Leeds 2022 election candidate profiles: Bramley & Stanningley Ward

Voters in Bramley & Stanningley Ward go to the polls on Thursday May 5, 2022 for the Leeds City Council elections. Voters will elect a councillor.

Your West Leeds Expedition wrote to each candidate asking for a statement of no more than 300 words and a head and shoulders photograph to help you decide who to vote for. Here are their answers…

BEE, Elizabeth Anne – Liberal Democrats

72 Waterloo Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 2JF.

Bramley Township is a very popular area. You only have to see how quickly houses are sold to see the proof. Economically it is picking up, but retail turnover and the proliferation of charity shops in the center of the district show that there is still plenty of room for improvement in wage rates and levels of support. social advantages.

Increases in energy loads – and more to come – are hitting our residents hard. The privatization of the gas industry by Margaret Thatcher turned out to be a disaster. The majority of private companies have now gone bankrupt and there is virtually no other choice.

Even getting around Leeds by bus is more expensive than comparable cities and the number of different ‘maps’ available simply makes it more complicated than it needs to be. Although it has been planned for many years, there is still no full equivalent of the London Oyster card which can be used for all train journeys and the services of the various bus companies.

As a resident of Bramley for 40 years, I have seen the erosion of Bramley’s identity by the building of many spaces between historic communities.

For starters, we should have ‘Bramley’ signs on all roads leading into the township. We really need to create an elected parish council for Bramley. Remote areas such as Wetherby, Morley and Alwoodley all have one, so why not us?

It would be a focus for our community and provide a channel for local leadership and the opportunity to raise small amounts for local services.

There is a process for getting a parish council that starts with local residents showing in a formal public vote that at least ten percent of the area supports the idea. There is a challenge for our community!

COOK, Adam Daniel – Curator

Address in Leeds.

Hello, my name is Adam Cook.

Living in Bramley and Stanningley, raising a young family, I am passionate about our region. Since I last ran for council last year, I have seen anti-social behavior increase and it is unacceptable. After questioning local residents, a majority said they did not feel safe at night.

One of my main goals, should you decide to elect me on May 5, is to reduce anti-social behavior by working with the police, increasing the number of PCSOs, and working with local residents to bring anti-social behavior under control.

Having worked for over four years in the NHS and through the unprecedented upheaval of the pandemic, I am used to working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment and that is something I will bring to the room advice.

My wish to run for council is simple, make changes, improve Bramley and Stanningley and freeze council tax. As during this time of financial pressures, I don’t think the council should add to this by increasing our council tax.

As I travel around the neighborhood and talk to many of you, I know your desire to have a local councilor in your area to improve our neighborhood and ensure your Council Tax is spent wisely. . As your advisor, I will be there all year round, making improvements, arranging regular surgeries, and dealing with your issues. Not just coming close to Election Day.

Bramley and Stanningley had a labor councilor for 18 years, have you seen any improvement in the neighborhood during this time?

Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

On May 5, let’s start making changes. Vote Adam Cook.

RITCHIE, Kevin Mark – Labor Party

19 Moorland View, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 1PU.

It has been an honor and a privilege to have represented Bramley & Stanningley Ward for the past eight years. Living in Bramley, I have every interest in delivering for Bramley, Stanningley & Rodley.

I agree to act as a full-time advisor. I am available seven days a week and handle hundreds of requests each year and always do my best to help residents achieve positive results.

I am available at my regular doctor’s offices, via email, phone and social media and deal with issues quickly. Plus, I proactively deal with hundreds of issues when I’m on the go, such as highways and environmental issues, including regular litter pick-ups, after creating Bramley Wombles. I am an advisor who gets things done.

I am a strong voice for Bramley, working with colleagues to save and improve the Bramley Library when it faces closure due to Tory cuts and helping to reclaim the Bramley Shopping Center pews.

Thank you for your support over the past eight years, I hope you will re-elect me so that I can continue to represent your views on Leeds City Council and continue my work to support residents and make Bramley, Stanningley & Rodley the best place to live for all of us.

My commitments to you:

  • I will arrange regular accessible surgeries and be sensitive to all forms of contact.
  • I will fight for investment in our parks and continue to ensure that maintenance is carried out in a timely manner.
  • I will work to increase the number of affordable housing and social housing.
  • I will continue to tackle environmental issues and make highway improvements.
  • I will work with the Leeds Police and Anti-Social Behavior Team to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • I will work to invest in activities for young people and services for the elderly.

WHETSTONE, Daniel Paul – Social Democratic Party (SDP)

1 Cottingley Crescent, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 0HZ.

I’m Daniel Whetstone, your candidate for Bramley in the next local election. I represent the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

I am married with a cricket mad boy. I worked for over ten years as a teaching assistant for children with special needs. It’s hard work, but very rewarding, and it gave me first-hand experience of how to help people. All my family live here, although I don’t live here myself because my home is in the part of Leeds that I can afford.

We all know things at Leeds and Bramley aren’t working as well as they should. As a husband and father, and someone with deep roots in Bramley, I am desperate to make this town better for everyone and for my son’s future.

It’s time to stop complaining and start making things better – before it’s too late. That’s why I’m running as a candidate: I want to strive and I believe I can do good. We can start with the seats in the Bramley shopping centre. It should never have been withdrawn, who was consulted before the decision was made?

I represent the SDP because of its commitment to family and community. They showed me that they are not afraid to be proud of our country, our cities and our communities.

They believe that by coming together we can bring about the improvements we need in this country and in Leeds. These beliefs are reflected in all of their policies.

I believe in Bramley. I believe in Leeds. I believe in this country. I am proud to offer you an alternative to the traditional options available.

WHITTAKER, Keith Duncan – Green Party

6 Lilac Grove, Victoria Park Avenue, Leeds, LS5 3AG.

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