I am Sarah Walters, 58 years old, and have lived in Glascote for 16 years with my husband. I am a retired doctor and former senior lecturer in Public Health at the University of Birmingham.
We own and manage Alvecote Wood conservation site for wildlife and community groups, and also run a local manufacturing business that employs local people and pay our staff above the living wage. We also actively support Burgess Nature Park and other wildlife sites in Tamworth.
Tamworth needs more, better-paid local jobs, more affordable housing and a better environment for people and wildlife. If elected to the Council, I would campaign for people employed by the Council and their contractors to be paid a living wage, and work with other local employers to encourage them also to pay a living wage.
I would oppose HS2 and fracking and try to ensure development does not destroy the vital green spaces that the people of Glascote and the local wildlife need to thrive. I would fully support the Wild About Tamworth initiative, and campaign for all children to have access to outdoor education.
I would campaign to save our precious National Health Service and keep it free, non-privatised and properly-resourced.
Sarah Walters, candidate for Stonydelph, 2017