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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.

News

  • Adrian Ford with pothole on Priory Road in St Denys, Portswood
    Article: Feb 22, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Adrian Ford has asked the Council to repair potholes in Tennyson and Belmont Road.

    Adrian says: "You don't have to go far in Portswood Ward to find potholes that need repair.

    "The Council is not delivering on its promise to get to grips with this problem."

  • Adrian Ford
    Article: Feb 20, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Portswood Lib Dem campaigner Adrian Ford attended Southampton's historic Court Leet to petition the City Council to take more vigorous action over bins left out on our pavements.

    Adrian says: "This is a problem particularly with Houses in Multiple Occupation and is a serious hazard for people with sight impairments, mobility scooters or baby buggies, forcing them to walk in the road.

    "We need the Council to ensure bin men put bins back in a safe place. Either landlords could be made responsible, for example when student tenants are away during vacation, or the council could take this on with the cost being added to the HMO licensing fee."

  • Thomas Gravatt
    Article: Feb 17, 2017
    By Thomas Gravatt in dailyecho.co.uk

    In response to calls by some Southampton residents that students should be expected to pay council tax, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Southampton Test Thomas Gravatt says:

    "I've been concerned to read the letters calling for students to pay council tax over the last few days. As a student, I can tell you that we do not have much money lying around and certainly are not sitting pretty.

  • Adrian Vinson
    Article: Feb 16, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Labour-run Southampton City Council voted through a 4.99% rise council tax on Wednesday.

    In his speech commending our 'alternative budget', former City Council leader Alderman Adrian Vinson said:

    "Once again in presenting their budget the Labour Administration has demonstrated its innate conservatism, while once again the Conservatives have demonstrated their unwillingness to put forward a realistic written budget telling the people of Southampton what their party would really do in office, while their Government continues to pass buck for the health and social care crisis to local councils, necessitating an excessively high council tax increase.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Our Spring Regional Conference will be on Saturday, 25th February at Theale Green School, Church Street, Theale, Berkshire RG7 5DA.

    Guest speakers include Baroness Jenny Randerson (Shadow Transport Secretary) and Tom Brake MP (Shadow Foreign Secretary), and Anthony Hook will be delivering a Brexit update.

  • Medina Mosque, Southampton
    Article: Feb 6, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    The Medina Mosque in Southampton had an open day on the 5th February as part of the national 'Visit My Mosque' initiative.

    Visitors were greeted at the door and taken for a guided tour followed by an extensive Q&A session, where the friendly volunteers were happy to answer the myriad questions visitors had. The Mosque and the Muslim Faith were discussed extensively and it didn't take long to realise how important the Mosque was to so many of the city's Muslims (with several hundred regularly attending Friday prayers alone), and not only to Southampton's Muslim population but to the wider city in general.

  • Pint & Politics 8th Febuary 2017
    Article: Feb 6, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Join us for our February Pint & Politics social THIS WEDNESDAY.

    As well as forthcoming Parliamentary By-elections in Copeland and Stoke on Trent Central to help out with, we're also gearing up to lend a hand in neighbouring constituencies in May, so come and find out how you can get involved.

    Of course Brexit, President Trump, and the #LibDemFightback are still very much in the news, so there's lots to mull over.

    Members, non-members and supporters welcome!

  • Adrian Ford
    Article: Feb 3, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    The successful joint bid for funds from Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council for £3.1million worth of funding to continue the My Journey scheme will enable employers to remove barriers to walking and cycling to work.

    Southampton Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Adrian Ford says:

  • Membership graph
    Article: Feb 2, 2017

    Liberal Democrat membership has surged past 82,000 - the highest level for two decades - as more and more people feel inspired by the party as the real opposition to the Conservatives.

    Some 2,000 people have joined the party in just ten days, turned off by Theresa May's plans to take Britain out of the Single Market and attracted by the Liberal Democrats' opposition to "the politics of fear, division and hatred".

  • Article: Jan 31, 2017

    Liberal Democrat MPs have demanded that a people's vote is held on the final Brexit deal.

    They have tabled amendments to the Article 50 Bill which also include securing a commitment from the government that it will retain Britain's membership of the Single Market and that EU nationals living in the UK are guaranteed the right to remain.