Elections 2021

We asked the candidates in the local elections on 6th May 2012 to sign up to working to suppoort a more equal society. Here are their responses:

Paul Whittle - Hampshire County Council candidate in 2021 for Fareham Town division

You have my support

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Katrina Trott - Liberal Democrat - Fareham East



"I have been honoured to serve the residents of Fareham East since 2002 and residents of Fareham trying to  reduce all inequalities.


I am a Liberal Democrat and as the preamble to our constitution states: ‘Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."

 

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Ciaran Urry-Tuttiett - Liberal Democrat candidate for Fareham North and Hampshire County Council


"I echo the exact sentiments that my colleague Katrina has just said. I commend you and your colleagues for your very hard work you have done in highlighting such an important issue. Right across the country and in our own county.

I will most certainly support this pledge."

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Pamela Bryant - Conservative candidate for Fareham North and Hampshire County Council 

 


"All Councils are mindful of social equality and do their very best to make sure it is carried out.

As a community minded local  representative I have always done my best for everyone."

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Tony Bunday, Labour candidate: Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & the Isle of Wight: 

 

" After years managing health, criminal justice and social care services, I am very aware of the research around inequalities. This is particularly relevant to police and crime issues as we know more equal societies have less crime and fewer victims of crime. I am very happy to acknowledge that inequality plays a big part in police and crime and that I would be very keen to do all I can to ensure that I, as Police and Crime Commissioner, tackle inequalities where I am able and seek to make lives fairer for all across Hampshire and the IOW". 

 

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Yahiya Chowdhury, Lib Dem candidate for Charles Dickens ward, Portsmouth City Council: 

 

“My intention to improve the Health Service of NHS is to make sure all people are getting fair service in order and on time.” 

 

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George Brown, Lib Dem candidate for Paulsgrove ward, Portsmouth City Council: 

 

“I am 100% on board with this pledge and would be more than happy for you to use myself, the Lib Dem candidate for Paulsgrove, as a supporter for this cause. If elected, I will do all I can to ensure that Portsmouth City Council adopts measures that tackle inequalities in our city and makes lives fairer for all.”

 

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Alicia Denny,  Conservative candidate for St Thomas Ward, Portsmouth City Council : 

 

"Thank you for making me aware of the existence of the Equality Trust, about which I previously knew nothing. Having looked at its website, the charity has objectives which, in general, appear to be worthy of support, although I would not be willing to give a blanket endorsement of all the trust's campaigns without being fully informed.


However, I can support the wording of the simple pledge you suggest and, if elected, will do all I can to ensure Portsmouth City Council adopts measures that tackle inequalities in our city and makes lives fairer for all.Incidentally, I am a regular volunteer with Portsmouth Foodbank and well aware of many of the issues faced by some of our most-deprived residents."

 

 

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Ian Holder, Lib Dem candidate for St Thomas ward, Portsmouth City Council: 

 

“I fully support the aims of the Hampshire Equality Trust and will do everything I can to help reduce inequality in Portsmouth. St Thomas Ward is an incredibly diverse ward, with multi-million pound properties in one area and Council flats and HMOs in others, I am happy to take the pledge. If elected, I will do all I can to ensure that Portsmouth City Council adopts measures that tackle inequalities in our city and makes lives fairer for all.” 

 

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Charlotte Gerada, Labour candidate for Central Southsea, Portsmouth City Council

 

“I am delighted to add my name to this pledge..Thank you for asking me to sign” 

 

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Kirsty Mellor, Labour candidate for Charles Dickens, Portsmouth City Council

 

“Please can you add my name to your pledge. A brilliant campaign. Well done.”

 

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Jason Christopher, Labour candidate for Baffins ward, Portsmouth City Council: 

 

“I am very happy to sign up to your pledge. It is particularly important to me as I am standing to represent the ward in which I live.” 

 

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Nikki Coles, Labour candidate for Fratton, Portsmouth City Council: 

 

“I am very pleased to sign this pledge, Thank you for drawing attention to the inequality that exists in our society.” 

 

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Mary Vallely, Labour candidate for Copnor, Portsmouth City Council: 

 

“Thank you for doing this, what a great idea and I would be delighted to sign up to: ‘’If elected, I will do all I can to ensure that Portsmouth City Council adopts measures that tackle inequalities in our city and makes lives fairer for all’' Please add my name to the pledge.” 

 

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Amanda Ford, Labour candidate for Coxford, Southampton City Council: 

 

“I am happy to sign up to this pledge. I fully support the statement below, please let me know if there is anything else I can do. “If elected, I will do all I can to ensure that Southampton City Council adopts measures that tackle inequalities in our city and makes lives fairer for all.” 

 

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Lisa Fricker, Labour candidate for Millbrook,  Southampton City Council:

 

 

“I fully support the statement below, please let me know if there is anything else I can do. If elected, I will do all I can to ensure that Southampton City Council adopts measures that tackle inequalities in our city and makes lives fairer for all.”


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Alexander Clifton-Melhuish, Treasurer, Southampton Liberal Democrats:

 

 

" I am certain you will find overwhelming support from all Liberal Democrats for the aims of the Hampshire Equality trust and its work from all Liberal Democrats. If there is anything specific that we can do to support the Trust, then please let us know."

 

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Terence Butler, Secretary, Winchester Constituency Labour Party


 

"Thank you for your communication and your enclosure of the report . [ See below]  It is certainly a substantive report which I have now begun to study.

 

The Labour Party has a deep commitment to the issue of inequality and believes measures to address it lie at the heart of its manifestos. Upon completing my study of your report I will forward information to relevant members. In addition I will ensure that our national policy groups have given due attention  to its content. Please be assured that we will note the concerns raised in this work. "

 

 

[ NOTE.  In Greater Manchester, an Independent Inequalities Commission was established to survey the damage done and the inequalities exposed. Its recently published report  identifies a range of actions which are already proven somewhere, which are within the scope of local authorities, and which together could transform the wellbeing of the people of that region. ]