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News

  • Article: May 23, 2017

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced that the party has suspended all national campaigning until further notice. Tim was due to fly to Gibraltar today as part of the general election campaign but has cancelled the trip.

    Tim said:

    "The country is united in grief after this devastating terror attack. Just as the country is focusing all its thoughts on the victims and their families, so politicians should come together in solidarity and respect for the innocent people caught up in this vile attack.

  • WASPI pledge - Eleanor Bell (Southampton Itchen) and Thomas Gravatt (Southampton Test)
    Article: May 22, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Eleanor Bell (Southampton Itchen) and Thomas Gravatt (Southampton Test) have today backed the WASPI campaign, to achieve fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the state pension law.

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    Article: May 22, 2017

    Over 50 of Britain's leading business figures and entrepreneurs - including the founder of Ebookers, Dinesh Dhamija, co-founder of Innocent Drinks Richard Reed and businesswoman Nicola Horlick - have backed the Liberal Democrats today as the only UK party campaigning to stay in single market.

    In a letter to The Times, the business figures write that leaving the single market would be "destructive to the British economy," and that the Liberal Democrats are "the only party speaking for business and the majority of Britons on the key issue at this election."

    Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable commented:

    "The Liberal Democrats now have support from a large number of serious figures in the business community, showing that we are rapidly emerging as the party of business, both big and small.

    "Theresa May's determination to take us out of the single market would devastate the financial sector, while taking us out of the customs union would cause incalculable disruption to manufacturing .

    "Theresa May herself warned of the Brexit dangers to our exports in a speech at Goldman Sachs. Since then she has taken on the agenda of Nigel Farage, who has understandably declared himself delighted with her.

    "That is scary. It is vital that the next parliament contains enough Liberal Democrat voices to argue for Britain's future in the world's most lucrative single market. The more Liberal Democrat MPs, the better the deal we can secure on Europe."

  • Document: May 22, 2017
  • Document: May 22, 2017
  • Thomas Gravatt
    Article: May 21, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Reacting to news that the Conservatives have named a London-based party insider to contest the parliamentary seat of Southampton Test, Lib Dem candidate Thomas Gravatt says:

    "The Tories have dredged up a candidate to stand in my constituency, Southampton Test.


    I say 'dredged' because they've parachuted in a chap who lives and works in London, as a special advisor to a Conservative MP.

    Clearly, Southampton Conservatives would rather have one of their own party insiders fight the seat, rather than a long-standing local councillor.

    I wonder why they didn't allow Jeremy Moulton to stand for the seat, as he has since 2010? Perhaps the Tories in Southampton are as ruthless as the national party, with everyone in it for themselves?

  • SUCA text
    Article: May 19, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats in Southampton have condemned the contents of a leaked text conversation between members of SUCA, the student wing of the Conservative Party at the University of Southampton.

    The text, shared by an anonymous source from within the student group itself, says to nurses "...if you're so s**t at managing your finances you have to go to a food bank on a nurses sallery (sic) you're not safe around patients."

  • Thomas Gravatt
    Article: May 19, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Following the revelation that Theresa May's Conservative Party wants to make it harder for people to vote in future elections, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Southampton Test Thomas Gravatt is calling for anyone not on the Electoral Roll to register to vote before the deadline of 11:59pm on Monday (22nd May).

  • Eleanor Bell
    Article: May 19, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Theresa May refused to accept that Brexit is to blame for the fall in the pound at a press conference today, responding that the pound had started to slide since before the referendum.

    She also refused to answer whether Philip Hammond will stay on as Chancellor after the general election.

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Southampton Itchen Eleanor Bell commented:

    "Theresa May's refusal to accept the economic impact of Brexit could have come straight out of Nigel Farage's mouth.

    "The falling pound is already hitting wages and pushing up prices in Southampton, but Theresa May doesn't care.

    "On top of that she is refusing to back her own Chancellor, one of the only cabinet ministers left who accepts the economic risk posed by Brexit.

    "People don't have to accept an extreme version of Brexit that will permanently damage living standards.

    "The Liberal Democrats will give you your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum, with the choice to remain in Europe if you don't like the deal on offer."

  • Survey: May 19, 2017
    5 questions

    Displaying a stakeboard in your garden, or a poster in the window of your flat, house or car, is a fantastic way to show support for the Liberal Democrats in the build-up to an election.

    Don't worry if you're the first on your street or block to put up a poster or stakeboard - quite often, it only takes one household showing their support to encourage your friends and neighbours to do the same!