Worcestershire County Council Candidate for St Chads and Kidderminster Town Council Candidate for Franche & Habberley North

Luke Hilton - Worcestershire County Council Candidate for St Chads and Kidderminster Town Council Candidate for Franche & Habberley North
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Candidate for St Chads and Franche & Habberley North

I am Luke Hilton and I am standing as the Wyre Forest Labour candidate for Worcestershire County Council and Kidderminster Town Council in the May elections. I live in Franche and have done so for all of my life.

I currently work with some of the most vulnerable in society, as a children’s social worker. It is in this role that I have seen the real impact of cuts to public services, and local government budgets – from the reduction in youth services to huge waiting lists for support. Many of my colleagues have left the profession, feeling mentally beaten down because of the stress placed on public sector workers to make up for all of the recently cut services,and resources like Sure Start Children’s Centres. I will work with any councillor who is united with me in the vision for a better future for our community.

For too long our leaders have focused on short-term cost cutting over long-term investment, and it is this that actually costs more in the long run. If elected I will be the voice of long-term planning, with all decisions made with environmental sustainability in mind.

If elected I will be the voice of long-term planning, with all decisions made with environmental sustainability in mind.



Years in Labour Party: 3 years

Occupation: Social Worker

For: A Green New Deal, long-term investment in public services, collaboration across parties

Against: Austerity, short-term electoral or cost cutting decisions, discrimination in all its forms

Greatest Achievement: My greatest achievement is being the first in my family to attend university. I have also trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp raising over £2800 for the Children’s Society charity.
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