We asked Jackie Griffiths a few questions (via Zoom) about why she wants to join Worcestershire County Council. Jackie is the Wyre Forest Labour Candidate for Stourport-on-Severn.
Can you tell us a little about yourself, and why you want to join Worcestershire County Council?
My name is Jackie Griffiths. I live in Stourport, I’m currently a Town Councillor. The reason why I’m going forward to hopefully be a County Councillor is because I want to be able to do more for the people of Stourport and Worcestershire, and the County Council provides a lot more in terms of the essential services that we all rely on, day in day out, so I feel that I could do more if I was elected to be a County Councillor.
Why should I vote for you?
I’m new to local politics. I’ve been a Town Councillor for just under two years, and I bring a fresh pair of eyes, and a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm to try and get things done for the benefit of the people. In my working life, I’ve always had to deal quite difficult things in difficult circumstances, and I think I would hopefully be able to use those transferable skills if I was elected to the County Council in the same way.
What does the Labour Party mean to you?
The Labour Party tries to do the best it can for the majority of the population of the UK. It invests in the public sector, it believes in public service – it doesn’t believe in privilege or supporting a minority interest to the detriment of the majority of us.
How are you involved in the local community?
I live in Stourport – I’ve lived here for the last 40 years. Once I was retired, I had more time on my hands and I was able to give back to the community, and become a school governor, which I enjoy very much. I also co-chair the Wyre Forest Women’s Labour Group, and this Christmas our members were able to make a collection of hampers, which we were delighted to give to the Kidderminster Food Bank. We hope that made a difference to the people that received them.