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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!

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Recent updates

  • Building
    Article: Jul 21, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Responding to the announcement that Southampton City Council are set to build close to 8000 new homes in the city in the next eight years, Liberal Democrat campaigner Simon Stokes said;

    "Southampton Liberal Democrats commend the council for committing to build the homes the population of this city so desperately needs, particularly on brownfield sites such as the former Meridian TV studio.

  • Nick Clegg (The Guardian)
    Article: Jul 20, 2016

    Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has returned to the Liberal Democrat front bench as the party's European Union spokesperson in order to hold the Government to account over its plans for Brexit.

    Nick Clegg is uniquely well placed to challenge the Conservatives on their plans for Brexit. Not only did he sit around the cabinet table with Theresa May, Liam Fox and others, he was also a leading Member of the European Parliament and a trade negotiator in the European Commission under Leon Brittan. During the coalition years he established himself as the highest profile pro-European voice in British politics and is well known and respected in capitals across the continent.

  • Catherine bearder
    Article: Jul 19, 2016
    By Catherine Bearder MEP in libdemvoice.org

    It's been a tough few weeks for all of us who believe in the European ideals of cooperation, openness and trade between nations. But as if the referendum result was not bad enough, the aftermath has left the UK the laughing stock of the world. First there was the resignation and disappearance of many of those who led the Leave campaign and the shameless disowning of key pledges on the NHS and immigration. Then last week a number of leading Tory Brexiteers were elevated by Theresa May to the highest offices of the state.

  • Don't Leave the EU
    Article: Jul 14, 2016
    By Thomas Gravatt in wessexscene.co.uk

    Post-referendum, the Tories are still split over Europe and Labour MPs are still desperately trying to kick out Corbyn. Neither party is fulfilling their role as government or opposition, increasing instability in a period where people need to be working together to get the best deal from Europe.

    With Scotland overwhelmingly voting to remain, the SNP are going for a second independence referendum. Even UKIP are still squabbling amongst themselves despite their victory. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats offer a clear and coherent pro-European vision without internal party chaos.

  • Pint
    Article: Jul 12, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton Liberal Democrats are hosting a 'pint & politics' event in the city on Wednesday July 13th.

    Members and supporters are welcome to this informal event, please do come along if you can. We're living through a momentous time in UK politics, we'd love to hear what everyone thinks of what has happened, what is happening, and what might happen next.

  • #INtogether poster
    Article: Jul 12, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats in Daily Echo

    For the last couple of weeks, unwavering Brexit campaigners (as opposed to the many thousands who voted to Leave but have since come to believe that they made the wrong decision) have been filling newspapers, letters pages and message boards with calls for Remain campaigners and supporters, including myself, to sit down, shut up, and get on with our lives. The fight is over, they say, and we lost. The people have spoken, democracy reigns, get over it.

  • Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats say that many unanswered questions remain over the decision to start transporting the county's recycling to Milton Keynes instead of Elstow for sorting
    Article: Jul 8, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton City Council was placed at 334 of 352 local authorities in a recently-published 'Recycling League Table'.

    The report, which ranks English local authorities on their total household waste recycling, composting and reuse rates from April 2014 to March 2015, reveals that Southamtpon City Council only managed to divert 26.1% of household waste from landfill.

  • Adrian Vinson
    Article: Jul 7, 2016
    By (Hon. Alderman) Adrian Vinson
    Southampton Liberal Democrats' Parliamentary Spokesperson for Southampton Test, Adrian Vinson, has hit out against racist incidents in the wake of the Brexit vote.
    Adrian says: 'I am appalled that Southampton's Muslim community has had to cancel a celebration of their Eid festival through fears of violence from far-right extremists.

    'It is a disgrace that threats from such thugs should prevent a legitimate and peaceful faith celebration in our city.

    'It can be no coincidence that nationally racially-motivated crimes have multiplied five-fold since the referendum result. While of course this does not reflect the intentions of the great majority of those who voted Leave, it has been boosted in consequence - and one of the most serious of the many negative consequences - of the unprincipled and dishonest exploitation of the immigration card by some of the leading Brexiteers, unleashing hostilities against those from abroad who make major contributions to our economy and society.

    'Southampton's citizens and public authorities alike must make it crystal clear that we support the rights of all those of goodwill, whatever their faith or origins, to practice their beliefs freely and without fear.'
  • Catherine Bearder
    Article: Jul 6, 2016
    By Catherine Bearder MEP in libdemvoice.org

    This has been a tough week for us all. It's followed the hard work in the build-up to voting day, the exhaustion of the day itself and the dreadful nightas the results saw the collapse of the political and structural certainties we have all come to understand.

    Firstly I want to give a huge thanks to all those up and down the country who have worked their socks off campaigning to keep the UK in the EU. Ours was a positive, passionate and patriotic campaign. It was always going to be a tough fight, trying to reverse in a matter of weeks the anti-EU propaganda and anti-establishment mood that built up over many years. But the Lib Dems stood firm, and our thousands of activists can be proud that when the time came, they stood up for the values we hold dear and for what we believe was firmly in the national interest.

  • Article: Jul 5, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have called on the UK government to introduce a new Act to tackle poor air quality and ensure vital pollution limits are not watered down post-Brexit.

    Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, which was introduced in the 1950s to tackle deadly smog affecting UK cities.

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