Stoke-on-Trent Conservatives have today confirmed that their candidate in the forthcoming Springfields and Trent Vale byelection will be local father of 3 and former soldier Harold Gregory.
Harold, who lives in the ward, now works for Network Rail however spent many years in the Army, stationed all around the world. In his spare time, he volunteers as an instructor with local Army cadets, using his skills to help young people.
I’m pleased to be standing in Springfields and Trent Vale, the ward where I live. As a resident I’m very aware of the poor conditions of our local roads and am already working to get potholes and broken pavements fixed. Litter and dog fouling have also been raised with me by local residents as big concerns, along with the proposals to expand the Stoke City training grounds, which are accessed from Riverside Road.
The proposal to move the Council from Stoke to Hanley is also a big issue with local residents, who are concerned about the effect it will have on local businesses, and if elected I will ensure these issues are raised and not swept under the carpet.
Regular cyclist Harold has promised the voters in Springfields and Trent Vale that he will look at trying to improve the roads locally which he says are in a terrible condition. Harold also says that he has already been working to address local issues with litter, dog fouling and cracked pavements.