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  • Damage to Greatfield Road
    Article: Feb 20, 2017
    Local Liberal Democrats are calling on the Conservative-run County Council to fix our roads and pavements.
    The County Council has paid out over half a million pounds compensating motorists for damage caused by potholes since 2012. And Lib Dem County Councillors have revealed that at the current rate of repair it would take 123 years to resurface Hampshire's pavements.
  • Article: Feb 20, 2017

    The governement have rejected a petition calling for a cancellation of the proposed state visit of US president Donald Trump. The full text of the petition (signed by 1,856,36 people to date) is given below.

    "Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen. Donald Trump's well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit."

    The Foreign Office response is

    HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.HM Government recognises the strong views expressed by the many signatories of this petition, but does not support this petition.

    During her visit to the United States on 27 January 2017, the Prime Minister, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, invited President Trump for a State Visit to the UK later this year. The invitation was accepted. This invitation reflects the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. At this stage, final dates have not yet been agreed for the State Visit.

    The petition which has support from all sides of the House of Commons will be debated in parliament on 20th February.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2017
    • Peers debate Article 50 bill paving way for start of Brexit
    • Theresa May wants to invoke Article 50 - the formal two-year mechanism by which a state must leave the EU - by the end of March
    • Peers will seek to guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK and the role of Parliament in scrutinising the Brexit process
    • Follow our live coverage of today's events
  • Winning Candidate Imogen Shepherd Dubey
    Article: Feb 20, 2017
    On Friday, 17 February, the Lib Dems scored a great success by winning the Emmbrook ward, Wokingham Borough Council by-election and taking it off the Tories.
    Result:
    Lib Dem Imogen Shepherd Dubey 1575 (59.7%, +22.3%)
    Conservative 879 (33.3%, - 4.5%)
    UKIP 104 (3.9%, - 11.7%)
    Labour 79 (3.0% - 6.1%)
    Turnout: 39.57%
  • Graffiti
    Article: Feb 17, 2017

    We have recently had a spate of graffiti in our area. The local Lib Dem team have reported this to the local council for the clean-up team to remove. Whilst it's not a big problem for our area your local Lib Dems are monitoring this.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2017

    Tens of thousands of deaths could be linked to cuts to health and social care, a new research paper by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Oxford has found.

    The researchers concluded that "the evidence points to a major failure of the health system, possibly exacerbated by failings in social care".

  • Article: Feb 17, 2017

    Responding to Tony Blair's speech today on Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:


    "Tony Blair is right. The challenge now is to persuade people to change their mind and the Liberal Democrats are the only party offering them a chance to have their voice heard again.

    "Blair's speech shows how badly Corbyn's Labour has failed as an Opposition.

  • M3
    Article: Feb 16, 2017

    As we are all aware major works have been taking place along our sections of the M3. The hard shoulder is being made into a fourth lane. Whilst the Highways agency has been keeping those residents who live close to the M3 informed of the various stages of work it has disrupted many journeys for local residents.

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