Protecting what we value while building a better future for Norfolk is why I’m a councillor now and why I’m standing for re-election. From potholes in Catton Grove where I am a councillor to the impact of climate change on Norfolk’s natural environment, it all affects people’s lives
My focus is on communities, my own and across Norfolk, that make this such a great place. Norfolk has everything from highly urban to deeply rural, and a diverse population to match.
Norfolk young people, especially in our less well off areas, have been profoundly let down over the past decade. It is values that underpin closing Children’s centres, scrapping youth services, closing Holt Hall, and the appalling Children’s Services reports that brought scathing OFSTED criticism. Those are choices, priorities and values we must change.
I’m proud to have been leader of the Labour group of councillors for the past four years. We work hard promoting alternatives and opposing injustice. During lockdown we used the outrageous councillor allowance increases voted through by Norfolk Tories to help feed hungry families.
None of us has a prouder role than representing those who elect us. I never lose sight of Catton Grove where I live. In normal times I do much of my councillor work just chatting on the streets. Community counts.
My ambition is changing the values that drive Norfolk County Council – a better future for us all while ensuring we protect our communities, natural environment and natural beauty. We can drive prosperity and build a foundation for young people to lead thriving, fulfilled lives. We can rise to the challenge of caring for those in our community needing are and support. We can take on moving people around without covering the county in concrete and steel.
May 6 is important to Norfolk. Please help us make that change because #NorfolkDeservesBetter.