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Eleanor Bell for Southampton Itchen

  • Eleanor Bell
    Article: May 3, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have hit their highest ever number of members, eclipsing the high watermark of 101,768 set in 1994.

    More than 14,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats in the two weeks since the General Election was called. More than 50,000 members have joined since last year's European referendum and nearly 70,000 since the 2015 General Election.

  • School Crossing Patrol
    Article: Feb 12, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Responding to today's news that Southampton's Labour administration are proposing to cut school crossing patrols, Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesperson for Southampton Itchen Eleanor Bell says;

    "There is nothing more important than the safety of our children. When I was a child, the local bobby saw us across the road - they've been cut. They were replaced by the lolly pop man/woman - they've been cut. Time to protest about the cuts being handed down from Tory central government."

  • Southampton Liberal Democrats logo
    Article: Nov 13, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Responding to Prime Minister David Cameron's apparent ignorance of the effects his Governement's budget cuts are inflicting in correspondence with a Conservative Council leader, Southampton Parliamentary Spokespersons Eleanor Bell (Itchen) and Adrian Ford (Test) say;

    "This Conservative Government is plunging our country into a downward spiral from which we may never recover."

  • Eleanor Bell
    Article: Oct 29, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    MPs including Conservatives Royston Smith (Southampton Itchen) and Caroline Noakes (Romsey & Southampton North) have voted against an amendment to the Government Finance Bill that could have paved the way to removing the tax on female sanitary products.

    Eleanor Bell, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Southampton Itchen, commented "It's an absolute nonsense that men's razors are exempt from tax, and tampons and sanitary towels are not. These products are not 'luxury items' as they are classed at present, but essential items."

  • Article: Jun 23, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton City Clinical Care Commissioning Group is again looking into closing the Bitterne Walk-In Centre.

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Southampton Itchen Eleanor Bell says;

    "This is a well-used and well-regarded local facility, and is in fact the only out-of-hours treatment centre on the East side of the City. Repeated attempts by the Clinical Care Commissioning Group to close it show how unconcerned they are with the well-being of residents."

  • Southampton Itchen - 2010 result (Daily Echo)
    Article: May 7, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton Itchen has been identified as a key marginal constituency that could help decide the outcome of the General Election - but the numbers suggest it could be much closer than people expect.

    The last time the constituency was contested in 2010, the Liberal Democrats came third, but with more people deciding not to vote than voted for the winner, the result is impossible to predict.

  • Eleanor Bell for Southampton Itchen SLIDER
    Article: May 6, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Eleanor Bell is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Southampton Itchen in May's General Election.

    Eleanor says: 'I have lived in the Southampton area for over thirty years and have worked in the city for twenty years. Southampton is a vibrant city, with a diverse population and cultural heritage.'

    Eleanor has worked in further and higher education, including teacher education. She has also worked in the private sector in public information technologies, and in the NHS on national patient data projects.

    As a local government councillor for twelve years, she has worked tirelessly to improve conditions for those she represents.

    A passionate advocate of green technologies, Eleanor believes that Southampton is well placed to benefit from wave and tidal energy as well as its established geothermal resources. 'We have to work together to make society here in Southampton, in the UK and Europe, fairer and stronger, cleaner and greener.'

  • Eleanor Bell with volunteers at Sholing Valleys Nature Reserve
    Article: May 4, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats
    Parliamentary candidate for Southampton Itchen Eleanor Bell spent time recently with volunteers at Sholing Valleys Nature Reserve.
    Eleanor says "The woodland nature reserve is beautiful, a green haven for wildlife and locals alike. Miller's Pond was particularly tranquil that day, and I received a warm welcome from the team"
  • Eleanor Bell at FSB event
    Article: May 3, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Cutting taxes for workers by raising the personal allowance to £10,000 was on the front page of the 2010 Liberal Democrat manifesto.

    As a result of this key Lib Dem policy, a typical basic rate taxpayer is now £825 a year better off compared with 2010/11.

    By the end of this parliament, Liberal Democrats will have lifted more than 3 million people out of paying tax altogether.

    Eleanor Bell, Parliamentary candidate for Southampton Itchen, says "The Conservatives said it was not affordable but Liberal Democrats in government have fought tooth and nail to cut taxes for workers."

  • Friends of Weston Shore - Eleanor Bell
    Article: May 2, 2015
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Eleanor Bell, Parliamentary candidate for Southampton Itchen, spent a chilly but fascinating morning on Weston Shore with a number of volunteers as they conducted a wildlife survey.

    Eleanor says "The team and I made a number of intriguing finds above and below the high water line, including various types of seaweed, crabs, and sandhoppers"

    "I was impressed by the knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm show by the volunteers I met - despite the somewhat typical British weather!"