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  • Article: Apr 13, 2022
    Richard Blackman - Bassett
    RB SotonRichard is the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Bassett Ward in Southampton.

    Ricahrd lives and works in Southampton. He currently works at the University and brings 20 years of experience in the voluntary sector having worked in research, and for European, national, and local environmental non-governmental organisations. He is passionate about climate change, the environment and economic policy.

    Richard is also a keen believer in personal development and lifelong learning, which is reflected in his active membership of Hamwic Speakers, the Southampton branch of Toastmasters International.

    Follow Richard's work on his website: https://bassett.southampton-libdems.org.uk/home

    Thomas Gravatt- Swaythling

    TomThomas is a committed local campaigner with a strong record of action. If elected, Thomas will fight hard to make sure the council does all it can to protect local services, promote Southampton's history and heritage, and combat climate change.

    Thomas grew up in Somerset and moved to Southampton in 2014 to study Modern History and Politics at the University of Southampton. While he was studying he stood for parliament as the youngest Lib Dem candidate in the country. Thomas's passion and commitment to our area make him the best person to be our councillor.

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    Article: Mar 25, 2022

    Geoff Cooper was elected Councillor for North Baddesley winning 64% of the vote. During and prior to the campaign Geoff knocked on over one-thousand doors speaking to residents on the direction they wish North Baddesley to go in.

    Geoff and fellow Councillors for North Baddesley: Celia Dowden and Alan Warnes will be working to keep North Baddesley a great place to live.

  • linden
    Article: Mar 13, 2022

    A supported living home in Romsey has been criticised for removing a stair lift, assistance cords and outside taps by local councillors.

    Linden Court, on Linden Road, was set up specifically for older residents on a long-term contract in which they can be supported by an independent living warden plus other amenities such as help cords in case of emergencies.

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    Article: Mar 11, 2022
    Today, Mayor of Test Valley Councillor Mark Cooper planted an apple tree for the Platinum Jubilee Celebration in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
    Deputy Mayor, Alan Dowden also planted a second tree in Andover.
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    Article: Feb 28, 2022

    A PROPOSAL to set aside one million pounds to be spent on projects addressing the climate emergency has not been supported by the borough council.

    The Liberal Democrat group on Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) put forward an amendment to the authority's 2022/23 budget, requesting that £1M be transferred from the New Homes Bonus reserve, and given its own budget line designated to the Climate Emergency Action Plan.

  • 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.