Resignations on Dunstable Town Council mean that there is a by-election in Northfields ward this Thursday, November 24th. Your Labour candidates are Anne Kennedy and Roger Pepworth.
Dunstable's 100%-Tory Town Council urgently need a strong and effective Labour opposition:
- Dunstable is a market town with a dying market.
- Dunstable's shopping centre has no public toilet facilities.
- Dunstable's Library has had its opening hours slashed.
- Dunstable's streets have become a traffic nightmare.
- And Dunstable's leisure centre is to be closed for 18 months, and then reopened with:
- No facilities for bowling.
- No outdoor facilities for football.
- A smaller swimming pool.
Your Labour candidates, Anne Kennedy and Roger Pepworth, are committed to work for change.
Anne was born in Brewers Hill Road in 1963 and lived within half a mile of there until she was 22. She stayed in Dunstable and Houghton Regis for a further ten years until the wanderlust took her across the globe. She returned here eleven years ago and now lives in Northfields. Anne is a teacher and has spent most of her career teaching in Luton and Dunstable. She now works with young people who have been excluded from school and who are disillusioned and disaffected by their educational experience.
"I would like to see Dunstable thrive again. With the new link roads and the busway we are just an hour away from London. People migrating for affordable housing can inject a new spirit of life, bringing different experiences and increasing deman for services and products. We should see this as an opportunity for economic revival."
Roger has lived in Dunstable for 25 years. He was Head Teacher at Priory Middle School for thirteen years. He also chaired South Beds Friends of the Earth and served on both Dunstable Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council.
He strongly opposed the closing of Middle Schools like Brewers Hill and Ashton. He also led the successful campaign to prevent Downside Community Centre being sold off for development.
He was Chair of Governors at St Augustine's Primary School and is currently the Chair of the District Scout Executive. He is also an active Rotarian.
"Dunstable could just be so much better, even the Town Clock doesn't work! Any council without an opposition becomes stale and smug and we owe it to the town to breathe new life into it."
Vote to Make a Difference
- The Tories have let you down
- Ukip are a spent and divide force
- The Lib Dems are a remnant
- Independents answer to nobody
- Only a vote for Labour offers the change Dunstable needs