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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

  • Article: Jul 3, 2015

    A political deal was reached in Brussels last night to scrap mobile roaming fees in the EU by 2017, following almost two years of negotiations.

    All roaming surcharges for travellers in the EU, whether for calls, texts or data, will be completely abolished as of 15 June 2017.

    In an interim phase, fees will be capped in April next year at €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 for text messages and €0.05 per MB of data.

  • Peter Galton
    Article: Jun 30, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat campaigner Peter Galton says: 'I live in Shirley and know how limited the bus services are for local residents. The area near Shirley High Street is well served, but as you move further out, buses are few and far between.

    Many residents miss the No. 5 that used to run in Hill Lane to Lordshill/Lordswood and into the city.'


  • Simon Stokes - broken roadside barrier, Atherfield Road, Redbridge ward
    Article: Jun 27, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat campaigner Simon Stokes has reported a potentially dangerous broken roadside barrier on Atherfield Road to the council.

    Simon says: "The barrier has been damaged for some time, but I recently found it had come away completely from its concrete setting.

    I reported it to the council, telling them that I'd found it lying partly in the road, which was obviously dangerous for road users.

  • Peter Galton
    Article: Jun 26, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Local people in Shirley have told Peter Galton that they would like to see a pedestrian crossing put in St James Road not far from the Methodist Church. There are concerns that St James Road is often busy and hard to cross.

    Families with children, the elderly, and many people on foot feel that they are at risk of an accident in this area.

    Peter says: 'I'm contacting the Council to make sure they take on board the need for a new crossing. I will also talk to the police about the dangers.'

  • Article: Jun 23, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton City Clinical Care Commissioning Group is again looking into closing the Bitterne Walk-In Centre.

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Southampton Itchen Eleanor Bell says;

    "This is a well-used and well-regarded local facility, and is in fact the only out-of-hours treatment centre on the East side of the City. Repeated attempts by the Clinical Care Commissioning Group to close it show how unconcerned they are with the well-being of residents."

  • farron_Lamb
    Article: Jun 16, 2015

    South Central and South East Regions held a Leadership Hustings on Friday, 12 June, in the Garden Court, Highfield Campus, Southampton University.

    A packed hall of more than 210 Party members heard the two leadership contenders make speeches and answer members questions in their bid to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats. Tim Farron and Norman Lamb have both vowed to revive their party - which was decimated in last month's General Election.

  • Adrian Vinson
    Article: Jun 8, 2015
    By Portswood Liberal Democrats

    Portswood Lib Dem campaigner Adrian Vinson says: 'I am profoundly concerned to hear that Lloyds Bank is closing not just one but two branches in Portswood Ward. Coming so soon after Barclay's closure of their Portswood High Street Branch this is not only a significant inconvenience for many local residents but a serious blow for local traders still struggling in the wake of the recession.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2015

    Nominations have closed for the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    Former Health Minister Norman Lamb and former party President Tim Farron have put themselves forward.

    The next leader of the party will be announced on 16 July and will be voted for by party members.

    This comes as membership hits more than 61,000, with over 16,500 new members since polling day. All new members, who joined by 4pm today, are eligible to vote in the election.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2015

    In a dedicated Commons session for Charles Kennedy today, Nick Clegg reflected on Charles' wisdom, humour and courage.

    Nick's speech is as follows:

    A few days ago I got in touch with Charles because I was looking for a telephone number of someone we both knew.

    His friends will not be surprised to learn that we were texting eachother. He was notoriously bad at answering his phone but famously fluent by SMS.

  • Charles Kennedy 1959-2015
    Article: Jun 2, 2015

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy.

    Charles was one of the greatest politicians of his generation, devoting his life to public service, having been elected as a Highlands MP at the age of 23. He was well known for his wit and charm when speaking, which touched many people beyond the world of politics.

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