Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Lib Dem Candidate for Portsmouth South:
"Yesterday's attack in London was cowardly and barbaric. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the attack and with their families. It is important that as a nation we stay united in our rejection of these evil acts, but also our rejection of the way in which these terrorists want to change our country. We have to keep doing what we always do, otherwise the terrorists win.
Portsmouth Lib Dems have decided to suspend all canvassing today as a mark of respect for the victims of last night's attacks. We will deliver leaflets today as a way of showing that British life must go on and we cannot allow these evil people to take away those things that are normal in British life."
Excellent healthcare is at the heart of our vision for Britain. As a leading liberal democracy, our public services should – and can be – the envy of the world. The Lib Dems are committed to making this vision a reality.Read more
Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South, has signed the RCN’s Pledge to be a Nursing Champion ahead of the General Election on 8th June.Read more
Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South, has signed the WASPI Pledge ahead of the General Election on 8th June.
The WASPI Pledge is part of the ongoing campaign to bring about fairness in the way that equalisation of pension age is being implemented.Read more
Surviving or thriving? is the title of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.
Run by the Mental Health Foundation - this Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, looks at mental health from a new angle. Instead of looking at poor mental health it's taking a look at why more of us aren't thriving with good mental health.Read more
Gerald Vernon-Jackson and the Liberal Democrats remain committed to the ban on fox hunting.Read more
The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest nearly £7bn more in schools and colleges over the next parliament.Read more
The Annual Fratton May Fayre in the setting of historic St. Mary's Church was buzzing. Lots of stalls and 1000s local residents. Gerald Vernon-Jackson and Portsmouth Lib Dems were out in strength chatting with local people.Read more
We were delighted to see Pompey get promoted to League One in their 3 - 1 victory over Notts County yesterday four years after former Portsmouth Council Leader Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson helped get the club a bridging loan of £1.45m. "I am very happy to have had a part in the effort across the city to save the club," he commented.Read more
I have been talking to the University to see if they would allow Off The Record to operate from space they own in the city centre. They have their own counselling service, but the counselling rooms are not used in the evening, which was a key time for Off the Record to work. I hope this might be an answer for Off The Record, so that they can restart their work in Portsmouth.Read more
For several months now whenever there has been a fire in a highrise that needed the high-level platform the one in Southsea was left in the Fire Station and the one from Southampton had to be called in.
The Conservative run City Council did not lobby for a better deal for Portsmouth, so we got the biggest cut in Hampshire. This meant that there was no crew for the fire engine with the high-level platform (ALP, or Aerial Laddder Platform) used to fights fires in blocks of six floors or more.Read more
After being named a CBE for his services to Local Government, primarily for his work in Portsmouth, in the Queen's Birthday Honours this year, Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson went to Windsor Castle this autumn to be presented with the award.
By Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Lib Dem Group Leader on Portsmouth City Council and the Local Government Association
Last month I was asked to address a staff conference at the LGA with some thoughts about the current political situation. In the past this would have meant a discussion on what bills were coming up through parliament and how this might affect local government. But things have changed so much over the last yea and the political landscape is now so different I thought I had to say something different.Read more
It was a rather wet Southsea Saturday but that didn't deter Lib Dem Councillors and campaigners from supporting the unveiling of the new Albert Rd mosaics.Read more
Following contact with Solent NHS by local Lib Dem councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, they have withdrawn their planning application which would have resulted in about 50 protected trees being cut down. The local Lib Dem team would like to thank everyone who wrote in to the council against the application and the Keep Milton Green team for alerting so many people to the application and arranging the protest featured above.Read more
Milton Picnic on the Green: A Great SuccessRead more