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: Karen Maunder
Ward: Stowe
Occupation: Admin manager

What has made you decide to stand for election?
I decided to stand for election to represent UKIP’s straight talking and common sense views.

What are the key local issues for you in your ward?
More youth recreational facilities and street traffic calming without use of speed bumps.

If you are elected how do you plan to keep your constituents informed of what you are doing to represent them?
Mainly via the web, but also newsletter.

How do you feel you will be able to make a difference to your constituents?
If elected, I would spend more time talking to my constituents to find out their views, their issues, what is working well in Lichfield and what needs improving.

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

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

  • Jeyan Anketell (Lib Dem)
  • Bernard Derrick (Conservatives)
  • Colin Greatorex (Conservatives)
  • Max Rea (Lib Dem)
  • Christel Roe (Lib Dem)
  • Stephen Sanders (Labour)
  • David Smedley (Conservatives)
  • Rich Spencer (Green Party)
  • Malcolm Watson (Labour)
  • Caroline Wood (Labour)


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