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: Alison Anketell
Liberal Democrats
Ward: Alrewas and Fradley
Occupation: Retired personnel administrator

What has made you decide to stand for election?
I am proud to be attached to a party that represents fairness for all, and to think and act for the people rather than for my own benefit.

What are the key local issues for you in your ward?
Making sure that any new housing developments preserve the pleasant character of the area and that new services for these, like schools or recreation areas, are provided beforehand.

Maintaining and bringing back local bus services.

If you are elected how do you plan to keep your constituents informed of what you are doing to represent them?
By distributing a local newsletter that informs on local issues and any progress being made.

How do you feel you will be able to make a difference to your constituents?
By communicating personally with residents and listening and acting upon their concerns.

Anything else you would like to add?
I volunteer at Samuel Johnson Hospital and have been an adult supervisor at St Michael’s and Netherstowe schools.

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


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