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Southampton Liberal Democrats outside Guild Hall - Stop Brexit

Welcome 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

  • 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.

  • Article: Dec 11, 2019
  • Article: Dec 10, 2019