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All Speeches

  • David Goodall launches campaign supported by past Lib Dem MP for the Island Dr Peter Brand
    Article: Feb 7, 2015

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, and to my campaign launch to be the next MP for Isle of Wight I wish to talk to you this evening about three areas - obviously Island issues and then National priorities, but firstly the question I know many are asking - why am I here?

    Why am I here?

    Am I here because of I am described as a former Islander?
    This is true - in part. True in that I don't live on the Island at present.
    However in 1992 when I lived in Germany, I received Conservative Party general election literature, it described me as an important British expat voter, not a former British voter. So I see myself not as a former Islander but as an Isle of Wight expat, and still an Islander, but that is not why I am here.

  • Article: Dec 4, 2014
    By David Goodall at Southampton University debate on the question "Should renegotiation fail Britain should leave the EU?"

    In a word No - but let's be under no illusion this process which David Cameron has embarked upon it is purely to try and keep the Conservative Party together.

    However, it could lead to the Britain leaving the EU. This would have massive negative economic consequences for the UK and would lead to a drastic reduction in our ability effect matters in Europe. European matters that will affect us whether we are in the EU or not.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2012
    By David Goodall in South Central Regional Conference

    Good Morning Conference, when considering this election people often say that political parties should not be involved. In fact our own English regional party said exactly that. Yet to get elected any person standing needed a group of like minded friends to help deliver leaflets on a cold day or knock on doors, and as a member of this party for over 25 years my obvious group of friends to help are you.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2012
    By David Goodall in Speech to an Annual Dinner organised by Fareham Liberal Democrats

    Good evening, Ladies & Gentleman of Fareham, like many people involved in public life I wear a number of hats, I'm an Eastleigh Borough Councillor, I'm Chair at West End Parish Council, a Bitterne Park School Governor, a Southampton Advice & Representation board member, I'm the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire's scrutiny committee Chair. But in this role as PCC candidate for Hampshire and Isle of Wight I am also wearing my first ever hat, that of a Policeman's son.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2012
    By David Goodall in Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2012

    Good morning fellow Liberal Democrats I am particularly interested in this motion because on November 16th I hope to be the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight. For those that are unaware in less than 60 days time on November 15th there are nationwide elections taking place and they are not using first past the post.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2012
    By David Goodall in South Central Liberal Democrats Regional Reception, Brighton 2012

    Good evening fellow Liberal Democrats, I am David Goodall and I am your Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

    Many of you know that and know my personal background. However I am aware not all are when after a Community Safety Forum a fellow Eastleigh Councillor said I must be careful when talking to the Police and with confidential information.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2010
    By David Goodall in Liberal Democrat Spring Conference 2010

    Good morning conference with all the talk of credit crunch, banking crisis and mountains of debt one could forgiven in thinking that was the main problem facing the world was one financial services and that to create a fairer economy all that has to be done is to create a better banking system.

    Yet that is far from true the bankers in the city of London make money but they do not create wealth. The people that create wealth are those that take on the loans, repay them with interest and still make enough money to pay a workforce and return a profit.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2010
    By David Goodall in Liberal Democrat Spring Conference 2010

    Good morning conference this is a very wide ranging motion that will when implemented completely change the face of politics in Britain. And I say 'when implemented' deliberately. This motion must implemented not just because we as Liberal Democrats we think it will be a jolly good idea but because this country needs a step change in the way we do politics, the current political system is broken.

  • Article: Mar 12, 2010
    By David Goodall in St Anne Secondary School - Sixth Form

    Good morning and thanks for inviting me.

    This morning I am going to talk about just two things firstly what the Liberal Democrats vision for the future is and secondly about the importance of voting. But first a bit about me

    I am 47 years old, married to my lovely wife Kerstin for 21 years this year, we have two 13 year old boys Wesley and Samuel, who both go Bitterne Park Secondary School.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2010
    By David Goodall in Southampton Pensioners Forum

    Good afternoon and thanks for inviting me.

    This afternoon I am going to talk about just two things firstly what the Liberal Democrats vision for the future is and secondly why you should vote on 6th May. But first a bit about me

    Many of you will have read the brief biography about me, so you will you know I am 47 years old, married to my lovely wife Kerstin for 21 years this year, we that have two boys Wesley and Samuel, who both go Secondary School here in Southampton.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2010
    By David Goodall in Fellowship Dialogue Society

    Good evening and thanks for inviting me.

