Labour’s Team of County Council Candidates within Horsham District
Thursday 2 May is Election Day. Please vote for one of our team in your area.
|Keith Thomas Maslin||Billingshurst|
|Adrian Maxwell Norridge||Bramber Castle|
|Janet Cynthia Miller||Henfield|
|Sheila Marie Chapman||Holbrook|
|Carol Hayton||Horsham Hurst|
|David Vaughan Hide||Horsham Riverside|
|Raymond Edward Chapman||Horsham Tanbridge and Broadbridge Heath|
|George Barnaby Murrell||Roffey|
|Jacqueline Little||Southwater and Nuthurst|
Carol Hayton is Labour’s County Council Candidate for Horsham Hurst.
‘ I live in Horsham and commute to London where I currently work as a political administrator. In the course of my career I have worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors in administrative and management roles. I am member of the Labour Party National Policy Forum, representing the views of Labour Party members in the South East in policy development discussions. My professional and political experience has provided me with a good understanding of the service needs and expectations of local communities. One of the key expectations is that they will receive good quality local services in return for their council tax payment.
Over recent years we have seen a significant decline in the number and quality of services provided by the County Council. The result of this is not only a reduction in the value for money achieved for the Council tax payer, but a decline in the well- being and security of many of those who rely on our services. I believe that the role of a county councillor should be to represent their communities. I believe councillors should show a commitment to the primary objective of local government, the delivery of public service and be prepared to seek out ways to deliver value for money in challenging times. Up and down the country we are seeing Labour councillors showing that commitment in the face of callous Tory cuts. West Sussex needs more of that commitment and that’s why I’m standing for Labour in Horsham Hurst.’
David Hide is Labour’s County Council Candidate for Horsham Riverside.
‘I am chair of Horsham Labour Party and an active member of Unite. I have lived in Riverside for 6 years and work within the Technical Team of a large horticultural requisites firm servicing nurseries and growers here in West Sussex. I am also the lead member of the Jubilee Ribbon Borders Volunteer Group which maintains the newly planted borders on North Street. As an active member of Horsham Labour Party I have campaigned on a range of local issues including against the closure of the child holiday play scheme for working parents. I spoke in the Council chamber against the planning application for the housing developments West of Horsham. I was disappointed orshanm with the Liberal Democrats lack of opposition, their response on both issues was too little, too late.
I have campaigned against the closure of our leisure centre and Horsham Labour Party is the only party to support the ‘people’s option’ for a new leisure centre. I have led Labour’s campaign for more affordable housing while at the same time demanding that our countryside is protected from unnecessary development.
If elected I would donate more than 50% of my councillor’s expenses to local good causes.
To me being a councillor is about service and not about salary supplement.’
Ray Chapman is Labour’s County Council Candidate for Horsham Tanbridge and Broadbridge Heath.
‘My wife Sheila and I have lived in Horsham for over 30 years and brought up our four children here. Before retiring, I worked as a production planner in Crawley for a global company manufacturing Radio Therapy equipment for the treatment of cancer. I have been the chairman of a local Youth Club for 19 years. I am an active member of Horsham Labour Party and have campaigned on a range of local issues including against the closure of the subsidised child holiday scheme for working parents. I spoke in the Council chamber against the planning application for the housing developments West of Horsham. I was disappointed orshanm with the Liberal Democrats lack of opposition, their response on both issues was too little, too late.
I have campaigned against the closure of our leisure centre and Horsham Labour Party was the only party to support the ‘people’s option’ for a new leisure centre.
If elected I would particularly campaign to protect the green spaces and the environment in and around Broadbridge Heath and Denne while supporting the building of more affordable homes for local people. We must tackle affordability and promote inclusive mixed communities where young and old can afford to live. We must take a stronger position with developers and ensure we build the communities that we all want.’
George Murrell is Labour’s County Council Candidate for Roffey.
‘Everyone in our community, no matter what their age, relies on public services. I am a former student of Greenway and Tanbridge Schools and now in my final year at Collyers.
Through my experience, particularly of the excellent state school system in Horsham, I have a strong instinct towards public service. This and my ability to prioritise important issues will make me the councillor you are looking for.
My priorities for quality services in Roffey are:
- Investment in community policing – recent burglaries in my street have highlighted the massive importance people place on community policing.
- In a time where council budgets are being squeezed, I will campaign for the investment that will deliver a reduction in crime levels in Roffey.
- Action against potholes! – As a cyclist I am keenly aware of the utter failure of the County Council to deal with this spiralling problem.
- Affordable housing – young people looking for their first home are facing over a 6.3% annual increase in Horsham house prices. Action is needed to build affordable homes.
- Investment in young people – with the closure of local Youth Clubs, the Horsham Youth Centre –music and the abolition of the free Citizenship card, the County Council has gone backwards not forward in the provision of quality youth services. Investment in youth services is now desperately needed.
- The Environment – one of the biggest challenges we face is to balance the needs for homes with investment in recycling and renewable energies. The fact the council are cutting the green waste collection, for example, shows their weak commitment to these priorities.’