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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.

News

  • Peter Galton
    Article: Nov 6, 2017
    By Shirley Liberal Democrats

    Peter Galton and the Shirley Liberal Democrat team have recently surveyed and spoken to residents along Bellemoor Road. One common concern highlighted was cars speeding along the road.

    Peter says:

    "This is a concern, especially when you consider the amount of children and younger students in the local area.

    "Residents want steps to be taken to slow traffic down and I will be contacting the Council about this matter".

    If you would like to discuss this issue, or raise any other issues or concerns, please contact Peter Galton and the Shirley Liberal Democrats by email: shirley@southampton-libdems.org.uk

  • Tom Brake (By Chris McAndrew - https://api20170418155059.azure-api.net/photo/bhDYT87s.jpeg?crop=CU_1:1&quality=80&download=trueGallery: https://beta.parliament.uk/media/bhDYT87s, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61321850)
    Article: Nov 2, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have said the government's Brexit impact assessments should be published in full and not subjected to a "Whitehall whitewash."

    It comes after Parliament voted unanimously for the 58 impact assessments to be published, which the Speaker said should be binding on the government.

    Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:

    "The government has been keeping people in the dark for too long about the impact of their extreme Brexit plans.

    "Parliament has now made its position clear.

    "Ministers need to publish these reports in full, not subject them to a Whitehall whitewash.

    "This has nothing do with Britain's negotiating position, and everything to do with the government trying to spare its own blushes."

  • Article: Oct 31, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats
    Yesterday, the Conservative Government once more refused to publish a number of Brexit impact studies, preventing anyone from gaining a better understanding of how the Brexit process will effect a number of industries, including Retail, Road haulage and logistics, Tourism and Business Services - all key sectors in Southampton.

    In a timely submission to the Daily Echo, local campaigner Simon Stokes decries the behaviour of the Conservative Government and Brexit negotiating team;

    "The Conservatives have again refused to publish a series of reports on the impact that leaving the European Union will have on the United Kingdom. On top of this, the man in charge of leading our Brexit negotiations, David Davis, has admitted that Parliament might not get the 'meaningful vote' it was assured until AFTER we've left the EU. What are they playing at?

    This country was told that by leaving the EU, we'd be 'taking back control', and 'reclaiming Parliamentary sovereignty'. But by nonchalantly dismissing the right of our elected representatives to scrutinise whatever deal his department manages to strike, Davis is holding our democratic process in contempt.

    Likewise, by refusing to publish the 50-odd Brexit impact studies, the Conservative Government is holding us all in contempt. If the studies show that Brexit will be a success, then publish them, and prove to our European friends that 'they need us more than we need them'. If they show the opposite, then tell us, the people, so that we can have the fully-informed debate about the future of our country that we deserve.

    Shame on Davis, shame on the Government, and shame on all those Tory and Labour MPs who fail to challenge this affront to sovereignty and democracy."
  • Redbridge Fire Station
    Article: Oct 26, 2017

    The number of firefighters has been cut by 4% in the last year, figures published today have revealed.

    • The number of firefighters (FTE) fell by 1,346, from 34,395 to 33,049, in the year to March 2017.
    • The number of fire and rescue support staff saw a 10% decrease, from 7,952 to 7,132
    • The number of fire safety audits of buildings is down by 14% compared to the previous year
  • Catherine Bearder & Layla Moran
    Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Are you coming to Regional Conference this Saturday October 14th, from 9.30 am - 5 pm at The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 1SJ? Only £10 for 1st time attendees. Book now!

    As well as the speeches by our MP for Oxford West & Abingdon, Layla Moran, and our MEP, Catherine Bearder, there are motions, presentations and lots more.

  • Adrian Ford
    Article: Oct 5, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Portswood campaigner Adrian Ford recently made the following presentment to Southampton's Court Leet, addressing the issue of air quality, and how technology could be employed to mitigate the polluting effects of crusise liners docked in our port.

    "Southampton has been reported as being one of the most polluted cities in Europe.

  • Simon Stokes
    Article: Oct 4, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Redbrige ward campaigner Simon Stokes has given a tentative welcome to news that Millbrook and Redbridge roundabouts will be receiving significant upgrades over the next two years.

    Simon said:

    "In the long-term, this infrastructure investment is excellent news for the city.

    "However, roadworks of this scale will inevitably cause some short-term disruption, to both residents and businesses. It is the duty of the Labour-run council to minimise those disruptions, and manage the works efficiently.

  • Article: Oct 3, 2017
  • Pint & Politics 11-10-17
    Article: Sep 29, 2017
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Join us for our October Pint & Politics social!

    As we gear up 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 the campaign. From contibuting to local policy ideas at our Policy Forum events, to direct campaigning in wards across the city.

    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!

  • brake
    Article: Sep 27, 2017

    Responding to Sadiq Khan's comments in support of a referendum on the final Brexit deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:

    "I welcome signs from top Labour people that they are willing to join the Liberal Democrats in giving the people a referendum on the facts, at the end of the Brexit process.

    "An exit from Brexit is still possible, and only by working across party lines can we make that happen.

    "Corbyn and the Labour leadership must stop dithering and join our call to ensure that the people, not politicians, have the final say over the future of their country."