You may remember me as a councillor for Cosham from 1995 – 2004. Since then, I have stayed actively involved in community life. Today, I’m campaigning on a range of vital issues:
- The Conservative Council has approved further cuts to children’s centres, including Hawthorn Crescent. Lobbying by me and concerned parents has won a one-year reprieve. I will continue opposing the cuts. As a councillor, I’d be able to do even more.
- The Government’s decision to force all schools to become academies has delayed decisions on the future of Highbury Primary School. If elected, I will ensure the voices of parents and governors are heard by the Council, and not ignored.
- Now it is clear that the site of the old Wymering Community Centre will not be built on, I am consulting with residents about what improvements they would like to see there.
Born and educated in Portsmouth, I am passionate about our city’s future. I’ve been a governor at Medina Primary School for almost 20 years, and the chair of Highbury Community Association for a year. I am currently the chairman of Healthwatch Portsmouth, and a supporter of the Wymering Manor Trust. As a teacher of politics and public policy at the University of Portsmouth, and a former councillor, I know the best ways to get things done for Cosham.
I hope I can count on your vote on 5th May.
You can contact me on 02392 831011 or email email@example.com.