Parliament has finally decided to hold a general election. The UK will go to polls on Thursday 12th December. This will be a chance to break the current parliamentary deadlock over Brexit and to look forward to a brighter future, post Brexit. A future where we can concentrate on all those things most valuable to us all.

“I’m honoured to have been selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Southampton Test. I am not a career politician; I’m an ordinary guy who got motivated through taking a stand and community campaigning.” – Steven Galton

The campaign here in Southampton Test has already begun. Steve has lived locally for nearly 41 years now and he will bring a fresh approach with new energy and enthusiasm to the MP role!

Vote Steven Galton

Steve says,

I have a strong local record of getting results since I became politically involved around 10 years ago. Together we successfully campaigned to stop the building of a huge power station in the Western Docks and more recently saved the iconic Yew tree on Shirley High Street.

We all know local air quality is a concern now, but back then it wasn’t seen as an issue at all. By working hard at both a local and national level to raise environmental concerns things have changed. As your MP I would be in a position to do even more; like push for ship-to-shore power
and significant local transport network investment – we need a local champion and a vocal MP.

I was part of the cross party scrutiny enquiry into air quality in Southampton and this showed that working beyond tribal party politics, to deliver important results for us all, can work. I’m more than happy to do this whenever possible.

Now is the time for us to come together – to get Brexit done! Regardless of whether you voted leave or remain I feel this is the right stance to take to fully respect the outcome of the EU referendum and maintain trust and our democratic integrity.

That said I want to be your next MP so we can move on from Brexit and deliver a better future; but more importantly a better Southampton.