Lib Dem County Leader, Cllr Keith House, writes:
Hampshire’s Conservatives love taking your money and putting it in their bank, rather than spending it on vital local services.
This year, they are going to put your cash into the bank to save it for a “rainy day” yet at the same time take money away from buses, libraries, adult care, even short breaks for children with disabilities.
Hampshire Liberal Democrats say it’s raining now. And we need to protect services, not cut them.
That’s what the Liberal Democrats at the County tried to do as part of the County’s annual budget.
The Lib Dems want a stronger economy. We said we wanted an “Invest in Hampshire” project with £30,000,000 extra on road and pavement repairs, fixing bridges and tackling future flooding.
The Lib Dems want a fairer society. We said we wanted more volunteers to save our libraries and youth services, Hampshire Council to take charge of its own bus services, and to protect children with disabilities, and their parents too.
Hampshire Conservatives said “no ” to these simple, cost-effective plans.
The Lib Dems are a party of government, not of protest. Labour and UKIP had no proposals of their own. They just wanted to protest.
The Lib Dems take responsibility for our County. We care about people, and our County’s future. Sadly, the Conservative don’t.