County Council elections on 4 May

Can you help us in this year’s County Council elections?
There is just over two weeks left before people from right across the East Midlands will be voting in this year’s County Council elections – can you help us win for Labour in these vital elections?

These elections are vitally important for Labour here in the East Midlands. We’re working hard to make sure we keep control of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire councils under the leadership of Cllr Anne Western and Cllr Alan Rhodes, and we’ll be working hard to get more councillors elected in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, but we need your help.

Can you help on polling day? If you have some time to spare and can come along to one of our campaign centres and help us on polling day then please sign up here. Your help on the day could make all the difference.

Help us send the Tories a message that it’s only Labour Councils that are standing up and fighting to protect the services that local people rely on.

Don’t worry if you’ve not campaigned before, there will be lots of friendly people around to lend you a hand.

Not able to help on polling day? Then please consider making a donation to help our campaign
Over the last few weeks and months we’ve delivered thousands of pieces of campaign literature to voters right across the region, but with less than three weeks left, there’s still lots to do.

Unlike the Tories who rely on big donors, our campaigns are run on small donations from people just like you.

If you’re unable to help us on polling day, then please consider donating to our campaign. Just £5 would enable us to print 100 polling day leaflets.

Donate to our campaign and help us reach more people in this election, and help get Labour’s message across. You can donate here.

Setting the Facts Straight For Toton & Chilwell Meadows

As we come to the end of this whirlwind election campaign I want to thank everyone who has devoted huge mounts of time and effort to helping me try and represent the people of Toton and Chilwell Meadows. 

Lisa Clarke


As somebody who grew up in the area it has been great to wander around my old stomping ground, as well as some of the newer estates and to chat to local people about the things that matter to all of us. No matter what happens on Thursday I will still be around and if I can’t personally act on the things you have told me I will pass them on to whomever you finally chose as your representative, as well as to my Labour colleagues on the council.


This is the first time I have stood for any type of seat and it has been an interesting and largely positive experience. I am very much an open and honest person and I try hard to do all I can to make a difference wherever I can in life. I avoid negativity and that is the way I have attempted to conduct myself throughout. That said, there are times when I find I have to stand up for myself and others and to be assertive.


So in an effort to somewhat set things straight here are a few important truths that need to be said at this stage.

Lisa Clarke – your candidate for Toton & Chilwell Meadows

Vote for openness and honesty on Thursday 18th February. Vote for Lisa.


Toton rebuttal


The above go some way to getting things straight but what I want to be clear about most of all is the hard work and  integrity of my Labour party colleagues, most of whom have been in office for some years now and who work tirelessly and volunteer because they, like me, want to make a difference.

  • To create a world, on a local and national scale, with greater equality.
  • To work towards a society that benefits all rather than a small elite.

In every respect my life has been about caring for and standing up for ordinary people, for all people and that is all I sought to do for the people of Toton and Chilwell Meadows.
Thanks again to those who listened to me and took me on my word and thanks if you have or intend to vote for me on Thursday.


Oh and one last thing… appears to have been suggested that the labour candidates are extremist lefties of some sort. If you feel that any of the values I have presented here fit that label then perhaps I could be persuaded to wear it. Until then however I will add this title to the one given me as an anti Page 3 campaigner by the international media owner and multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch who called ME “elitist”. It will be in the file marked “blatantly daft personal attacks people have used when they have nothing else to say”.


I’ll be at the Meet & Greet on Tuesday 16th and I’ll be doing the rounds at the polls on Thursday, hope to see some of you there.
Kind Regards,
Lisa 🙂

Meet your Toton & Chilwell Meadows Election Candidates

Where do your candidates stand on Greenbelt, Fracking, HS2, Transport, Business?

You are invited to drop in to meet 3 of the candidates for the forthcoming council election.

Tuesday 16th, 4pm to 7pm in St Peters Church Hall, High Road, Toton NG9 6EN.

meet candidates toton largeThis will be an informal and non-partisan meet & greet and attendance has been confirmed by our candidate, Lisa Clarke, Liberal Democrat Graham Heal and Green Graham Stoner. Unfortunately the Conservative candidate can’t make it, however, we stress that we tried hard to get full attendance.

This is a one off opportunity to ask the candidates what they will do for Toton & Chilwell Meadows and where they stand on important topics such as HS2, Fracking, Greenbelt, Transport and more.

Lisa looks forward to meeting you and we hope you can drop in.

The election takes place on Thursday 18th February, so make sure you have your say. 

Lisa Clarke for Toton & Chilwell Meadows

There is a local election on Thursday 18th February to elect a new councillor to Broxtowe Borough Council.

Lisa Clarke is our candidate for Toton & Chilwell Meadows

Lisa is an experienced and mature candidate with exceptional skills in campaigning and advocacy. Vote for Lisa for a strong local voice on issues that matter to you, whether greenbelt, fracking, HS2 and transport.

Read Lisa Clark’s election leaflet (PDF)

We want to hear from you!

  • Meet Lisa on Friday 4th February and Friday 12th February at Toton Tesco Community Room, 4:30pm-7pm
  • See Lisa’s Facebook page for more details and to get in touch
Lisa Clarke
Lisa Clarke

About Lisa

“I am local and always have been. I moved to Toton age 7, initially on Newland Close and later on Stapleford Lane. My father working for many years in Chilwell depot’s REME workshop and my Mother and Grandmother also working in the depot until the early 80’s (the area now Chilwell Meadows).

I’ve been a nurse at QMC for over 20 years, drawn to the profession by the overwhelming need to make real difference to peoples lives.
As a front line worker for 2 decades I am hugely proud of our NHS. It is a service recognised across the world for its excellence and cost effectiveness and yet now I see it constantly undermined and have never felt so concerned at the effect I see this having on care. I will always fight for a universal and free National Health Service as part of a complete welfare state that cares for ALL when we are most in need.

The NHS is not the only thing I am passionate about. Outside work, as well as caring for my family, I have volunteered for charities and run support groups. In more recent years, as my children have become more independent, I have become involved in political and feminist activism. I was one of the team that ran the No More Page 3 campaign – a 3 year high profile, national campaign, that finally successfully convinced The Sun newspaper to remove it’s Page 3 feature (We took on Rupert Murdoch and won!!)

I’ve been a Labour supporter always and a party member for about 3-4 years. I believe in Labour because I believe we take a stand on behalf of everyone. That the values we hold dear are the values of good, of a caring and equal society that would benefit everyone, not just a small elite.

If I win this seat I will stand up for everyone in Toton and Chilwell Meadows and represent them, just as I have represented my patients in my work as a nurse and the voices of many people in my activism. I continue to strive to make a difference to people individually and to society as a whole, with your vote I can make a real difference locally too.”