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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: Sep 20, 2017
  • Article: Sep 19, 2017

    The IFS has demolished Boris Johnson's repeated claim that Brexit will lead to an £350m for the NHS.

    In a letter to The Times, the IFS's deputy director Carl Emmerson points out that overall Brexit is actually set to damage the public finances and lead to "net fiscal loss."

    This is a point made by the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast and adopted by the government.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2017

    According to charities, councils and housing associations, the rollout of the universal credit is a disaster in slow-motion.

    A mandatory six-week wait to receive a first payment is causing people serious difficulties, with over half of new claimants having to borrow money to make ends meet. Universal Credit's policy of making claimants pay landlords

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    The effects of Brexit are already being felt.

    The value of the pound has plummeted.

    Inflation has risen. Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.

    Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    In April 2016, I wrote to the UK Statistics Authority over the Vote Leave campaign's claim £350m a week is sent to the EU.

    In his reply the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE, said that VoteLeave's use of the figure was "potentially misleading."

    The fact that Boris Johnson continues to use it, despite having been told repeatedly that it's nonsense, means it is just not credible for him to remain in Government.

  • Article: Sep 13, 2017
  • I am Southampton
    Article: Sep 11, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Two former senior Lib Dem Councillors and Honorary Aldermen - former Lib Dem Council Leader Adrian Vinson and former Lib Dem Cabinet member for Communities Liz Mizon - feature in a photographic exhibition of local personalities who have contributed to building harmony and wellbeing among Southampton's diverse ethnic communities.

  • Pint & Politics 13-9-17
    Article: Sep 11, 2017

    Join us for our September Pint & Politics social!

    As we enter Party Conference season, there's lots of politics to catch up on. Nationally, we're punching above our weight in the media, especially with Brexit going as well as we'd all expected... and locally, we're busy campaigning across the city for the Southampton City Council elections in May 2018.

    Please come along and find out what we're up to, and how you might be able to be involved in our campaign activities, from contibuting to local policy ideas and delivering leaflets, to canvassing and even standing for Council.

    This is an ideal opportunity for everyone to find out a little more about what we're doing, in a friendly social environment.

    Members, non-members and supporters welcome!

  • Layla Moran (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Sep 8, 2017
    By Layla Moran in independent.co.uk

    The Government's plans to help parents by offering 30 hours per week of free childcare for 3 and 4 years from 1st September sounded great.

    During the election I remember I was approach by a lady pushing a pram. I asked her what she really cared about and she told me that all she wanted was for politicians to help people like her. With rising costs of housing, travel and food, as well as the cost of childcare itself, she faced an all too common dilemma of wanting to go back to work, but not being able to because its financially not worth their while.

  • Vince Cable Twitter - Liam Fox_photocopier
    Article: Aug 30, 2017

    Following reports that ministers are now seeking a cut and paste Brexit, whereby Britain would simply have the same trade deals with other countries as we currently enjoy from inside the EU, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that the government's Brexit strategy now defies all logic.

    Vince Cable said: