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Alan Woodcock

Liberal Democrats Alan is standing as a candidate for election in the Sheffield Local Election for East Ecclesfield ward on May 6th 2021.

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’ve lived locally for around 40 years. I spent most of my career working in the NHS as a nurse. Since retiring, I’ve been involved in the local Neighbourhood Watch group.

What do you think makes a good local councillor?

Someone who is embedded in the community, listens to local people, and works hard all year round.

Tell us three things you're aiming to focus on or achieve for your ward during your term as councillor

Tackling fly-tipping would definitely be one of my top priorities.

There are a lot of concerns around parking in Chapeltown. If elected, I will work to try and find a long-term solution.

Unfortunately, there are many people in my ward who don’t feel like the Town Hall works for them. I will engage with all communities in my ward and be their representative in the Town Hall.

Tell us three things you're aiming to focus on or achieve for the city of Sheffield during your term as councillor

Spending council tax wisely.

Tackling climate change.

Improving public transport.

Transport: The Sheffield City Region bus services should be taken back into public ownership

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neutral/Other
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree

If you'd like to add details on your position, please do so here

End the current partnership and move to Quality Contracts so communities have a say over bus routes, fares, and timetables.

Economy: A Universal Basic Income pilot should happen in Sheffield

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neutral/Other
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree

If you'd like to add details on your position, please do so here

At our last Party Conference we adopted UBI as our policy. We have a national working group coming up with the detail.

Democracy: How would you like Sheffield City Council to be run?

  • By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors (this is how the council is run now)
  • By one or more committees made up of elected councillors (this would be a change from how the council is run now)

Social: Do you agree with the finding of the Government's Sewell Report stating the UK is no longer institutionally racist?

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Neutral/Other
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree