This is Fareham in 2020.

3,700 of our local children (nearly 1 in 5) are living in poverty . That may be better than the UK average but still grim. No ifs and no buts. This has been created by Tory policies.  They have no shame. According to the Social Metrics Commission,  nationally 14.3 million people in the UK are now in poverty and more than four million people are trapped in deep poverty. Seven million people, including 2.3 million … Read moreThis is Fareham in 2020.

That’s Why They Call It The Blues

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, with the Lib Dem vote more than doubling. The marginal growth (0.7%) in the Tory share of the vote was underwhelming given that they must surely have benefited from former UKIP … Read moreThat’s Why They Call It The Blues

Welborne needs a rail link

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

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 … Read moreStanding With The Community