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[23 Oct 2014 | No Comments | 55 views]
Councillor Darren Sanders at Airbus

Liberal Democrats have helped 1.8 million apprentices start training since 2010. That’s the biggest expansion in apprentices since the 1950s.
All young people should have the opportunity to get on in life, and apprenticeships are a great way to achieve that.

Cllr Darren Sanders, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Portsmouth North, recently met with apprentices at Airbus Defence and Space in Anchorage Park. “There have been 6610 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth …

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comments | 100 views]
Councillor Lee Hunt

​Tourism in Portsmouth continues to rise as a decade of Lib Dem city regeneration policies, in partnership with local creative and cultural industries, build year-on-year; up seven per cent last year, which saw a similar rise the year before.
The creative and cultural surge here is one of the reasons Portsmouth Lib Dems have launched their petition to protect modest grants for cultural venues, for example the Kings Theatre, New Theatre …

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Councillor Les Stevens at the ARTches site

Portsmouth has been awarded £1.75 million to transform a historic monument into a creative hub, following a successful bid from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
The funding means the currently empty historic arches will be converted into 13 artists’ studios. There is also a proposal for a brasserie and kiosk on site. The Round Tower will be used an exhibition space.
Over 100 jobs will be created as a result of the …