Candidate Statements - CWAC Elections - Parkgate Ward
|Published: 22nd April 2019 09:07|
Local Government Elections 2019 - Cheshire West and Chester Council - Parkgate Ward
There is 1 seat available in this ward, with 5 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).
Barker, Martin (Independent)
Martin BarkerINDEPENDENT for PARKGATE
As the only Independent on Cheshire West Council for the last four years, I am proud to have represented this unique area, where I have accomplished the promises that I made in 2015. I am asking you, the residents of the enlarged Parkgate Ward, to re-elect me so I can continue to build on the achievements I have delivered.
I have lived in this Parkgate Ward for most of my life and your interests are my interests. I am a familiar face in the area; I eat, drink and shop locally, actively support local societies and community groups and am proud to champion the beauty and spirit of where we live.
Your concerns have, and always will be, my priority. I focus on taking action and getting results. Vote for me, not only because of my achievements, but also for my future manifesto, drawn up after speaking to many of you:
Protecting the Green Belt and Environment, continuing to tackle mosquitoes, improving community safety, balancing tourism and business with residents' interests, dealing promptly with individual issues brought to my attention.
For those who consider that a person without a party can't be part of Council policy-making, I should also add that I have chaired the influential Cheshire West & Chester Overview and Scrutiny Committee since 2015 where my pragmatic non-party approach has been invaluable and respected.
We face challenging times, but I give you a personal assurance that being LOCAL and INDEPENDENT will ensure that I always put your interests first.
Thank you for reading this statement which I hope has convinced you that Continuity, Commitment and Common Sense are good for Parkgate Ward and can be guaranteed only by voting for me, Martin Barker, your Independent Candidate on 2 May.
Bellis, Drew (Green)
No address supplied, no response from the Green Party when contact information was requested.
Edwards, John Derry Lawrence (Liberal Democrat)
John EdwardsI am standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Borough Council election for Parkgate Ward to give the voters the opportunity to cast their vote for a party that has an outstanding record in local government in working for the people. That is what I undertake, if elected, to do.
I live in the ward. In November 2017, I was elected in a by-election to sit on Neston Town Council and have tried to introduce a note of responsibility into its discussions. I would continue to do so on Cheshire West Council.
Roach, John William (Labour)
No statement received.
Wastell, Steve (Conservative)
Steve WastellTo the residents of Parkgate.
Parkgate is a special part of the world.I'm proud to have come from around here,proud to call this community my home,and i'm honoured to be your local Conservative candidate for the elections on 2nd may.
Four years ago,Parkgate elected an Independent Councillor and Labour took control of the Council.Since then basic services,such as fixing pot holes and collecting litter,have been neglected while Council Tax has gone up by 19.2%.
It's not acceptable.From discussions with hundreds of people across the Parkgate Ward,i know that you want better. I agree with you-Parkgate deserves better-and that's what a Conservative Councillor,and a Conservative Council,will be.
We will keep Council tax low,prioritise the basic local services we all rely on and put the interests of communities at the heart of everything we do.Personally,i will make sure we have a Council that helps keep our area clean and tidy,with regular litter collections and longer opening hours at the waste recycling centre.I will support local businesses,lead the campaign for better transport links for our area and champion the community groups that make Parkgate such a special place to call home.More than anything,i will be a regular and visible face throughout Parkgate and the loudest voice speaking out for our area and its residents.
These elections really matter.Last time we elected a Council, Labour won with a majority of just one seat.With an election that close,every vote will matter in delivering the change that Parkgate deserves.On 2nd May,vote for a Conservative Councillor and a Conservative Council that will deliver for all of us in Parkgate.