Political newcomer Paula Ferguson made a big impact in Chandler’s Ford this week
At a busy public meeting at The Hilt Community Centre in Chandler’s Ford, People came from across the community to hear Paula Ferguson’s views on local issues and taking on today’s turbulent politics.
“I’m not a career politician,” explained Paula. “However, I simply couldn’t stand idly by when I see the mess that the country is in. I’ve always believed that if you’re not happy with the way things are, then you have to step up and do something about it."
Responding to the reports that rail fares are set to rise by 2.8% in January, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford, Paula Ferguson is calling on the Government to fund the railways properly, improve the level of service and freeze fares.
Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford, Paula Ferguson, calls upon the Government to provide additional funding for Social Prescribing that’s designed to enhance both health and wellbeing.
Paula believes that while social prescribing is to be welcomed because it allows GPs to prescribe other services outside the NHS that can provide practical and emotional support, the scheme will only work if the Government funds it properly.
Ahead of the next consultation event on August 3rd, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford, Paula Ferguson, has called on Highways England to properly assess the long-term environmental and air quality impact of the proposed M3 Junction 9 improvements. The proposal to rebuild Junction 9 on the M3 is primarily designed to remove congestion at the junction and while the current MP has welcomed the plans, environmental groups are calling for the project to be scrapped.
Paula believes that the short-term reduction in traffic congestion and improvements for cyclists, must be balanced against the short and long-term environmental impact.
Yesterday was the culmination of a hugely busy campaign for this year's local elections. Throughout the year we’ve been out talking to local residents on the doorsteps, through our surgeries and area surveys on particular issues. We’ve listened to your concerns and taken action wherever we can. While we can point to many successes we could do so much more if we had a Liberal Democrat controlled City Council, which is why we were delighted to win 11 out of the 16 seats up for election. This puts us firmly in control, with 27 seats!
Liberal Democrats have been working hard across the Winchester District campaigning for the things that matter to you and your community. We’ve been out talking to local residents on the doorsteps, through our surgeries and area surveys on particular issues throughout the year. We’ve listened to your concerns and taken action wherever we can. While we can point to many successes we could do so much more if we had a Liberal Democrat controlled City Council.
You would have an open, transparent Council which listens to what you have to say, looks after your money and cares about our communities, heritage and environment.
Isn’t that worth going out to vote for on May 2nd?
At the last Hampshire County Council meeting, the Lib Dems put forward a motion arguing for a referendum on the final Brexit deal. On Friday it was discussed by Hampshire's Cabinet.
Martin Tod, County Councillor for Winchester Westgate spoke on behalf of the Lib Dem group...
Following the Winchester City Council Full Council meeting last Wednesday, Winchester Liberal Democrats have slammed Winchester Conservatives for blocking a vote on a motion to support a vote on the Government’s final Brexit deal.
Responding to the decision by Winchester City Council Planning Committee to back the proposed design for a new leisure centre at Bar End, Leader of the Lib Dem Group, Lucille Thompson, commented:
The Leisure Centre is an incredibly important project for the area and the city – but the project is on the wrong track and today’s decision doesn’t affect that.
I’m genuinely concerned that the planning committee has just approved an impractical unaffordable design that won’t meet local needs and will never be built.