Basingstoke is a great place to live and Maria wants to keep it that way. Lower taxes puts money back into people’s pockets.“More money in people’s pockets means they can choose how to spend it, which in turn can benefit the local economy. 45 000 people have seen their taxes cut in Basingstoke in the past 5 years and almost 5 000 have been lifted out of tax altogether.
Maria believe it is important to residents to protect the quality of life we have in Basingstoke. That means local services need to expand before new houses are built, something that hasn’t always happened in the past.“Over the past 5 years Basingstoke has secured £35million to improve our roads, including Black Dam roundabout. A new school is being built in Rooksdown, there will be more than a thousand new school places across the Borough and there are plans for a new critical care NHS Hospital.
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Maria's 20 years’ experience in business makes her well placed to represent Basingstoke.As a working mum she has championed the modernisation of the workplace, spoken out for the need to invest in Basingstoke’s success and worked to help make the internet a safer place for everyone.Maria holds a regular Advice Bureau at The Orchard and the Multi Cultural Forum in Chute House.