Kerena Marchant for Basingstoke MP
Unfortunately Basingstoke’s Current MP is Conservative Maria Miller, however Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party have selected Kerena Marchant as our Parliamentary Candidate.
Kerena was selected in February 2019 after facing a tough selection committee and a hustings meeting open to all members.
Kerena was born profoundly deaf but hasn’t let that hold her back. At 13 years old she taught herself to read and went on to study Religion and Politics at Bristol University.
In her BBC career she smashed the glass ceiling and broke into television production. She made award winning programmes about religious, educational, social and political issues. She also worked with Camera Pix and the United Nations Film unit.
Education has always been close to her heart and she went on to work in Schools TV where she made many programmes for children with special educational needs.
In recognition of her expertise in Education, she was invited by the Lord Chancellor to become a founding member of The Special Educational Needs and Disability Discrimination Tribunal and invited to sit on the First Tier Social Security Tribunal looking at PIP and DLA appeals.
I want to be the kind of MP that listens to people and works hard for them. I want to save the NHS from more privatisation. Kerena Marchant