Hart Lib Dems are excited to announce they have chosen
Graham Cockarill
as their Parliamentary Candidate for the General Election on the 12th Of December 2019

Graham New

Graham is an experienced local councillor and campaigner. He has lived in the constituency all his
life. He was educated at Yateley School and Yateley Sixth Form, and then went on to study History &
Politics at the University of Essex.
Graham became a local councillor in 2001, serving continuously on both Hart District and Yateley
Town Councils. In his time as a local councillor, he has taken a great deal of interest in local planning
matters. He served for many years as Chair of Hart's Planning Committee and currently has
responsibility for planning policy on Hart's Cabinet. Under Graham's leadership, Hart Council will
soon be in a position to adopt its long-awaited Local Plan, ensuring we get the infrastructure we
need; not just more housing estates.
Graham has supported Neighbourhood Plans across the District, including Fleet, Odiham, Hartley
Wintney, Hook and Dogmersfield. He is currently involved in preparing the Neighbourhood Plan for
Yateley.
Graham is passionately pro-European. He firmly believes that the UK is better off within the EU, and
will continue to support moves to block a damaging Brexit which harms our economy and threatens
the future of the United Kingdom.
Graham believes that the climate change emergency is the other major issue of our time. He
supports moves by Hart District Council to eliminate single-use plastics in its operations and he is
working to develop planning policies that enhance environmental protection, such as providing
electric vehicle charging points for new homes, using energy-efficient building materials, and
incorporating renewable energy into new developments.
Away from politics, Graham enjoys most sports. In his youth, he swam competitively for Rushmoor
Royals. He supports Yateley United Football Club and looks forward to seeing their new clubhouse at
Sean Devereux Park. He also enjoys walking, reading and spending time with family.