Action against Destructive Development’s position for 2 May’s local elections

ADD UPDATE, 18 April 2019: Ahead of the local elections on 2 May, Action against Destructive Development (ADD) is inviting each candidate standing for Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC), and each candidate standing for Winchester City Council, to supply us with up to 350 words on their views on EBC’s draft Local Plan and its progress. The same invitation is extended to candidates in the parish/town council elections in our area.

The ADD campaign has always been, and remains, politically neutral, working with anyone who shares the view that EBC’s draft Local Plan would be destructive if implemented. As in previous elections, we are therefore not endorsing any candidate. Instead, we hope to provide the electorate with a means by which they can compare candidates’ statements – a kind of virtual hustings.

We will publish each statement received, unedited, on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. We are happy to include a photograph (if the candidate wishes to supply one) and candidates’ contact details.

We have received support from many local politicians across the political spectrum, as well as from independent bodies concerned by EBC’s draft Local Plan. By providing this virtual hustings, we aim to enable the electorate to decide which candidate will best represent their views on this critical local issue.

If candidates would like to accept this invitation, we ask them to please email their statement to [email protected].

To view who is standing in your area in EBC elections, click here.

To view who is standing in your area in WCC elections, click here.

Thank you.