• Lewis North - Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Meon Valley ()Lewis North - Meon Valley Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
  • Article: Jul 23, 2020

    A complaint has been made by an individual about Ed Davey's 2020 campaign's use of data gathered in his 2019 leadership campaign for direct marketing.

    The party has taken legal advice and received representations from the campaign.

    The party's advice concludes that a technical breach has occurred in relation to specific consents. We have advised the campaign of the issues, and have required the campaign to cease using the affected data now and to gain new consents before using it again.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2020

    The UK has suffered a number of tragic terrorist attacks in recent weeks and months. The first duty of government is to protect people from this kind of violence, and Liberal Democrats will always work to ensure that our security services have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs.

    This Bill would massively expand the Home Secretary's power to impose Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2020

    This watershed report confirms an alarming truth: this Conservative Government has failed to take the Russian threat to our democracy seriously, even despite the clear evidence they interfered to help Donald Trump to the presidency in 2016.

    The PM must nannounce a wide-ranging investigation of potential Russian interference in our democracy

  • Article: Jul 20, 2020

    We're putting the party back on track so we can achieve the sort of successes in future that we all so desperately want, and that our country needs.

    Problems with the current way of doing things make it harder for us to win elections and to give members a real say in what happens. This was one of the major conclusions from the Dorothy Thornhill election review, which called for major improvements in how the party runs its own affairs.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2020

    The Federal Conference Committee met via Zoom call on Saturday, 11 July for the agenda selection for our first virtual conference. The meeting was a lengthy one, which was in part due to the large selection of varied motions we received, but also to give us breaks from staring at computer screens for a number of hours.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2020
    By Peter Munro

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    Weekly Whip w/c 13th July

    Monday 13th July

    After the Chancellor's statement last week announcing an update to the fiscal response to Coronavirus, Monday saw the House consider all stages of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill, legislation that removes the tax on buying a home under the threshold of £500,000. During the single day of proceedings, Sarah Olney, Tim Farron, and Wera Hobhouse all raised the Liberal Democrat concerns that this measure, one that has become somewhat of a flagship policy, does nothing to ease the worries of struggling people across the United Kingdom.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2020

    The UK's creative industries went into the COVID19 pandemic as world leaders, but without the necessary recovery support, they will emerge smaller, weaker and with lasting damage.

    But with so much continuing uncertainty, the Government must do much more to prevent a cultural catastrophe and protect people's livelihoods from the twin threats of COVID and Brexit.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2020

    I am excited for the future of the Liberal Democrats. I know that together, we can put more Liberal Democrats in town halls, council chambers and Parliaments across the country and kick Boris Johnson out of Downing Street.

    The maths are simple. We are in second in 91 seats across the country and in 80 of them, we're against the Conservatives. If we want to make sure we don't have a Tory government in 2025 then Liberal Democrats have to take seats off the Conservatives.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2020

    Yesterday, Acting Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey secured a commitment from the Prime Minister to an independent inquiry into the Government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis and called for the timetable to be set out immediately.

    The UK has suffered one of the worst death rates in the world.

    Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, Ed Davey warned that under Boris Johnson's leadership the country has suffered one of the worst death rates in the world and Europe's worst death rate of health and care workers.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2020

    Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on this country - on our lives, on the economy and on our futures. We desperately need to learn from the experiences, including the mistakes, of the last four months so that we are better prepared in the future. That includes being ready for a second wave.

    I'm proud to have been elected chair of the APPG on Coronavirus.

Lewis North has been chosen to be your Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Meon Valley at the next election.
Having grown up here, gone to local schools, and worked in local businesses, Lewis knows how to not only protect our local area, but allow it to develop and flourish.

Lewis, who is 28 years old, grew up in Meon Valley, attended local schools, and has worked for local farms and businesses.
He has lived, worked and studied in Belgium, Germany, Canada and the UK. He now works as an environmental policy advisor for the Environment Agency.


Lewis says, "I love this area and I will fight to give local people the representation they deserve in parliament. For too long our constituency has been neglected by the Conservatives. We need a fresh start and a fresh local face to get things moving forward."