As readers will know, we have asked all election candidates to answer a few simple questions, those who have replied we shall share with you their replies online. Today we can feature Janet Parsons who is standing in the Talke Ward.
Name: Mrs Janet Parsons
What do you do for a living / what is your background outside of politics?
Housewife, supporter and fundraiser for DUK children’s division; business woman for over 20yrs before retirement to look after husband after serious illness.
What are the main local issues impacting on your ward?
Development, condition of Chester Road park, traffic, particularly HGVs.
What are you going to do to address these issues?
Chair local group to improve park; lobby Borough Council to carry out improvements building on my success. Camapaign for a ban on heavy goods vehicles in High Street, Talke. Help local residents with planning issues Organise events throughout summer months for toddlers in the park Contribute to Jubilee Celebrations within Talke and Kidsgrove.
Why should residents vote for you to be their Newcastle Borough Councillor?
People should vote for me in the local Election because I am the only candidate that lives in Talke, having done so for over 50yrs! Also, I am an experienced Town Councillor and part of a winning Lib dem team that has transformed Newcastle.
We would like to thank Janet Parsons for taking the time to share this information with local residents.