Stapleford Town Council Candidates

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Val LeylandVal Leyland

I’ve lived in the area for 46 years and pursued a career in various kinds of social work, my last job being with the local Community Learning Disability Team. Now retired, I volunteer at the Infant Feeding Cafe at QMC and also at The Arches, a project that helps people in need with furniture and household goods. Over the years, I’ve been sad to see Stapleford decline but feel that there are now some signs of improvement. I would be very keen to join the Town Council to support more efforts to bring Stapleford back to a vibrant, lively town. As a team, Labour candidates could together make a real difference. Please support us.


Ross BofingerRoss Bofinger

Stapleford is such a great community to live in, which is why my wife and I have lived here for 36 years and both my children went to the local schools. Most of my working life I’ve taught in secondary schools all over Nottinghamshire as a science teacher. I’d like to make a difference in the lives of our young people and I’m very pleased the Labour Group at Borough Council has plans to build housing especially for our youth. As your town councillor I would be excited and willing to get involved in improving places for young people to grow, such as our parks & local community centres. Above all, I want to make sure Stapleford continues to develop as a brilliant place to live, for everyone.


Shaun Dannheimer

Shaun Dannheimer

Now my children are adults (our youngest is currently at college) I would like to get more involved in serving the community. My roles in the local rugby club Nottingham Casuals RFC (as captain, coach and now bar manager) and 2nd Chilwell Cub Scouts have involved me meeting and talking to a very wide range of people with many diverse opinions.  Having listened to everybody I feel well placed to be an informed representative and one committed to creating a safer and more vibrant community for all.

 


Lorna Paterson

Lorna Paterson

Having grown up and lived in Stapleford all my life it’s an absolute privilege to be standing as your candidate for the town council. I work in the NHS as a health care assistant and I’m seeing the devastating impact of cuts to our services. As a young person starting out in life, my friends and I are experiencing the problems of rising house prices, zero hours contracts and an increasing cost of living. It’s about time that Stapleford had more voices to stand up for ordinary people in the community and I promise that I will do just that.

 


Christopher Lowe

Christopher Lowe

I grew up on Ryecroft Street and have lived in Stapleford all my life. I’ve worked at the QMC as a clerical officer for almost 17 years and I am a Trade Union official for my Union branch, as well as being the Labour Link Officer. I was a member of the Stapleford Garden Holders Association and a committee member for a number of years, having a love for outdoor activities – For many years now, I have been a member of the Sealed Knot Society which re-enacts historical events of the English Civil War 1642-1651. If elected, I would like to take an active role in improving our parks, allotments and other public spaces. I believe it’s important for everyone, young or old, to have access to the outdoors for active pursuits and to help foster community spirit and in Stapleford we have such an abundance of these areas.

Spiras Mahmood

Spiras Mahmood

I’ve always worked and lived in this area with my young family, and I’m a union rep for the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. I’m very keen to help Stapleford prosper and help drive it’s regeneration, so we as a community can continue to enjoy our high street, have the security of better services and a focus on community safety. I am particularly keen to improve the lives of the vulnerable and the youth of Stapleford and I look forward to being able to make a real difference on the Town Council.

May 25, 2019

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