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Freedom. Justice. Honesty.

by jackdavies on 17 May, 2021

I have lost count of the number of articles and comments on social media after any election where the Liberal Democrats inexplicably don’t gain a hatful of seats claiming that the party has an identity crisis and voters don’t know what the party stands for. In this article, I will address these claims and offer […]

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Whatever happened to our Library Service?

by jackdavies on 11 March, 2017

In the run up to the elections to Hampshire County Council in May 2013, the Conservatives pledged “To protect our Library and Museum Services”.

So what have the Conservatives done with our Library Service they pledged to protect?

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The current Leader and Cabinet system places all the power in the hands of a select few; taking power away from local people. Whereas a Committee System will give equal decision-making power to all Councillors.

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Message from myself There is no doubt that for many businesses in Lymington, it is essential for the UK to remain within the European Union. That is why I am sharing this letter from Dr Jeremy Bennett, local businessperson, arguing for the United Kingdom to remain. Thanks, Jack Davies, New Forest Lib Dems Chair A […]

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Orlando: Thoughts on a tragedy

by jackdavies on 13 June, 2016

The news that 50 people had been murdered in an Orlando gay bar filtered through slowly on Sunday morning. Another 53 are still in hospital receiving treatment. It may seem, at this moment in time, so right to attack the ideology of the individual who committed this crime, Omar Mateen, without showing an understanding that […]

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It has been quite a hectic week for me. On Monday, my mother was taken into Lymington Hospital’s Medical Assessment Unit. Thankfully, my mother already works at Lymington Hospital so it wasn’t far to go!   Whilst I was there over the next two days, I spoke to members of the Lymington Hospital “friends” about […]

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The EU Referendum

by jackdavies on 23 February, 2016

So here we are at last. On the 23rd of June, the people of the United Kingdom will be the given the option to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union or to leave the European Union. I, for one, sincerely hope that we continue to enjoy the benefits that being a […]

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