Condemned for a remarkable “lack of direction” our lame-duck government faced the country today with no plan and no majority. After watching the 'Queen's Speech', a chance for Britain to hear the government's plans set out for the years ahead, many were left deflated and disappointed.
Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £3,055,034 invested in Hampshire to upgrade school kitchens, according to the Liberal Democrats.
98% of homes in the New Forest could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s so-called ‘dementia tax’, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.
The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to address the housing shortage in the New Forest and build more affordable homes. There are currently 3,813 families in the New Forest on a waiting list for council homes, down from 4,021 last year.
34,059 schoolchildren in Hampshire will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto. Free school lunches for pupils from reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans to scrap them. The changes would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child. The Liberal Democrats have called on the Conservative candidates in the New Forest to make it clear whether or not they would vote for the plans.
The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.
Terry Scriven has been chosen to contest the constituency of New Forest West, currently held by the Conservatives.
Our response to Theresa May calling an early General Election.
Voting Independent often makes people feel they are taking politics out of their area, but the harsh reality is that many independent candidates in Hampshire have either switched to Independent from Conservative, or support the Conservatives in all but name.
If you've registered to vote by post ahead of May 4th's election for a new County Councillor in your area of the New Forest, it will come through your letterbox in the next couple of days.