A nurse has been confirmed as the Labour candidate to contest a by-election in Burntwood.

The vote for the Summerfield and All Saints ward on Lichfield District Council is due to take place in May.

It comes after the resignation of Labour’s Bernard Brown last year.

The party has now confirmed that Mike Galvin will contest the seat.

He worked in mental health services before taking time out to work as a police officer, before returning to nursing, where he is currently a commissioning case manager in the West Midlands.

Mike Galvin

“I am so pleased to have been endorsed by local Labour members to represent them in the by-election.

“I have been a Labour supporter for as long as I can remember, but decided last year that I should step up and do more for our Burntwood community by seeking election as a councillor.

“I know how hard our local Labour councillors work for local residents and would be honoured to be part of this fantastic team.

“I pledge to the residents of Summerfield and All Saints that I will work tirelessly on their behalf if they put their faith in me and elect me as their councillor.”

Mike Galvin

Chairman of the local Labour Branch, Cllr Darren Ennis, said:

“Mike will be a real asset for the town and for the residents in Summerfield and All Saints.

“He has a long history of public service and I know he’ll make an excellent councillor.”

Cllr Darren Ennis

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  1. Good luck yes of cause
    Politely i do hope thou independents will come forward to apply to be councilors instead of being dictacted by the national parties all the the time.

  2. I knew Mike in his NHS days and he was always a solid, professional and reliable person to work with. Best of luck in your proposal.

  3. I wish the candidate all the best. He appears to have all the right qualifications as regards dealing with humanity. If he holds true to these qualities and skills he has gained perhaps he will serve Burntwood very well. For goodness sake Burntwood needs someone who genuinely cares about the area and the people who live there.

  4. Thank you for the comments and thank you Neil for your kind words, I enjoyed working with you. I live in Burntwood and I am doing this because I care about my town and want to help make a better Burntwood with my councillor colleagues.

  5. Really excellent candidate. Here is someone who really cares about the people in Burntwood and will make a real difference on the Council. Good luck, Mike.

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