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Ward Spokesperson

Rob Naish

Rob Naish

Southampton-born Rob Naish lives in Itchen and works for a defence contractor based in Portsmouth.

He is particular concerned to maintain and improve Southampton's green environment, and has been active in conservation in Itchen.

His special interest is in leisure services and sport.

Rob is Treasurer of Southampton Liberal Democrats.

Contact: peartree@sotonld.org.uk


Sebastian Buckle

Seb BuckleSebastian has lived in Southampton for ten years, arriving as a student and feeling so 'at home' here that he decided to stay. He teaches history in the city.

Seb joined the Lib Dems because of our commitment to freedom and fairness, supporting the vulnerable and enabling each individual to reach their full potential.

An active campaigner, Seb is committed to improving the quality of life in Peartree.

He has particular interests in schools and disability issues.

Gerry Drake

Gerry Drake

I was born in Over Wallop, Hampshire. I did an apprenticeship to become a carpenter and joiner. I moved to Southampton in 1964. I and my family moved to Peartree ward in 1982 where I have lived ever since.

I am a founder/member of the Liberal Democrats.

I was first elected to serve Peartree ward as a County Councillor in 1993 where I was vice chair of the Hamble River. I was elected as a Southampton City Councillor in the Unitary Elections in 1996. I have served on a number of committees over the years including Environment & Transport, Health & Adult Social Care, and Licensing Committee.

I have recently been Chair of the Council Group and have chaired the Local Party. I have been involved with a number of local community groups over the years. I am interested in green and environmental issues.

In my leisure time I enjoy listening to music.

Peartree Focus

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Ward Information

Peartree ward is bounded by the river Itchen to the west and contains the neighbourhood of Merryoak at the centre of the ward. Neighbouring wards are Woolston, Sholing, Bitterne Park, Harefield and the population is about 13,500. The ward has large semi detached properties and terraced houses with big gardens and green spaces. Green spaces include Peartree Green, which is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). There is also Freemantle Common and the Veracity Ground - home to football pitches, a Skate Park, basketball courts and the trim trail.



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