Julian moved to Portsmouth several years ago bringing with him considerable experience of working in local government, the NHS and at an international environmental charity.
As a former councillor Julian was a strong advocate for his local ward, held a number of positions on the council and was also on the Management Committee of a local Law Centre. He studied European Politics and International Relations at university and holds a Masters in Law.
Julian worked in the NHS for over 10 years in the areas of governance, information security and risk management and spent several years at an international environmental charity whose focus was on sustainable development to improve people’s lives, while protecting the environment for future generations. He supports campaigns to safeguard the environment and wildlife at both national and local levels, including the Climate Emergency.
Julian said: “A clean environment directly affects our health and quality of life. Pollution levels in parts of the city, particularly in the north, are far too high and well above government recommended levels for nitrogen dioxide. Much more needs to be done to improve air quality in Hilsea and support initiatives to protect the environment”.
In his youth he joined the R.E.M.E. cadets, (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), linked to the TA and still maintains an interest in defence issues.
Julian said: “There are many challenges for Portsmouth from the impact of Brexit, government funding cuts and the pandemic. I want to put my skills and experience to good use for the people of Hilsea and represent their interests on the council as we try to get back to normal life in our wonderful city.”
Twitter: Julian Lewis@4Hilsea