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In 1998, I moved into temporary accommodation in Eastleigh.
At 17 years old, I attended Eastleigh College and completed an Advanced GNVQ in Art & Design.

After a year, I was housed in Velmore, during which time, via wonderful support from Labour’s New Deal scheme, and the staff at Eastleigh Job centre, I began working for Southampton City Youth Service, where I became a qualified youth worker and was subsequently employed as Editor of the youth magazine ‘Hype’, and supervisor to the New Deal team.
I worked in the city for 4 years before becoming a parent, and was housed on the Nightingale estate in 2005.

When my daughter started school, I returned to study, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Art, at Winchester School of Art.

I am now employed as an Activities Coordinator for the charity South East Hampshire Community Outlook, working in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant and Fareham, where I have developed a community art space with Big Lottery Funding and support from Fareham borough council and Vivid Housing.

We run free open sessions for local youth, with trips to the theatre and residential activities, and working with Highbury college, we offer free creative courses for adults.

It’s my job to make sure everybody gets a fair chance to be who they want to be, to create opportunities for locals to pursue their dreams and aspirations, to find training opportunities to enable their skills and to support them to reach their full potential.

I have a passion for Eastleigh, this is where I was given the opportunities and support to grow and progress, I’m living proof of investment returning!

Everybody should have a fair chance to build a life which not only provides them with a safe and secure base for living, bringing up a family, spending time with loved ones, but one which provides a platform for imagination and creativity!

Life should not be a constant struggle to simply survive and get by!

I believe the Labour party is the only party with policies that ensure people get the precious space and time they absolutely deserve to enjoy life!

Investment in people and support for each other always returns to feed the same drive!

Eastleigh has all the potential to showcase these standards, a beautiful Borough with wonderful character, a community of caring, imaginative and creative people, Labour can ensure everybody gets the opportunities they deserve to truly live, thrive and be happy.

Promoted by Philip Baker and Eastleigh Labour Party, both at 69 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DF

Meet Tanya Judd for Eastleigh South

In 1998, I moved into temporary accommodation in Eastleigh.At 17 years old, I attended Eastleigh College and completed an Advanced GNVQ in Art & Design.After a year, I was housed...

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I am Stephen Willoughby and I am your Labour candidate for Eastleigh Borough Council in West End South. I have lived in West End for almost 3 years, having been in Southampton since 2000 and I work locally in the IT industry.

I have always been interested in politics, coming from a family where political discussions are frequently had around the dinner table and was inspired to join the Labour party following the unexpected result of last year’s General Election for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

I care passionately about the environment and if elected will push for more recycling so that as little as possible is sent to landfill.

I also want to improve transport and reduce congestion. Underinvestment in local infrastructure combined with a lack of an integrated public transport system has led to our roads being busier than ever. This congestion exacerbates the pollution and damage done to the environment. If elected I will push for better public transport, integrating buses and trains. Also more electric vehicle charging points to encourage use of low emission transport.

Locally, the biggest issue has to be housing. The Lib Dem run borough council has failed to  produce a local plan. They haven’t had one since 2011. This makes it much harder for the council to control new development. They literally have no plan. This demonstrates how badly the current administration is run. Labour aim to build more social and affordable housing, giving young people from the borough the opportunity to live in the borough, instead of providing more homes for people commuting to London.

Labour want a fairer, more prosperous society for the many, not just the few. West End can be part of that society and I want to lead that change. If you agree, then vote for Stephen Willoughby and Labour in West End South on Thursday May 3rd.

Promoted by Keith Day and Eastleigh Labour Party, both at 69 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DF

Meet Stephen Willoughby for West End South

I am Stephen Willoughby and I am your Labour candidate for Eastleigh Borough Council in West End South. I have lived in West End for almost 3 years, having been...

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Socialist, trade union rep with UNISON and a Labour Party member for just over two years, I’ve been lucky enough to live almost my whole life in Botley.

We live in a world where the 42 wealthiest people own as much as the 3.7 billion poorest and an economic system prevails that threatens to make the planet uninhabitable, because those currently with power are unable and unwilling to imagine doing things any differently.

In Britain, the Conservative government continues to hand out gifts to the richest whilst the ship sinks, making the working class majority pay for the economic crisis. Their mission is to destroy the welfare state and re-establish a Victorian balance of power between the wealthy and the rest.

Because we’re willing to stand up to the powerful, to the banks, to big business and to landlords, we’re going to tackle this disgraceful inequality of wealth and power. In government we’re going to give workers the power to stand up to their bosses, we’re going to embark on a massive council house building programme and we’re going to ensure public services are properly funded so no one is left without the care they need.

The Labour movement is going to help bring about genuine democracy
Because we’re driven by what is right and what is necessary, and because we are internationalists, we’re going to meet the challenge of climate change and building a sustainable future – something no country can do alone.

In the 21st century we have the resources and creativity to do all this. What we need now is the will to do it.

Vote for Labour councillors and MPs who will fight for the alternative we need, but don’t stop there. Join the Labour Party, join a trade union, and help decide our direction and hold the leaders of our movement to their words.

Promoted by Keith Day and Eastleigh Labour Party, both at 69 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DF

Meet Callum Williamson for Botley

Socialist, trade union rep with UNISON and a Labour Party member for just over two years, I’ve been lucky enough to live almost my whole life in Botley.We live in...

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