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Ward Spokesperson

Andy Beal

Andy Beal

I have lived in Southampton for 17 years; I am married to a primary school teacher, based in Millbrook, with two children. I play rugby to a very mediocre standard and enjoy fishing whenever Mrs Beal allows.

I will adopt a rational and pragmatic approach to representing the residents of Millbrook following the local elections in 2018.

Since becoming more involved with local politics I have been shocked and embarrassed by the behaviour of the two main parties in Southampton. They seem to have forgotten that local government is exactly that, it is about doing what is best for the local people in their respective wards. Instead I have experienced childish, mud flinging between Labour and Conservatives which unfortunately mirrors the increasingly tribal and polarised landscape seen at a national level. This produces impasses and stalemates which only serve to add to the chagrin suffered by the residents of Southampton.

As your councillor for Millbrook, policy will be shaped by the views of the residents of Millbrook and Southampton. My opinions and decisions on policy will be based on its merits and potential benefits regardless of the colour of the tie of the councillor proposing it.

Contact: millbrook@southampton-libdems.org.uk


Graham Galton

Graham GaltonGraham is 25 years old, born and brought up in Southampton.

Graham has worked for a major retail firm in the City for nine years, and as a councillor would be keen help create jobs by promoting Southampton as the retail capital of the south coast.

He strongly believes that young people should be encouraged to take a greater interest in politics and the welfare of their local communities.

Graham is a keen sportsman having represented Great Britain and England as well as being British and English Junior Champion at Petanque. Graham also won the Sports Relief Mile in the City in 2011. He is a keen Saints supporter.

On the Council, he would welcome the opportunity to help extend and improve facilities and opportunities for young people.

Ward Information

Millbrook ward is on the western side of the city with docks to the south. It is bounded by Redbridge in the west, Shirley in the north, Freemantle in the east and has a population of about 15,500.

The ward has a number of terraced houses with gardens as well as estates. There is a large park, Mansel Park, which has been developed into a thriving green space for local people. There are three shopping precincts with local shops and facilities, including newsagents, post office's, take-aways, chemist's and a library.



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