Lou Lowton is standing for Labour in Malvern Pickersleigh ward on May 2nd. Here Lou describes her background and sets out some of the issues she will prioritse if elected.
‘As a KS4 and KS5 teacher of 13 years, a foodbank volunteer for 2 years and a leader of the campaign to save Langdale Wood, I have despaired at the cuts to youth, library and bus services in Malvern which have made the lives of working families harder and at the disregard for our public spaces and the interests of ordinary people like myself. I really worry about the potential threats to our fire service and community hospital.
I studied at the Institute of Local Government Studies at Birmingham University, but this is really the first time I have felt compelled to act beyond Parish Council level. The service we are getting is just not good enough. I am dedicated to fighting further cuts to local services and supporting local businesses so that our local economy and working people can prosper. Our current council on District have been unable to achieve this and a fresh pair of eyes is now needed to fight for the interests of local people, our public services, our local businesses, our public spaces and our social and economic lives.’