As Lichfield and Burntwood voters prepare to go to the ballot box for the local elections on May 5, The Lichfield Blog has offered each of the candidates the chance to have their say.

We’ve sent out questionnaires to all District Council candidates and will publish their responses on the site to help you decide where to put your cross on election day. If your local candidates haven’t responded yet, why not chase them?

Name: Eileen Cope
Party: UKIP
Ward: Curborough
Occupation: Retired

What has made you decide to stand for election?
To support UKIP and see if I can make a difference locally.

What are the key issues for you in your ward?
Litter, disruptive neighbours and available facilities.

If you are elected how do you plan to keep your constituents informed of what you are doing to represent them?
Telephone, email, letters and, if possible, a surgery once a month.

How do you feel you will be able to make a difference to your constituents?
By listening and getting involved by meeting them and working out the problems in the area.

Anything else you would like to add?
I would like to be on the council to voice an opinion on matters in Lichfield. I do not want to see the character of the city spoiled by overcrowding and over-development.

Also standing in the Curborough ward (once they have responded, these will link to the response):

  • Brian Bacon (Conservative)
  • Norma Bacon (Conservative)
  • Colin Ball (Labour)
  • John Brooks (Labour)
  • Mark Ellis (Lib Dem)
  • David Leytham (Conservative)
  • Kieren Parkes (Lib Dem)
  • Lorraine Parkes (Lib Dem)
  • John Walker (Ind)
  • Tony Wilkins (Labour)

 

As Lichfield and Burntwood voters prepare to go to the ballot box for the local elections on May 5, The Lichfield Blog has offered each of the candidates the chance to have their say.

We’ve sent out questionaires to all candidates and will publish their responses on the site to help you decide where to put your cross on election day. If your local candidates haven’t responded yet, why not chase them?

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.