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Bury Independents 2024 local election candidates

Bury Independents 2024 local election candidates (from left to right): Martyn West (Besses), Fawad Sabir (Bury East), Alan Bayfield, Michael Hankey (Elton), Aamer Yasin (Moorside), Mike Court (Pilkington Park), Mirza Hamie (Redvales), Angie Sutcliffe (Tottington) & Steve Middleton (Unsworth).

Unsworth ward

I grew up in Unsworth & Whitefield and attended Castlebrook High School, Bury College then Manchester University. I have been a community campaigner since 2009 and am one of the co-founders of Bury Independents.

I’m a Project Manager in the civil service and prior to that I was a Border Force Officer for 10 years and IT engineer for over a decade before that. In my spare time I have use of a light aircraft, which allows me to fly around Bury and see our fabulous town from the air.

I want to see sensible and thoughtful investment in Unsworth and Whitefield in particular, and also want to protect our valuable green spaces for future generations.

Pilkington Park ward

I am Mike Court your Bury Independents party candidate for Pilkington Park Ward. I have lived, worked and have been educated in and around the Bury area for more than fifty years.

You may ask why I joined Bury Independents Party; this was for a number of reasons

Firstly – I care about you and the area we live in.

Secondly – I worked for Bury Council for over twenty years and have

witnessed first-hand how the council spend and waste our money.

I want to make sure that all monies spent within Pilkington Park are spent for what’s needed most and for the right reasons

Bury East ward

My name is Fawad Sabir and I have lived in the East Ward area of Bury all my life.I am your Bury Independent candidate for Bury East ward in Bury Council’s local elections due to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

I’m thrilled to announce my candidacy for the upcoming councillor elections for Bury East🌟 Your support means the world to me, and I’m committed to representing our community’s voices and values.

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience is key, and postal voting offers just that. By registering for a postal vote, you ensure that your voice is heard, even if you can’t make it to the polls on election day. 📬 Plus, it’s a safe and secure way to cast your ballot from the comfort of your own home.

🧑‍💻To register for postal votes then visit the link below:
🏡 So let’s make sure every voice counts in this election. Register for your postal vote today and remember to vote for me as your next councillor! Together, we can make a difference.

Tottington ward

Hello residents of Tottington, Walshaw & Affetside. My name is Angie Sutcliffe & I’m standing to be your local election candidate.

Some of you might remember me from the Totty Snake or as Ellie Elf and Elza from Frozen when lots of your children came round to my little garden to see my display, I also helped give gifts to local care homes for both residents and care workers, I love helping people for no other reason other than I care..

Moorside ward

I am your Bury Independent candidate for Moorside ward in Bury Council’s local elections due to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024. I’d be really pleased if I could count on your vote this year, so that Bury Independents have a chance to show you how a local-only party can make a difference for you. There are no elections until 2026 after this one, so please consider lending me your vote on the 2nd May.

Elton ward

I am your Bury Independent candidate for Elton ward in Bury Council’s local elections due to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

I am standing as the Bury Independent candidate for Elton ward in the May elections because I feel that the needs of local people will be better served by a locally based group rather than by the main national political parties. Our aim is to get the best deal for the people of Elton and Bury generally and, above all, to listen to the real views of local people.

Redvales ward

My name is Mirza Najmuddin Hamie. Being a prominent member and resident of  Bury, I am driven by a strong desire to serve my community to the best of my ability. My aim is to develop the community to provide a culture in which people from all backgrounds can live freely and engage in a prosperous yet caring environment.

I have professionally worked in the Public sector for over 18 years and have earned vast experience among society members relating Health and Social care issues. I am an Associate Hospital Manager for NHS Pennine Care Trust, evaluating cases under the Mental Health Act.

In addition to my core devotion towards Community Health, I also own a trading and distribution company which deals in packaging material, majorly supplying to commercial retail businesses, multi cuisine restaurants, which I have been running for the last 43 years.

I believe that as a member of the Bury Independents group my contribution will assist in numerous ways, based on my wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience of dealing with multi-cultural clientele.

* I cannot make the changes in our council alone. However if Redvales as a community is with me, we can  make the difference.

*I have worked for Bury Council for 19 Years in various departments and gained a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of how Council departments function.

* If elected as a councillor in Redvales ward I will be your voice to better our communities hopes and aspirations.

* I want our Bury Town to be greener, cleaner, safer and improving our carer services for all.

* If you elect me to become you Redvales ward Councillor, I will be in a position to make the difference to your quality of life.

* I have good ethics values, knowledge, and communication skills, also listening and responsive skills.

* ⁠I have ability to interpret information

* ⁠I am Trustworthy

* ⁠I am empathetic

* I have been a governor of Derby High School and Chair of Bury UNISON Local Government Branch.

* For me it will be a great honour and privilege to represent the Redvales ward and make the difference.

* If you choose me to represent you, I will work hard to represent you across the ward and make all our Bury Communities better and stronger.

* I will serve the people of Redvales ward with high standards and protect important services.

* Improving services for our Bury’s Older people.

* Making our roads safer and ensuring local businesses thrive in our community.

* As an Independent councillor I want to make decisions based on local residents, before politics.

*I have worked for Biry Council for 19 Years in various departments and wealth of knowledge and understanding how those departments work.

* If elected as a councilor in Redvales ward I want to be your voice to better our communities hopes and aspirations.

Besses ward

I am Martyn West and I am your Bury Independent candidate for Besses ward in Bury Council’s local elections due to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

Thank you all for your support last year when I came second to the incumbent representative. I hope you want change, and I am the person best placed to bring that about with Bury Independents.

We are a group of local people who have lost confidence in politicians especially those from national parties. We believe Bury residents deserve better with representatives who will put the residents first, not the policies of national political parties.

The local election on 2nd May is your chance to have your say. You decide who represents your interests and how your taxpayer money is spent in Bury. You are unlikely to have another chance until 2026.

6000 voters in Besses Ward do not vote. This means that 2000 voters who do, have a say. No Vote = No Say.

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