Selection of Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Romsey & Southampton North

The advertisement for the position of PPC for Romsey & Southampton North was published today and can be found here:

The closing date for applications is 14 July.

Back in Bassett!

The Liberal Democrats celebrated a historic return to Southampton City Council by taking a Bassett seat off the Conservatives in the May 2022 elections.

Richard with his team at Southampton Sports Centre

Local activist Richard Blackman won the seat with 52% of the votes – a majority of 702. He said, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the electors of Bassett for entrusting me with the responsibility of representing you in the Civic Centre. I am both humbled and delighted by the support you have given me.

Bar graph of Bassett results: Lib Dem 52%, Conservative 35%, Labour 11%
The results in Bassett, May 2022 City Council Elections

Richard added, “Having talked to many residents over the past year, I am very much aware of a desire for change in how you are represented. As I take up my responsibilities I aim to be responsive, approachable and accessible to all residents. I won't take you for granted.

“I’m really looking forward to serving the people of Bassett, and also hope to make a positive contribution to civic life as the first Liberal Democrat to be elected to Southampton City Council in more than a decade.”

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Lib Dem and Greens working together for a better Southampton

Greens and Liberal Democrats come together for the planet, for a fairer & more just Southampton.

For too long, the voices of Green and Liberal voters have been excluded from the decisions of the City of Southampton. Whilst the two parties remain distinct with their own policies, we are united in the need for urgent action on the environment and climate change, the need for social justice and for a more diverse set of decision makers.

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