Below is the first post in our series of Q&As with election candidates standing to be councillors in Preston.Advertisement
The election takes place on Thursday 3 May 2012 and we’ve emailed this list of questions or posted it through every candidate’s door so you can find out what’s beyond the name on the ballot paper and what they will do for your local area if elected.
Full name? Martyn Rawlinson
Occupation? Civil Servant
What has made you decide to stand for election? I am seeking re-election for a second term after a successful four years. I have helped reduce accidents in the 20mph zone, I run a free bus to the new Brockholes Nature Reserve through summer for local residents and I support local community groups with their activities and fundraising.
What are the key issues for your ward? Crime and anti-social behaviour are always a concern and I work closely with the police and Community Safety team to combat problems. The environment is important to people in Fishwick and I campaign for improvements on traffic, parks and open spaces. Dog fouling is another issue that needs more attention.
If you were elected, how would you keep your constituents informed? I produce regular newletters, I regularly update my council web page and have started a Facebook Fishwick Labour party page.
Anything else to add? Only Labour will try to protect funding to your community in these hard times.
View a map below showing the other candidates standing for election in Fishwick and across the city.
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If you’re a candidate standing for election, please send us your answers to the questions above along with a photo of yourself we can use to go with the piece. Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.