Progress on the 6,000-home Welborne development is at risk because the Tory Borough Council, County Council and Government cannot get their act together. The three bodies are playing pass the buck over funding for the new Junction 10 on the M27 which is vital for the project to go ahead. There was a report last … Read moreSnarl-up over M-way funding
Land has been earmarked alongside the Fareham-Eastleigh railway line for a station to serve the planned 6,000-home garden village at Welborne.Fareham Lib Dems strongly support the idea – our Planning and Development spokesman Cllr Jim Forrest has convened meetings between Council officers and rail chiefs to advance the project. Fareham Council has put the case … Read moreWelborne needs a rail link
There’s no denying the entrenched Conservative devotion of our parliamentary constituency but in contrast to their large gains elsewhere, Fareham folk bucked the trend. The marginal growth (0.7%) in the Tory share of the vote was underwhelming given that they must surely have benefited from former UKIP voters (2.7% in 2017) who this time had … Read moreThat’s Why They Call It The Blues
We’ve doubled our vote and quadrupled our membership in Fareham over the past four years. Sure, we’re sad to have lost our our bright young leader to a misguided surge of nationalism. But the challenges remain – to build better communities and a better world. To meet those challenges we’re right behind acting leader Ed Davey … Read moreHappy New Year from Fareham Lib Dems
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 … Read moreStanding With The Community
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 … Read moreWhat’s Good About Life in Fareham?
It’s not the same party it used to be! Leading Tory moderate MPs have been thrown out of the party.Other moderates such as Amber Rudd, Rory Stewart and Jo Johnson are standing down. Five Tory MPs have joined the LibDems.Famous former Tory MPs including Michael Heseltine and Times columnist Matthew Parris have voted LibDem already … Read moreAlways Voted Conservative?
Amid the election tweets and soundbites, local Lib Dem David Brunnen takes a deeper look at the underlying causes of the democratic despair of the (dis) United Kingdom. David Brunnen writes: It would be nice to think that the UK’s current General Election is a nationwide debate across a wide range of issues. It would … Read morePolarising poison
Fareham Council has unanimously backed a motion put forward by the Liberal Democrats to tackle the Climate Emergency. The motion, proposed by Stubbington Lib Dem Councillor Jim Forrest, welcomes the Working Party on Climate Change being set up by the Council. It asks the Working Party to take note of the following aspirations 1. Make … Read moreLet’s beat Climate Emergency together