BROMSGROVE Conservatives have announced their candidates for the upcoming Worcestershire County Council elections.
New faces include law student Aled Luckman, lawyer Kashmir Uppal and businessman Mark Boulton who will contest the Alvechurch, Bromsgrove Central and Bromsgrove West seats, respectively.
They are joined by district councillors contesting the same seats again: Kyle Daisley (Bromsgrove South), Shirley Webb (Woodvale) and Kit Taylor (Bromsgrove East).
District councillor for Rubery South, Adrian Kriss, is standing for the Beacon division.
Bromsgrove District Council’s Deputy leader Coun Adam Kent is targeting the Wythall division and the BDC leader Coun Karen May, also currently a cabinet member at Worcestershire County Council, will be looking to hold onto her seat in the Clent division.
She said: “As the Leader at Bromsgrove District Council and a Cabinet Member at Worcestershire County Council I have been working with my team and officers to deliver business grants, support for residents at all levels, organised vaccination and testing sites.
“We have also ensured that normal council services continue to be delivered and that our vulnerable residents are given extra support whilst many of our staff at the County and District Councils have had to switch to working from home. More than ever this has shown me what teamwork and the right attitude can deliver.
“These elections are critically important to residents locally as the issues at stake are things that affect us all daily.”
Student Aled wants to see more investment in the environment, broadband, highways and footways.
He said: “Together we can ensure that Alvechurch has a strong voice that is decisive, works collaboratively and delivers the services it deserves.”
Kashmir, who says she has campaigned against injustice for over 20 years, said: “If elected, I will engage with residents to ensure we bring continual improvements locally.”
Mark, who wants to preserve green belt land, added: “Living locally on the Kidderminster Road I am very close to the day to day issues we experience.
“Continual improvements to roads, pavements, education and choice are very important to us.
“As are mental health, social care and a strong community spirit.”