Labour re-select Peter Carlill to fight May election in Calverley & Farsley ward

Candidate: Peter Carlill

Calverley and Farsley Labour Party and Leeds Co-operative Party have announced Peter Carlill has been re-selected as their joint candidate for the local elections in May.

Cllr Carlill lives in Farsley and has been a ward councillor for the last five years. He has championed issues such as community and road safety, improving public transport, protecting our environment, boosting local economies and providing opportunities for our young people.

He has brought investment in parks, events and neighbourhood improvements, rolled out little free libraries, and created forums and ‘friends of’ groups to connect residents and make the area an even better place to live.

Peter said: “I love my job! It’s an absolute honour to represent the area I live in, and it gives me the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people right across our ward every day.

“The last few years have been tough for our communities. I was proud to take a leading role in supporting our residents through the pandemic, ensuring people could access food and support. As we have emerged I am ready to get back to delivering my programme of big ideas I want to see in our area that will improve lives for everyone.”

Shadow Chancellor and Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves welcomed the news. She said: “As a Calverley and Farsley resident, Peter knows the communities well and has proved he has what it takes to make a difference. I’m proud to see the benefits Peter has achieved in Calverley and Farsley, and I’m sure will continue to do so if re-elected.”

As well as speaking to residents through monthly surgeries and on the doorstep weekly, he is encouraging people to let him know about their priorities in his community survey which can be completed online.


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