My name is Jamal Sealey and I am standing in the Norfolk County Council election as your Labour candidate for Costessey. If elected I will work with you and promise to fight for the things which matter to you and benefit our community.
I feel extremely passionate about the lives of people in our communities and want to do my best and help to raise the quality of lives for those affect by the Tories’ bad management of the County Council, along with those affected by Covid.
I moved from South London and have lived in New Costessey for the past 14 years. My wife and I moved to Norwich because we felt that it was a lovely and safe place to bring up our children compared to inner City London.
I grew up in a council estate plagued by poverty and witnessed first-hand the problems associated with poor housing. This was a contributing factor in my decision to become a surveyor which now sees me apply my experience and knowledge for a local housing association. I work hard to provide people with homes of a decent standard. I also run the Warm Homes project which provides affordable and sustainable heating for those living in fuel poverty.
Since moving to Costessey I have enjoyed volunteering in my spare time which has seen me involved in many projects. I have set up local football teams for young people and also formed the Norwich Free Market which is an initiative to provide free trading spaces to small businesses who have suffered financially throughout the lockdown.
I most recently founded a soup kitchen which was established at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown and was designed to distribute a hot nutritious meal to homeless hostels in the area. We distribute 200 meals every week. We have also extended our service to provide welfare checks to vulnerable and shielding people in the local area.
My previous experience in campaigning has also brought about success in saving a local post office from closure and the introduction of a safe cycle lane. I am a motivated and committed community activist. Trust me with your vote. I won’t let you down.