Below is the latest 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? Gerard Parke-Hatton
Party? The Labour Party – I have been a member all of my adult life.
Ward? Preston Rural East
What has made you decide to stand for election? Rural East needs change, it requires new thinking and a progressive outlook. Most of all the people in the Ward should be given total information regarding what the Council is doing, what it proposes to do and if the electors agree.
What are the key issues for your ward? The Broughton by-pass, no more house building schemes allowed anywhere in the Ward except those with existing planning permission, immediately implement road safety measures already approved, exert the utmost pressure on the Government Highway Agency(which controls motorways, slip roads and the Broughton roundabout) to urgently take steps to improve the traffic flow at the roundabout, keep Broughton Police Station open.
If you were elected, how would you keep your constituents informed? If elected, I will hold consultation surgeries every two weeks in every part of the Ward.
Anything else to add?
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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.