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Ward Spokesperson

Alexander Clifton-Melhuish

Alexander Clifton-Melhuish

Alex has lived in Southampton for ten years, making Southampton his home after graduating from the University of Southampton with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He now lives in Freemantle with his husband. He works at the University as an equality and diversity specialist, which has grown his passion for social justice.

"I love the active communities in Southampton - there are so many groups dedicated to supporting each other and pushing for positive change. My key priorities for 2018 are cleaning up Southampton's air through better transport and reducing traffic in the Docks.

"I'm especially concerned about the rise in hate crime since the referendum, which does not represent the people of Southampton. It needs to be challenged and I want to support our EU friends and neighbours during what is undoubtedly a very unsettling time".

Alex also supports organisations working for the benefit of the local area, including the Friends of Freemantle Lake Park, Western Docks Consultation Forum and the Society of St James. In his spare time he volunteers with the local Time Bank, sings with Southampton Gay Men's Chorus and also enjoys running, often joining in with the weekly Parkrun on the Common.

Alex has been officially endorsed by campaigning organisation @48PercentPlus because of his support of the UK's continued membership of the European Union.

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

Contact: freemantle@southampton-libdems.org.uk


Harry Mitchell

Harry MitchellHarry Mitchell lives locally and has previously been elected to the Council, serving as Sheriff of Southampton.

He is a retired taxi driver and a former police officer.

Harry is a church warden and a Residents' Association member.

He has a particular interest in health and safety issues, roads and pavements, activities for young people and the elderly, recycling and tackling wasteful spending.

Freemantle Focus

Southampton Test January 2010

Ward Information

Freemantle ward is in the west of the city with the docks to the south and has a population of about 14,100. Neighbouring wards are Bevois, Bargate, Shirley and Millbrook. Houses in the ward are made up of late Victorian and early 20th century builds, mostly being terraced housing or flats with gardens.

Freemantle is home to Freemantle community centre which is currently being extended and modernised to accommodate Adults with Learning Disabilities.



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