Jamie Groves – Ewood Labour candidate for 2016
I’m 32 years old and was brought up on the Livesey estate and I have lived in and around the area all my life. I’ve been the Councillor for Ewood ward since 2012 and live at Farrington Close, off Moorgate Street.
2015 Election Result
Maureen Bateson (Lab): 1521
Maureen McGarvey (Con): 840
Your local Labour Councillor working for you in Ewood, Infirmary and Livesey
I am pleased to have once again been selected to be the Labour Candidate in Ewood Ward. I have lived in the town all my life and have three children and grandchildren. I previously worked for East Lancs Coach Builders, and I am a member of the Unite Union. Over the years I have held many positions on the Council. In my current role, as Executive Member for Regeneration, I work closely with local businesses, and serve on a number of county wide bodies dealing with regeneration, planning and transport. I am a lifelong supporter of Blackburn Rovers and work closely with the club on a range of local issues. As your Councillor I see daily the impact of Tory Government cuts on families, the young old and vulnerable. I am passionate about working and campaigning for and with local people.
Cllr Jim Casey
Holds Ewood for Labour
The 2014 result was as follows:
Simon Bennett (Con): 416
Jim Casey (Lab): 842
I’m Jim Casey and I am honoured to have been selected as your Labour candidate for Ewood ward in this year’s local elections. I was born in Blackburn and I have lived here all my life. I was a member of the armed forces for 11 years. I then started work for the local bus company where I became involved with the Trade Union, taking up a position as a union branch official for 12 years working hard for employees rights. I would like to pay tribute to the outgoing Councillor Florence Oldfield for her hard work, dedication and commitment to Ewood ward and, if I am elected, I hope to show the same dedication and commitment to you.
Blackburn’s Labour Council has been working hard to ensure essential services continue to be provided on an ever decreasing budget due to the Tory led coalition government’s savage cuts to the Council’s budget. I will work hard on the issues that most effect you, whether its fly tipping, anti social behaviour, dog fouling, housing , traffic issues, lack of amenities and play areas.
With attacks on the NHS, legal aid being slashed taking away access to justice, workers right being undermined, working families falling into poverty and the sick and disabled being unfairly targeted for welfare reform (cuts), we cannot allow the Tories another 5 years in power.
My priorities for the ward
Close working relations with local community groups
taking up issues for and on behalf of local residents
The never ending battle against fly tipping/rubbish dumping
Protecting our excellent children’s centres, ensuring the best possible start, opportunities and future for our young people
Continued development on the former infirmary site, creating jobs and opportunities within the borough
Improvements to highways and the new Ewood road layout
About your Councillors
Cllr Maureen Bateson
I have served the ward and local residents as your councillor for a number of years. I am currently Executive Member for Childrens’ Services. I serve on numerous committees but, in particular, those associated with children, family and health and I am a member of the Unite Union. I am passionate about campaigning for and with the local community; I am a member of three local ward community associations and I supported the management committee of Ivy St Centre when the previous Tory-led Council tried unsuccessfully to close it.
Local Election Results since 2001
|Alan Dean||Liberal Democrat||424|
|James Thompson||British National||519|
|Nicholas Holt||British national||491|
|John Raleigh||British National||321|