Labour announces candidates for Redditch May election - The Redditch Standard

Labour announces candidates for Redditch May election

Redditch Editorial 18th Jan, 2024   0

REDDITCH Labour has announced a group of 27 prospective candidates for the upcoming borough council elections on May 2.

Redditch Borough Council usually elects its councillors in thirds, but a boundary review means every seat will be up for grabs.

Robin Lunn, chair of the Redditch Constituency Labour Party, said: “We have selected a strong and diverse team of potential councillors, with a wide breadth of professional experience and local connections.

“We are keen to take our Labour Party message to all areas of Redditch, talking and listening to residents.

“A Labour controlled council will be a fresh start for Redditch.”

The full list of prospective candidates includes members from all walks of life, from teachers and former NHS staff to local business owners and young graduates.

Coun Joe Baker, leader of the current Labour Group, said: “We are offering a wealth of skills and knowledge, with existing councillors seeking re-election alongside previously experienced members and new faces.

“We hope Redditch will choose change and vote Labour on May 2.”

Joseph Baker, Wanda King, and Sachin Mathur will be standing in the Batchley and Brockhill ward.

Standing for Central ward is William Boyd, Sharon Harvey, and Gary Slim.

Juma Begum, Andy Fry, Joanna Kane will be vying to take Greenlands and Lakeside ward.

Headless Cross and Oakenshaw ward will be fought by Juliet Barker Smith, David Munro, Ian Woodall and contesting the Matchborough and Woodrow ward will be James Fardoe, Jane Spilsbury and Paul Wren.

Bill Hartnett, Sid Khan and Monica Stringfellow are standing in North ward with Alan Mason, Rita Rogers and Jen Snape will represent Labour in Winyates.

Monica Fry, Mark Harvey, and Hannah McGahan will battle it out for Webheath and Callow Hill and Gillian Cooper, Colin Smith and Matt Smith for Astwood Bank and Feckenham.

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