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Southampton Civic Centre

You're probably already familiar with our community newsletter "Focus". This Website is an online 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 Campaigners 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

  • Amy Greenwood, Thomas Gravatt and Julien Poulain campaigning in the Stow on the Wold by-election
    Article: Sep 30, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton members were at the centre of a dramatic by-election win in Stow, Gloucestershire last night.

    The Liberal Democrats made history winning the seat by 555 to 300 votes. This represented a 21% swing from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats. The seat is the 18th in a series of gains for the Lib Dems in local by-elections across the country since local elections in May.

  • Article: Sep 29, 2016
    By Peter Galton in Daily Echo

    The Communities and Local Government Committee will be meeting soon to start looking at the responses to the consultation to see if Parks & Green spaces will be properly protected.

    These areas are used by so many of us in Southampton, from the more formal to the less so. We are fortunate to have these Parks and Green spaces in the City. The parks in the City have always been well thought off for many years, and may it continue. Whether you are exercising, walking the dog, with your children, watching other leisure activities, or just going to a park is very positive for us and our wellbeing.

  • Peter & Karen Galton
    Article: Sep 28, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton Liberal Democrats Peter & Karen Galton recently travelled to Sweden and Denmark; here are some of their observations of the similarities and differences between our cultures.

    Being fans of 'Nordic Noir', we visited the cities of Copenhagen and Malmo, as well as crossing the Oresund Bridge which is the focal point of the television drama series "The Bridge". It was also our first time in continental Europe since the EU Referendum.

  • Lib Dem logo [updated 2014]
    Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Hundreds of people joined the Liberal Democrats following the announcement that Jeremy Corbyn had been re-elected leader of the Labour party.

    Over the past week the Liberal Democrats have grown by over 1000 members taking membership to over 78,000 - the highest this century

    Over 300 of these members joined yesterday after Corbyn was announced as Labour leader and the number continues to rise.

  • Adrian Ford
    Article: Sep 27, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Following recent reports of a coordinated campaign of vandalism against buses operating in the Millbrook and Redbridge area of Southampton, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Adrian Ford has said:

    "Southampton Liberal Democrats condemn recent attacks on city buses by youths in Millbrook, and call for a greater police presence in the area to help prevent further acts of vandalism and catch those responsible.

  • Witney Group
    Article: Sep 26, 2016

    There was an amazing turnout of members at the first action day in the Witney By-Election, including a number from Southampton.

    Liberal Democrat President Baroness Sal Brinton also came to help and support our excellent candidate Liz Leffman.

    Many of our new members were experiencing the buzz of a by-election for the first time.

  • Autumn Conference 2016 - Brighton
    Article: Sep 22, 2016
    By Ben Curd, Southampton Liberal Democrats

    I joined the Liberal Democrats on the 27th of June this year. For me it was really a case of the old 'long term listener, first time caller' cliché. I'd voted Lib Dem in previous elections, but the EU Referendum result shocked me; I realised then that it wasn't enough just to vote any more. I couldn't simply listen to all the horrible rhetoric going on, I felt I had to speak up and get involved, even in just a small way.

  • Adrian Ford with pothole on Priory Road in St Denys, Portswood
    Article: Sep 22, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Some areas of Portswood ward are badly in need of repairs to roads and pavements, according to local campaigner Adrian Ford.

    Adrian says:

    "This massive pothole in Priory Road is just one of many all around the St Denys area; sadly they don't get repaired as Balfour Beatty always find an excuse not to repair them, they are not deep enough or wide enough.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2016
    By Simon Stokes in Daily Echo

    An RAC report last week puts the spotlight on an issue many road-users will be aware of - that drivers are increasingly willing to use their mobile phones whilst driving, and are unashamed to admit doing it

    It saddens me that some people, I hope a minority, fail to consider the implications of their decision to use their phones whilst in control of their vehicle. Your decision to answer that call from your partner, check your Facebook, or text your friend could have tragic consequences.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2016
    By James Read in Daily Echo

    It should come as no surprise to read this week that Vote Leave, whose campaign of misinformation won them the EU referendum, have now officially disowned their infamous '£350million for the NHS' pledge.

    But promising then failing to deliver this desperately needed funding isn't the worst thing Vote Leave did to the NHS. They have succeeded in making a great many of our valued NHS staff, who happen to be EU nationals, feel unwelcome in this country. If we 'send them all home' as so many Leave voters advocate, NHS services would simply disappear.