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Ward Spokesperson

Benjamin Curd

Ben Curd

Benjamin is a Contracts Supervisor and Part-Time Student at Solent University studying towards a degree in Construction Management. He lives in the city centre and so understands local concerns.

Benjamin says: "I grew up just outside of Southampton, much of my youth was spent in the City before finally moving here a few years ago. We have much to be proud of, but every community has its own unique set of challenges. I see a lot of posturing from some, but not a great deal of action in regards to overcoming these challenges.

"I would like to see that situation change and am therefore delighted to be selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Bargate".

Benjamin's political campaigning has been driven by his resolve to listen to local residents, understand their concerns and seek solutions. Amongst other priorities he would like to see much more done to tackle issues involving homelessness and substance misuse within the City.

His personal interests include the theatre, the outdoors and of course politics.

To contact Benjamin and keep up to date with our campaign in Bargate, visit his Campaign Page on Facebook.

Contact: bargate@southampton-libdems.org.uk

Bargate Focus

General Election 2010 Winter 2009/10 Spring/Summer 2009 Winter 2008/09

Ward Information

Bargate is a vibrant area, home to the City Centre. It has the waterfront to the south, Bevois to the north, Freemantle to the west and a population of around 16,600.

Bargate has a lot of terraced housing and flats and is fortunate to have a lot of open space including Mayflower Park and Hoglands Park - home to many large events including the MELA (the most multicultural open space event in Hampshire).

Bargate is the heart of Southampton's retail industry, being home to all city centre shops.



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