Neil Morton is standing for Labour in Malvern Chase ward on May 2nd. Here Neil describes his background and sets out some of the issues he will prioritse if elected.
‘Brought up in Worcestershire I lived most of my adult working life in Birmingham. Having recently retired after over 35 years in the Construction Industry I now enjoy a more relaxed pace of life in Malvern. I enjoy walking the hills with my wife and dogs and volunteer one day a week for St Richard’s Hospice. In my spare time I like listening to a wide range of music and playing the saxophone (badly).
I have a keen interest in issues affecting education and have over 12 years experience as a School Governor. Continuing cuts to school budgets are having a devastating effect on the life chances of our young people. As a Building Surveyor working in the inner cities I have seen at first hand the critical impact that poor quality housing has on families physical and mental health. The health effects of poor housing disproportionately affect vulnerable people: older people living isolated lives and the young. Children living in poor housing or temporary accommodation are twice as likely to suffer bad health than children in good housing.’