Stubbington Liberal Democrats have chosen local campaigner JIM FORREST to contest the by-election to be held on November 9.
Jim served Stubbington on Fareham Council for 10 years, first elected alongside Dorrine Burton-Jenkins who represented the village from 1979 till 2006.
Jim was leader of the Lib Dem group on the Council for two years, and campaigns for local people through the Ad Lib newsletter distributed throughout the year in Stubbington and Hill Head.
Ad Lib has led the way in alerting residents to proposals to build a housing estate at Newlands Farm (pictured right), part of the Countryside Gap which separates Stubbington village from urban Fareham.
The UKIP councillor who replaced Jim switched parties to the Conservatives last year, then resigned suddenly from the Council halfway through his term of office as Deputy Mayor.
JIm says: "With the huge challenges facing Stubbington just now, I believe local people want to put their trust once more in a party which has served them loyally and consistently for so many years."
* Click on the Ad Lib image to see the October issue, published just as the by-election was announced.
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