Local Elections 2023: Denton West candidates

Thomas Dunne (Conservative)

DENTON West’s Labour councillor and former leader of the council showed her total contempt for local families when she spat at those opposed to plans to build on our countryside: “I will be on that bulldozer and it will be rammed down your throat.”

Those 14 words show Labour’s complete contempt for your concerns and feelings.

They take your vote for granted and just do not care what you want your Council to do for you, your family and your community.

It’s just not good enough and it’s time that we got the change we desperately need in Denton. Change for councillors who listen and really care about what you want for your local community.

If you elect me as your councillor, I will never take you for granted. I will work throughout the year to hear your views and stand up for your family and our Denton.

Brenda Warrington (Labour)

IT IS an honour and a privilege to represent the communities of Denton West on Tameside Council.
I was first elected in 2002 and for the past 21 years I, together with my ward colleagues, have sought to represent the best interests of the residents of Denton West.

We strive to help make Denton West a desirable place to live and work, clean, safe streets are so important.

We have always supported and worked closely with the many amazing community groups that exist in Denton West, the vast army of volunteers work tirelessly to provide a huge range of events and recreational facilities throughout the year and they are highly valued.

I believe it is important to be readily available to assist residents and to this end we have always held weekly surgeries, been contactable by telephone and via e mail, letter and social media.

I am seeking the continued support of Denton West residents on 4th May to re-elect me once more and also to re-elect George Jones and Mike Smith to ensure that Team Denton West can continue to represent the best interests of Denton West.

George Jones (Labour)

IT’S AN honour and privilege to have represented Denton West for the past three-and-a-half years.

I promised when I was first elected that I would strive to make our community, my home, a cleaner, greener and safer place to grow up, get on and grow old and that I would work alongside our community organisations and partner agencies to deliver on this mission.

I firmly believe we have made progress on all fronts and I’m proud to have developed strong relationships with partners who share my strive to make our community an even better place, but I recognise there is more to do.

That is why I am asking for your support in the upcoming local elections on May 4. Alongside Mike Smith and Brenda Warrington, I will continue to be a strong voice for our community and work all year round to address your concerns.

Please use all three votes for Labour — back the team that works hard for you.

Chris Parr (Green)

I AM standing to give the people of Denton West the opportunity to vote for a local Green candidate. With three votes, it makes sense this time around.

As a Green councillor, I would work to progress Tameside’s climate change and environment strategy.  The council declared a climate emergency more than three years ago but still lacks sufficient defined actions or targets, despite an already agreed Greater Manchester Environment Plan.

Given the dramatic increase in the cost of living, the obvious actions to pursue are firstly home insulation – for lower energy bills and less CO2 emissions.

Secondly, real walking and cycling infrastructure and better and cheaper public transport. This would reduce car dependency as well as reducing both pollution and CO2.

Green-led councils across the country are already working on these issues.

Councillor Lee Huntbach is now an established Green member of the council and I would like to join him.

We have proved that we are electable so you can vote Green with confidence.

Mike Smith (Labour)

I AM delighted to have been selected to stand in the forthcoming election.

I have represented the Denton West ward for 20 years, working hard to support residents, community groups and volunteers.

My first experience of a fantastic community group was working with the Horses Field Resident’s Association to protect the open space and this is still an active group in our local area.

Our newest group is the Friends of Ladbroke Wood and I look forward to working hard to help enhance and protect our green space.

As an active councillor, you will have seen me at community events, litter picking and supporting new and existing initiatives in the local area.

Taking to residents is an important part of a councillors role and if elected, I look forward to holding regular surgeries with my ward colleagues.

I hope I can count on your continued support on May 4.


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