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Ward Spokesperson

Adrian Ford

Adrian Ford

Adrian has lived in Southampton for the last 25 years, and lives with his family just off the inner avenue in the heart of the city. For the last 17 years he has run his own business also located in the city centre.

Adrian has a degree in business studies from Southampton Solent University and has been chairman of his local trade association and of his daughter's school's parent-teacher association. He is also qualified in furniture design and crafts.

'I am keen to encourage development of all forms of renewable energy working towards a future where all of our country's energy needs are met by green renewable energy.'

Adrian is an active campaigner on a wide range of local issues, and his special interests are in education (especially reducing class sizes), cycling provision and the preservation of Southampton's heritage.

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

Contact: adrian.ford@southampton-libdems.org.uk


Adrian Vinson

Adrian VinsonAdrian Vinson lives in Portswood Ward and has many years' experience speaking up for local people.


- Has worked for improved road and pavement repairs and road safety eg repaving Portswood Broadway, pedestrian crossings in Highfield Lane, Portswood Rd, St Denys Rd.

- Has worked with local residents' associations to stop harmful Planning and Licensing applications, especially managing the spread of HMOs.

- Champions 'Green' issues such as climate change measures, recycling, alternative energy, public transport, protecting our open spaces such as the Common.

- Pioneered Resident's Parking around the University; now campaigning for Portswood Park.

- Campaigned to Save Our Post Offices & stop cuts to ticket office hours at St Denys Station.

- Played a leading role to stop the Tories' art sales and develop the new arts centre.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter (@portswoodfocus)

Ward Information

Portswood ward is bounded on the east by the river Itchen and has a population of around 14,600. Neighbouring wards are Bassett and Swaythling to the north, Bevois to the south and Shirley to the west. The area has a mix of accommodation, including large detached houses with gardens, flats, terraced houses and student accommodation. The main Portswood area is vibrant with busy local shops. To the north is the residential area of Highfield, which also houses the campus of the University of Southampton. To the east is the densely populated and riverside area of St Denys which has a railway station and is the gateway to Bitterne via the Cobden Bridge.

Portswood Focus

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