OUR CANDIDATES FOR THE MAY 2019 ELECTIONS, NEWTON ABBOT standing for Town and District councils

RYAN WON A PLACE ON THE NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL! HOORAY!
BUSHELL WARD – RYAN HALL, is a environmental science graduate and local resident. He will campaign for better funding for local services, and oppose further cuts to education and youth services. He supports initiatives to improve the local environment and to reduce air pollution. He would back plans for sustainable social and affordable housing for local people. He would fight against further austerity. He also represents a younger view, and feels this is much needed in the area.
BUCKLAND AND MILBER WARD- JAMES OSBEN was Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Labour in Newton Abbot in the 2017 General Election. His work enabled Labour to come 2nd and become the genuine opposition party locally.
As a mental health nurse in the NHS, he has seen, first hand, the impact of the Conservative cuts. He will campaign passionately on health, social care, education, support for the disabled, fair pay for all, and for putting an end to homelessness.
BUCKLAND AND MILBER WARD- JANE HADEN has lived on Buckland for 30 years, bringing her three children up on the Estate. She is proud of her community, and wants to be a voice for those who are often ignored.
Jane’s working life has been with families and young people, in out-of-school settings, she has also volunteered for THAT foodbank, and now volunteers for TeignAid, a local homelessness advice service.
BUCKLAND AND MILBER WARD – REANNE OSBEN is a Radiographer in Torbay Hospital, who sees, daily, how bad the cuts to the NHS have been, made worse by the effects of privatisation and the hostile austerity environment. She will campaign against the destruction of the NHS, and for fairer pay for public service workers, for better social care and for better social housing. She will fight for the needs of the people on Buckland, and for their good health, and will care and campaign for the needs of diverse groups and their needs in the area.  
COLLEGE WARD – OLLY GIDDINGS has lived in Devon for 28 years, initially working in the paper trade and then spending 14 years working for homeless charities. As a district councillor his major concerns would centre on homelessness and the provision of social housing, rather than huge developments of private sector housing, without the supporting infrastructure. He strongly wants to see a change to the damage done by austerity.
COLLEGE WARD -PAUL WYNTER lives in Ogwell and runs an online art gallery. he has also worked in advertising sales and financial publishing. He is committed to fighting for a fairer housing policy, and against over-ambitious housing developments, with little affordable housing and insufficient infrastructure. He will lobby for the end of cuts to schools and all local services.  
BUSHELL WARD – PAULINE WYNTER has lived in Ogwell, Newton Abbot for two years. She does voluntary work with Citizens Advice, advising on housing, benefits, debt and other matters, and edits the Ogwell Parish Magazine. She is also a freelance financial journalist, and has a strong interest in economics. She believes austerity is a political choice not an economic necessity, and that it has done great harm.

BUSHELL WARD and BRADLEY WARD JAMIE DAVID COOK – standing for Bushell Ward Town Council and Bradley Ward for Teignbridge District Council .
Jamie is a parent of two young children in Newton Abbot who is passionate about conservation, history and believes strongly in community spirit. Along with a team of volunteers he’s responsible as chairman, for the Courtenay Air Raid Shelter Heritage Association based in Courtenay Park. He is standing as a Labour candidate, as he feels he can make a strong difference in Newton Abbot, by encouraging community spirit and protecting local green spaces. Jamie also has a particular interest in road safety in our town, and wants to help to improve this, with your help and support, Jamie states, “Together we can improve our town in ways of growth and protection of our local heritage” .

BRADLEY WARD – MARK LANGABEER is standing in Bradley Ward for the Town Council and for Teignbridge Council, as a Labour candidate for the forthcoming Council elections because he wants to send a message to the Tories. He feels their austerity measures have resulted in greater poverty, stagnant wages and a decline in our public services. He also feels the divide between the income and wealth of the richest 10% and everyone else has never been greater. Mark says, ”It’s time for change and a Political Party which offers hope, rather than more of the same. Only Labour can offer a fairer and just society.” Mark has voted for Labour all his adult life, and is proud of it. He has been a resident in the Newton Abbot area for 18 years and is a bus worker who wants to represent fellow Newton Abbot constituents in the Council and act on their needs

Ja parent of two young children in Newton Abbot who is passionate about conservation, history and believes strongly in community spirit. Along with a team of volunteers he’s responsible as chairman, for the Courtenay Air Raid Shelter Heritage Association based in Courtenay Park. He is standing as a Labour candidate, as he feels he can make a strong difference in Newton Abbot, by encouraging community spirit and protecting local green spaces. Jamie also has a particular interest in road safety in our town, and wants to help to improve this, with your help and support, Jamie states, “Together we can improve our town in ways of growth and protection of our local heritage” .