Backing local shops and jobs

Backing local shops and jobs

Local shops are being looked after by Portsmouth Lib Dems.According to national figures Portsmouth's shop occupancy rates average 97%, which is above the UK average. One of the reasons is when running the Council local Lib Dems created the city's small, but effective 'Shopping Centres Team' suppo...

Backing local shops and jobs

Blackmail over car parking zones

The Conservative Cabinet member for Transport has decided that there should be a charge for the first car parking permit in your area. There will be an official council consultation on this over the next few months, but there will be only two options. Pay for the first parking permit and keep ...

Blackmail over car parking zones

Lib Dems join the march against terror

Lib Dems join the march against terror

Portsmouth's two Lib Dem Parliamentary candidates have joined people of all nationalities in a march against the terror attacks in Paris. Gerald Vernon-Jackson and Darren Sanders joined more than 100 people on the march which followed the deaths of 17 Parisians at the hands of terrorists. 10 of...

Je Suis Charlie
Shock as Scrooge-like UKIP, Labour & Tories vote to pinch Portsmouth charity clothes banks cash

Shock as Scrooge-like UKIP, Labour & Tories vote to pinch Portsmouth charity clothes banks cash

'Charity starts at home' as the saying goes, but nothing could be further from this at Portsmouth City Council's meeting last night. As Christmas approaches, Councillors from all parties gathered to consider plans to budget for running the city next year, but one miserly proposal from the Conservatives stood out from the many mean cuts. They ganged-up to cream-off charity cash!

6610 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth since 2010

6610 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth since 2010

Liberal Democrats have helped 1.8 million apprentices start training since 2010. That's the biggest expansion in apprentices since the 1950s. All young people should have the opportunity to get on in life, and apprenticeships are a great way to achieve that.

Lib Dems work to secure £1.7 million for local schools

Lib Dems work to secure £1.7 million for local schools

When the Lib Dems were running the City, they allocated £1.2 million to Goldsmith Infant School and Brambles Nursery to meet the increasing need for more school and nursery places. This money, plus some from the Government, and a contribution from the school, created a total of £1.5 million for improvements. However, professionals calculate another £209,000 is now needed to make up a shortfall in monies for the planned works.