I am not a ‘professional or experienced politician’, however, I have been a resident in Gosport for over forty (40) years and have witnessed many changes with the reduction in Naval & Naval Base facilities and personnel, lack of jobs, increased traffic and the problems associated of commuting to work. Over the years I have also witnessed the effects of the Borough Council political infighting, arguing, promoting self-interests and spreading disinformation – all of it to the determent of the people of Gosport. Fortunately, the Conservatives have been in control of the Borough Council since 2010 and in conjunction with the Conservative led Hampshire County Council and our excellent MP (Caroline Dinenage) they have actually made Gosport a better place to live and this is what we must strive to maintain..
We have both Gosport Borough (seventeen (17) Ward seats) and the Hampshire Country Council Elections (five (5) Divisions with six (6) seats) and we will be fighting hard to retain the Borough Council and make a significant contribution to Conservative led Hampshire County Council. Yes, the COVID-19 issues and the ongoing BREXIT negotiations have caused us all to question what is going on and when will it all end. However, we will get through this and rebuild the UK once we are out of the EU. Only the Conservatives can steer us through the difficult years ahead and I hope that many of you share similar views to me and will consider voting Conservative in both the Borough and County Elections. You know that it is common-sense to vote for the only Party that can improve things within the Gosport Peninsula. Of course, you could actually go one better and join the Party, thereby having your say in how things are shaped – see the joining instructions.
I am ex Royal Navy (Submarine Electrical/Weapons) and currently Chairman of the Gosport & Fareham Group of the MS Society.
A few of my personal views and beliefs are:
- We need to strive for a fairer society and actually reward those who work and contribute.
- The UK will be very much better out of the EU
- The UK needs a strong military
- We need to look after the vulnerable and the elderly