Experienced councillor, Steve Sollitt, selected as the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Havant

Friday 6 February 2015

Havant Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that at a recent meeting of their members Cllr. Steve Sollitt was chosen to be their Parliamentary candidate for the coming General Election.

45 year old Steve is an experienced councillor in Eastleigh, retaining his seat last year. He also stood as a candidate in the 2014 European elections.  He has worked on the financial side of the NHS for the last 12 years, currently being a Management Accountant in Southampton.

Steve said: "I am delighted to have been chosen to stand in Havant, and I look forward to meeting Havant people. As a Cabinet member on Eastleigh Borough Council for Youth and Social Policy, I will be particularly interested in hearing from younger as well as elderly residents.

I especially welcome the pupil premium now bringing thousands of pounds into local schools, particularly in Leigh Park, enabling head teachers to give extra help to children who need it most. I am also keen to see free school meals now being given to all infant school children, extended in future to all primary school children. This will ensure that every primary pupil gets a healthy meal in the middle of the school day, boosting their education, health as well as saving parents money. None of this would have happened without the Lib Dems being part of the coalition government."

Havant Borough councillor, Faith Ponsonby, welcomed Steve warmly, and said "He will be a strong representative for the Liberal Democrats, speaking up for a stronger economy and a fairer society."