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Tomorrow is polling day in Hampshire. Only one party has been standing up for you and winning over the past year – and that is the Liberal Democrats. Use your vote!

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Review of the Year 2014-15

by John Shaw on 15 June, 2015

Taking the County Council to task over cuts As the budget that funds care services for the elderly, disabled and socially excluded was being slashed by the County Council, despite them placing more and more funds into reserves, Liberal Democrat  Borough Group Leader, Cllr Gavin James attended a meeting with County Council officials over cuts […]

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Once again, this year’s borough council election in Brookvale and Kings Furlong was a close race between Labour and the Liberal Democrat Focus Team as local campaigner, John Shaw cut Labour’s lead in the area down to just 69 votes. Liberal Democrat predictions that UKIP and the Conservatives could not win were proved right as those […]

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On Your Side

by John Shaw on 30 April, 2013

Only the Liberal Democrat Focus Team has an unbroken 15-year record of service and action for our local area. The Conservatives have forgotten about our community, just like Labour did when it was in government. While Liberal Democrats have proposed a proper maintenance schedule to stop the growing number of potholes in our local roads […]

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Traffic, crime and planning

by John Shaw on 14 April, 2013

Work’s due to start to improve pedestrian access along Alencon Link week commencing 22nd April. Make allowance if you’re driving to Houndmills, South View or Oakridge as it’s going to be one way only (southbound) for a while, with diversions signposted, so the work can be done safely. I recently attended the local police Neighbourhood Panel Meeting […]

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Councillors Back Liberal Democrat Proposals

by John Shaw on 17 January, 2013

At the Full Council meeting on Thursday 10th January, Councillors of all parties and none rallied behind three Liberal Democrat proposals. It was a good night for us with three motions I proposed or seconded being passed by the Council.  Two motions were passed near unanimously and the third split the Conservative group, attracting enough for […]

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Irrational and Unlawful

by John Shaw on 8 November, 2012

Local tax payers face a hefty legal bill after a High Court judge quashed the decision by the local Tories to rule out developing land at Manydown. Lib Dems had warned the Tory administration for many years about the issue but were ignored. The site to the west of Basingstoke was purchased for £10m in […]

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£230,000 Tory TV Flop

by John Shaw on 8 November, 2012

Last year County Council Tories agreed to spend £230,000 televising meetings so that residents could view them via internet. Ron Hussey and the Lib Dem councillors objected to this waste of Council Tax. Surprisingly Labour didn’t object. Called the Ken TV channel, it has been working since February when 800 residents tuned in to watch […]

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