John, Coronavirus is presenting a threat to our way of life
unprecedented in modern times.
Throughout this crisis,
it’s made me so proud to see Liberal Democrats in local
government rising to the challenge.
running a council, or are in opposition, Liberal Democrats
have risen to the challenge and made a real difference to their
In my Council, Portsmouth, we're
pulling out all the stops to support local people. Here's a
few examples of what we’re doing:
✔︎ Hired a
hotel for everyone who is homeless to live in so they can self
✔︎ Set up a system for taking
shopping and prescriptions to people who can’t go out because they are
✔︎ Actively phoning people on the
Government’s at-risk list to make sure they are OK.
✔︎ Putting in place food parcels for children who
would have received free school meals.
✔︎ Set up a helpline for local businesses to help
them access Government help to keep businesses going.
✔︎ Stopped enforcement by traffic wardens, except
where people are parking dangerously to impede emergency vehicles
✔︎ Working with our foodbanks to get them the
supplies they need and to get the food out to vulnerable people.
Whether you're a councillor yourself or an activist supporting
us from home - thank you.
needs the Liberal Democrats now more than ever - I'm so proud
of the way we've all stepped up for our country.
If you want
to know more about how you can help your community during this
lockdown, just go to www.libdems.org.uk/coronavirus for all of the
latest news, information and guidance.