    This evening I am going to talk about just two things firstly what the Liberal Democrats vision for the future is and secondly why you should vote on 6th May. But first a bit about me

    Many of you will have read the brief biography about me, so you will you know I am 47 years old, married to my lovely wife Kerstin for 21 years this year, we that have two boys Wesley and Samuel, who both go Secondary School here in Southampton.

  • Article: Mar 7, 2009
    By David Goodall in the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference 2009 in Harrogate

    Good morning conference. I am here today to speak in favour of the motion and of item 5 in the motion to reduce the burden of student debt.

    I could be speaking in favour of these lines for the obvious reason of being a father of 12 year old twin boys and purely looking at their financial and educational future.

  • Article: Feb 23, 2009
    By David Goodall in Eastleigh Borough Council

    I will, of course, be supporting the Liberal Democrats budget with the proposed 1.8% average increase in the Eastleigh Borough Council Tax. The consist effect of keeping the regressive Council Tax low over 6 Years has been and will continue to be of great benefit to all the Boroughs residents.

    On the issue of concessionary travel David Airey has given a detailed explanation of the services offered, which are in excess of the requirement we have to offer. He explained about:-

  • Article: Feb 26, 2007
    By Cllr David Goodall in Eastleigh Borough Full Council Meeting

    I will be supporting this budget but before I do a quick word about the proposals from the opposition :-

    • as usual the conservative group talked over the past and didn't have any new ideas, proposed tax cuts and didn't say what services they were going to cut to pay for it.
    • the Labour group proposals are as ever interesting and their proposals do at least balance. And as ever some of these ideas may well find there way into future programmes.
  • Article: Nov 23, 2006
    By David Goodall in Eastleigh Borough Council's full council meeting

    Eastleigh Borough Council's full council meeting motion on Moorgreen Hospital :-

    Council notes that at a recent meeting with Southampton Primary Care Trust the owners of the Moorgreen Hospital site revealed that significant parts of the site are regarded as surplus to future health service requirements and are likely to be sold for redevelopment.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2006
    By David Goodall in Southampton Unverisity students

    Good evening I am David Goodall I was a Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate here in Southampton last year and I am a councillor in Eastleigh and Chair of the Environment and Transport Scrutiny Panel in Eastleigh.

    This evening I aim to talk to you about environment issues and some of the ideas that the Liberal Democrats have as a party to tackle this issue and then we can have a general discussion about the issues. So I aim be brief in order that we can have a fuller debate about the issues.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2005
    By David Goodall in Southampton Itchen College and Southampton University

    Hello I am David Goodall the Liberal Democrats Candidate from Southampton Itchen. I was born in Southampton and started my school days at Glenfield Infants. It would appear that I have not moved very far as I am now at Townhill Infants, as a Governor.

    Now just for the record, the stats :-

    • I am 42,
    • I have been married for 15 years,
    • and we have two boys who attend Townhill Junior School.
  • Article: Apr 19, 2005
    By David Goodall in Local Radio - Saints FM

    Hello I am David Goodall the Liberal Democrat candidate for Southampton Itchen. I am 42, married and we have children at and currently I am working as a senior manager for Siemens at Roke Manor Research, developing the next generation of communication systems.

    I was born in Southampton my first school was Glenfield infants I am now a governor at Townhill Infants and a councillor in West End.

  • Article: Sep 29, 2004
    By Councillor David Goodall in Rose Bowl Liaison Panel meeting

    Firstly may I thank the Parish Council for organising this meeting. It builds on the informal meetings that the both the HEWEB committee has had with both Inspector Newstead and Geoff Cox in the past and the excellent work that Kerry Payne has done on behalf the Telegraph Road residents association to highlight various issues.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2004
    By David Goodall in Liberal Democrat Headquarters, 4 Cowley Street, London

    Good morning I am David Goodall from the Liberal Democrats, and I have been invited today to talk to you on the subject of Europe Friend or Foe. This is an interesting title it is about defining our relationship with the rest of Europe.

    I believe the best analogy to use when defining this relationship is one of family. Over the centuries we have fought with, and been friends with, many of the countries in Europe. And speaking as someone with a German wife and therefore a German mother-in-law, I find it particularly easy to see our European relationships in family terms.