Election preview: Yate Central ward
Two seats are up for grabs in this South Gloucestershire Council ward, so you get two votes. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order, with pictures and quotes added for those candidates who have supplied them.
Ruth Davis, Liberal Democrat Focus Team:
Ruth has lived in Yate for over 40 years. She works in accounts for a local insurance brokers. A former chair of governors, she has served Yate residents as a councillor for 28 years – starting from the campaign to save the common from developers. She was a youth leader and was central to the campaign for a cinema.
John Gawn, Liberal Democrat Focus Team:
John’s a former special constable, who has lived in Yate for 30 years. He volunteers in our community, serving on the town council for the last four years, and focussing particularly on transport, roads, affordable housing and the Yate Ageing Better Project he chairs. Campaigned about housing on the Ridge and the Magistrates Court sites.
Kathleen Langley, Labour
Jo Lewis, Conservative: Jo is a born and bred Yate resident, having lived in the centre of the town all of her life, and is a mum of three. Jo first got involved with the Yate team after seeing the local Conservatives work on health campaigns such as the successful campaign to see longer opening hours at our Minor Injuries Unit.
Michael McGrath, Labour
Amy McNeill, Conservative: Amy has lived in the ‘Ridge’ area of Yate all of her life and was educated at the Ridge School and Chipping Sodbury School. Now a local community caseworker, she helps people on a daily basis with housing concerns, planning issues and transport difficulties. She first got involved with the ‘Get Yate Moving campaign’.
You can read our overview of the elections in South Gloucestershire here.