Your 2023 local election candidates: Ilkeston
2 April 2023
Awsworth Road ward
I have lived In Ilkeston all my adult life settling here in my early 20’s. My working life has been spent in the public sector, working for Local Authorities in Adult Social Care, Childrens Services and in the NHS. More recently, I have been the lead on Drowning Prevention for the Local Government Association Nationally and have worked with both the UK Water Safety Forum and Agencies in Derbyshire to make improve education and make our Open Water Spaces safer for all. I have always been active in my local community and I am a school governor on Granby and Chaucer Juniors and Charlotte Infant Schools, and am committed to helping our local schools be the best they can be, I am also a trustee of the local Sea Cadet unit and the vice chair of trustees of Bennerley Viaduct. It’s been an honour to be the councillor for Awsworth Road over the last 4 years, helping with problems faced by local people on a daily basis, and if re-elected will continue to do so. I am committed to ensuring people get access and protect the vital services they use, tackling anti-social behaviour, making sure we have the homes and jobs people need and keeping our green spaces clean and safe for all , giving Ilkeston the boost it needs to thrive for the future.
I’m Josy Hare, a retired County Council worker, but presently I work for a local community network. I have lived in Ilkeston all my adult life, raising a family of four sons. My working career has involved working in the area, looking at the needs of the community and how we can help them self-sustain. As your local councillor, I want to represent you and your views on the local council, putting local residents first. I’m really passionate about social housing, anti-social behaviour and the well-being of the community.
My name is Linda Burns, I live in the ward of Cotmanhay. I work at Morrisons in Ilkeston as a checkout operator and I am the union rep in store. I have in the past been a Governor at Cotmanhay Junior School and also worked at Bennerley/Ormiston as a Teaching Assistant. I have been involved with local Community Groups such as Action 4 Cotmanhay and Save Cotmanhay and Shipley Green Belt and would like to do more for our community as your elected Councillor. Outside of politics, I love spending time with my family and close friends and travelling.
I’m Alex Breene, a Project Manager working at ITP Aero in Hucknall. I have lived in the Cotmanhay ward in Erewash for 5 years. Recently I led a campaign against Conservative plans to build on Cotmanhay’s greenbelt. As your local councillor, I want to represent you and your views on the local council, putting local residents first. I’m really passionate about tackling the cost of living crisis and protecting our environment.
Hallam Fields ward
I’m Kate Fennelly and I’ve lived in Ilkeston all my life, except the time I served in the RAF when I returned 12 years later. My father Paul owned the garage on Nottingham Road. I’m a self-employed driving instructor of 16 years, mother of a disabled child and all too aware of the challenges parents face. I am also a commonwealth War Graves volunteer, Long Eaton Sea Cadet Instructor and a member of the Royal British Legion Ilkeston branch, helping out our community.
I’m Mark Alfrey, a Royal Mail employee working out of Netherfield, serving customers across Derbyshire and the Peak District. I have a military background, travelling across Europe as a child and later within my Army career. My working life has instilled professional, hardworking, equitable and diverse values. I have lived in Erewash for 14 years. I have extensive experience in charitable and community work and believe my skills are ideally placed to represent the views of constituents within the ward of Hallam Fields. As your Labour councillor, I want to use my professional values and experience to provide a link between residents within the local community and Erewash Borough Council. Building strong relationships with community leaders to ensure local views and priorities receive the attention you deserve. Since the pandemic and subsequent cost of living crisis constituents are finding daily life incredible difficult. I believe community leadership is essential in combatting the difficulties within our community. Through targeted engagement, clear communication and an open door policy my aim will be to bring a cohesive voice enabling me to represent your views and inform you of the decisions that affect the ward of Hallam Fields.
Kirk Hallam and Stanton by Dale ward
During my entire working life I have been involved in the Labour movement as a trade unionist defending members from the unfair decisions of both line and senior managers. Since retiring to Ilkeston over 10 years ago, I have thrown these energies into challenging the callous decisions of Tory austerity which looked to heap further misery on an already disadvantaged town and its people. I will be bringing to the role of councillor an expertise in research combined with successful negotiation experiences and will use these skills to help reverse the catalogue of neglect visited on Ilkeston over the recent past.
