June Kershaw is our candidate for the Upper Meon Valley council by-election on 20th September 2018.
“I have lived in Droxford for the past twenty years and spent most of my life living in Hampshire. I have two grown up daughters and three young grandchildren to be proud of.
Having worked in education for the past thirty years, and as a member of the National Union of Teachers, I have campaigned for improved conditions of service for the teaching profession as well as improving and increasing child care for pre school and after school provision.
I recently retired from working as an Executive Headteacher of a three school amalgamation and have witnessed, first hand, the systematic devastation of our education system brought about by this Conservative Government.
The so called reforms of curriculum and assessment systems have left the profession disillusioned and confused and resulted in the current recruitment crisis.
Cuts to school funding have left schools in dire circumstances where they are relying on parents to fund basic equipment such as exercise books and pencils. This is how the government invests in our children who are the future.
Increasing and continual cuts to local communities further impact on our children’s welfare, as well as having a devastating impact on other local public services.
The Conservatives have had 8 years to improve our country. They have failed abysmally.”