Our Labour-led council has delivered many improvements across our towns and villages in recent years including our wonderful Town Centre, library and service centre – but we know there is much more to be done.
We know we need to attract jobs to Stockton but well paid skilled jobs for our people. We need to maintain weekly bin collections and clean streets; we need to protect our elderly and support children in need; we need to fight for the best possible hospital and community health facilities; and we need to maintain our parks, open spaces and leisure facilities.
We have suffered huge cuts from central government – around 1000 council employees have lost their jobs – but Labour is determined to fight for the resources we need to maintain services and build our area up.
Only Labour councillors will deliver the services you want and work in partnership with you and your community. We will listen to you and deliver what you want and need. Please vote Labour on 7th May.
Chris Coombs & Mazi Maroof
As your councillors
- We believe that local residents want to be kept informed about things in their local area and we’ll publish and deliver our regular newsletter to make sure they are.
- We will be visible in the area and hold regular surgeries in different areas to help residents and discuss local issues.
- We will work with local residents’ groups, attend them regularly, take up the issues raised and report back on our findings.
- We will consult with the people affected by any new developments in their area and make sure their views are properly represented.
- We will be your voices on Stockton Borough Council, speaking up for you, ensuring our area and people get the services they need and that they’re good value for money.
Chris was born in Stockton and has always lived in the town. He has been a Hartburn resident for almost fifty years. He is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren. Chris’ children attended Hartburn Primary School and Ian Ramsey Secondary School. He was a Stockton Councillor for some ten years so has experience of this work. He was also a member of Cleveland Police Authority, including several years as Vice-chairman.
Chris was a teacher for over thirty years and ended his career in the teaching profession as a primary school head teacher. He became a school inspector and was a tutor at Newcastle University for NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship).
As a Hartburn resident Chris has always taken a great interest in the area. Like many other residents he is impressed by the overall cleanliness of the area and the excellent work of the local Care For Your Area team. He knows that Hartburn is a nice place to live, but he recognises people’s concerns, for example with the fairly erratic bus services and some of the problems caused by unthinking drivers both with speeding and careless parking. If he is elected to Stockton Council he hopes that he will be able to get some improvements made to these problems.
He promises that he will always represent all residents of the ward, will hold regular ward surgeries and attend local groups if invited
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