Coronovirus Pause for Reflection
Recent days have been dominated by the intensification of the coronavirus crisis, which has led to the postponement of the 2020 local elections until 2021. It will dominate the weeks and months ahead and things may be very different when get beyond the pandemic.
We had begun to gear up our campaign in Bassett, with Focus deliveries and going out to speak directly to our residents. In Bassett early indications were that our messaging remains well received despite the General Election result and now more than ever a Liberal Voice in Southampton is valued.
Clearly our priorities have now changed due to circumstances beyond our control, and our residents will want to concentrate on their families and getting through the coming months.
Campaigning activity will stop until further notice. We will support and help where we can on the community initiatives led by Southampton City Council and/or local charities during the pandemic.
We will be reaching out to all of our members and ensure that we are available to support Bassett where we can over the coming months.
Nationally, the Liberal Democrats have today proposed a five point support package for NHS and care staff on the front line against Covid-19. You can read details of these plans here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/in-detail-frontline-support
You can also sign a petition to implement them now here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/frontline
The national Liberal Democrat Party has produced a useful page of links to various agencies advise. You can access that here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/coronavirus.
Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.