Blundellsands: Veronica Bennett

 Veronica Bennett



Veronica Bennett is Blundellsands Ward's Labour Councillor.


Cllr Bennett is a graduate of Cambridge University where she studied Theology.

She lives in Blundellsands, is a local campaigner and has helped scores of people who have approached the Blundellsands Labour Action Team for assistance. 
Name:  Cllr Veronica Bennett
Tel no:  07595 946 087






Bill Esterson and Veronica Bennett

A Labour Party community campaigner from Crosby has been elected to represent Blundellsands Ward at May 2012 local elections.


Former Sacred Heart pupil and University of Cambridge Theology graduate Cllr Veronica Bennett, was elected with a 669 majory (53% of the vote).


The Labour Party activist and campaigner has been an active member of the community and a leading member of the Blundellsands Ward Labour Action Team.


She is also a member of the Friends of Alexandra Park group which aims to restore the historic park to its former glory.


Cllr Bennett said she was delighted to have been chosen to stand in her home town.


She said: "I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to represent Blundellsands Ward, the community in which I was brought up and live.


"I have lived in Crosby since I was young and attended The Ursuline Primary and Sacred Heart College.  I am proud of my hometown and our community. We have outstanding primary and secondary schools, we have an outstanding community spirit and we have the spectacular Crosby beach on our doorsteps.


"Having been brought up in Crosby I know only too well the issues that concern people here. We live in a great community in Blundelsands, but we face serious issues which we need to contend with.


"We have a Tory-Lib Dem government which is intent on hitting people right here in Blundellsands. As well as services being cut, vital public sector jobs, which many people in this ward rely on, are being slashed meaning that more and more ordinary families right here in Blundellsands are feeling the impact of a failing Conservative and Liberal Democrat government.


"These cuts are hitting every part of our community in Blundellsands including our coastguard station which this government, despite dire warnings from the community, unions and experts alike, is intent on closing down. This government is dicing with people's lives."


Cllr Bennett, who also works helping autistic children, said her priorities are to fight for the interests of the whole community in Blundellsands.


Veronica said: "As a member of the Blundellsands Labour Action Team I have already been working hard on issues which members of this community have brought to my attention and to the attention of MP Bill Esterson.


"These include issues which range from pot holes to coastal management. All issues which are of vital importance to the people who come to the Labour Action Team for help.


"But one of the biggest issues which I have been working with Bill Esterson on is Sainsbury's plans to develop the Village. It is crucial that people in Crosby get the chance to have a say in how our Village evolves and I am a firm proponent of ensuring that happens in the interests of everyone in the community.


"It is crucial that the people of Blundellsands are given the chance to contribute and have a say in how the whole community develops, and that is exactly what my priority is. That is why I have been pushing for the creation of a Friends of Alexandra Park group.


"The park is a really great place.  But it has started to look as though it needs a little care and attention. The Friends group will be able to ensure that it gets the attention it needs.


"It is the same for Blundellsands as a whole. We live in a fantastic community here, but we need our councillors to ensure it remains that way and improvements are made as and when required.


"At a time of unprecedented cuts to our local services, I will ensure that if I am elected councillor for Blundellsands, I will fight to make sure that this community is given the attention it deserves and the people of Blundellsands get the representation that they need."



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