Janis Blackburne
Janis Blackburne

Councillor Janis Blackburne:

Mobile:  07512 218 912

Bus. email:  janis.blackburne@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

I have lived in Sefton for most of my life and moved to Kew, Southport in 2015. I was elected in 2018 and became the first Labour Councillor elected in Southport since the boundary changes in 1974. Since then, I have been increasingly busy both supporting projects (such as tree planting and funding heating for the local youth club) and in supporting individual residents with their problems.

I joined the Labour Party and subsequently stood for council as I wanted a fairer, more just society for my children and grandchildren. It’s an uphill slog compounded by a harsh Brexit and a pandemic. But giving up is not an option for me.

There’s no doubt it’s tough responding to issues that could be quickly solved if there was the funding available. The reduction in funding for Local Authorities hits directly at local people. That’s why local elections are both very important and where your vote counts for more.

I was a school teacher before becoming a councillor, working in a challenging school for 18 years followed by working with pupils with SEND. Schools have been hit with per pupil reductions in funding since 2010. Details below:


I am standing again in the 2022 elections in May. I hope to be able to continue to support residents of Kew and beyond. We deserve a better and more just society.

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