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South Central Region

Welcome to the web site of South Central Region Liberal Democrats.

South Central Region covers the counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and this site contains information about the Liberal Democrats across the region.

Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    With Portsmouth residents calling for action to save local pubs, Leeds Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland, Chair of the 'Save the Pub Group' and Coordinator of the national 'Fair Deal for Locals' campaign is winning the fight against pub companies who exploit hardworking licensees and take an unfair share of pub profits.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    A petition has been launched to save Portsmouth Dial a Ride from being closed down. Proposals put forward by the Conservative/Labour/UKIP councillors are proposing to close down the service.

    Today Portsmouth's Lib Dem Leader, Gerald Vernon-Jackson, met people using the service as well as drivers at the Age UK building in Buckland. He also launched a petition to save the service.

  • MarkMann
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Disadvantaged Oxfordshire primary school pupils to receive £18.49m boost

    Disadvantaged primary school pupils in Oxfordshire are set to receive £18.49m to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced.

    The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014
  • Carer's bonus
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Today the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice rejected the UK's objections to the EU cap on bankers' bonuses in an opinion. A final ruling by the court on the challenge is not expected until next year.

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder commented:

    "This cap was introduced to prevent the kind of excessive risk-taking that led to the financial crisis.

  • World Toilet Day
    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    South East Euro-MP Catherine Bearder has today launched a European Toilet Declaration calling on all EU countries to back a global commitment on ensuring sanitation and drinking water everywhere by 2030.

    More than 10 million children have died from preventable diseases caused by a lack of sanitation since 2000 and one in three of the world's population lacks access to a basic toilet.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Today the European Court of Justice clarified that the UK should have applied for an extension for failing to meet EU air pollution limits in 16 out of 40 zones, including Greater London.

    The EU limits on nitrogen dioxide should have been reached by 2010, but this could have been extended to 1st January 2015 if local authorities had submitted action plans showing how the limits would be met.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2014
  • Catherine
    Article: Nov 13, 2014

    Ahead of the adoption by the new Commission of its work programme for 2015, President of the European Commission Jean- Claude Juncker has drawn up a "kill list" of legislative proposals from the previous Barroso Commission to be considered for withdrawal.

    A letter outlining the proposals to be scrapped, co-signed by Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans, was sent to the 26 other European commissioners last Friday. Included in the list are legislative proposals to improve air quality as well as the review of waste policy, the key "green growth" proposal put forward by the Barroso Commission and presented in July.

  • Carer's bonus
    Article: Nov 11, 2014

    In a landmark case today, the European Court of Justice has ruled that economically inactive EU nationals who go to another EU country solely in order to obtain social assistance can be excluded from certain social benefits.

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder commented:

    "Today's ruling shows that while EU free movement is non-negotiable, it is not an unfettered right.

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