26th Sep, 2020

Redditch Labour Party finalises its list of candidates for local elections

Ross Crawford 19th Jan, 2020

REDDITCH Labour Party has finalised its list of candidates for the upcoming Borough Council elections this May.

Nine seats are being contested and five new faces are hoping to gain a place on Redditch Borough Council this time around.

Simon Preston (Headless Cross and Oakenshaw) has a proud record of organising competitive ice hockey events to raise funds for the heart condition cardiomyopathy.

Andrew Bevan (Matchborough) is a keen musician and activist who helped residents to force the Conservative Group to drop their plans to merge Matchborough and Winyates Centres.

Dr Nayab Patel (Lodge Park), a published author, recently organised Redditch’s first Mass Unwrap – a plastics awareness event for the campaign group Surfers Against Sewage.

Sharon Harvey (Winyates) spent many years as part of the Save the Alex campaign team, and is also an active school governor in the town.

Monica Fry (West) is a former Mayoress of Redditch with many years of active community involvement.

May 2020 also sees four current Labour Councillors looking to maintain their seat on the council.

These are Councillors Bill Hartnett (Church Hill), Greg Chance (Central), Joe Baker (Greenlands), and Pattie Hill (Batchley and Brockhill).

“We will work tirelessly with residents to achieve the Redditch we deserve,” said Andrew Bevan.

“We are all incredibly excited to embark on our election campaigns and represent the town we all love.”

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