Bishopsgarth & Elm Tree

Sharon and Owen working hard for you in Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree

Dear Resident

We are delighted to have been selected as your Labour candidates for Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree ward. Sadly, Lisa Grainge is not standing for election in this ward as she no longer lives in the constituency but we hope to be able to take up the reigns and build on the work she has done over the last four years.

We are committed to working tirelessly, day in, day out in the ward and the communities throughout; to deal with the issues you come to us with. We won’t just settle for the bare minimum; we want to find ways to deliver for the ward through community based projects and innovative ideas. We want to go above and beyond as opposed to dealing with issues as they arise; our work will never be done.

These are difficult days for our community. Due to Tory cuts, we are seeing our Council forced to make cuts to its services; and our region unfairly hit by austerity.

That’s why we need a strong Labour Council dedicated to maintaining the best possible services and putting forward a positive vision and agenda for the entire Stockton-on-Tees Borough; that puts the wellbeing of our children and older people first; and defends you against Tory cuts.

We will work with a positive approach alongside local organisations in the ward including the council and our brilliant MP Dr Paul Williams. We are here to work for you as valued members of the community before all else and regardless
of who you voted for.

Please vote for us on 2nd May – thank you.

Sharon Bailey and Owen Riddle

Labour and Lisa’s Achievements

  • We will keep in touch with regular newsletters, social media updates, on the phone and out and about through walkabouts, street surgeries and with regular ward surgeries accessible to all residents.
  • We will listen to all of your concerns and work tirelessly to resolve and respond to them.
  • We will protect your interests and ensure your voices are heard when you feel you’re being treated unfairly or have an issue that has been unresolved.
  • We will be guardians of the ward’s environment; tackling litter with our community litter picks as well as ensuring residents have a stake in the space they live in.
  • We will strive to deliver community centred projects for the benefit of the community in everything from night classes to a co-operative energy company.
  • We will work relentlessly to address anti-social behaviour in the ward.
  • We will maintain the generous food and period product donations for as long as they are required.
  • We will work as partners alongside local businesses and organisations and ensure their concerns are heard.
  • Working in partnership with Hardwick and Salters Lane Councillors and Thirteen Housing to fund CCTV installation and monitoring for residents safety concerns on and around the cycle path in Bishopsgarth and a Elm Tree Shopping Parade.
  • Working in partnership with Thirteen Housing to improve areas around the squares in Elm Tree.
  • Using the small Community Participation budget to improve the places we live, work and play including: Bulb and tree planting and maintenance, community noticeboards, dropped kerbs, dog mess and litter bins, cycle path barriers and motorcycle inhibitors and timber bollards to protect grass verges and prevent illegal parking.
  • Your Labour Councillor successfully applied to the Area Transport Scheme to gain significant funding to improve safety around Whitehouse Farm School to protect children on their journey to and from School.
  • Relocating Speed Indicator Devices around the Ward

Our Pledges

  • We will keep in touch with regular newsletters, social media updates, on the phone and out and about through walkabouts, street surgeries and with regular ward surgeries accessible to all residents.
  • We will listen to all of your concerns and work tirelessly to resolve and respond to them.
  • We will protect your interests and ensure your voices are heard when you feel you’re being treated unfairly or have an issue that has been unresolved.
  • We will be guardians of the ward’s environment; tackling litter with our community litter picks as well as ensuring residents have a stake in the space they live in.
  • We will strive to deliver community centred projects for the benefit of the community in everything from night classes to a co-operative energy company.
  • We will work relentlessly to address anti-social behaviour in the ward.
  • We will maintain the generous food and period product donations for as long as they are required.
  • We will work as partners alongside local businesses and organisations and ensure their concerns are heard.
Sharon Bailey

Sharon Bailey

Sharon is married with two children and lived in Elm tree for many years. Sharon works as an electrician for Thirteen Group where she is also a work place representative promoting an understanding of mental health issues, learning and offering advice and guidance.

Having lived in the area Sharon understands the range of issues residents face. If she is elected Sharon will dedicate herself to tackling them and ensure the area is given loyal and effective representation.

Owen Riddle

Owen was born and raised in Stockton and since obtaining his History degree from Newcastle University, he has worked in an admin role for the NHS.

He has a long held ambition to serve the public and this is why he wishes to serve the people of Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree.

If elected, Owen will be a pro-active councillor who will find solutions instead of pursuing inaction.

Owen Riddle

Please Vote for us on 2nd May 2019

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