18 months on from the ‘Brexit Election’, Sam is standing again – this time in Eastleigh South. By being elected to the Borough and County Councils on May 6th 2021, Sam will be able to make Eastleigh better.
A friend of mine said to me just before Christmas, “I bet you’re please with yourself, aren’t you?”. I wasn’t sure what he meant. Then he went on to quote me on Brexit and my points on NHS privatisation. I explained that I didn’t take any satisfaction or pleasure from it. I just highlighted it simply motivated me to make Eastleigh better. He, himself, is a Tory and I don’t think he understood my point.
Over the last 18 months, I’ve worked hard to get across as many challenges for people as possible. It’s been very busy, sometimes frustrating, but all definitely worth it. When someone from our community comes to me to ask for advice or support, I feel proud and honoured that they chose to come to me. I hope they feel that I will do everything I can to support them – that’s definitely my aim.
I’m not going to list everything I’ve done – that’s documented elsewhere. What I am going to do is tell you what I would like to do, and it’s very simple. I want to make Eastleigh better. Based on what the people of Eastleigh have told me, this is the way to do it:
- Greater community focus from planning to policing
- Improve our infrastructure before more house building
- Show leadership and not blame
- Stop ‘Stealth Tax’ like parking permits for residents
- Fix the basics – keep Eastleigh clean and tidy
All of the above were clear to me at the last election but have been reinforced through discussion with neighbours and residents. I get it because I am like you. I’ve lived here for 30+ years and seen the changes that have impacted out community so significantly. It’s time for an independent voice that will hold the Liberal Democrat-led council to account.
May 6th 2021 is the turning point
We are at a turning point for Eastleigh. It’s that simple. We can have more of the same or we can pivot and focus on making Eastleigh better. We’ve seen massive building projects that undermine our communities and the demolition that destroys our heritage. This must change.
I won’t pretend that I have a silver bullet. Making changes for our community will take time. But I promise a staunch commitment and determination that challenge anything that undermines the togetherness of our community. Keeping money in our local economy, community led building and maintaining quality local services is my absolute priority.
We’ve achieved a significant amount in the last 18 months despite Covid-19 and not winning the general election. If you lend me your vote, we can achieve so much more.
If you’d like to know more, please do feel free to contact me directly. I am determined to make Eastleigh better. With your vote, I’ll make sure of it.
Sam – Candidate for Eastleigh South