1) What do you plan on doing for the people of Andover?
I will listen, be accessible, respond positively to residents and represent them as best I can. Andover West deserves this, at the very least.
Having been involved in a vital shift to officers working in close partnership with councillors at TVBC, I want to bring a similar approach to county-connecting residents’ needs to the schedules and plans rolled out by the county council.
2) What have you done for the people of Andover?
Fundamentally, I have worked with officers to sort out individual issues brought to me by residents.
More widely I worked with a team (cross-party) to set up better ways of getting things improved and fixed for residents. As a team, we have sorted out and fixed a wide range of problems.
When Andover Birth Centre was threatened with closure, I arranged for the decision makers to meet with local mums, and get feedback. I attended the relevant committees and made sure Andover people were heard, I met with the head of service and worked to keep it open-and restart births there. I took on admin of the Facebook group and made sure as many people as possible got their voices heard.
As part of a neighbourhood team, I have worked to reduce anti-social behaviour in Vigo Rec. Improving the situation for residents, while ensuring that young people using the Rec. are listened to, not stigmatised.
3) Why should people vote for you?
I got involved in local politics in order to make a difference and have found listening, responding and making positive changes enormously satisfying. I welcome the opportunity to listen to residents, work with officers and make improvements for those in Andover West-and right across Hampshire.