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News

  • Thomas Gravatt
    Article: May 26, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Thomas Gravatt, Parliamentary candidate for Southampton Test, has joined with local campaigner Simon Stokes to condemn Conservative cuts to education spending, slashing millions of pounds from school budgets across the city.

    Newlands Primary School in Redbridge ward is currently raising funds to purchase educational play equipment "...that will provide enrichment and structured play, and help [children] with communication and social interaction."

  • Article: May 26, 2017
    In Channel 4 News
  • Eleanor Bell
    Article: May 24, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    95% of homes in Southampton could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax', research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Southampton Itchen candidate Eleanor Bell has urged residents, irrespective of their party affiliation, to join a campaign to stop the Conservative social care plans which would saddle those with long-term illnesses with crippling care costs after their death.

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for a penny on income tax to boost funding for the NHS and social care by £6bn a year, as well as a £72,000 cap to protect people from crippling care costs.

    Liberal Democrat candidate Eleanor Bell said:

    "Caring for our elderly should be above party politics and that is why I want to urge anyone who opposes these plans to come together to stop them.

    "Every elderly person who needs care should receive it in the best place for them. People shouldn't have to worry about losing everything they've worked hard for to pay for crippling care costs.

    "Together we can stop the so-called 'Dementia Tax' and put in place a cap on the cost of care."

  • 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.

  • .uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/8/12/1250093214292/Vince-Cable-001.jpg
    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."