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    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Liberal Democrat manifesto plans for the NHS and the education system have been recognised by experts in these areas.

    Under our manifesto plans, we will invest £8bn a year in the NHS in real terms by 2020.

    We are the only party to set out an NHS plan that meets that meet the financial needs of the NHS as set out by the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens in his Five Year Forward View.

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    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Nick Clegg will today (Sunday 29 March) launch the Liberal Democrats General Election campaign.

    At a campaign rally with activists, Nick will launch the party's election battle bus, before heading to Oxford West and Abingdon for a day of door knocking and delivery.

    The bus will include a satellite radio transmitter so that Nick will be able to do radio interviews direct from the bus when he is on the road, campaigning across the country.

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    Article: Mar 28, 2015

    New research published by the Government Equalities Office reveals that the ages of seven and eight are critical in keeping girls motivated to play sport.

    Beyond this age, girls become more self-conscious, some lose confidence and many stop taking part in sport.

    The study by Women in Sport and the Youth Sport Trust follows research from the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation which showed that in Year 4 in school, activity levels are similar for boys and girls but by Year 6, girls are doing significantly less and the gap grows in the years that follow.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    A new poster unveiled by the Liberal Democrats shows that a Labour or Conservative government would lurch economic policy dangerously to the left or the right.

    The poster highlights the crossroads facing the British public at the General Election and points to the dangers of leaving Ed Balls or George Osborne in charge of the nation's finances.

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    Article: Mar 23, 2015

    New evidence shows that the gap between rich and poor children in schools is narrowing thanks to the Pupil Premium delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

    The Pupil Premium provides schools with their share of £2.5bn a year to support the most disadvantaged pupils.

    Liberal Democrats believe that a child's success at school and future aspirations should not be determined by their parents' wealth.

  • Cllr Adrian Vinson - Council Leader
    Article: Mar 23, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Portswood Lib Dem campaigner Adrian Vinson has presented two petitions from Focus readers, on Portswood District Centre Public Toilets and Household Waste and Fly-Tipping, to the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 18th March.

    Concerning the public toilets in Westridge Road, Adrian argued that not only are these a lifeline for local people using the district centre, and especially those with a medical condition, but also an important contribution to the attractiveness of Portswood High Street for shopping, at a time when local traders have been struggling in difficult financial circumstances.

  • Eleanor Bell with Mike Thornton MP
    Article: Mar 20, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton Liberal Democrats, including PPC for Southampton Itchen Eleanor Bell, attended a reception at Southampton's Daily Echo offices this week to launch the newspaper's '50 days' coverage of the coming elections.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has set out the party's tax and spending plans for the next five years.

    In a statement to the House of Commons, Danny announced that the Liberal Democrat fiscal plans designed to build a stronger economy and a fairer society, creating opportunity for everyone.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2015

    The final Budget of this Parliament has Liberal Democrat policies at its core.

    The Budget confirms that Liberal Democrats in government are building a stronger economy and a fairer society, creating opportunity for everyone.

    In government we have ensured that Britain has kept on the path to recovery in a way that is fair.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase by 20 per cent going up by 57p an hour, from £2.73 to £3.30 this October.

    This is the largest ever increase in the National Minimum Wage for apprentices.

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    Nick has also announced that the adult National Minimum Wage will increase by three per cent to a new rate of £6.70 this October.

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