Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Green stalwart Sean Adam launches bid to win in May Bank.
Long time Green Party activist Sean Adam has launched his bid to win a seat on Newcastle Borough Council.
Mr Adam, a trained engineer and active supporter of several local charities is standing in the May Bank ward.
In a newsletter to be sent to all residents of the ward he leads on the controversial plans to build a new civic hub on the site of the former St George's primary school. Highlighting the £15.4 million projected cost of the development, which has attracted criticism from residents and local businesses.
Chair of North Staffs Green Party Jan Zablocki says in the leaflet 'At a time of austerity and deeper cuts to basic services there could not be a worse time to waste millions on a vanity project for our civic leaders and Sean will, instead, do all he can, if elected, to ensure front line public services come first in public spending.'
Adding that: 'As a representative of the Green Party Sean will seek to protect the identity and resources of Newcastle Borough Council by modernising and refurbishing the existing building, and retaining its use for local people, rather than a shared facility of Staffordshire County Council.'
Speaking about his candidacy Mr Adam emphasises how having lived in the ward for many years and been active in local charities has given him a 'wealth of experience' he can bring to the role of being a councillor,particularly in the area of fighting against further cuts to youth services.
Campaign Coordinator for the North Staffs Green Party Adam Colclough said 'Sean is a stalwart of the local party, a man who truly lives our values. If elected to the council he will be a powerful independent voice for local people at a time when that is needed more than ever.'
Over the past year Sean Adam has been prominent in local and national campaigns against fracking and cuts to the NHS. In November last year he spent a night sleeping rough in Stoke town centre to highlight the problems faced by the homeless.
He has also been a prominent supporter of Green Party candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner Paul Woodhead.
Over the next week the Green Party will be announcing their full list of candidates standing in Newcastle.