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Ward Spokesperson

Eileen Bowers

Eileen Bowers

Eileen lives and works in Peartree Ward.

She is a business woman and healthy living consultant.

She has previously worked with former Lib Dem councillor Gerry Drake and the Peartree Focus team, and has experience chairing a residents' association.

Eileen's interests include healthy living, recycling and renewable energy.

Contact: sholing@sotonld.org.uk


Ken Darke

Ken DarkeKen is an experienced and respected former Southampton City Councillor, where amongst many achievements he was successful in securing £150,000 for a local community centre.

Ken is a former merchant seaman, and is a Vice-Chair of Southampton Liberal Democrats.

In his spare time, Ken enjoys gardening.

Philip Mackin

Philip Mackin

Phillip has lived in Southampton since 2010, and works across the country as a Business Analyst, helping companies explore new technologies.

Philip says: "I joined the Liberal Democrats in 2015 after the end of the coalition government. That's when I realised that I needed to join up and get more involved - in a country overrun by angry populism, our party of practical and sensible people is needed more than ever.

"I believe that politics is at its best when it brings people together: that's why as well as campaigning on local issues, I'm always on the lookout for community events that need time and support. Last year I was a volunteer at the CityRide and Southampton Pride events - and I have already signed up for these and more in 2018."

Jim Cappleman

Jim CapplemanA recent chair of the Flower Roads Residents' and Tenants' Association, Jim has been active in local community projects, particularly the successful campaign to win funding for improvements to Daisy Dip.

Jim was invited by the Home Office Minister to serve as an (unpaid) Neighbourhood Advisor on revitalising community action groups.

Southampton born, Jim has worked for the NHS for 35 years.

He is a governor at Hardmoor Early Years Centre and at Swaythling Primary School.

Ward Information

Sholing ward is in the east of the city and has a population of around 13,800. Neighbouring wards are Bitterne, Woolston and Peartree. The ward has lots of semi detached houses with large gardens. It also has large areas of green space and woodland including part of the Shoreburs Greenway and Millers Pond.

Sholing Focus

General Election 2010 Winter 2009/10 Spring/Summer 2009 Winter 2008/09



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