We are pleased to introduce our candidates for the upcoming Kent County Elections on May 6th .
Standing in Sheppey is Angela Harrison
Angela has lived on Sheppey all her life and has been a hard working Sheerness Councillor for over 30 years. She has previously represented the Western end of the Island on KCC. Angela takes a keen interest in Health and Wellbeing and when she was on the KCC Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Kent HOSC) she pushed for, and got, Sheppey to be one of only 2 drop in GP centres in Kent. The Kent HOSC looks at contracts which NHS Trusts have – Hospital Transport, Mental Health Services – and monitors how they operate. KCC members should use the experiences of their residents to highlight when things are not working properly. The HOSC is supposed to monitor services and make sure improvements are made. Angela says, “GP Practices and Hospitals have complaint procedures, but residents should know that their County Councillor also has a role to play in NHS services. If elected I will make sure that your voices are heard”.
Standing in Sittingbourne North is Steve Davey.
The Labour candidate for the Kent County Council seat of Sittingbourne North is Milton Regis resident of 30 years, Steve Davey. Steve was elected to the Borough Council in May 2019 to represent Milton Regis, along with Tony Winckless. They work together taking up local issues and keeping local people informed. As Borough Councillor, Steve has taken a deep interest in helping to tackle homelessness and seeing improvements to the town centre. He is Chair of the Council’s Sittingbourne Area Committee and has led councillors in dealing with local issues and in support of local causes. As your County Councillor he will fight to see that north Sittingbourne is not forgotten by a Tory dominated Kent County Council.
Standing in Sittingbourne South is Lola Oyewusi.
Lola Oyewusi is the Labour and Co-operative party candidate for Sittingbourne South in the KCC elections on 6 May. She is a mother and a grandmother who is dedicated to serving the community. She is an ordained minister and founder of the Magdalene ministry Job board bringing employment and business opportunities to people who need it. She works with local stakeholders to tackle the issues of loneliness, isolation and food poverty, and has helped residents in Sittingbourne and Sheerness back into employment and volunteering. During the pandemic she has also been supplying food parcels to struggling families in Sittingbourne and Sheerness. Lola is a school governor and an active member of Unison, the biggest union in the UK fighting for workers rights. She is also the chair of the Multi-Faith group for a large housing association. Lola is a voice for the voiceless and has also been selected as the Labour candidate to stand for the post of Kent Police and Crime Commissioner.