Experienced former Labour councillor Alan Henley has been selected as the Labour candidate for the upcoming Sheppey Central by-election on 16 October 2014.
Henley brings a wealth of experience to the upcoming election battle, serving as a councillor for the Sheerness West Ward from the mid 1970’s through to the early 1980’s and was very much at the early inception of Swale Borough Council.
As Vice-Chair of the Medway Community Health Council he also led the successful fight to stop the closure of the Queenborough Ambulance Station.
“These days our council seems so remote to local people” says Henley” I want to bring back a sense of community in Minster and Eastchurch, a community where residents can easily connect with their councillor, safe in the knowledge their views will be taken up and addressed. There are so many issues on the island around housing, employment and health care, residents need to be certain they have a voice and that it will be heard.”
The by-election will take place on 16 October 2014 to fill the vacant seat on the Sheppey Central ward following the death of Cllr John Morris.