Calverley and Farsley Labour Party have announced Craig Timmins as their candidate for the May 2024 local elections.
Living locally with his family for the last 10 years, Mr Timmins is the former manager of the Calverley Arms, and is actively involved in many local community groups and campaigns.
As Labour’s candidate for the 2022 local election, his campaign saw him narrowly lose out to Conservative Andrew Carter, who received 3,539 votes, 296 ahead of Mr Timmins.
If elected, his priorities will be to focus on community safety and security, road safety, boosting the local economy, and harnessing the good work of residents, community groups and businesses to invigorate the local areas.
Mr Timmins is already back out speaking to people to hear their views and ideas for making our area better, and is also encouraging residents to let him know about their priorities in his community survey which can be completed online.
As well the Labour party, he is also supported by the Co-operative Party, which works to be a voice for co-operative values and principles and the belief that things work best when ordinary people have a voice, and when services are accountable to the people who use them.
He said: “As a local resident, I want to be your councillor because I have a passion for making the place we live better and strengthening our community ties. I want to be a Labour councillor because Labour share my values of honesty, respect and opportunity for everyone.
“No areas of our ward will be forgotten. With your support I will be a strong voice for Calverley, Farsley, Pudsey, Rodley, Stanningley, Thornbury and Woodhall. Our area will have a great advocate. It’s important to face the challenges in our community head on, but all too often we only hear the negatives. Through my campaign of positive action I want to showcase the good in our community – supporting those that contribute to make our area a better place to live.”
Councillor Peter Carlill (Lab, Calverley & Farsley) welcomed the news. He said: “As a local resident, businessman and active community campaigner, Craig knows our communities well. He understands clearly how the council, businesses and residents can work together to invigorate our areas, boost the local economy.
“Craig has proved he can win in our area, and voters have seen that he has the skills needed to drive positive action in our communities.”
Mr Timmins will be standing against sitting Conservative councillor Amanda Carter at the May 2024 local elections.
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