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Will the recent way NBC has handled the travellers situation impact who you vote for in future council elections?

Yes I will vote for a different party / councillor than our current lot in Kidsgrove - 91.8%
No I will vote for the party / councillor who represent Kidsgrove now. - 8.2%

Election 2012: Meet Alan Brookes Newchapel Ward

Alan BrookesAs 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 Alan Brookes who is standing in the Kidsgrove Ward.

Name: Alan Brookes

Ward: Newchapel

What do you do for a living / what is your background outside of politics?

Retired company director. I am in a local classic car club and supply them for Kidsgrove Carnival.

What are the main local issues impacting on your ward?

Speeding cars. Kidsgrove Delivery Office closure. Open spaces. Fly-tipping. Flooding.

What are you going to do to address these issues?

Increase community speed checks. Campaign for a Kidsgrove mail collection office. Ensure full public consultation on open space sales. Enforce clean-up of unsightly rubbish piles. Work with relevant authorities to control flooding.

Why should residents vote for you to be their Newcastle Borough Councillor?

I am an experienced councillor, having served on Kidsgrove Town Council for four years during the refurbishment of the Victoria Hall. I have lived in the area all my life.

We would like to thank Alan Brookes for taking the time to share this information with local residents.

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