Name: Tony Carr
Tel no: 07773672406
Experience: Participated in youth football programmes; attended local parish council meetings; receive regular updates in relation to local issues raised by local parish councils. I am aware further development of junior football league in our area will enhance community relations as there are in excess of 20 junior teams currently playing in this area with little or no facilities and having to join football leagues outside the Sefton area. I am prepared to fight for local football facilities for our communities. My personal experience with local council matters encompasses a great deal of local transport related issues with my working position as a Unite the Union representative for Knowsley Hackney Carriage this position allows access to relevant documentation concerning provision of affordable reliable public transport links with this knowledge and understanding I would be happy to endeavour to encourage local transport providers to enhance current transport provision thus resolving quite a number of points raised by Aintree, Melling and Maghull residents.
Personal statement: My personal ability to represent people of my local community will not be compromised due to geographical location or understanding of the needs of my local community nor will it be compromised due to work commitments as I am self-employed therefore have the ability to re-arrange schedules in order to fulfil duties relevant to community representation.
The views I hold in relation to politics mirror that of traditional Labour Party values which include a respect for employment rights and recognition for achievement and advancement within the workplace without undermining frontline staff. However no government, banking, industry, civil service, healthcare or armed force could possibly survive without frontline staff so creating layer upon layer of management would surely deplete frontline staff thus diminishing service relied upon by every citizen in Britain.
The majority of the public view local council as challenging and not complimentary as they should be viewed because after all, they are paid to carry out services which should enhance living conditions. It is the duty of a local councillor to break down barriers between local constituents and local council, thus enabling a cohesive community prepared to involve itself in local decision making issues therefore empowering local communities to have their voices heard in a democratic arena through an elected local councillor.