Due to the resignation of a Lib Dem councillor a by-election for Bursledon Parish Council has been called with only Labour and Lib Dem candidates standing.
Polling Day: 7th DECEMBER
Polling Stations: Lowford Centre & Pilands Wood Centre. 7am - 10pm
No polling cards will be issued.
Applications for postal votes may be made until 5pm Wednesday 22 November.
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Patricia Burns is the Labour Candidate.
Pat has lived happily in Pilands Wood for the last five years. She is the only candidate in this by-election who lives in the Bursledon Parish Council area.
For much of her life Pat has worked in the food and drink industry, managing a bakery, a pub and a catering firm. Currently, she works weekends at the check- out in Bursledon Tesco’s where she loves getting to know her customers.
Pat has been an active member of the Labour Party for over four years, never missing an opportunity to inform people that Labour is the party of fair pay and workers’ rights. She is also a member of USDAW, the Trade Union for shop workers.
She is very proud of her six adult children and eight grandchildren.
“The Liberal Democrats have been in control of Eastleigh and Bursledon for long enough. It’s time for a change. They have allowed developers to build wherever they like: for example, down Hamble Lane and the A27.
Yes, local people need houses, but houses that local people can afford. Where will our young people live? Where will older people downsize or find residential care? Where is the social housing for those on the waiting list?
We are fed up with all the traffic congestion and rat-running on our roads, the noise and air pollution - and it will get worse. What about school places? Where are the medical and social care services we need? We have a very limited bus service to Eastleigh town and the train services are inadequate.
Do the Lib Dem councillors care about Bursledon? Their attendance at Parish Council meetings is poor. I want to work with Cllr Diane Andrewes to improve our quality of life, provide more public open space and footpaths and keep the special character of Bursledon, using its Parish Council’s powers to develop community services, like the library, the cemetery, play areas, paws walks etc.
Please give me the chance to make a difference for you. “