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Meet Emma Kettle for Fair Oak & Horton Heath

I have worked in the public and voluntary sector for more than 10 years and have seen first-hand the devastating impact of austerity on our public services. I am passionate about protecting the vulnerable in society and standing up for those who are unable to speak up for themselves. As a worker and as a person I have consistently highlighted inequality and offered support and advice to those that need it.

I am an active member of Unison the Public Sector Union and have been involved in various campaigns such as fighting public sector cuts, Stand Up To Racism and highlighting the impact of gender based violence. I am a member of the Regional Women’s Committee and have spoken at national conferences.

I have always been a Labour supporter growing up in a family that instilled within me strong core values such as respect, fairness and social justice. I then joined the Labour Party shortly after Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader as he inspired a new kind of politics built on principles and fairness building a government for the many not the few; unlike the conservative and coalition government of the previous years.

After being elected as Eastleigh Labour Party’s Women’s Officer I have built links with local groups such as the Solent WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Campaign group and the local domestic abuse service.

I am standing as a candidate because I want to make a difference to the community. I want the chance to listen to residents and speak up for their views, raising the issues that are important to them.  The lack of affordable housing is clearly an issue, as is the significant cuts to services and the lack of ability of Eastleigh Borough Council to agree a Local Plan. I have a vast amount of experience working with partner agencies such as the Police, Local Authorities and the NHS which means I am adept at building and maintain relationships. I will use these skills to effect a positive change for local residents.

Promoted by Sue Toher and Eastleigh Labour Party, both at 69 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DF

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