Kidderminster Town Council Candidate for Aggborough and Spennells

Chris Bird - Kidderminster Town Council Candidate for Aggborough and Spennells
Contact Chris Bird
  • Chester Road North. Kidderminster
  • 01562 633522
  • chris@rkwp.co.uk

Candidate for Aggborough and Spennells

I am Chris Bird. I have been a Labour member for 20 years and supported it before that. I really cannot see why there is support for policies put forward by the Conservative Government, given the appalling record of U-turns on many issues. There doesn’t seem to be an overall policy or mission statement.

I am not a native of this area, but settled here almost 6 years ago. I find it an extremely interesting place to be involved with, not too large to be really impersonal. I spend quite a bit of time following social media to see what is actually going on, and feel it is easy to be disconnected with the general mood of the people. I also follow Momentum and Owen Jones to get a different aspect than often portrayed by the main media. This helps to get a more balanced view.

My special interest is transport, with rail as the number one. I worked for British Rail from 1960 until early retirement in 1996. This started in the Cambridge area where I was born and schooled, with subsequent promotions taking me to London, York, Birmingham (where I met my partner), and back to London. I moved to Kinver in 1999 and Kidderminster in 2015.

As a hobby I was a stage lighting designer for the Teddington Theatre club, and ran the tech committee for five years, where I helped the move into a new, purpose built theatre.

I really cannot see why there is support for policies put forward by the Conservative Government, given the appalling record of U-turns on many issues.



Years in Labour Party: 20 years

Occupation: Retired, formerly National Exhibitions Manager (Stations) for British Rail

For: The NHS, green initiatives, a sensible minimum wage and job security together with an inclusive policy to cover minority groups, such as trans and LBGBT+ issues

Against: Cronyism and racism, right wing propaganda and anyone being marginalised

Greatest Achievement: A number of schemes whilst at work, for example being involved with the conversion of goods lifts to passenger operation at 80 stations as a pioneering drive. I was also heavily involved in the saving of the Sheringham to Holt railway in the early days including a spell as chairman
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