Your Labour

Your Councillors

Tom Peaple
Tom Peaple
Simon Peaple
Simon PeapleLabour Group leader

CurrentlyLeader of Labour Group on Tamworth Borough Council (since May 2014)

Member, Tamworth Borough Council 1990-1994, 1995-1999, 2006-present

Offices held – Chair of Leisure Services 1991-1993, Deputy Leader 1993-1994, Chair of Audit 1995-1997, Mayor 1997-1998.

Member, Staffordshire County Council 1999-2001

Currently CLP delegate to Staffs County Party and County Party Observer to Staffs County Labour Group

Tamworth CLP, Treasurer 1990-1997, Chair 1997-1999, Treasurer 2007-2012 currently CLP Political Education Officer.

Member of Labour party since 1985, previously NOLS

Sheree Peaple
Sheree PeapleCandidate for Amington
Over the past four years as your County Councillor I have worked hard to get better drainage at the Arches, helped residents with parking issues, and opposed new houses on the Golf
Course site because of the lack of proper infrastructure to support them.

I am always happy to hear from my fellow Amington residents and will do my best to help you with any issues.

Peter Seekings
Peter Seekings

I have lived in Tamworth for nearly 30 years and I am married with 5 grown up children and 10 grandchildren.

I have represented the Bolehall ward on Tamworth Borough Council for the last 18 years, before that I was a Labour Councillor in Yorkshire  .As your councillor I continue to work with fellow Councillors Ken Norchi and John Faulkner to look after your interests. I’m always available to assist the residents who contact me. We hold regular residents PACT meetings and I’m a Governor at Ankermoor School.

I look forward to continuing my work for the people of Bolehall and Tamworth as a whole. All Labour Councillors pledge to: be effective and influential councillors · uphold the highest standards of probity and integrity · be accessible to, and actively consult, local residents · work for improvements in the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the communities they represent · campaign and work with others to build healthy local communities.

Patrick Standen
Patrick Standen

I’m proud to be your Labour’s Councillor for Wilnecote and Hockley, the area where I grew up and have served as your councillor for the last 5 years. I’ve lived in Tamworth all my adult life, married to a local GP and I’m father to four children aged between 10 and 21. I want to support our NHS and ensure the children of Tamworth have homes locally available where they can raise their own family.

I have two sons studying physics at University, a daughter studying A-levels and my youngest son at primary school. I want good education for all Tamworth children. I’m a governor at Wilnecote High School, and the chairman of St Gabriel’s Pre-School which Ofsted has judged as outstanding. I’m a parent volunteer at St Gabriel’s school and run a Parent/Toddler Group there.

Your Candidates

Alice Couchman
Alice Couchman

I’m a mother of two children and have lived in Tamworth all my life. I’m very concerned about the cuts imposed by the Tory led government on the families in Glascote. As a mother I’m horrified by the cuts to Sure Start and the Early Years facilities in the area. When times are hard and wages are squeezed, families need more support not less.

I know how important clean public toilets are, and so was really annoyed with the Tory Council cutting the service, especially in the Castle Grounds which are used by families, young people and visitors all year round. I worked with Carol Dean, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate and other Labour colleagues to set up a petition to ask the Council to think again.

I’m also worried about the lack of affordable housing in Tamworth. We should be building more homes for local people, not being dictated to by property developers who just want to make a profit.

As your Labour councillor I am continuing to work with my Labour colleagues to make Glascote and Tamworth a better place for families and all our futures.

Carol Dean
Candidate for Bolebridge
Carol DeanCandidate for Bolebridge
I’ve been proud to be your councillor for the past 4 years, speaking out on your behalf and trying to get the best deal possible for the residents of Bolebridge and Tamworth.

As your councillor, I’ve challenged the decisions made by the County Council that I feel are not in the best interests of the people I represent. I always try to put forward an alternative vision for how things can be done differently to improve people’s lives.

This election is important for many reasons, but especially because of the crisis in social care. I know many people are fed up with politics and politicians, but it’s crucial we protect the services we all rely on. For me politics is about making the right decisions to create a fairer society and give everyone the opportunity to do well.

I believe in a different kind of politics where people’s voices are heard, that’s why I’ve campaigned locally on issues such as the proposals to remove services from our hospital, the  County Council’s failure to repair potholes and the government’s funding proposal for our schools.

Gordon Moore
Candidate for Perrycrofts
Gordon MooreCandidate for Perrycrofts
I am Tamworth born and bred, I have lived for most of my life in Tamworth.

I am a family man, living on the Leyfields with my wife and daughter. I come from a housing background, having  worked for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council  for several years.

Getting what we really need locally won’t come to us by accident; it will take the combined and determined efforts of both myself and the community to bring about the changes we truly desire. I’m standing in the Perrycrofts Division to represent you.  I won’t be making false promises of things I cannot achieve, or giving the people of Perrycrofts false hope.  However, I will always work hard to do my best for our local area.  I am here to help you no matter how big or small the issues you have may be.

We are the party that CARES, the DOING party.

This Conservative government are slowly dismantling the welfare state and the NHS, which were both created for the working class people by the Labour Party.

