PARLIAMENTARY candidates from five parties have visited Solent University to take part in a ‘Question Time’ styled meeting.
The questions ranged from national issues such as Trident, to more locally focused issues like social care in the city.
The candidates for Southampton Itchen are:
- Sitting Member of Parliament for the area since 2015
- Won the 2017 General Election with a majority of 31 votes
- Former Leader of Southampton City Council from 2010-2012
- Councillor for the Harefield ward from 2000-2015
- Key local aim: “Make Southampton and its residents safer, more prosperous and to make our city one of which we can all be proud”
- Former Leader of Southampton City Council from 2013 to 2018
- Served as a Councillor for eighteen years
- Lost his Bitterne council seat in 2018 to the Conservatives by 295 votes
- Key local aim: Improving social care and funding the NHS
- Formerly a Labour voter, joined the Lib Dems in August 2018
- Worked with the Southampton cruise industry for the past seven years
- Key local aim: Fighting for better mental health provisions
Jack Davies of the Liberal Democrats represented Liz Jarvis in the hustings.
- Member of the British Computer Society
- Southampton resident for over 20 years
- Key local aim: Encourage investment in sustainable energy production and promote the use of electric vehicles
Kim Rose – UKIP
- UKIP Candidate for Southampton Itchen in the 2015 and 2017 General Election
- Key local aim: “No homelessness within 6 months” of being elected
Southampton residents gave their thoughts on how they thought the meeting went