Candidate for Westfield
Louise has lived in the west of York for nearly 10 years, spending the last 5 years in Foxwood, Westfield ward. She moved here to be near family and settle down with her partner, having grown up in rural Wiltshire. She has worked in the public sector for 15 years, firstly for local councils followed by various roles in the NHS, including working for the hospitals in York and Leeds.
Louise joined the Labour party after watching the disastrous Tory/Lib Dem coalition unfold back in 2011 and has been active in York Labour party and Westfield ward for many years. She has stood to be a councillor twice before in Westfield ward and campaigns all year round in the ward, supporting citywide campaigns such as Citizens Advice York and Save Bootham Park. She regularly litter picks around the ward and is often spotted talking to residents about their issues and problems. She is also helping to shape the direction of the local area as a member of the Acomb and Westfield Neighbourhood forum. Outside of the ward, Louise is involved in York Pride, volunteering as a marshal for the parade and always on hand during the annual event.
“I want to represent Westfield ward as the local residents deserve much better than they are currently getting from this Tory/Lib Dem council. I want to see the council be more ambitious for residents by improving local employment opportunities, increasing the availability of social and affordable housing and reducing the stark inequalities we see in York.”