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Statement to voters
My name is Jamie Gillespie and I was born and bred in Brighton and raised in the Hove and Portslade area, I have lived here all my life, so I have a passion for the City and it is in my heart and I want what is best for Portslade. Having seen many changes over the years, both good and bad, I have noticed that South Portslade seems to have been forgotten and would love to see the regeneration of the area and would make this a priority if elected.
I am a final year medical student studying Biomedical Science at the University of Sussex and hope to pursue a career in medicine or possibly politics. My hobbies include reading, travel, classical music and fitness training.
I have been involved with several charities locally and internationally namely the Salvation Army, Emmaus and the Martlets. Giving my time where possible to help out. I am also involved with the Food and Friendship Luncheon Club (formerly the Hove Luncheon Club) which feeds between 80-90 elderly and vulnerable people of our local community of Hove and Portslade and provides a 3-course meal and entertainment every week on a Tuesday. Many of these people are isolated so it is a great chance for them to socialise and make new friends whilst getting a good meal.
I visited a Thai orphanage in Bangkok at Xmas 2017 and took the children some toys and books to cheer them up. I also helped to renovate a library at a Thai children’s school to provide a better learning environment for the children.
I am very keen on green issues having done a beach clean-up in Thailand and worked on several environmental projects with a World expert on pollution eradication whilst there. I also did a beach clean- up here in South Portslade on World Clean-Up Day in September, there is only one Planet Earth and we need to take care of it as best we can to ensure its survival.
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Brighton & Hove Conservatives
Jamie Rutherford Gillespie's local party is the Brighton & Hove Conservatives.
You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Jamie Rutherford Gillespie may be appearing.
(Past event) Thursday 25 April 2019 19:30–21:30: Faith Hustings, Brighthelm Church & Community Centre BN1 1YD.
(Past event) Thursday 25 April 2019 19:00–21:00: The Future of Transport in Brighton & Hove, Brighthelm Church & Community Centre BN1 1YD.
(Past event) Wednesday 24 April 2019 16:30–18:00: Hustings, Brighton Friends Meeting House BN1 1AF.
(Past event) Thursday 18 April 2019 19:00–21:00: Brighton & Hove Environment Hustings 2019, Brighthelm Church & Community Centre BN1 1YD.
(Past event) Wednesday 17 April 2019 16:00–18:00: Local election question time, University of Sussex BN1 9RH.
(Past event) Tuesday 16 April 2019 10:30–12:30: Election Event, Purple Playhouse Theatre BN3 6EP.
(Past event) Wednesday 27 March 2019 18:30–20:00: Have your say! Make Brighton & Hove a community-led housing city, University of Brighton BN2 0JG. See video or other info from this event.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The Brighton and Hove local election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the South Portslade
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