John Shaw

Liberal Democrat candidate for MP for Basingstoke Learn more

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What I stand for…

I have lived in Basingstoke for over two decades. It’s a great place and I’m proud to call it home, but I know it could be better.

I am a passionate campaigner on education, health, housing and am joining the many Basingstoke residents who disagree with Theresa May’s hard Brexit.

Our local schools need investment so that we give our children the best possible start in life. Read more.

We need to build more homes so that young people, as well as teachers, nurses, carers and the police, can afford to live in the area.

Our NHS is in crisis. All too often a lack of care in the community means operations are cancelled and money wasted.  We need to bring social care and the NHS together. Read more.

We need more Liberal Democrats MPs across the country to prevent a disastrous hard Brexit that will damage our economy, starve essential services of funding and make us all worse off. Read more.

What’s the alternative?
Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority. The Labour Party is in a mess, fighting amongst themselves rather than acting as the effective opposition this country so urgently needs. UKIP doesn’t know what it stands for any more now that the Conservatives have adopted many of their policies.

On 8 June, you have a chance to change the direction of the country. A chance to make Britain more open, united and successful.

Voting Liberal Democrat will make our town and our country an even better place.