I am pleased to have been chosen as the candidate for Community Voice in Bentilee and Ubberley for the forthcoming council elections. My main priorities are to work for a Free School in our area to give parents a choice from the Discovery Academy, and fight to keep the gym and swimming pool open at Willfield. I will work for the residents of Bentilee & Ubberley. I don’t believe in wasting money, but do believe in value for money, local amenities, an area to be proud to live in, a decent transport system and open, honest democracy. We have lost so many amenities in the area: two high schools, Willfield as a community venue with its Martial Arts groups, boxing groups and luncheon club, Park Hall Golf Course, and now talk of the gym and swimming pool at Willfield being closed or moved. We’ve also borne the budget cuts which many of our present local councillors voted for. Community Voice voted against the budget cuts. If elected on 5 May, I pledge to work for the residents of Bentilee & Ubberley and listen to their views.
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As the dust settles on yet another Stoke-on-Trent election, I find my mind accessing it’s “Ëœwhat happens now’ portal.
First and foremost, congratulations must go out to the entire team involved in the Stoke-on-Trent Labour Party campaigning team.
The 3 Labour MPs, united as one with the existing councillors, party organisers and candidates to get the Labour vote out. They were successful beyond their wildest dreams.
So it is less than 24 hours until the polling booths open and I need to decide who I am going to vote for.
In my ward I have 6 candidates each of who I would like to think should be canvassing me for my vote, they have all allegedly put themselves forward because they want to do the best for the community they live in. So let’s look at what I have had in the way of election leaflets from each of the parties.
I am proud to have been chosen as the Community Voice candidate for the
Bentilee and Ubberley Ward in the forthcoming elections. Although new to
politics, I have been campaigning for two years against the Discovery Academy
and feel I have learned so much about the area I live in and the residents
there. This area has been treated unfairly by the coalition cabinet at the
council. Some of the current councillors voted for the budget cuts, which I
would not have done. We have lost so much in this area recently; the golf
This year’s local elections are more important than ever for the City, as well as for Dresden and Florence. My priority is to protect and continue the great improvements in Dresden and Florence that have been achieved over the last few years by the hard working community groups, Dresden Residents Association, Florence Residents Association and the Queens Park Partnership working alongside myself.