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 questionaires 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: John Maunder
Party: UKIP
Ward: St John’s
Occupation: Bible College Lecturer

What has made you decide to stand for election?
I want to see a return back to a sense of community and common sense.

What are the key issues for you in your ward?
Road safety, especially pedestrian crossings.

If you are elected how do you plan to keep your constituents informed of what you are doing to represent them?
Via the web and facebook.

How do you feel you will be able to make a difference to your constituents?
Bringing back common sense policies.

Anything else you would like to add?
No response given.

Also standing in the St John’s ward (once they have responded, these will link to the response):

  • Gwyneth Boyle (Conservatives)
  • Michael Hawkes (Labour)
  • Keith LePla (Lib Dem)
  • Gordon Owers (Lib Dem)
  • Paul Ray (Lib Dem)
  • Christopher Spruce (Conservatives)
  • John Wilks (Conservatives)


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