Labour – rebuilding Sandy for the many, not the few…
After obtaining a degree in Social Work and Social Sciences, Alex worked in the voluntary and public sectors. For 20 years she has worked for a charity alongside adults with learning disabilities, speaking up for them and fighting for their rights, and has seen, first-hand, how austerity cuts have affected people with disabilities. Having lived in Central Beds for nearly 30 years, she is aware of and personally affected by many of the local issues raised by local residents.
Alex says; "Some of the big issues in Sandy that need tackling are town centre regeneration, insufficient affordable housing, step-free access at Sandy train station, and crime. I am already working with the Police via Streetwatch to make our communities safer, and I shall work with the Council to rectify other issues on behalf of all the residents of Sandy."
I have lived in Sandy for over 20 years. In that time I have seen a decline in our local services – I'm sure you have too – including policing, street cleaning, the market square and affordable housing. All this, plus the building of new housing estates together with the closure of many local factories.
Ricahrd says: "Like you, I want to see that decline not just halted but reversed, and I would be honoured to represent the residents of Sandy in fighting for that change."
Orhan has lived in Bedfordshire for 30 years, moving to Sandy from Bedford two years ago.
He says; “I am honoured to stand as your Labour Candidate for Sandy and, if elected, will work closely with you, the residents, to improve services and facilities for the many and not the few.”