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