Below are details of Havant's Liberal Democrat candidates.

Bedhampton: Philippa Gray

I have lived in Bedhampton for over 25 years. Since Since I stopped working in 2015 I have been a full-time volunteer in our community. This has given me a good understanding of what we need:

If elected I will use my energy, enthusiasm, and understanding to work towards a better future for Bedhampton.

You can contact Philippa at philippa@havant-libdems.org.

 

Battins - Johanna Lowe

I'm in my thirties, married, and have two children, one aged 8 and the other 11. I am a big supporter of Portsmouth FC and sell programmes on their home games. I work as a dinner lady for Riders Infant School and regularly attend the coffee mornings and afternoons.

My hobbies are cross stitch, reading and singing. I'm also a big fan of WWE with Dean Ambrose being on of my favourite wrestlers.

I want to be a Lib Dem councillor to be able to make a difference for local residents.

 

 

 

Emsworth - Chris Maple

Chris Maple is the third generation of this family born and brought up in the Borough.

He is married with a young family and is a qualified judo instructor. Chris is a self-employed taxi driver and in his spare time he enjoys working with young people.

Having previously worked in the construction industry, Chris is, like many people locally, concerned about the level of unemployment. With young children, he is particularly worried about their future employment prospects. He is a former Civil Servant, working for nearly 40 years in the Court Service, and also has experience in the private sector working for the landlord company at Gunwharf Quays and for a local project management company.

Chris comes from many generations of Emsworth shopkeepers and working to improve empty shops would be a top priority. Having served before as Liberal Democrat councillor he would like the challenge of representing Emsworth.

St. Faiths - Jane Briggs

Jane was a Havant Borough councillor until after the birth of her son. She is a university lecturer and is an active member of a local church. Jane said "I am delighted to have been asked to stand in St. Faiths, and my priorities will be promoting our area as an excellent place to live and work, caring for our environment and keeping residents informed."

Also a former Lib Dem Group Leader on Fareham Borough Council, Jane would be a highly effective councillor, and would work hard to get a better deal for St. Faiths residents.

 

 

 

Stakes - Ann Bazley

Ann has lived in Stakes for over 40 years, and has fostered a number of children, as well as bringing up her own family.

She said "For years, Stakes has been represented by councillors who don’t seem to be in touch with ordinary folk".

 

 

 

 

Warren Park - Ann Brown

Ann Brown is married with three grown up children and three grandchildren. Now retired, Ann worked in the Havant Borough in Home Care for nearly twenty years and has a strong knowledge of services for older people.

Ann was honoured to receive the Maundy money from Her Majesty the Queen at York Minster Cathedral, and her being chosen featured in The News in two articles: Ann's over the moon to get Maundy money and Warren Park church warden’s joy at Maundy honour.

Ann's main reasons for standing for election are to fight for all the Children's Services to remain at the Park Families Chidren's Centre in Warren Park and to preserve the green open spaces around homes in both Warren Park and Leigh Park, which are threatened with development.

Ann is well known for her voluntary work as Secretary of the Good Neighbour scheme and is also Church Warden at St. Clare's church in Warren Park.

Bondfields - Michael Bolt

I'm ambitious for Bondfields and Havant!

Barncroft - Alun Williams

Conservative government is ruining our public services. Education, healthcare and policing have all been damaged by a government which simply does not care about the people it is supposed to serve. If elected I would work to put Liberal values into practice and protect those essential services which benefit us all as a community.

 

 

 

 

 

Cowplain - Lisa Tyler Jackson

If elected I aim to support and enable a vibrant community in Cowplain, informed by the spirit of justice, equality and liberalism, and in the understanding that it is often the 'small things' over which we need to sweat!

 

 

 

 

 

Hart Plain - Hilary Bolt

I'm ambitious for Hart Plain and Havant!

Hayling East - Suzette Gray

I am passionate about Hayling Island, having lived and worked here for 38 years. I would fight for local services such as the tip, ferry, schools, and against more retirement properties without adequate Doctors and support services. If you want the Island's voice heard at Council meetings, put your cross by my box.

Have a read of the leaflet from the three Hayling Island candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayling West - Paul Gray and Wilf Forrow

Paul Gray: For too long our island has seen cut after cut under the tories. I am sick of seeing this gradual, ceaseless destruction of our community. The Liberal Democrats are the only local party who can and will reverse the trend, replacing negative cuts with positive change. We are the only party truly ambitious for Hayling.

Have a read of the leaflet from the three Hayling Island candidates.

 

 

 

 

Wilf Forrow: I've been an Islander for 42 years. My 3 boys all went to Hayling schools. I was a 3rd Hayling Scout Leader for 15 years. I did Physics and Computer Science at University, became a programmer and finally a technical manager in IT services. I'm now retired and devote much of my energy to cycle campaigning, truth in politics and the media and remaining in the EU.

Here are some reasons to vote for me:

Have a read of the leaflet from the three Hayling Island candidates.

Purbrook - Antonia Harrison

As the Liberal Democrat candidate in Purbrook Ward, my local intention is supporting local community shops and cutting unnecessary car journeys.

I tried to stop the closure of Widley Co-op which means the community has lost the only food store, ATM and courier collection service. The Co-op are replacing these with an unwanted Funeral Services even though they already have four branches within five miles.

I moved to the area in 2012 as my eldest child wanted to study Latin at Purbrook Park School. I work as a Mental Health Therapist helping people overcome unwanted behaviours, addictions, phobias and personality issues.

 

Waterloo - John Pratley

I am retired and have lived on the Berg Estate in Waterlooville for the past twelve years, with my wife of forty two years, Jean. I am a committed and experienced generalist adviser with Citizens Advice and also chair the Havant and Waterlooville Independent advisory group to the Police. This voluntary work gives me a unique insight into the local issues facing residents.