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Fareham

Fareham is located in Hampshire in the south of England. The seat was created in its current form in 1974 and has been held by the Conservative Party ever since.

The current member of parliament is the Conservative Party’s Mark Hoban who has served since 2001.

2010 General Election Results (Adjusted for non-voters)
Fareham

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Candidates

Miles Grindey

Background
I have lived in the Fareham area for 20 years, I grew up in the Warsash area where I went to Hook with Warsash Primary School (now an academy) and then onto Brookfield Community School and Language College (now just Brookfield Community School). Ever since 2013, I have taken a more active role in my community where I have listened to issues that local residents have raised and have been involved with helping tackle them. Since October 2013, I have been involved in the Warsash Residents’ Association where in November last year I was made the Chair of. I have also worked with local residents on issues such as yellow lines, speeding and more prominently, buses. In have stood for The Green Party for the past two years in local elections (Hampshire County Council and Fareham Borough Council) and decided to put myself forward to take issues to the next level, in November 2014 I was selected by the South East Hampshire Green Party to stand for my home of Fareham. I became involved in politics because I am fed up with the way things are being run at the moment, with blatant disregard of our environment and what the people want – too many politicians have gotten away with ignoring those who gave them power and I believe that, when elected, I will do what it takes to represent their views on National matters.
1. What do you plan to do in order to make sure you remain ‘in touch’ with the electorate?
What I aim to do is keep in touch with people through social media and newsletters that I will publish for the entire area. I will also make sure that I attend local residents’ association meetings to give a report about what is happening that may affect the local area.
2. What makes you the best candidate for this constituency?
I believe that I have a strong connection with the local area, seeing as how my family have lived in this area for just over half a century. I also feel that I have the passion and the energy to fight for the needs of local people.
3. What has the current Member achieved that you believe has been successful?
I don’t agree with much, if at all, with what Mark Hoban has done in parliament, I think he has bowed to his party and not really taken into consideration local needs and concerns. I feel as though he has put his career first over the people.
4. In your opinion, is austerity working? What should we take from the state of the economy during this Government’s tenure?
Austerity hasn’t worked. It has caused unprecedented suffering to older people, the poor and the sick in this country. It has enabled the rich to get richer as the poor have gotten poorer and is unsustainable in all the senses.
5. Does (legal) immigration need more limitations or is it vital for the UK?
Immigration plays a vital role in many of our public services. A common argument for controls on immigration is the lack of British people taking up jobs in the NHS and other services. My response is that we cannot in any sense force people to take up jobs they do not want to do, we live in a global community – we share this planet together and I think it’s wrong to divide society any further than it has done because of a lack of investment.
6. Many people are concerned about the cost of living in the UK, with wages having failed to rise in line with the price of food, energy and rent in recent years. How can this be corrected?
We need a living wage, it is important that people are paid more. Since Austerity has been put in place pay has been (on average) reduced by 9%, this is not acceptable since many people are not able to make ends meet and leaving many people vulnerable.
7. How would you like to see the NHS change in the future in order to become more successful?
I would like to see an increase in coordinated and specific spending, NHS privatisation is not the way to go and will lead to many people unable to seek medical help because of the high costs of healthcare. Healthcare is not a privilege it is a human right, it is also a public service and private companies should not run public services.
8. What measures do you think need to be taken to decrease unemployment, particularly youth unemployment and those who have never been employed?
More investment is needed in small businesses, we cannot rely on big companies to keep creating jobs whenever they feel like it. We need to make sure that small businesses are well looked after not just by the community, but by the government. We have a duty to make sure small businesses succeed – and success does not mean unlimited growth. Businesses have a right to decide how much they are willing to grow, if at all.
9. Does the lack of diversity in Parliament equate to a lack of representation?
Yes, because if people do not relate to their representatives – how may they feel represented and how can they be participate in the decision making process?
10 . If an EU Referendum were to take place, how would you encourage your constituents to vote and why?
I would urge people to stay in, while there are many many problems with the EU – it is something we still have the power to change and make sure it works for us, the people rather than big business. Where we have representation we should be able to control it, we the people should decide, not them the corporations and just the richest.

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