Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja
Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja

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: Tony Harvey
Party: Liberal Democrats
Ward: Chadsmead
Occupation: No reply given

What has made you decide to stand for election?
The need for communities to re-establish themselves to have a voice on and about issues that affect them where they live.  To help provide a contact point of someone who cares, knows the problem and is willing to put their views forward.

What are the key local issues for you in your ward?

  • Need for pedestrian crossing across Eastern Avenue.
  • Responsibility for repair/upkeep of areas where ownership is disputed in the All Saints area.  Particularly where there are Health & Safety issues.
  • State of repair of pedestrian walkway – Grange Lane to Eastern Avenue.

If you are elected how do you plan to keep your constituents informed of what you are doing to represent them?
As well as availability to all constituents through phone, and post, there would be regular news leaflets (Focus). If needed will visit to talk through the problems

How do you feel you will be able to make a difference to your constituents?
Simply to be a voice for them, their desires and concerns.

Anything else you would like to add?
I would work hard to represent the views and interests of all residents.

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


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