A personal message from Jill Brinkworth
I am delighted to be standing again to represent Martins Wood ward. Many of you put your trust in me last year and with just a little extra support I could join the group of effective Liberal Democrat councillors who are already working on behalf of residents in Chells and Manor Wards.
I have already been taking up local issues and I’m prepared to work tirelessly to find solutions for challenging problems like safer streets and public spaces, housing, planning, parking and the environment.
The Labour-controlled Council has a poor record of environmental maintenance. Litter is left uncleared in common areas like greens and woodlands. Green spaces are sold off for inappropriate housing developments. Car parking space is often inadequate, leading to conflict between neighbours.
I hope I can persuade you that, whatever your views, local elections are not about national issues, despite the temptation to vote for the two old parties, Labour and Conservative.
Local elections are about getting an effective voice to represent you on the Council.