Stuart Gourley and the Liberal Democrats are fighting a by-election in Clay Hill on the 6th of May 2021 following the disqualification of a Conservative Newbury Town Councillor for failing to show up for a single meeting in 6 months.
Stuart is currently a Parish Councillor, and is now ready to take the next step by becoming a Newbury Town Councillor. His previous experience means that he's ready to hit the ground running to serve all the residents of Clay Hill. He'd certainly make a great addition to the extremely competent and hard working Lib Dem Newbury Town Council team.
Stuart believes that at it's heart Newbury is a caring community, as shown throughout the Covid-19 crisis, and he wants to build on that to make our town an even better place to live. He supports the actions the Lib Dems have taken on the Town Council,
- improving the parks and play areas across Newbury,
- helping fund the town's support to those most in need during lockdown including youth support at the soon to re-open Waterside Centre, in Newbury town centre and at the Nightingales and Riverside Community Centres,
and he is keen to bring his experience to the table as we begin to recover.
The past year has highlighted issues of poverty and inequality across the country, including in Clay Hill, and these are subjects Stuart feels passionately about, and will strive to address.
The past year has also shown that we must be prepared for the next crisis, and Stuart is clear that tackling the growing threat of a climate emergency is at the top of his priorities. He welcomes the Lib Dem run Town Council's achievement of cutting their carbon emissions by over a third in just one year, and is ready to do all he can to help achieve the target of being carbon neutral by 2030.
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