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Matt is choice for Fareham again

Portsmouth councillor Matthew Winnington is again the Liberal Democrats' choice to fight the  Fareham constituency at the General Election on June 8.

Matthew contested the seat in the 2015 General Election, and impressed residents as the most fluent and well-informed of the candidates at hustings meetings held in the town that year.

The Eastney and Craneswater councillor won his seat in 2012, greatly increasing the Lib Dem majority.

He has strong family connections with Fareham, where his wife Patricia grew up, and he has worked with the local party in recent campaigns.

Fareham Lib Dems are delighted to be able once more to put forward a young and energetic candidate who has proved himself in the tough arena of city politics.

Lord Stoneham Visit

Fareham Lib Dems go into the General Election inspired by  a recent visit from Lord Stoneham, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords.
 
A key figure in the Lib Dem parliamentary party, he spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of local Lib Dem members and supporters. He shared with us his long-standing experience in politics and insights into Education, Housing and of course the overriding issue of the day: Brexit.
Lord Stoneham led the challenge in the Lords to Government moves to limit Parliamentary scrutiny of the crucial negotiations on our country's future.
 
Ben Stoneham has been a Lib Dem Peer since 2011. Born in Kent and educated at Cambridge and Warwick Universities, he spent most of his career in the newspaper industry as Managing Director of a local newspaper company and Operations Director with News International. He has had a strong interest in housing and regeneration,  currently chairing the Housing 21 Group.
 

Lib Dems are the challengers in Fareham

Results in May's elections for Hampshire County Council showed that the Liberal Democrats are the clear challengers to the Conservatives in Fareham.

Long-established Councillor Roger Price retained his seat in Fareham Portchester with an increased vote, and our candidates came aclear second in every other seat in Fareham with big increases in our vote compared with the last time these seats were fought in 2013.

In Fareham Crofton, Jim Forrest trebled his vote, substantially out-polling many of the councillors actually elected.

See the results here:

All Hampshire.

Fareham Divisions.

Cllr Maryam Brady marches for science

Some girls would ask for a spa break for their Birthday. Maryam wanted to go on a march.

Maryam joined marchers in London to celebrate the role that science plays in each our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives up insight into the world.  People who value science have remained silent for far too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39679629​

A year of record wins

2016-17 has been the best year ever for Liberal Democrats in local by-elections - 33 gains since the last local elections in May 2016.

Absolutely brilliant and well done to everyone who made this happen.

Help Fareham Lib Dems to boost the total of Lib Dem councillors even further in the County Council elections on Thursday May 4.

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Tories cut funds for yellow lines

Tories on two local councils have made it more difficult for Fareham residents to obtain yellow line parking restrictions despite Lib Dem protests.
Hampshire County Council decided to cut its funding for the work by 60%. So Fareham Council, which did the work under contract, would have to pay more than £59,000 a year, instead of £6,000.
When Fareham’s ruling Conservative executive therefore decided to end the service, Liberal Democrats insisted the decision be examined by the council’s Scrutiny bBoard, rather than just rubber-stamped.
Lib Dem Councillor Maryam Brady told the Scrutiny Board meeting: “If we scrap this contract, I’ll have to send residents to our MP to solve our road issues.”
But with a strong Tory majority on the panel, The vote was six to two to go ahead with the termination of the contract.

 

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