A CONSERVATIVE candidate bidding to represent Gorse Hill at both the Guidhall and County Hall has revealed his pride at representing his home ward.
Coun James Stanley is standing in both polls on May 6 and is a resident of the area along with his fiancée Angela who works in a local school.
The leading Conservative voice has swapped his seat in Claines for a bid to represent his local area on both councils. Coun Stanley was first elected as a city councillor in Claines in 2016.
He has considerable experience of the City Council, where he is currently chairman of the Communities Committee which has responsibility for critical issues such as housing, homelessness and leisure services.
In addition, Coun Stanley is a trustee of Stepway, a locally based veterans’ charity, that works tirelessly to help those who have served our country.
The experience gained as a city councillor for Claines since 2016 has involved, among many other things, campaigning for residents’ interests against controversial development proposals and he told the Observer he was determined if elected to represent his home ward with similar vigour.
“I live in the heart of our community and I am immensely proud to offer myself as the local candidate who can best represent our area,” he said.
“Born and bred in Worcester, my family had a business on Astwood Road for 50 years, close to this area, and many people still talk about the sense of community that small businesses like ours created through generations,” he added.