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Meet Eileen Marks for Eastleigh North

I have lived and worked in Eastleigh for 45 years. My husband’s family have been here for over 60 years. Our children attended local schools.

I have been a Labour supporter and voter ever since I was at an age to vote. To me, there is only one political party that cares for its people and that is the Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.

  • I was involved in the refurbishment of old Victorian properties in Central Eastleigh.
  • I petitioned local residents to have traffic lights at a very busy junction - we were successful, making it easier and safer to cross the road.
  • I campaigned to stop the closure of the John Darling Mall respite centre.
  • I marched alongside fellow protestors to save ancient woodland against massive housing development.

I have seen the many changes within our Town - housing developments without proper road structure and local amenities to meet the needs of residents.

I believe passionately that everyone, irrespective of wealth, should have a decent, affordable home to live in, whether for sale or for rent. Affordability shouldn’t be based on market value but a calculus of earnings. Today, we find the lowest earners just cannot afford the high rents and house prices within Eastleigh. Local government should provide housing for local residents at a fair rent. This would be one of my main aims if I was elected as your Borough Councillor.

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

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