Vote 2021 – Time for new faces at the top

Fareham Liberal Democrats will be contesting every seat in the upcoming elections on 6th May – County Council, Borough elections postponed from last year, and Police Commissioner. At last you have a chance to vote to change the way Fareham and Hampshire are run.

More detailed information on the candidates will be published shortly.

Hampshire County Council

Fareham Crofton
Jimmy Roberts
Fareham Titchfield
David Leonard
Fareham Portchester
Roger Price
Fareham Town*
Ciaran Urry-Tuttiett
Paul Whittle
Fareham Sarisbury
John Hughes
Fareham Warsash
Jim Palmer
*Fareham Town has two County Council seats, so residents will have two votes

Police Commisioner

Hampshire Police Commissioner
Richard Murphy

Hope for Hampshire – the Lib Dem county manifesto

Fareham Borough Council

Fareham East
Katrina Trott
Stubbington
Jimmy Roberts
Hill Head
David Hamilton
Fareham South
James Fowler
Portchester East
Jean Kelly
Titchfield
Justin Grimley
Portchester West
Ashley Brown
Warsash
Jim Palmer
Fareham North
Ciaran Urry-Tuttiett
Sarisbury
Peter Davison
Fareham North West
Dominic Wong
Fareham West
Rowena Palmer
Park Gate
Graham Everdell
Locks Heath
Darren Alderson-Hall
Titchfield Common
Sandra Abrams

Vision for Fareham

Our Vision for Fareham

We will work to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society. We commit to working with all parties to serve the residents of Fareham while promoting liberal democratic values in the borough.


Democracy

We will promote democratic change in the running of council affairs.

Housing

We will promote the building of new homes, which actually serve local residents across all sectors of need, using Brownfield rather than Greenfield sites where possible.

We will press for better standards of design, more space and greater energy efficiency when building new homes in the borough to counterbalance falling Government standards.

Health and Social Care

We will work with Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group to preserve access to services and Public Health England to make Fareham borough a healthy environment in which to live.

Transport

We will campaign for the provision of bus services that promote residents’ independence and access to community facilities.

Environment

We will work to protect and enhance our green spaces, reduce pollution, promote recycling and provide a healthy environment for the residents.

Our Vision Explained >>

Standing With The Community

Market Day in Portchester was (unusually) blessed with fine weather – fine freezing weather.   Market Day in Portchester brings out the community – mostly warm-hearted.

Market Day in Portchester had all the usual traders and the burger van was doing great business.  Market Day in Portchester this last week also had Tory, Labour and Libdems out looking for votes and trying to answer the questions.

Market Day in Portchester was a great day for encounters – like the guy who only came for bargain vegetables but stayed to debate economic policies.  Or the lady asking about policy commitments for dementia sufferers – sadly, a part of the manifesto I couldn’t remember.  And the voter who couldn’t stay long for fear of missing the F3 bus that annoyingly only works on Wednesdays.

Some folk did the rounds and turned up fuming at the lack of answers about trust in politicians.  Some kept their heads down and muttered “No Chance” and a few were exercised by the word Democrat – as if anything about that Referendum in 2016 was a well-informed model of democracy.

Thanks also to the guy who’d just finished cooking the lunch for the senior citizens at he Hub – and took time out to ask about Proportional Representation..

The morning was enriched by the LibDem visitor from Croydon in search of the Post Office (and his long lost love) – and thanks to all the well-wishers and the hot coffee from the man in the van – his bacon baps are a bargain on a frosty morning.

I really have no idea if I helped the voter agonizing about tactical tactics – she seemed already vastly better informed – but I had some great chats and by the time I folded up my table and the Libdems banner I really did feel we were more than ever engaged with the good people of Portchester.

What’s Good About Life in Fareham?

Q: What’s Good About Life in Fareham?

A: ONLY 19% of our local children are living in poverty.

We have nearly 20,000 children living in our area

According to the Children’s Society, child poverty affects over 3,700 of children in Fareham

Why would anyone think that’s good?

Because 19% is nowhere near as bad as other places?

The UK average is 30%. That’s 4,000,000 children

The Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank, has released a report on child poverty. You can find this here.

It found that our policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty by 2023-24.

This makes ours the most progressive policies of the three main parties.

That’s not all the report found. Child poverty risks reaching a record high under Conservative plans. It is a damning indictment of the Tories’ heartless welfare policy.

As the Resolution Foundation recognises, we have the most progressive policies here. We would scrap the cruel two-child limit, benefit cap and bedroom tax. We would also invest in free school meals and childcare for millions of families.

Have a Warm and Happy Christmas

Matthew Winnington – Parliamentary Candidate

I’ve been campaigning here in Fareham for ten years and this is my third go at the seat.  My wife Patricia is from Fareham and her wider family still live here.  In Portsmouth I currently serve on the City Council with a remit for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care – everyday facing the harsh realities of poverty driven by Tory dogma.

As an active campaigner against Brexit, Matthew knows that severe (and unnecessary) damage will be done to our economy locally in Fareham and nationally – further weakening public services for Education, Health & Social Care, and the Environment.

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Brexitometer returns

On a wet and very windy Saturday, Fareham Lib Dems joined with campaigners from all parties to ask Fareham shoppers their views on what should happen next in the Brexit Process.

The final count

  • May’s Deal – 9
  • Leave with no deal – 34
  • People’s Vote – 21
  • Revoke Article 50 – 44

A majority of the people approached said they were fed up of Brexit. People from both sides were not impressed by the Government’s handling of the process and people who voted leave could not understand why we have not left yet. Of course, if we leave by May’s deal or without a deal we will be stuck in high stakes negotiations with the US, EU and other countries for years to come. Choosing to remain is the only option which will let us return to normality and focus on solving the serious issues the country faces: the NHS, Education, Poverty and Policing.

Fareham East Ward Newsletter

Is spring really here? Have we seen the last of the warm sunny weather during this last week? Will the weather last? Oh dear no, the rain is back with a vengeance and the temperatures are dropping again. Ah well, meteorological spring began on 1st March so maybe the weather will improve soon.

Will the political situation change at the same time? Will Brexit go ahead on 29th of this month? Who knows, I certainly don’t!

Looking at local, rather than national matters is what this newsletter is about so, here we go:

First, our usual introduction:-

We are your local Liberal Democrat FOCUS Team and campaigners in Fareham East Ward. If you like what we do, why not contact us via our email address: farehameast@gmail.com, and we will be happy to include you on our mailing list.