Dear East Hampshire Resident
I'm not a career politician. I'm a strong community and national campaigner, and active resident who over the past few years has become increasingly concerned about the direction our country is taking. Britain no longer seems to the fair, decent, tolerant place I grew up in.
Watching the fallout from the 2016 Brexit vote as both the Conservative and Labour Parties became more and more extreme I decided to stop shouting at the television and to try to make a real difference.
My values are clear; fairness, decency, and community. These will form the basis of what I will campaign on to improve the lives of the people, families, and communities of East Hampshire. Whether that be for better housing, improving community and transport infrastructure, reversing education cuts, or supporting local businesses the test will always be the same - it needs to satisfy these values.
My family and I have lived in Surrey for 15 years, and know East Hampshire from when my late grandparents often took me out to Petersfield, Alton and surrounding villages all my child life. East Hampshire is an incredible part of the country. Most of my life has been spent living in different parts of Hampshire, Surrey and Worcestershire – a mixture of rural and urban communities.
I know what it takes to win. In this year’s May local elections, the Liberal Democrats became the largest Opposition party in the East Hampshire Constituency, reducing the number of Conservative Councillors. Also a recent European Parliament election result in East Hampshire ‘Remain county’ reveals that Liberal Democrat is in a very strong second place, closer to the Conservatives at the next election!
It isn't going to be easy, but together we can do it. An election is now called on 12th December 2019. We already act now. If you believe that we all deserve better please get in touch, get involved - together we can make a difference.