I am thrilled to be the Labour candidate for the Porthill ward in the local Council elections. I have lived in Shrewsbury all my life – I attended Priory School, followed by Shrewsbury Sixth Form College before going to Cardiff University to study History. I am currently studying in Chester to become a lawyer. I have spent my summers volunteering locally: working with Citizens Advice Bureau, Shrewsbury Museum and, most recently, Dogs Trust.
I am hard working, enthusiastic and determined to ensure that the residents of the Porthill ward have a clear voice in local decision-making. The Labour Party speaks for the many not the privileged few and it is so important that we seek to ensure that all people in our society feel included and valued. Now, more than ever, we face big issues which need addressing urgently for today’s generation and for those to come: climate change needs to be addressed in many different ways. I am passionate about the environment and about encouraging young people to become more involved in their local communities and influence local decision-making. Our community also needs improved, accessible and responsive local services such as public transport and mental health services.
Politics affects everyone and people could make informed decisions if the government treated us with more respect and spoke plainly rather than waffled and attempted to hide behind selective and manipulated, misleading statistics. Nationally, we need improved job security, investment in the NHS and Social Care and a quality education for all.
Post-Covid, we have the opportunity to really think about the society we want to live in. Do we want to go back to the same insecure economy and unequal country we had before? No!