50 St Leonard’s Avenue Stafford ST17 4LT
07938 373 117
I am a 34 year old, married, father of three. My children all attend St Leonard’s Primary School. I work as a university lecturer, volunteer as a School Governor and am a department representative for UCU, the lecturers union in my place of work, where I represent and support people when they have any issues.
I have a number of hobbies, along with spending time with my children, I enjoy cycling and am a member of the local cycling club, I like home brewing and keep an allotment behind St George’s Road.
I think it’s important that we have representatives on the council who take part in the day to day life of our community, and that’s something I certainly feel I do.
Why I want to be your councillor
I want to be able to work for the people who live in the same ward as me, to represent the things that matter to us all on a day to day basis. The Borough council needs people to stand up and ask difficult questions to the people in charge, challenge the proposals that come forward robustly and follow up when action isn’t taken. I’d like to be the person that does that on behalf of the people of Forebridge.
I don’t expect that this is going to be an easy, or glamorous job, but I’ve never been someone to take something on because I thought it was easy. I’d like to take this on because I think it’s important. Whilst the Borough Council doesn’t get to decide on the big things in people’s lives, they do have responsibility for some of the things which make people’s lives that little bit worse if they are done badly, but blend into the background when they are done well. I think that because I live locally, and I’m rooted in the local community, I am well placed to make sure that the things the need to be done right, are done right for you.
On May the 7th, you have a real chance to elect a Green Councillor for Forebridge, to say no to the establishment parties and their domination of politics and to ensure that there is a more diverse set of voices heard in the council chamber over the next four years.
I’d like to think I’m already making a difference in our community, both as a campaigner and a school governor, and I’d like to continue doing so as your Borough Councillor.