It is my firm belief that our ward has gone without a strong voice for too long, and that it is time for our fortunes to change if we are to make a considerable difference together. Electing me as your voice in the council will only be successful if you give me your support in May’s County election.

 

John Faulkner
John Faulkner

I am a retired Chartered Accountant who has lived in Bolehall since 1986. I have served as a Labour councillor since 1998.

I believe that communities are strongest when people work together for the benefit of their areas. It is the job of councillors to speak out clearly on behalf of the people they represent and be available to them, which I always try to do.

It is not sufficient to simply oppose what the Conservatives are doing. We must also plan for the future to ensure that our children and grandchildren live in a clean, safe and prosperous town, where we can all have the security of a home and afford to fully participate in our town.

Ken Norchi
Ken Norchi

I’m proud to have been a Bolehall Councillor for the last 14 years. Every year has been interesting with lots of challenges.

One of the biggest challenges is trying to support our residents with their housing problems, whether it be repairs or a move. Along with my fellow Bolehall Labour Councillors, Peter Seekings and John Faulkner, we always do our best to sort things out.

We still run our residents meetings on the last Thursday in the month at The Dolphin Pub in New Street, Glascote from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. This is an opportunity for you to come along and talk to us, your local councillors, about what matters to you and how we can help with local problems.

To me, being a councillor is all about people and listening to what they would like to see done within Bolehall and the Town. I think it’s important to be honest and open with people as we try to help them. Please get in touch with me or one of my Labour colleagues if you would like us to help with any local problem or issue.

Margaret Clarke
Candidate for Stonydelph
Margaret ClarkeCandidate for Stonydelph
Michelle Abbots
Candidate for Watling South
Michelle AbbotsCandidate for Watling South

I’m proud to be Labour’s candidate for the Watling South division. I’m passionate about Tamworth and doing my best for local people.

As a Learning Organiser for Unite the Union, which involves talking to our members in their workplace about the benefits of learning and improving their skills, I’m conscious of the need for the right training and opportunities to be  available for local people. In my work for Unite I also regularly campaign with health workers.One of our recent campaigns has been against the reduction in the number of Health Visitors in Staffordshire.

As I talk with residents, they tell me how difficult it is to access the right services. Many people are concerned, not only about cuts to services (myself and my Labour Colleagues have campaigned against cuts in services at our Sir Robert Peel Hospital), but also to the funding for extra support to the elderly and vulnerable or those in need. If you elect me on 4 May, I promise to work hard and give you a local voice in the Council. I’ll be available for residents to contact me and I’ll always do my best to resolve local issues.

Patrick Standen
Patrick Standen

I’m proud to be your Labour’s Councillor for Wilnecote and Hockley, the area where I grew up and have served as your councillor for the last 5 years. I’ve lived in Tamworth all my adult life, married to a local GP and I’m father to four children aged between 10 and 21. I want to support our NHS and ensure the children of Tamworth have homes locally available where they can raise their own family.

I have two sons studying physics at University, a daughter studying A-levels and my youngest son at primary school. I want good education for all Tamworth children. I’m a governor at Wilnecote High School, and the chairman of St Gabriel’s Pre-School which Ofsted has judged as outstanding. I’m a parent volunteer at St Gabriel’s school and run a Parent/Toddler Group there.

Peter Seekings
Peter Seekings

I have lived in Tamworth for nearly 30 years and I am married with 5 grown up children and 10 grandchildren.

I have represented the Bolehall ward on Tamworth Borough Council for the last 18 years, before that I was a Labour Councillor in Yorkshire  .As your councillor I continue to work with fellow Councillors Ken Norchi and John Faulkner to look after your interests. I’m always available to assist the residents who contact me. We hold regular residents PACT meetings and I’m a Governor at Ankermoor School.

I look forward to continuing my work for the people of Bolehall and Tamworth as a whole. All Labour Councillors pledge to: be effective and influential councillors · uphold the highest standards of probity and integrity · be accessible to, and actively consult, local residents · work for improvements in the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the communities they represent · campaign and work with others to build healthy local communities.

Sheree Peaple
Candidate for Amington
Sheree PeapleCandidate for Amington
Over the past four years as your County Councillor I have worked hard to get better drainage at the Arches, helped residents with parking issues, and opposed new houses on the Golf
Course site because of the lack of proper infrastructure to support them.

I am always happy to hear from my fellow Amington residents and will do my best to help you with any issues.

Simon Peaple
Labour Group leader
Simon PeapleLabour Group leader

CurrentlyLeader of Labour Group on Tamworth Borough Council (since May 2014)

Member, Tamworth Borough Council 1990-1994, 1995-1999, 2006-present

Offices held – Chair of Leisure Services 1991-1993, Deputy Leader 1993-1994, Chair of Audit 1995-1997, Mayor 1997-1998.

Member, Staffordshire County Council 1999-2001

Currently CLP delegate to Staffs County Party and County Party Observer to Staffs County Labour Group

Tamworth CLP, Treasurer 1990-1997, Chair 1997-1999, Treasurer 2007-2012 currently CLP Political Education Officer.

Member of Labour party since 1985, previously NOLS

Tom Peaple
Tom Peaple