I am delighted to be your Labour Party candidate in the forthcoming Council elections.
I live in Southport and care deeply for the future of our community. I know first-hand your hopes and fears through my involvement in community life. Whether it is digging on the allotment, talking to people, or working with local community groups and business I hear about your concerns and aspirations.
The Government's programme of local government cuts has hit our community hard and these cuts keep coming. Reductions in our local policing, fire and health services are being felt at a time when many in our community are feeling most vulnerable.
Ainsdale Ward has not been well served by your Conservative and Liberal Democratic representatives. All they are offering you are more cuts in service and no hope.
The Council is developing innovative regeneration plans that impact directly on Ainsdale, which will create many new business opportunities and growth and jobs.
It is about time you had a representative who understands the challenges we face in Southport and who will work to build a brighter future for all our residents. I welcome your ideas on how we can do this.