Ken Lowe

o_Ken_and_Judith.jpgTo help in Almondbury phone Ken on 07790 599027 or Dathan on  07971 807994

Ken Lowe is your Almondbury Labour candidate for the local elections on Thursday May 5th. Ken was born and brought up in Huddersfield and before retiring was a teacher and community worker in Huddersfield.  Ken also worked for Kirklees Council, where he provided research and advice for three council leaders.

Ken said: “I am honoured to be your candidate.  I have a long standing connection and affection for Almondbury having lived in Almondbury Bank and also worked for a number of years at Thorpe Grange.  I have family connections too, both in Almondbury itself and also in Moldgreen. I want to see the  Almondbury ward thrive and hope I can play my part.”

 Unfair government cuts are taking their toll on our area  Bad roads and pavements, poor care for the elderly, reduction and closing of facilities such as libraries and museums, pre-school and nursery provision, youth services, the NHS, the list goes on. The challenges the council is facing are unprecedented.

 Ken believes we have to change the way Councillors work.  Ken says: “It’s no longer good enough for Councillors to spend all their time in committee meetings in Town Halls. I believe in community politics. Cllr Judith Hughes, who you elected last year, has started this work in the ward. Unlike many other councillors she has been getting involved at community level helping groups get started, get what they need, get stronger profiles - but she’s only one person.  Elect me and we instantly double the work we can do to help the area.”

“I can’t reverse the massive and unfair cuts the Conservative and Lib Dem governments have imposed on Kirklees, no councillor can. However I can fight to save essential services and to make sure the resources the council does have are used correctly.”

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