Chris Burrows is standing for Labour in Malvern Link ward on May 2nd. Here Chris sets out his background and explains some of the issues he will prioritise if elected.
I have enjoyed living in Malvern for most of my life and have lived in the Link for 12 years. I have been active in local politics for nearly 10 years. In that time we have seen the steady erosion of services and facilities in Malvern – cuts to bus and library services, reductions in waste collections, threats to our local hospital. I want to fight our corner against central and local government cuts – something our current District Councillors seem unwilling, or unable, to do.
We have also seen a lot of housebuilding in Malvern over the last 10 years with yet more to come. With this should come Section 106 money – provided by developers to be spent on infrastructure such as road improvements. Where has all this money gone? I want to ensure that the people of Malvern Link get a fair say and a fair deal on housing and on local services.