Your Labour Candidates - Ashplats Ward, East Grinstead
Town Council Candidate
Iris has lived in East Grinstead for ten years. She has worked in local shops and businesses, and in the care sector.
In her time at University she was a founding member of the University Feminist Society, and took a lead role in campaigning.
Iris is passionate about fighting austerity locally in East Grinstead.
She believes that services such as GP surgeries and public transport should be easier for local people to access and she would like to see greater focus on affordable housing in local developments.
Town and District Council Candidate
Martin is a retired project manager and is married with two children and two young grandchildren. As such, he has witnessed first-hand the struggle that young working couples have in achieving suitable, affordable housing.
Since taking early retirement in order to care for a mentally-ill relative, Martin served for six years as Chairman of the South East Region of the national mental health charity Rethink, as well as four years as an elected Governor and Lead Governor of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Martin holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, which has also benefitted him in recent charity work, such as a Fundraiser & Marketing Manager in support of other unpaid carers.
As an award winning songwriter, Martin is an elected member of the Writers Section Committee of the Musicians Union and runs an annual music festival in support of a local hospice.
District Council Candidate
Alice has lived in greater East Grinstead for some 30 years. As a retired Secondary school teacher she is very aware of government cut backs in all services and how the impact has been devastating to many citizens, especially those in Ashplats Ward.
A key area of these cutbacks has been in Social Housing. Our local Housing Association and the building in East Grinstead centre have not helped. Nobody can function properly if they have not got a secure and safe place called Home.
Public Transport has a massive impact on both Young and Old. She will work with both the private and public service providers to have services that are well used and keep car travel to a minimum.