Sally Carter - our candidate for St Austell Town Council, Gover Ward
My name is Sally Carter, standing for election to St Austell Town Council, Gover Ward, representing the Labour Party.
I care deeply about this area. I lived in Ledrah Gardens for most of my childhood and was educated in St Austell. I am married to a Cornishman, and we raised our three children at our family home of 29 years in Trenance Road. We have now downsized to Trewhiddle, but Gover will always feel like home.
Local issues I will campaign on include:
Support for NHS facilities, surgeries and hospitals
Provision of genuinely affordable housing in our area
Balancing housing needs with delivery of adequate infrastructure such as roads, schools and services – while maintaining the overall character of St Austell
Supporting multi-agency efforts to tackle social problems in the town
Supporting our local library, arts and leisure facilities
Tackling problems of low pay and insecure jobs
There are two candidates in this by-election – one Labour and one Conservative. In the general election Kevin Neil tripled the Labour vote in St Austell and Newquay, pushing the Liberal Democrats into third place. Having stood in the May local elections, I now firmly believe I can win this seat.
Labour promises to treat all people fairly and with respect, and to give them a real say in their local communities - and so do I.