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  • geoff ()
    Article: Feb 14, 2022

    Following the resignation of a Lib Dem councillor due to ill health, there will now be a by-election for Test Valley Borough Council in North Baddesley.

    Standing for the Liberal Democrats will be Geoff Cooper. Geoff lives in the area with his young family, having grown up here. As a day job, Geoff works as a commercial manager for an international company with responsibilities across many of our UK & European markets, and he is now standing for election because he wants to join the hard-working local Liberal Democrat councillor team fighting for the North Baddesley community.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2022

    In 2020 Southern Water released untreated sewage directly into rivers on 19,782 occasions, totalling almost 200,000 hours. Even more frightening is that such practices continue to enjoy Government protection as a recent amendment to the Environment Bill which would force water companies to stop allowing untreated releases was rejected by Conservative MPs.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2021
    At the latest Full Council meeting, conservative councillors rejected a motion put forward by the council's climate champion, Cllr Neil Gwynne, that supported the CEE Bill (re action on the climate emergency) which is currently going through parliament.
    The motion proposed the council giving support to the bill as well as writing to local MP's Caroline Nokes and Kit Malthouse asking them to support the bill as well.
  • Phil
    Article: Apr 9, 2021

    Statement on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    Test Valley Liberal Democrats share the nation's feelings of sadness of the passing of HRH Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke dedicated his life to the Queen and service to our Country. He was also a practical and hardworking inspiration to us all and always stressed the need to get on with things. We acknowledge and respect his example.

  • recycle
    Article: Apr 2, 2021

    Latest Government figures show that the annual waste generated per person here reduced by less than the weight of 2 bags of sugar in 5 years.

    Only 36.9% of the waste collected from homes in Test Valley is recycled or reused compared with an average of 47.6% for the South East as a whole.

    Is it just coincidence that the top three councils for recycling in Hampshire are all controlled by Liberal Democrats?
    HCC too needs a clear plan to invest in renewables to create green energy.

    Liberal Democrats have the climate emergency at the heart of all of our policies. We will target zero emissions by 2035 - 15 years ahead of the current vague and unambitious plan.

    We will rethink public transport, support greening homes, tackle air quality and demand a healthier Hampshire for all.

    We need action - not excuses. We need ambition in Hampshire - not empty words. If we don't take action locally, it will literally cost us the Earth.