Ward Spokesperson: Alexander Clifton-Melhuish
Parliamentary Constituency: Southampton Test
Alex has lived in Southampton for thirteen years, making Southampton his home after graduating from the University of Southampton with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He now lives in Freemantle with his husband and baby son. He works at the University as an equality and diversity specialist, which has grown his passion for social justice.
"I love the active communities in Southampton - there are so many groups dedicated to supporting each other and pushing for positive change. My key priorities for 2019 are cleaning up Southampton's air through better transport and reducing traffic to the Docks.
"I'm especially concerned about the rise in hate crime since the referendum, which does not represent the people of Southampton. It needs to be challenged and I want to support our EU friends and neighbours during what is undoubtedly a very unsettling time".
Alex also supports organisations working for the benefit of the local area, including the Friends of Freemantle Lake Park and Western Docks Consultation Forum. In his spare time he volunteers with the local Time Bank, sings with Solent Gay Men's Chorus and also enjoys running, often joining in with the weekly Parkrun on the Common.
Alex has been officially endorsed by campaigning organisation @48PercentPlus because of his support of the UK's continued membership of the European Union.
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