Spencer was originally born in London and moved to Hampshire over 20 years ago for a better life for his children.He is a father of 4 and recently became a Grandad in February 2020. He is an investigator for a Global IT company where he has been employed for the last 23 years. He is very interested in Politics and was involved in the Vote Leave campaign as he believes the UK has a much better future under its own rule without the interference of Brussels. From a local perspective, he feels that the Basingstoke Councillors that represent the main Political Parties are not at all independent and just tow the line in relation to what they say and what they do. He feels these Councillors are not working in the best interests of the people they are there to represent. Basingstoke is a growing town and without the right representation at a local level, there are likely to be decisions made that are not favourable to the residents of this great town. Being an Independent Councillor means there is no higher power to obey and the words and actions that he takes will be for the people and not for the Political Party.
Stan has lived in Basingstoke for over fifty years.He was apprenticed in the town then worked in the Public Sector and then for two major blue chip companies, gaining a MSc with Distinction at Portsmouth University.He now runs his own business, a successful consultancy supporting major telcos.He understands that tax from business profits fund the support and care for the needy, local amenities, policing and other key services.He believes that Council money does not belong to the politicians, it is our money and must be spent wisely – and transparently.
Alan is a father of four and a Grandfather of four. He has lived and worked in Basingstoke for 50 years. He runs his own business and am an employer who understands that tax from business profits funds the support and care for the needy, local amenities, Policing and other key services. He believe nothing in this life should be taken for granted; rights are earned and come with a price tag of commitment. Our politicians have let us down. Their promises come without the commitment to follow through, empty words designed to fill election leaflets. Things need to change. Councillors work for us, the residents and tax payers of this town. Not the other way round. Government and Council money does not belong to politicians. It is our money and must be spent wisely.
Lucy Dean is a Marketing Professional who has lived and worked in Hampshire for almost her entire life. She has previously run her own business and understands the important role that businesses play in the national conversation. She has also supported young people via the Princes Trust and has herself benefited from working with the Trust, as part of their Exploring Enterprise programme.
She is passionate about helping everyone get the support they need, including young people. Her main topics of interest are children and women’s rights, education, health and wellbeing, and the environment. She adores the arts and culture and spends many a happy hour working with her hands – whether that be weaving with willow, sewing, or painting. Some of her favourite pastimes also include running and paddleboarding.
Scott has followed politics since a young age. He is a lifelong believer in localism and people being empowered to take control of their own lives. Since 2015 he has been disappointed in major national parties using national issues in local politics. Scott thinks that where possible problems should always be solved as close to the affected people as possible. Scott has campaigned for both the alternative vote referendum in 2011 and the EU referendum in 2016 believing that it’s never wrong to ask the electorate. Scott is very keen to promote a low tax environment which makes it easy to do business while supporting and encouraging business to do social good. Scott’s key values are: individual liberty, equality under the law and localism.