We were at the District Council Offices … [Read More...] about Forest Matters – 13th July 2017
Labour People in the Forest of Dean
Di Martin Cinderford Town Council, FoD cllr and Leader of the Labour Group on the District Council
I am Forester through and through. I was born at the Dilke. I grew up in Ruardean. I have been a Councillor on the Forest of Dean District Council for 28 years. I want to protect our beautiful Forest from Fracking. I am looking for common sense solutions that reverse the cuts to vital services and brings them back under local control. We need to invest in opportunity for our future and the future of our children.
Susan Holmes Chair, FoD CLP
I have worked all my life with people. I am in the Labour Party because I believe we, and our representatives, understand people, their hardships and hopes. We need to listen and speak on what we hear. We need to get stuck in to get things done. We are looking for change.
Bill Hobman, Lydney Party Member Lydney resident and Labour Party Member
People care about their communities in the Forest. I know this from my time as a councillor and Mayor. We need a strong Labour voice to stand up for opportunities for the people of the Forest. We are not wealthy. We are rural. We are not well connected. Our voice needs to be heard
Roger Sterry Cinderford Town and FoD District Councillor
As a family, we are proud of our long association with the area. As Cinderford Town Councillors and District Councillors, we have been active, over many years, in local campaigns to protect the future of our local towns and the environment.
Shaun Stammers Parliamentary Spokesperson the the FoD CLP
I believe in the Forest of Dean. I know that it has immense potential to grow both culturally and economically for our benefit and the benefit of our communities. We need futures for our children and the wealth to support local services, particularly for the growing elderly population.
Jake Lewis CLP Youth Officer
I believe in a good start for every child. I like the Labour Party idea of free schools meals for every primary child. A decent meal a day will help with learning. It will also help those families who are struggling – something to think of as more families each year are using the local food bank.
Graham Morgan Cinderford Town, FoD District and Gloucestershire County Council
I was born in the Dilke Memorial Hospital. I am married to Julie with two grown-up sons and two grandsons. My father and grandfather were former Lightmoor & Eastern United Miners. I am proud to represent the people as a Town, District and County Councillor. I believe in a strong local voice from someone who knows the area. I have fought for investment to secure jobs and to protect a sense of place.
Janet Keene Mitcheldean Parish Council and Secretary of CLP
I am in the Labour Party because I stand, locally for education for every child, tailored support services for the elderly, based on need, through familiar faces: better roads and bus connections. As a parish councillor, I want to build local networks which find solutions for local problems such as managing the boar and sheep.
Chris Brown, local Party Member Chris Brown, local Labour party member
I have seen the impact of Tory cuts on young people here. The people I grew up with here are forced to leave the Forest – there are no opportunities. We need to give young people a voice in our community and create opportunities so we can reach our full potential in the Forest of Dean.
Baroness Jan Royall, Blaisdon
I support Labour because I want to ensure that all our young people have quality education from nursery through to apprenticeships, university or technical training followed by a good job and an affordable home. The local Labour Party is determined to act on behalf of people and our communities, whether it is business wanting to create employment or families needing a home.
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