“My name is Tim Telford and I’m the Labour candidate for the District Council by-election in Ringmer, Firle, Glynde, Beddingham & South Heighton.
Let’s be up front about one thing…
I’m 22 years old. I’m young.
Too young to be a District Councillor? No.
There are 41 Councillors who comprise the District Council. If elected, I will, by some distance, be the youngest person on the Council. Why does that matter? Because, if local democracy means anything, it means having representatives from every part of the community.
Lewes District has a population of 101,400.
That includes 10,000 young people (15-24 yr olds).*
I want to get elected and give them a voice, for two reasons. Firstly, because it just seems unfair that 10% of our local population have no elected Councillor who actually comes from within their group. But secondly, because this area NEEDS its young people to stay, to live and work here, and if they can’t afford local housing and amenities, they will be forced to leave the area. And if young people leave, we all suffer as jobs go unfilled and youth energy is lost.”
[*SOURCE: CENSUS 2016]
You can keep up with Tim’s campaign at www.facebook.com/timtelfordlabour and on Twitter @Tim_Telford
Tim will also be out door knocking on the following dates:
15th August 4 – 7 pm (meet at the Anchor) Ringmer
16th August 4 – 7pm (meet at the Anchor) Ringmer
If you can help, please contact Tim on 07739 483306 or on his Facebook page.
(There will be more dates soon , on the Labour members page of Facebook)
Nick Belcher can deliver posters to Labour members who would like one. firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to place tellers at Ringmer polling station on 7th September so please contact Gill Short email@example.com if you are able to do a 2 hour stint.