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Ward Spokesperson

Alexander Clifton-Melhuish

Alexander Clifton-Melhuish

Alex has lived in Southampton for thirteen 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 and baby son. 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 2019 are cleaning up Southampton's air through better transport and reducing traffic to 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 and Western Docks Consultation Forum. In his spare time he volunteers with the local Time Bank, sings with Solent 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.

Contact: shirley@sotonld.org.uk


Peter Galton

Peter Galton

Peter Galton lives locally in Shirley with his wife Karen and grown up son Graham. His two daughters Victoria and Elizabeth also live near by.

Peter works for a major retail company in Southampton.

Peter has been a Liberal/Liberal Democrat for 36 years. He is a strong supporter of a fairer voting system and the transfer of powers from London to the regions.

Peter was previously a Councillor in Coxford Ward for 16 years. Peter's main interests while a member of the City Council were Licensing, Housing and Leisure. He has campaigned for many improvements to the local area, among the most important being the securing the future of Lordshill Community Centre.

Peter is a keen Saints support, and is a active member of Southampton City Petanque Club, where he has helped past juniors win titles at national level.

Ward Information

Shirley ward is in central Southampton and has a population of around 13,900. Neighbouring wards are Bassett, Millbrook, Freemantle, Coxford and Redbridge. The area has a mix of semi detached housing, some terraced housing and also tower blocks. Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Maternity hospital are located on the edge of the ward boundary and there is a large shopping area in the ward along Shirley High Street. The ward also contains large green spaces including St James Park and Southampton Common which is a vast green area with a paddling pool area, Hawthorns Urban Wildlife centre, a boating lake and other attractions.

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