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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

  • Pupil Premium
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Thousands of disadvantaged schoolchildren across the South East are reaping the benefit of the Pupil Premium, Local Euro MP Catherine Bearder said today.

    Figures show that more youngsters from poorer backgrounds in local authorities across the region achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C grade than those in 2012.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that employment is at a record high.

    More people up and down the country are finding work as we build a stronger economy.

    In the last three months the number of people in work rose by 254,000.

    More than 30.64m people are now in work and over the quarter unemployment fell by 121,000.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that employment is at a record high.

    More people up and down the country are finding work as we build a stronger economy.

    In the last three months the number of people in work rose by 254,000.

    More than 30.64m people are now in work and over the quarter unemployment fell by 121,000.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2014

    More than ever before we are facing questions of how, in the internet age, we maintain our security while preserving our civil liberties. As the Liberal Democrat Minister in the Home Office, I am constantly aware of the challenge. We are a party that cares deeply about civil liberties, but we are also a party that believes we have to take the appropriate steps to protect the public. Liberty and security must go hand in hand. We can't enjoy our freedom if we're unable to keep ourselves safe.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2014

    As a Liberal, I care passionately about civil liberties, privacy, and the need to limit abusive state surveillance.

    But I also know that there is a need for the police and intelligence agencies to have the tools to do the job we give them - as long as they are carefully controlled, appropriately used, and proportionate to the threat faced.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    A survey of UK recruitment consultancies published today shows a record rise in starting salaries.

    The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market. Todays report attributes this rise in salaries to a fall in the number of available permanent staff.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    This month Liberal Democrats across the country are holding a series of national Days of Action to promote our record of delivery.

    We want to tell as many people as possible about the work Liberal Democrats are doing locally and what we have delivered in our communities.

    We will be out deliverling leaflets, knocking on doors and pitching up street stalls to talk to people about great Liberal Democrat wins such as delivering an £800 tax cut for millions of workers and the biggest ever pensions rise, and our plans to go further in building a stronger economy and a fairer society. And we would love for you to join us and help spread the word.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2014

    A new Energy Advice Programme will help householders save money on their energy bills, it has been announced today.

    Organisations including parish councils, community energy groups, charities, faith groups and registered social landlords are invited to bid for their share of £1 million so that they can help and advise people on how to save money on their energy bills.

  • Recycling in action
    Article: Jul 3, 2014

    Local councils could be required to recycle 70% of household waste and 80% of packaging by 2030, under new EU proposals announced yesterday by the European Commission.

    The proposal would also see a total ban by 2025 on sending waste to landfill that could have been recycled. According to the Commission the new targets could create over half a million jobs across the EU.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2014

    Just as public services, communities and workplaces have seen a shift in how families are supported to balance childcare responsibilities with busy working lives, we now need a similar shift to meet the care needs of a rapidly growing older population too.

    Thanks to the Liberal Democrats the Care Act and Children and Families Act have both extended the rights of carers of all ages, but there is still much more to be done to recognise the hidden treasure that are carers.


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