North East Hampshire Labour Party

Elections 2022 – Hart District Council

District Council elections will be held on Thursday 5th May 2022. Postal votes are being sent out from 19th April onwards. This is your chance to show your support for Labour, not just locally but when the votes and councillor numbers are added up across the country and demonstrate the unpopularity of this government and the failure of Tories at all levels to call out its corruption, sleaze and disregard for the people of this country. This can provide inspiration across the Labour movement to work even harder towards a new national government at the next General Election.

In North East Hampshire, we are putting forward candidates in the following selected wards of Hart District Council. Click on a name below to see what they stand for and how they can help you if elected as councillor.

Yateley West: Joyce Still

Hook: Amanda Affleck-Cruise

Fleet Central: Andrew Perkins

Hartley Wintney: Nicola Denley

Fleet East: Valmai Wainhouse

In other wards where we are not putting forward candidates, we urge you to use your vote to send a clear message to this government: that the corruption, sleaze and disregard for the people of this country, which Tories at all levels are failing to call out, have no place in a civilised Britain.

The deadline for registering to vote in this election was 14th April 2022. If you’re not registered to vote, now would be a good time to register for next year. You can do so at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Our Campaigns

Petition to Support Hart Foodbank

The Hart Foodbank charity was being charged £450 a month by Hart District Council for storage space in the old Fleet town centre toilets. This was money that could otherwise be used to feed the neediest in our community – arguably the responsibility of local or national government. Local churches are providing distribution space but the Foodbank also needed storage space. By operating in Hart, the Foodbank is saving money for Hart District Council (and its council tax payers), and saving it the embarrassment, in this area of relative wealth, of having its residents go short in their basic and urgent need for food. We found it appalling that Hart was taking resources from this charity.

We raised an online petition to Hart District Council to highlight this and to demand action. Hundreds of residents signed it. This resulted in Hart agreeing to consult with the Foodbank, and making a £10,000 grant to the Foodbank. The Foodbank manager told us that our petition led directly to this, and thanked us for our action.

Preventing health cuts by Hampshire County Council

Conservative-dominated Hampshire Council proposed massive cuts to health services in 2021, at a time of huge need. We in Labour campaigned through social media to make sure that as many people as possible responded to the consultation – and you the residents of Hampshire stepped up and provided a huge response. The Tories were forced to back down on the cuts.

 

Our Position Statements

Housing Development in Hart, and the Shapley Heath issue

The issue of more housing being developed in Hart is a contentious one, but there has been considerable misinformation and misunderstanding on the topic. The “Shapley Heath new town” is much discussed online.

We have set out our position on this page, where we attempt to clarify the important points.

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