The following has been received on behalf of John Rodway, standing for the Labour Party in the Hampshire County Council Elections to be held on May 4th 2017.

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John RodwayJohn Rodway moved to Kingsclere in 1988 from Newport, South Wales. He studied Information Technology in Cheltenham and proceeded to work for a Global American Software Company in Reading. His work involved meeting Local and International Businesses in the UK and Continental Europe. Following a life changing event in January 2016, John is now the full time Carer for his wife.

Passionate about People and Politics John served, with encouragement from friends and neighbours, as an Elected Parish Councillor in Kingsclere and was Chair of Governors at Kingsclere Primary School for two years. John has stood as the Labour party candidate for the Kingsclere Ward on three previous occasions. John is keen to see local issues of Health and Social care, Provision of support for Young People, Free Bus passes on Public Transport.  Treating people as you would wish to be treated yourself is at the heart of all he does.

We want to put people first. Many decisions have been made over the last few years that ignored the public and their view. We want to change that and put people back at the heart of decisions made in our local council. We think it’s time for change. We want to see integrated health and social care across Hampshire. We want to see our elderly well supported with the reintroduction of the free safety alarm and protecting the free bus pass. We want to see our young people well supported through good youth provision. Simply we want people to be treated as people and not numbers on page.’

John has been married to Sherry for nearly 25 years and has a son Sam, 22, and daughter Katie, 19. John is a season ticket holder at Reading FC and enjoys endurance cycling events and cooking for family and friends to relax.