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  • Article: May 6, 2021

    In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues; and we question and hold to account government ministers.

    For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords

  • Article: May 4, 2021

    We have decided that Autumn Conference will take place from 17th to 20th September. It will be held online. That was a very difficult decision to take and we had a very lengthy discussion about it.

    We recognise that a lot of people would like to meet again in person - believe me, so we would we - but the question is whether, at this time, we can absolutely guarantee that conference could go ahead in the format that we know and love. Having consulted a range of others, FCC considered, with some reluctance, that it was not possible at this time to give such a guarantee. Although things are now a lot better in terms of the pandemic, we do not know if there are any final bumps in the road still to come. Medical experts say they expect a third wave in the Autumn but the extent is not yet clear. Of course, things seemed better in the early Autumn of 2020 but then took a marked turn for the worst a few months later. We do not, at this stage, know what social distancing requirements there will be or how many people will be able to attend the venue. We therefore cannot make meaningful plans and set any meaningful budget for the event. The risk of going ahead in person but having to cancel or heavily restrict the event such that it is not inclusive, is just too great. In the same way, we take any risk to the personal safety of party members very seriously. That is why we cancelled Spring 2020. We would not want to expose anyone to any unnecessary risk of catching this dreadful virus in a close setting.

  • Leola Card
    Article: May 2, 2021
    By Leola Card

    Leola Card is a long time Liberal Democrat campaigner and has lived in Rushmoor all her life. She has been chosen to stand in the ward of Empress for the 2021 Rushmoor Borough Elections.

    Leola said ' We have all had a very difficult time in the last year. I believe we need to build back a community which is caring, inclusive and greener. I would like to see Rushmoor Council properly support local residents with finding jobs, good housing, mental health support and providing good leisure opportunities and green spaces. Also, to provide a vibrant town centre.'

  • Craig Card
    Article: May 1, 2021
    By Leola Card

    Craig Card has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Knellwood in the 2021 Rushmoor Borough Elections.

    Craig has previously served as a Rushmoor councillor working hard within the community for 19 years. Craig has been an active campaigner for over 37 years in Rushmoor. In that time he has worked towards improvements to local roads, speed reduction measures, working with local police on crime reduction, preservation of Cove Brook, bringing forward issues of flooding and working with others on airfield mitigation. He pledges to provide updates to residents four times a year in a regular newsletter.

  • Pot hole empress
    Article: Apr 30, 2021
    By Leola Card

    Our roads are once again filled with pot holes after winter. Empress Liberal Democrat campaigner Leola Card says ' I had reported a number of pot holes in roads in recent weeks and was dismayed to find a reply on one of them that the pot holes in this particular road were 'not a safety defect and did not meet the new criteria. Whilst they said they would montior the situation no action would be taken currently. I am surprised that there appears to be a new standard and that only some pot holes will be fixed.' Your local Liberal Democrats will be montioring this also and if we have more Liberal Democrats on Hampshire County Council we can raise this and many other issues and try to get answers.