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Southampton Liberal Democrats outside Guild Hall - Stop Brexit

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News

  • Sir Ed Davey MP
    Article: Mar 20, 2020

    Today, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has written to the Chancellor urging him to set up a Citizen's Income, which should act as a minimum income guaranteed to all UK adults, as part of the government's response to the coronavirus crisis.

    In the letter (below) he also sets out proposals for a subsided salary scheme, a self-employed income guarantee and a boost to Statutory Sick Pay.

    Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "The threat the Coronavirus crisis poses to our country is the greatest many of us will have ever experienced. And every day that the government fails to take adequate action to help workers and the self-employed is another day that millions of people are worrying about how they are going to put food on the table.

    "It is the Government's duty to do everything in its power to protect those facing destitution as a result of this pandemic. That is why I am calling on the Chancellor to back these measures - measures that could be instantly deployed to help all those in desperate need during the crisis.

    "By subsidising salaries for workers, guaranteeing incomes for the self-employed and boosting sick pay we can ensure that we are not only protecting our economy, but our society. That is why am I also urging the Chancellor to back a Citizen's Income, and quickly, to ensure those most in need have financial security.

    "The government must act to stop millions falling into destitution, the consequences are too great otherwise."

  • Ed Davey MP
    Article: Mar 18, 2020

    Today, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has called on the Prime Minister to suspend Brexit talks and seek a delay to the transition period so that the government can focus efforts and resources on the developing Coronavirus crisis.

    He said in the letter "this request is not about ... past debates. This request is designed to help you and the country navigate our way through the current crisis".

    Ed Davey also called for Boris Johnson to ensure the UK is present at vital information sharing meetings with other EU leaders and health ministers.

    Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey said:

    "At a time of unprecedented strain on our NHS, our economy and millions of jobs across the country, the government must take immediate steps to limit the pressure and impact.

    "Delaying the Brexit talks and the deadline for the end of the transition period is key to this. I am urging Boris Johnson to do the sensible thing and put Brexit on hold.

    "We must focus whatever resources we have on stopping the spread of this virus and protecting the most vulnerable.

    "Coordination with our closest neighbours will also be vital to tackling this virus. Johnson must ensure the UK is present in EU health ministers' daily briefings as the situation continues to develop."

  • Article: Mar 13, 2020

    Responding to news that May's local and mayoral elections in England will be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "It is the right decision to delay local elections but it is not clear why the government has decided to delay for a year rather than until autumn as the Electoral Commission advised."

  • Munira Wilson
    Article: Mar 5, 2020

    Responding to a National Audit Office report showing that the NHS does not have the number of nurses it needs, with 43,000 vacancies reported by trusts in July to September 2019, Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

    "The shortage of nurses exposed in this report will cause alarm at a time when people are already deeply worried about the spread of Coronavirus, particularly given the Government has failed to publish its own "People Plan" to meet future service commitments.

    "Letting the NHS fall into this crisis in the first place is irresponsible, but the Home Office's toxic immigration plans will make it even harder to recruit the nurses we urgently need. Now is not the time for ideology to trump common sense.

    "The Liberal Democrats will continue to demand urgent action to tackle the shortage of nurses, most importantly by fighting to ensure that we can continue to recruit healthcare staff from abroad - including from the EU - to meet rising demand."

  • Pint & Politics 11-3-20
    Article: Mar 4, 2020
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Join us for our March Pint & Politics social!

    We're less than two months away from City Council elections, where we have a real chance to win wards and get Liberal Democrats back on the Council - but we can only do that with your help!

    No matter what level of involvement you've had with us in the past, you'll find us a welcoming group, and we'll soon find you a role within the local party! Please come along if you can.

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

    Members, non-members and supporters welcome!

    Please RSVP here, or here for Facebook users.

  • Richard Blackman for Bassett 2019
    Article: Feb 11, 2020

    The bushfires in Australia have brought home the threat posed by climate breakdown. We all need to act to save the environment, our livelihoods and to improve our quality of life.

    In Southampton progress is slow. Poor air quality continues to endanger the health of the city's residents. As signatories of the Clean Air Southampton Manifesto the Southampton Lib Dems are pushing for substantial improvements in several policy areas. This includes our longstanding campaign for a port plug-in so that cruise ships won't run their polluting diesel engines.

  • Pint & Politics 12-2-20
    Article: Feb 6, 2020
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Join us for our February Pint & Politics social!

    Our hard-working candidates and activists are taking a well-earned break from our 2020 City Council election campaign, and we'd love to meet some more of our newest members.

    No matter what level of involvement you've had with us in the past, you'll find us a welcoming group, and we'll soon find you a role within the local party! Please come along if you can.

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

    Members, non-members and supporters welcome!

    Please RSVP here, or here for Facebook users.

  • Richard Blackman
    Article: Jan 29, 2020

    Two houses in Bassett that have been left empty are being allowed to go to rack and ruin on the golf course. Bassett campaigner Richard Blackman has written to the Cabinet member responsible for housing on Southampton City Council to ask why this situation has been allowed to go on for so long.

    Richard Blackman commented:

  • Pint & Politics 8-1-20
    Article: Dec 23, 2019

    Join us for our first Pint & Politics social of 2020!

    Join us at Sadler's Southampton (just up the road from the Guildhall) as we mourn the losses and celebrate the victories of 2019, and get back into campaign mode for the City Council elections in May.

    No matter what level of involvement you've had with us in the past, you'll find us a welcoming group, and we'll soon find you a role within the local party! Please come along if you can.

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

    Members, non-members and supporters welcome!

    Please RSVP here, or here for Facebook users.

  • Richard Blackman
    Article: Dec 18, 2019

    Since the election result last week, people are anxious about what the future holds for ourselves, our families, our friends, our businesses, and our country.

    The efforts made by Liberal Democrat supporters, and votes cast for our excellent candidates across the city and beyond, largely went unrewarded under our outdated First Past The Post electoral system.

    However, we should take satisfaction from the extra 1.3million votes we won nationally - a 4% increase in vote share, much more than achieved by any other national party in this election.