|Published: 20th April 2011 07:20|
Local Government Elections 2011 - Cheshire West and Chester Council - Neston Ward
There is 1 seat available in this ward, with 3 candidates nominated. You may only vote for 1 candidate (1 vote per seat available).
Each candidate was invited to submit a statement of no more than 300 words, and a photograph. Statements received are listed below in alphabetical order.
Statements are unedited. Photographs have all been reduced to 130 pixel width (depths may vary).
Marlow, Tom (Liberal Democrat)
I am a retired senior water pollution control scientist. A widower with 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
I have lived in Neston for 45 years and have felt for most of that time that something has needed to be done to ensure that it gets a better deal for its residents.
I have been a member of the Civic Society committee for 25 years serving as Chairman and treasurer. I have also been a member of the Project Rural Matters (PRM) committee for a number years . PRM is police funded with the object of encouraging activities for youth and improving public safety.
Most importantly I have had the honour of serving as a Councillor for the last nine years seven on Ellesmere Port and Neston BC and the last two on Neston Town Council.
Neston has been repeatedly let down by successive Labour and Tory control. Now we have a Tory administration that doesn't want to talk to YOU and thinks that everyone has internet access and even then makes sure that you still cannot find out what is going on.
Get a better deal for Neston by Voting Tom Marlow on the 5th May.
Mealor, William Scott (The Conservative Party Candidate)
No statement submitted.
Williams, Andrew Neil (The Labour Party Candidate)
Hi my name is Andrew Williams, I'm 45 and I was born and have lived in the Neston area all my life, I work for Unilever in Port Sunlight as a research chemist where I have been for 23 years.
I have previous experience as a councillor representing Neston on the Ellesmere Port and Neston borough council in its last term of office and also as one of the current Neston councillors on the town council.
I went to school in Neston and I think that having a school like Neston High is an asset that should be looked after so if elected I will do everything I can to make sure it gets its fair share of funding.
The school is a major user of the Neston sports centre, again an asset to Neston and I want to ensure they also get a fair share of funding, I'm sure if £50 million can be found for a new theatre in Chester and funding for a new sports centre in Ellesmere Port then funds should be found to upgrade the Neston sports centre whose pitches are heavily used by the excellent football organisation Neston Nomads, with over 300 members and 25 teams.
With Sainsburys in Neston came a large pot of money to fund town improvements and I support asking Neston voters how the money should be spent but I don't want to see the money being used up just paying consultants.
So if elected my concerns will be
Support for Neston High
To ensure Sainsburys funding is used wisely and to the benefit of the community
An improved public transport system
Support for Neston market
Support for Neston Nomads
Keeping a council office in Neston
And of course to make sure Nestons voice is heard on the council.