The Labour Party in Stroud has selected six candidates to stand in next year’s county council elections.
Labour leader Lesley Williams stands again in Stonehouse, as does Steve Lydon in Dursley and Brian Oosthuysen in Rodborough. The party welcomes Liz Ashton, the current Mayor of Berkeley, who is standing in Cam Valley. District and Town Councillor Steve Robinson is standing in Nailsworth and community activist and CLP Vice Chair, Debbie Hicks, is standing in Stroud Central. All are local and have worked with and on behalf of their communities.
Lesley Williams said: “We have been an effective opposition to the Tories these last four years, doing what we can to protect public services, but it’s clear for all to see that Tory cuts are having a devastating effect on our schools, health service and social services, especially on elderly and young people. The state of our roads are a disgrace for all to see, we will continue to campaign for our roads to be pothole free ".
“We are yet to finalise our manifesto, but rest assured we shall do what we can to increase Gloucestershire’s prosperity while standing up for the most vulnerable people in the county.”
Candidates for seats in other parts of Stroud District will be selected shortly and campaign on a common platform with Labour candidates throughout Gloucestershire..