John Shaw


John has lived in Basingstoke since 1995 and has a 19-year record of campaigning action for local people, including service on Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. He has twice served as Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the Borough Council.


John stood as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Basingstoke in 2010, overtaking Labour to become the main opposition to the sitting Conservative MP. Recent campaigning has included fighting hard for Britain to remain in the EU in last year’s referendum and opposing a hard Brexit now. John and the local Liberal Democrats’ priorities for Basingstoke include promoting green energy, providing decent affordable housing and giving local children the best education to help them get on in life.


Outside of politics, John currently works for a national disability charity. His earlier career, working for a number of different voluntary sector organisations, also focused on the needs of disabled and older people as well as family carers. John’s past volunteer roles have included being a partner governor of an NHS hospital trust and board member of a local involvement network representing the needs of patients.











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