Harnham West Ward
This summer's Harnham West by-election for Salisbury City Council is our opportunity to put local issues on the agenda. During the coming weeks I'll be knocking on doors up and down the ward, setting out my plan for our local area to deliver safer streets, support for our young people and resist unsustainable new development while championing the local environment. I'll also be your voice working with Wiltshire Council to get the best deal for our city while opposing any unnecessary increases to council tax for Salisbury City Council. You can read more about my priorities below.
The upcoming city council by-election for Harnham West is a fantastic opportunity to put local issues back at the heart of our politics. National politics has become as contentious as I can remember but I truly believe that change starts locally. I'm standing to be your local city councillor, fighting for the issues that matter to you. It's what I care about and I'm energised by what could be achieved collectively.
I'm often asked 'why are you standing?' and it all goes back to my childhood. I was born and raised in Salisbury, I grew up in West Harnham and now live by the Water Meadows with my husband. We love this city. However, growing up, my parents fought to put food on the table and to give me the best start in life. I'm not standing just because I want to be a local councillor, I'm standing because I want to make a difference. I'm also standing because I love Salisbury, the 'city in the countryside', with its outstanding public parks, tight-knit communities, and sense of local pride but we need to do more.
For Salisbury to keep moving, for the economy to keep growing, for our streets to be safer, for our environment to be protected, we need passionate local people standing up and contributing their views and their energy. I'm not only standing to be your local councillor in Harnham West but I want to champion the importance of opening up local democracy. If elected, I want to be the type of councillor who you know by name and face and can have an honest conversation with about the issues that matter to you.
If you see me over the coming weeks please do stop and say hello. I'm on a mission to make myself as available as possible, and you can keep updated via my Facebook page - Eleanor for Harnham West.
And finally, whoever you support politically, I want my campaign to be about proving that politics is for everyone. We can all get involved. We can all contribute. All of our voices matter. This is our city. This is our Salisbury.
Eleanor's Priorities for Harnham West
I believe that we should be focusing on some of the following issues...
- Creating safer streets for all of our families.
- Holding housing planners to account so we don’t have overdevelopment running wild.
- Supporting our local businesses and community groups.
- Opening up local democracy so we can all have a say.
- Improving our local environment and biodiversity.
- Supporting our young people.
- Ensure we get the very best deal from Wiltshire Council.
Contact Eleanor directly:
P: 07884 385 832