Manor: John Kelly
John Kelly was elected Manor Ward's Labour Councillor in May 2012.
Cllr Kelly is a qualified social worker and has spent a career as a leading NHS professional.
He is now a prominent National Health Service campaigner and he works tirelessly to ensure that the concerns of Crosby, Hightown and Thornton residents are tackled.
Name: Cllr John Kelly
Tel no: 07505 841 641
A Labour Party and NHS campaigner was elected to represent Manor Ward in May 2012.
Cllr John Kelly was elected to represent the ward with a 1,159 majority (59% of the total vote).
The Labour Party activist and campaigner has been an active member of the community and a leading member of the Manor Ward Labour Action Team.
He has lived in the area for over 30 years and is married with two grown up children.
Cllr Kelly is a qualified social worker and has spent his career as a leading NHS professional. He worked in Health and Social Care for Sefton Council until leaving his post as Assistant Director for Adult Social Services in 2001 to become Borough Director of Adults in Knowsley working for the NHS Trust. In 2005 he was promoted to the post of Director for 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust. He then went on to oversee the remodelling of adult care which resulted in the trust gaining Foundation status.
He retired from his post as Executive Director Operations after over 34 years' public service and is now a health and social care consultant.
Cllr Kelly said it was his experience of working in the NHS which has given him the drive to campaign for the Labour Party.
Cllr Kelly said: "I left my position in the NHS because I could see how this Tory-Lib Dem government was pushing to privatise our health service which will result in care being provided to those who can afford it.
"I am deeply concerned with how Conservative-Liberal Democrat government policies will affect the most vulnerable people in society. With more than 30 years' service in the NHS and as a former senior executive in the NHS, I am very concerned that this government's Health and Social Care Bill will not improve care for patients, will open the door to privatisation, fragment care and create an expensive central quango that will override the needs of local communities at a time when the NHS will have to find billions of pounds in cuts."
Cllr Kelly said he was delighted to have been elected to represent Manor Ward.
Cllr Kelly said: "I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to represent the Labour Party in Manor Ward and look forward to continuing my fight to ensure that the interests of the people of Crosby, Thornton and Hightown are best served.
"We are seeing unprecedented public sector cuts which are hitting vital local services and putting people from right here in Crosby, Thornton and Hightown out of work. These cuts are affecting the Environment Agency who just last week revealed plans to revise its flood management because its funding from government has been slashed by the Tories and Lib Dems. This highlights that these Conservative-Liberal Democrat cuts are directly threatening our homes here in Sefton.
"And we are seeing the Tories and Lib Dems opening the door for developers to build on our greenbelt, threatening great swathes of our countryside here in Sefton.
"In the same way as we are seeing the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats attacking our NHS, this government is directly attacking the our communities here in the North West. It's ordinary families here in Crosby, Hightown and Thornton who are being hurt by these cuts.
"I will continue to fight for the interests of the people of Manor Ward and ensure that they are getting the representation on Sefton Council that they deserve."