Our Top 6 Priorities for Hampshire
With 500 councillors nation-wide we in UKIP believe in putting local residents first as well as giving the residents of Hampshire a greater say.
1) Prioritising services for local people
We must end benefit and health tourism and give priority to local people for housing, education, health and social services.
In planning, the local people’s opinions should be respected and not overruled.
2) Moving government closer to the people
We will provide incentives to encourage enterprise, attract jobs and re-invigorate town centres and local high streets.
We will continue to fight to save our countryside and Green Spaces and we will ensure local people and veterans are prioritised for social housing.
UKIP believes in real devolution and real local decision making.
3) Fighting crime and anti-social behaviour
Britain’s communities suffer from an unacceptable level of crime and anti-social behaviour.
We should overhaul the system to make sentences meaningful, rehabilitate offenders, deport foreign criminals, free the police from excessive form-filling and tackle nuisance neighbours and anti-social behaviour.
4) Spending our money at home
Our membership of the European Union costs around £27million per day, every day. Now that we are leaving the EU, we insist that our new relationship with the EU should not involve any financial contribution whatsoever.
At home care for the elderly and most vulnerable is being reduced, services are being cut, health, policing and roads are being run down. When our exit has been finalised we believe that the money saved should be spent on these priorities instead.
5) Regain control over development
Our housing, education, health and social services cannot cope with constantly rising numbers of people coming to live and work here.
The government is now riding roughshod over local people’s wishes with mass house building that has become a ‘Developers’ Charter’ without the new services and infrastructure to go with it.
6) Local referendums
It’s time to bring power back to the people. So major decisions should be subject to binding local referenda if the people demand it.
On the petition of 5% of the population within 3 months major planning and service provision decisions should be put to a local vote.