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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.

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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