After a career in the Armed Forces seeing him deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, with a stint travelling the world afterwards, Craig moved to Portsmouth several years ago and quickly laid down solid roots here. He lives in Eastney & Craneswater and works as a Senior Engineer at one of Europe’s most recognised engineering companies.
Craig said “I have become proud to call Portsmouth my home. I believe this is testament to the vibrant culture and progressive forward thinking people that live here. With this in mind I believe Portsmouth belongs on the national stage, and believe we can all work together to make the city a better, greener place for both those that live here and those who choose to come here to visit, to work and to study”.
“In recent years I have seen public services across the city cut by the Tories and Lib Dems who are meant to represent us but instead choose to sit on the council for personal gain. I want the people of Eastney and Craneswater to feel represented and promise to be fully accountable to those I work for”
Craig was one of the main campaigners during the general election in 2019 supporting getting Stephen Morgan MP re-elected, Craig worked tirelessly, sometimes with long hours, out meeting residents and getting Labours message to the people in Eastney & Craneswater.
Craig added: “After seeing the amazing work that Stephen does around the city I wanted to become more involved. After some time campaigning on key issues in the area I am thrilled to be running as a candidate to become a City Councillor for Eastney & Craneswater. Stephen needs all of the support he can get at a local level to be able to carry on being our voice nationally. This begins with having the backing of Labour councilors in Portsmouth. A vote for me is also a vote for him.”
Craig has already been working with local residents in the ward on parking and fly tipping issues as well as supporting local heritage assets like the Eastney Pump House and the armed forces veterans charities based down at Fort Cumberland.