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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

  • Tim Farron Speaking
    Article: Nov 26, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has set out the state of the economy in the Autumn Statement and spending plans for the next four years in the Spending Review.

    Commenting, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "This was a deeply political budget from a deeply political Chancellor. It looks good in the theatrics of the Commons, with Labour divided, weak and inept, but the budget will unravel.

  • Adrian Ford
    Article: Nov 24, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton City Council has presented its budget proposals for 2016/2017, and have invited the people of Southampton to take part in a consultation on the proposals.

    You can find a link to the consultation questionnaire, and further information, here.

    The deadline for online submissions is 14th January 2016.

  • Soldiers with Missile Battery in Desert
    Article: Nov 23, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the UN's unanimous Security Council resolution that agreed that ISIL/ISIS constituted an "unprecedented" threat to international peace and security, and called upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take "all necessary measures" to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.

  • Catherine bearder
    Article: Nov 23, 2015
    By Catherine Bearder MEP in libdemvoice.org

    Last Friday's sickening Paris attacks shocked us all. They weren't just attacks on France, but attacks on our shared values and way of life. Seeing such horrific tragedy being inflicted on a city that so many of us associate with joy, love and freedom has been deeply upsetting. At the same time, it has been profoundly moving to see the courage and resilience of the French people and the solidarity shown with them from around the world, including in the UK.

  • Votes at 16 at Watford Girls Grammar
    Article: Nov 20, 2015

    Peers have backed calls to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to take part in the UK's EU referendum. The House of Lords voted to amend the European Referendum Bill - which paves the way for a poll by the end of 2017 - to extend the franchise, by 293 to 211.

    Liberal Democrat peers played a key role in defeating the Government, giving 16 and 17 year olds a voice in the EU referendum. Following the victory, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

  • Use Your Vote!
    Article: Nov 19, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    A change in the way people register to vote in UK elections could mean that some might find themsleves left off the Electoral Register.

    It is now up to the individual, not the head of the household, to ensure they are registed and therefore eligible to vote.

    Make sure your voice is heard in future elections - click here to register to vote today.

  • RAF Tornado aircraft / aeroplane (Photo: Corporal Mike Jones/MOD [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Nov 18, 2015

    Commenting on the possibility of Britain joining air strikes in Syria, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

    "A few British bombs on top of the Russian and American ones will achieve little, and could even make the situation worse. We must not play into ISIS' narrative that they are being opposed only by 'the West'. Importantly, Britain must not be knee-jerk in our response: the fact that something must be done doesn't mean you do something that is going to be counterproductive.

  • Simon Stokes
    Article: Nov 18, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Redbridge campaigner Simon Stokes says he would welcome a new 'Super Care Home' being built on the edge of the ward.

    Simon says; "I hope this scheme gets the go-ahead. After several closures of facilities in the area, including Woodside Lodge and Whitehaven Lodge, the council is moving to rectify the situation."

  • Southampton Liberal Democrats logo
    Article: Nov 13, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Responding to Prime Minister David Cameron's apparent ignorance of the effects his Governement's budget cuts are inflicting in correspondence with a Conservative Council leader, Southampton Parliamentary Spokespersons Eleanor Bell (Itchen) and Adrian Ford (Test) say;

    "This Conservative Government is plunging our country into a downward spiral from which we may never recover."

  • Lib Dems still run the council
    Article: Nov 12, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Former Lib Dem Council Leader, Adrian Vinson writes: 'There can be no doubt that the savings the Council must make will cause real pain. However, year after year the Lib Dems have shown that it is possible, by measures such as replacing contributions from council tax to capital projects with low cost borrowing, to moderate the savage cuts in services and jobs backed by Labour, and even to accommodate a very select list of initiatives such as strengthening planning enforcement and tackling neighbourhood blight.

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