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Ukonu Obasi, the Lib Dem Candidate for Gravesham

Ukoni Obasi

Ukonu Obasi, the Lib Dem Candidate for Gravesham

Ukonu Obasi is a public health specialist with decades of experience of working in the health sector. He has worked in the NHS, Civil service, local authorities and charities, designing, implementing and evaluating healthcare services across the UK.

He is currently a healthcare management academic, helping to train the current and next generation of healthcare managers. He is a local resident and strong champion of health and mental health. He has worked with his alumni association to support the delivery of knowledge transfer in medical and healthcare training in Nigeria and has helped charities and businesses in the UK to grow by providing free consultation and advice.

He loves to travel, play tennis, basketball and cycling and recently got married to his partner, just before the general election was called.

Latest Election News from Gravesham

  • Merilyn version 2
    Article: Jan 29, 2020
    In Dr Merilyn Canet

    Every day, over 30 people are unnecessarily in our local acute hospitals because their non-acute care can't be transferred elsewhere within the NHS or social care. More generally, most of the pressure on our hospitals comes from patients who would be better cared for somewhere else. This blocks further patient admissions, causing delays in A&E and waits for ambulances who can't go to the next call.

  • Article: Dec 15, 2019
    Though the national results were extremely disappointing, with too many Liberal Democrat target seats missed by a narrow margin, the local results for the four constituencies within the Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesham Liberal Democrats area provided some cheer despite none being a target seat enjoying any central support:
  • Riverhead banners
    Article: Nov 24, 2019

    Making a splash on the A25

  • LD Plan banner
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat Manifesto was published today - setting out our plan for our Future

    Stop Brexit

    Stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services and tackling inequality.

    Tackle the climate emergency

    Tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.

    Give every child the best start in life

    Give every child the best start in life by recruiting 20,000 more teachers as part of an extra £10 billion a year for schools.

    Build a fairer economy

    Build a fairer economy by providing free childcare from 9 months and giving every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives.

    Transform our mental health services

    Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health.

  • Election Broadcast screen
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Changing things isn't easy, but together we can. We can stop Brexit. We can build an economy that works, both for people and for our planet.

  • Justine Rutland
    Article: Nov 16, 2019

    First win of the campaign in Tunbridge Wells - a huge swing to Liberal Democrats from Conservatives in a council by-election on 14th November 2019

    Congratulations to Justine Rutland - new Liberal Democrat councillor.

    The result - Tunbridge Wells - Culverden Ward

    # Party: Votes Cast % of Votes % Change
    1 Liberal Democrats 888 46.7% +14.5%
    2 Conservatives 474 24.9% +0.1%
    3 Womens Equality Party 193 10.2% -15.2%
    4 Independent 180 9.5% +9.5%
    5 Labour 99 5.2% -5.3%
    6 Green 67 3.5% +3.5%
    - UKIP 0 0 -6.9%

    Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative; Labour came 5th!

  • Article: Nov 10, 2019

    Hundreds of EU nationals living in Gravesham have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed. The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in "legal limbo" and throwing people's lives into uncertainty.

    Of the 4,460 EU nationals across Gravesham who have applied for permanent residency, only 2,400 have been offered settled status. 1,130 have been granted pre-settled status, which only gives the temporary right to stay in the UK.

  • Ukonu Obasi pays his respects on Remembrance Sunday service in Gravesend
    Article: Nov 10, 2019

    The Remembrance Sunday service in Gravesend was, as always, a moving occasion. Paying his respects on behalf of local Liberal Democrats, Ukonu Obasi said, 'Laying the wreath at the memorial to our heroes at Windmill Hill was humbling and moving. I was grateful, alongside other representatives of the local community in Gravesend, for the chance to remember those who gave their lives in service.'

  • Ukonu and Gravesham LDs 1
    Article: Nov 7, 2019

    At a lively meeting of Gravesham Lib Dem members, Ukonu Obasi began his campaign to become the next MP for Gravesham.

    Ukonu lives in Gravesend. He is a Public Health Specialist with years of experience working in the NHS, local government and the civil service. He has designed and delivered services to improve the health and well being of communities across the country. Currently, he is a Lecturer, training the next generation of Healthcare managers who will run our health system.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2019

    Despite the inconvenience of a General Election, Ukonu is marrying fellow Gravesend Lib Dem, Nneka Aboa on Saturday.

    All the local Lib Dems in Gravesham, Dartford and Sevenoaks wish them both a very happy day and a long, wonderful life together. but Ukonu points out that he will be back in political action next week, fighting to stop Brexit and build a brighter future for the UK.