Local community champion David Heathcote has been selected to fight the Lindley ward for the Conservatives in the local elections on Thursday 5th May.
David lives in the Lindley ward at Salendine Nook and works locally as head of business development for a manufacturing company.
David has been working alongside local Conservative Cllr Adam Gregg on a number of local issues including:
- Listening to residents and leading the opposition to Labour-run Kirklees Council's top-down plans to spend £13m imposing cycle lanes and a controversial one-way system on Occupation Road.
- Challenging Labour's instinct to increase Council Tax by the maximum amount every year – supporting the Conservatives' balanced budget proposals which did not suggest any cut in services but would have seen the Council Tax frozen.
- Working with the Forestry Commission, local environmental campaigners and council officers to ensure the former woodland on Reap Hirst Road in Birkby is restocked after trees were destroyed by developers.
Labour-run Kirklees Council have badly let down Lindley and voting Conservative in Lindley gives residents the only chance of kicking Labour out of Kirklees.
David Heathcote says:
Whilst listening to residents across the ward with Cllr Gregg over the last year, it is clear how unpopular this tired, Labour-run council has become. My neighbours in Lindley want positive leadership from their councillors and I am encouraged by their support for me to stand for election.
Cllr Adam Gregg said:
David has proven himself to be a strong and persistent opponent of this council’s decisions, setting out positive alternatives which would make Lindley a better place to live and work both in our campaigns and taking on the Labour administration in the council chamber. I look forward to working with him as the next Councillor for Lindley.
Jason McCartney MP said:
Local people can vote Conservative on 5th May to get an excellent hard-working councillor in David Heathcote AND to help kick this failing Labour leadership out of power in Kirklees.