Calverley and Farsley Labour Party have announced Craig Timmins as their candidate for the May Leeds City Council elections this year.
Mr Timmins will be known to many as manager of the Calverley Arms pub, as well as in his local community of Calverley, where he has lived with his family for the past 10 years.
He will be challenging sitting Conservative councillor Andrew Carter at the elections on 5 May 2022.
Mr Timmins says his priorities, if elected, will be to focus on community safety and security, boosting the local economy, and harnessing the good work of residents, community groups and businesses to invigorate the local areas.
He is also encouraging residents to let him know about their priorities in his community survey which can be completed online. Mr Timmins said:
“I want to be your Councillor because I have a passion for making the place we live better and strengthening our community ties. No areas of our ward will be forgotten. I will be a strong voice for Calverley, Farsley, Pudsey, Rodley, Stanningley, Thornbury and Woodhall. Our area will have a great advocate.”
Calverley and Farsley Labour and Co-operative Councillor Peter Carlill welcomed the news, he said:
“As a Calverley resident and local businessman, 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, and drive positive action in our communities.”
West Leeds Dispatch will feature all the candidates from all six wards we cover ahead of the May Leeds City Council elections.