There are two MPs in the area, for the Aldershot and North East Hampshire constituencies. Hampshire County Council is responsible for services like roads, waste disposal, education and libraries. Rushmoor Borough Council and Hart District Council deal with matters such as waste collection, local planning issues, alcohol and entertainment licensing.
Marnie has been Editorial Director of the Surrey and Hampshire titles for eight years. The titles were originally part of the Guardian Media Group's regional division before being sold to Trinity Mirror in 2010. Before that she worked at the BBC as a producer for 5 Live having moved to national radio from BBC Sussex and Surrey.