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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!

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Recent updates

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    Article: Apr 17, 2015

    New figures show that the rate of employment is at a new record high of 73.4 per cent.

    In the last three months, the number of jobs created increased by 248,000.

    During the quarter youth unemployment fell by 21,000 and 151,000 on the year.

    Commenting on the figures, Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

  • Article: Apr 17, 2015

    The country and economy would benefit from having Lib Dems in Government again, a letter signed by more than 50 business leaders has said.

    A host of leading company owners, employers and entrepreneurs said a stronger economy, a record number of jobs and improved living standards was down to the success of the Coalition.

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    Article: Apr 15, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto puts opportunity at its heart and sets out a plan to ensure every child has a world-class education.

    The party has announced a major new commitment to protect education funding for every child.

    This means protecting education spending per pupil in real terms over the next parliament, increasing the education budget as a whole.

  • Adrian Ford
    Article: Apr 15, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Southampton Test Adrian Ford will be attending the General Election hustings at the St James Methodist Church, St James Road, Shirley on Wednesday 22nd April, 8pm.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2015

    Nick Clegg has urged Labour to come clean about their plans to tackle the deficit, challenging Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to 'name the date' they will balance the books.

    It comes a day after the Liberal Democrats set out - in unprecedented detail - how they will get to grips with the current budget deficit and pay for their spending commitments.

  • Eleanor Bell
    Article: Apr 10, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Parliamentary candidate Eleanor Bell has praised the work of Southampton's 'silent army' after attending today's Carers Conference.

    Eleanor says; "I have nothing but admiration for those people that selflessly devote their time to caring for their loved ones - it's often a thankless task, which is why it's so important to do all we can to help and support them."

  • Article: Apr 9, 2015

    Speaking on LBC's Election Call, Nick Clegg said he thought it was odd that the Conservatives were elevating Trident over other key areas such as education and jobs.

    His comments follow the Conservatives' announcement that their manifesto will include a commitment to build four new nuclear missile-armed submarines.

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    Article: Apr 7, 2015

    Unfunded Conservative tax giveaways and unnecessary Labour borrowing will devastate public services, Liberal Democrat research reveals.

    Conservative tax plans mean George Osborne will be forced to slash another£7.2bn from public spending after the books are balanced.

    Under their plans it will mean that the Conservatives will have to cut 10,000 police officers, more than 28,000 homecare workers, 25,000 military personal, and axe 15 hours of free childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds.

  • Adrian Ford Royal South Hants Hospital
    Article: Apr 7, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats in Government have secured an extra £2 billion of funding for the NHS. Parliamentary Candidate for Southampton Test Adrian Ford and the Lib Dems want to raise that to £8 billion by 2020.

    Adrian says, "I am proud of the NHS, and want to make sure it has the money needed to succeed."

  • Article: Apr 7, 2015

    Every penny raised from cracking down on wealthy tax dodgers will fund tax cuts for middle and low earners under Liberal Democrat plans, Nick Clegg has said.

    The Lib Dems will fund increases to the Personal Allowance to £12,500 with money raised from evasion and avoidance after the job of deficit reduction is complete by 2017/18.

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