Tim Gibson is a retired firefighter standing for the first time in Roman ward. He has taken quickly to campaigning and is already well known in his ward. A very keen sportsman, he has played cricket and coached football in the area. He will oppose any attempt to build a new town in Highsted Valley to the south east of Roman Ward.
Ken Rowles has been an active member of Sittingbourne Team Labour for many years. With former MP Derek Wyatt he established the Swale Film Festival and has been a supporter of better social housing in Swale for many years. He is strongly opposed to the gigantic Highsted Valley housing plan.
Matt Brown and Mike Rolfe are Labour candidates in Queenborough and Halfway. They have been campaigning strongly in the and want better jobs, skills and opportunities for young people on the Island. Mike was Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the 2017 General and the former National Chair of the Prison Officers Association
Tom Nundy is one of Labour’s younger candidates, standing in Minster Cliffs Ward. He wants to see Sheppey getting more prominent attention in Swale Council, believes that there is too much housing without infrastructure and believes the local housing needs to focus on the needs of local people.
Richard Raycraft has has lived all his life in Sittingbourne and is an engineer by trade. Richard believes Murston has been badly let down by the council, particularly with the incomplete Northern Relief Road.
Ashley Wise was born and raised in Sittingbourne, growing up in the Murston area. Ashley’s main priority is to be an active and visible ward councillor. He’d like to see Swale council do more to voice and address residents concerns about safety, the lack of GPs, and to make sure developers deliver for the community not just build more and more homes.
Tony Winckless is a familiar figure in Milton Regis Ward as an active community Councillor. He won back his seat there in 2017 with a massive swing to Labour which was picked out as one of the summer achievements of 2017 at the Labour Conference. Community safety and making sure Milton’s streets and roads are maintained are among Tony’s priorities.
Steve Davey is a professional music producer, an ardent environmentalist, and a passionate fighter for social justice. Like all Labour candidates, he wants to see more affordable housing for local people and less emphasis in Swale on building higher cost housing for the benefit of developers