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Southampton Civic Centre

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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.


  • Article: Aug 10, 2018
  • Catherine Bearder MEP and Cllr Antony Hook
    Article: Aug 7, 2018
    Autumn Conference is a great opportunity to get back into the swing of campaigning after what has been an incredible summer. We plan to offer excellent training, as usual, and host some lively debates. Keep an eye on our website for further updates once the conference schedule gets finalised.

    Autumn Regional Conference will be held on Saturday 13th October, from 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, at The Forest School, Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, Wokingham, RG41 5NE.
  • Alexander Clifton-Melhuish
    Article: Aug 3, 2018
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Responding to reports that Labour-run Southampton City Council are guilty of breaching data laws 62 times last year, Lib Dem spokesperson for Freemantle Alexander Clifton-Melhuish commented:

    "It's shocking that the council could fail to treat our data with appropriate care.

    "It is the council's duty to ensure the security of our personal information, and therefore the saftey of residents. If bank details, or information on vulnerable children or adults for example, fell into the wrong hands, there could be very serious consequences for the individuals concerned.

    "Local residents have no choice but to trust the Council with their personal data as part of our daily lives, whether paying council tax, accessing social care or reporting a pothole. We must hold the Council to the highest level of scrutiny in the way it keeps and shares our data.

    "Many already don't trust Labour to handle the delivery of basic services like pothole repair, now it seems they can't be trusted to handle our personal data."

  • Pint & Politics 8-8-18
    Article: Aug 1, 2018
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Pint & Politics comes to Bargate this month!

    We'll be in the White Star Tavern on Oxford Street from 7.30pm.

    Meet fellow Lib Dems for a chat about politics, campaigns, other news or anything you like really, fuelled with your beverage of choice.

    Members, non-members and supporters welcome!

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Jul 31, 2018

    Responding to a new Sky Data poll which has revealed that two-thirds of the public now believe Brexit will be bad for the UK, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

    "In overwhelming numbers, people are concerned about the negative consequences of Brexit. However, the Tories are just not listening. They are instead consumed by chaos and confusion.

    "The Liberal Democrats do not accept the fatalistic view that people voted to be poorer. We do not believe the Brexit battle is over.

    "That is why we are fighting to give the people the final say on the deal, and an opportunity to exit from Brexit."

    Add your name to our petition today: libdems.org.uk/exit-brexit

  • Pint & Politics 11-7-18
    Article: Jul 5, 2018
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Pint & Politics on tour makes its way to Shirley!

    This month at Santo Lounge on Shirley High Street, at 7.30pm on the 18th July.

    Meet fellow Lib Dems for a chat about politics, campaigns, other news or anything you like really, fuelled with your beverage of choice.

    Members, non-members and supporters welcome!

  • Lib Dem EU flag
    Article: Jun 28, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have called on the Tories to produce a realistic plan for Brexit. Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP said:

    "The marked lack of progress in negotiations will overshadow May's trip to Brussels. At this point in negotiations all parties expected considerable progress. Time is running out.

  • Judith Jolly
    Article: Jun 22, 2018

    Responding to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's Mansion House speech in which he acknowledges the need to raise taxes to fund the NHS, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Baroness Judith Jolly said:

    "After finally admitting that the NHS needs investment, it is clear the Tories have no clue where this money is coming from, where is it going or how it will be spent.

    "The Tories are cobbling together a plan for the NHS as they go. The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a concrete plan for funding the NHS and social care. A penny on the pound of income tax would provide an instant cash injection that would alleviate the acute crisis gripping our health and social care services."

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats
  • NHS Logo
    Article: Jun 19, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to detail exactly how they plan on funding the £20 billion NHS cash injection. Responding to May's speech, former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb said:

    "The Government has missed a golden opportunity to work with other parties to come up with a transparent and properly-funded plan for the NHS and social care. Instead, they have shamelessly misled the public with the myth of a 'Brexit Dividend', which simply doesn't exist.

    "The Tories' promise of a £20 billion cash injection rings hollow with no clarity as to where the money will come from. The IFS and the King's Fund have also said that it won't be enough to deliver a modern NHS that treats people with mental and physical ill health equally.

    "In her speech May called for a more efficient NHS, but this will be impossible to achieve when none of the new funding is going towards social care, public health or prevention.

    "This is not the long-term plan that the NHS and social care need. To achieve this, the Government must accept the need to work with others to find a solution which offers sustainable funding.

    The Lib Dems are the only party putting forward an immediate 1p increase in income tax - which would raise an additional £6bn a year."