We asked Liam Carroll a few questions (via Zoom) about why he wants to join Kidderminster Town Council, and why representation is important. Liam is the Wyre Forest Labour Candidate for Offmore & Comberton for Kidderminster Town Council.
Can you tell us a little about yourself, and why you want to join Kidderminster Town Council?
My name is Liam Carroll. I’m 19 years old, and currently studying A-Levels at King Charles. I’m heavily involved in the local community; I help out at Worth Unlimited Kidderminster. We do things such as support people with their mental health and provide meals for those who need them. I want to be on Kidderminster Town Council because I feel I can make a big difference and change that is needed.
Why did you get involved in politics?
I wanted to get involved in local politics because as I grew up in Offmore & Comberton, I saw a lot of things that I think that I could improve, and I can ensure that people’s voices are heard. As a disabled person, I would be able to ensure that disabled people’s voices are heard – this is something that I feel doesn’t happen enough in local politics at the moment.
Why do you feel it’s important to have young councillors?
I feel it is important to have young councillors on the council, because it would ensure that young people’s voices are heard. This would allow us to make decisions benefitting young people, such as improving services that would benefit young people’s lives.
What can you tell us about your local community?
I feel that I can represent the views of residents of Offmore & Comberton because I’m heavily involved in the community for example I attend a local church, St Chads, I attend a local school and I partake in a lot of charity work, which allows me to hear people’s views and I feel that I’ll be able to implement them. I feel that I’ll be able to make Offmore & Comberton a better place to live.
Why should I vote for you and the Labour Party?
I feel that you should vote for me because I’m a new face, and I’ll be able to bring different things to the table when it comes to local politics. I can represent different types of people and ensure that everyone is heard.