Although I may be one of the youngest candidates running in the elections, [born in 1984], I certainly have the knowledge, experience and passion to deliver results for residents.
As Sales, Marketing & E-Commerce Manager for a major UK IT and Audio Visual reseller based in Bolton, I started working at the company in 2001 and now manage a team of 40. My enthusiasm and drive to solve problems, and passion for inspiring and empowering others has allowed me to succeed at the company. It is this passion and willingness to “get the job done” that has made me such a popular candidate and led to being considered by the Bolton News as a real “one to watch” for 2016’s local elections in Astley Bridge.
Because of this passion for Bolton, I have been such a vociferous and vocal campaigner for residents. Tired of seeing local elected officials do as little as possible to fight for the infrastructure and services residents in the area need I decided to join the Bolton Liberal Democrats and seek their support in helping push for a better deal for Bolton residents.
The lack of interest by Councillors and MPs when bus routes were at risk back in summer 2015 was a turning point. Gathering over 4000 signatures calling for a halt to bus cuts in the local area, I helped to push Arriva and TfGM into reversing the decision to remove the services entirely, instead ensuring that residents still had some access to public services.
Since then I’ve been leading the way on a variety of issues in the local area. Working with local residents to fight the Conservative governments programme of fracking, fighting the Labour Councils refusal to put a plan in place to tackle congestion in the town, fighting the Labour Council to return the library back to my local area and keeping residents regularly informed on local issues.
However, I know none of the successes would have happened without the fight, drive and passion of local residents who have been supporting me every step of the way. And it’s because of these residents who have shown they are just as passionate about their community, is the reason why I continue to fight for the changes they desperately deserve.
It’s clear people in Bolton want a change from the decade of decline under the current Labour Council and are tired by the lack of support and vicious cuts by the Conservative party. And, whatever happens in any election, one thing is certain, there’ll be a Fox in the Bolton ‘Hen Coup’ for a long time to come.