Our plan for Southampton

Demanding better for our city

The Liberal Democrats are demanding better for Southampton

The Liberal Democrats have a record of success in Southampton. We have successfully campaigned for slower speed limits in residential areas. We are putting pressure on the council to improve its environmental record. And we have stood up for local residents on the council.

Lib Dem councils locally are well run with balanced budgets. In contrast, Labour and the Conservatives have pushed the City Council to the brink of bankruptcy. Our city deserves better.

Local people are fed up with being taken for granted. They know that the hard-working Lib Dem team are demanding better for Southampton, and they’re switching their vote to us. On 4th May vote for a fresh start for Southampton. Vote Liberal Democrat.

Liberal Democrats demanding better across Southampton

Care for vulnerable

With the cost of living so high, it has never been harder for vulnerable people. The Lib Dems have an action plan to reduce food and energy prices. We will protect funding for social care locally and prioritise restorative justice.

Roads and pavements

Our roads and pavements are in a sorry state. The Lib Dem team are calling for repairs to Southampton’s crumbling infrastructure. Uneven footpaths make it hard for people with mobility issues to get around and must be fixed.

Public Transport

With First now gone, we are calling for a full review of the bus network to make sure it serves the whole city, not just the centre. In the longer term we also want to introduce a proper park and ride system and a tram network.

Safer streets

Southampton Lib Dems successfully called for 20mph speed limits in residential areas across much of the city. We now want this expanded to every residential street in Southampton to improve safety for all residents.

Invest in communities

Southampton’s community spaces are in desperate need of investment. We are calling for our high streets to be modernised to bring them into the 21st century. We will also invest in youth centres to support young people.

Fight climate change

Climate change is the biggest issue facing the world. We will directly invest in renewable energy from the council to reduce Southampton's environmental impact. Lib Dem councils have a strong record of fighting climate change.

The Liberal Democrats’ priorities for Southampton

Protect Local Services

Labour and the Conservatives have pushed Southampton City Council to the brink of bankruptcy risking our city’s finances. The Lib Dem team are campaigning for financial responsibility to protect services.

Improve Our Environment

The Liberal Democrats are committed to improving our environment. We are calling for more street trees, improvements to local parks, and investment in renewable energy.

Investment in Local Facilities

The Lib Dems have successfully called for investment in the Sports Centre. Now we are pushing the council to invest in more facilities across Southampton - not just the city centre.

The next local election is Thursday 4th May 2023, when this will change due to population changes in Southampton. The total number of councillors will increase to 51 by creating a new ward: Banister and Polygon. The boundaries for other wards will change, and Bitterne will be renamed to Thornhill. For 2023 only, every seat on the Council will be up for election.

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