Hi, I’m Emma Moore. I work as a Community Nurse in the local District Nursing Team based at Ilkeston Hospital. I have lived in Kirk Hallam with my family since 2007 and I have a vested interest in the community around me. I want the best for the area I live in, as I’m sure you all do. I’m an active member of Unison and take part in organised union campaigns. More recently, the campaign for patient safety and better pay and conditions for nurses. If elected, I endeavour to serve my community well and I believe together we can make a huge difference. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, using the details below:
I’m Steve Green and am retired. I have lived in the Kirk Hallam and Stanton-by-Dale ward in Erewash for 40 years and have worked throughout that time on various local issues in Kirk Hallam and other Issues in Erewash, as your local councillor, I want to represent you and your views on the local council, putting local residents first. I’m really passionate about open spaces and playing fields.
I am Frank Phillips; a retired Schoolteacher and I have been a councillor for the past 32 years. I was the councillor for Ilkeston Central Ward and then in 2009 this became the Larklands Ward. I am the Chair of Governors at Larklands Infant School, the Chair of Erewash Community transport and also a Friend of Erewash Museum which I help to start many years ago. I have two sons and five grandchildren and I am pleased to say that both my sons are keen birdwatchers like myself. As a local councillor I have always stood up for the residents of my ward, both in the council chamber and with case-work. I am really sad to see how Ilkeston has declined under this Tory led administration and I am keen to see a Labour led council address these serious issues.
I am Pam Phillips and I have been an Ilkeston councillor for the past 28 years. I served in the role of Mayor of the Borough in the Millennium year. Being disabled person gives me a unique insight into the issues affecting the old and infirmed residents in the Borough and speak on their behalf in council. I am part of the Arena Church Community and become involved in many activities surrounding the church. I am the mother of two sons and five grandchildren and I am married to Frank with whom I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on April 14th this year.
I have worked in the Building Construction industry for many years working for Local Councils and Housing Associations and I have lived in Erewash for 59 years. For the last few years, I have been campaigning and would like to stop sewage pollution and see our town centres improved. As your Local Councillor, I would represent you by listening to your views on local issues putting local residents first. I’m really passionate about saving our local environment and improving our community services.
Little Hallam ward
My name is Harrison Broadhurst. I’ve lived in Little Hallam for the past 10 years; I know and love the area. I’m a Philosophy, Politics and Economics student at the University of Sheffield. Growing up in Little Hallam, I want to do my part to support the area. I’m passionate about local issues and believe I have the energy and fresh perspective to help make a positive change for my home-town. This is a great community and it deserves better. I would appreciate your vote to help me serve my local community. Thank You.
I’m Dave Snaith and live in Little Hallam ward in Ilkeston. I have lived in Ilkeston for almost my whole life and have strong ties to the area. My big passion is the environment and I wish to being about a change for the better to everyone in the Ward and the wider Erewash Borough. I’ve been an IT Consultant for the past 25 years and I’ve spent 11 years with my current employer. I will commit myself to serving as your councillor as I’ve done throughout my life.
Shipley View ward
I’m Charles, I have a pastoral role working at a secondary school and its feeder primaries in Nottingham. I have lived in Ilkeston for just over a year. As your local councillor, I want to represent you and your views on the local council, putting local residents first. I’m really passionate about local businesses (especially pubs), the environment, and giving young people places they can feel safe.
I’m Naomi, a communications and design officer at a large charity which serves much of the East Midlands. I have lived in Ilkeston for four years and have worked throughout that time on issues such as combating speeding around the New Manor Ground, particularly access to the Training Ground, free-school meals for children during the pandemic, and green belt issues around Shipley and Cotmanhay. As your local councillor, I want to represent you and your views on the local council, putting local residents first. I’m really passionate about making Shipley View a safe community to live in as individuals and families, combatting the cost-of-living crisis, and making Erewash a place where inclusive economic growth can happen.