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 Lynda Griffiths who is standing in the Kidsgrove Ward.
Name: Lynda Griffiths
What do you do for a living / what is your background outside of politics?
I am a retired housewife and mother. I am a churchgoer and enjoy books and gardening.
What are the main local issues impacting on your ward?
Empty shops and commercial property in the Town Centre due to the recession. Closure of Kidsgrove Delivery Office. Poor coordination of transport services. Poor access for the disabled at Kidsgrove Rail Station. The proposed closure of Maryhill Day Centre.
What are you going to do to address these issues?
I will try to get government funding to improve the Town Centre. I will campaign for mail to continue to be collected in Kidsgrove. I will lobby for an integrated transport system and disabled access at the Rail Station. I will work with County colleagues to keep the day centre open.
Why should residents vote for you to be their Newcastle Borough Councillor?
I have served Kidgrove as a Town Councillor for many years. In my period of service we refurbished the Victoria Hall and reinstated the Carnival. I belong to a party which has turned Newcastle from a failing council with poor financial management into the most improved council in England.
We would like to thank Lynda Griffiths for taking the time to share this information with local residents.