Worcestershire County Council elections 2017

There will be a Liberal Democrats candidate in every Bromsgrove division in this year’s county council elections. We are campaigning on local issues such as underfunding of education and adult ,children’s and youth services and missed opportunities to improve Bromsgrove’s road infrastructure. We are and shall continue to work for a western by-pass to reduce traffic congestion in and around the town. We are concerned about the negative impact of leaving the EU on County finance.

ALVECHURCH : SANDRA DOCKER , former district councillor and school governor, who lives in the division, Sandra wants to see improvements to public transport services.

BEACON:  DIANA BALL, former district councillor in Suffolk Coastal, contesting this seat for the first time but bringing years of experience as a hard working councillor.

BROMSGROVE CENTRAL:  ROB HUNTER , having attended North Bromsgrove High School , married at St John’s and now living with his wife in Norton, Rob has very strong local roots. As the only candidate living in the division he is aware of his neighbours’ concerns and is campaigning on issues such as traffic congestion, transport, education funding cuts and local housing issues.

BROMSGROVE EAST : JANET KING, an experienced local parish councillor living in Blackwell and part of the local Neighbourhood Development Plan team Janet is concerned about overdevelopment in rural Bromsgrove and particularly the impact on the countryside of 2,800 new homes to be built on the Redditch boundary in the east of her division. She is campaigning for a western bypass to reduce traffic congestion in Bromsgrove and knows that the imminent loss of central government funding for the county council will create new challenges.

 BROMSGROVE SOUTH : LEAH-NANI ALCONCEL, PhD astrophysicist working with the European Space Agency , who lives with her husband and two children in the division at Stoke Prior. Concerned about the impact nationally and locally of leaving the EU and cuts to schools funding.

BROMSGROVE WEST : MIKE MIHAILOVIC, who works in Bromsgrove, lives in the division and wants a western by-pass to be completed before more housing development at Whitford and Perryfields. He opposes plans to demolish the Greyhound and build more housing on Fox Lane.

CLENT HILLS : LEIA BEAVIS, standing for Liberal Democrat belief in good local governance and fairness.

WOODVALE : CHRISTOPHER WALKER, supporting our rural parishes which he believes should have a better deal.

WYTHALL : DR. KENNETH RICHARDSON, has lived in the division for over 21 years and has years of experience years providing IT solutions and consultancy in large automotive and public sector government organisations. Wythall residents often have special requirements for local government services due to the division’s close proximity to Birmingham and Solihull. This is particularly true in the areas of transport infrastructure planning, educational services and erosion of green belt for building.  Ken will ensure that Wythall’s unusual county boundary location and specific requirements are not forgotten in County Hall.