Local Elections 2023: Droylsden East candidates

Louise Axon (Green)

I AM delighted to be standing in Droylsden East. Droylsden’s voters have the genuine option to elect another Green councillor as they did up the road in Ashton Waterloo, especially with three votes!

I am committed to a future for my two young boys and am determined to do all I can to ensure one.

I feel our council has done little towards achieving the aims of the climate emergency motion they passed more than three years ago.

Tameside was the last of the 10 Greater Manchester combined authorities to pass such a motion and have failed to follow it up with action.

I believe local business is crucial to the local economy and if elected, I will focus on supporting independent shops and small businesses which return profits to the community, rather than to rich shareholders.

Green-led Councils across the country are achieving these goals and much more.

Greens are winning in Tameside. If you want Green, vote Green.


David Mills (Labour)

IT HAS been my honour to have been a councillor since 2017 but I have been working for the community of Droylsden and Tameside for the last 20 years.

In this time, I have seen many changes and it has been my privilege to work with such great groups over those years.

From planting with City of Trees on Copperas Field to the events organised on Villemomble Square in the town centre and community litter picks organised by our licensees I have seen the best in the people of Droylsden who have chosen to elect me twice before.

As a Labour team, we work all year round for the people of Droylsden meeting with residents and business to ensure the very best for each and every one of us.

I always put the community first and will continue to do so.  I am proud to be able to speak to one of our schools in their electorate school council.

I am proud that we were able to take out the green belt land at the edge of the ward as part of the Greater Manchester Spatial framework.

I am proud to live in Droylsden East and would love to continue to represent the community that I love.


Laura Boyle (Labour)

I AM delighted to have been re-selected to represent Droylsden East ward along with my colleagues David Mills and Sue Quinn.

I have been a councillor for more than four years and want to continue fighting for our town.

I am a local girl and went to Fairfield High School and St Stephen’s Primary School. My early education gave me the skills to progress and become a teacher and an environmental scientist.

As a single parent, I have experienced first hand the effects this Tory Government has had on people’s lives – soaring energy costs, food bills and the cost of living crisis.

The current Government doesn’t care for towns like ours, cutting millions from the council’s budget over the last 10 years.

Droylsden has an experienced team and deserves good representation. We are making sure Droylsden gets the services it deserves.

We want the very best for our town and hope you will continue to support myself and my ward colleagues in the upcoming Elections.

Vote wisely! And remember – three votes for Labour on May 4.


Susan Quinn (Labour)

I HAVE been a Droylsden East Councillor for 23 years. I feel really privileged to represent the residents of the ward.

No two days are the same and there are so many different issues to deal with. I try my best to help and resolve people’s issues, each and every one of them.

I love being part of the team who organise the Droylsden Christmas Lights switch on and I promise to carry on working hard for the people of Droylsden East if I am reselected on May 4.


Matt Stevenson (Conservative)

FOR TOO long we have seen Droylsden in steep decline – Labour has closed our market, removed the hanging baskets of flowers and many of the shops have left town, only to be replaced by endless takeaways.

Having lived here all my life, I remember how it was so very much different – but we have been let down by Labour councillors who have no ambition for our town.

They take local people’s votes for granted, do nothing to improve Droylsden and then have the nerve to ask you to vote them back in again.

Labour’s priority has never been Droylsden – despite two of the past three council leaders representing the town.

But this May you can send them a message that you want better for you and your family.

Vote for a strong Conservative councillor to deliver the change we need. Vote for me, Matt Stevenson, your local Conservative candidate.


Rowan Fitton (Liberal Democrat)

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