The Labour Party select Christina Emmett as their candidate for the Burbage By-Election

Christina Emmett from Burbage, will represent the party in the Burbage Sketchley & Stretton By-Election after conservative Councillor Stan Rooney stepped down last month.

A former teacher, Christina is currently studying Town Planning at the University of Birmingham. She has been involved in local fundraising for Lawrence House homeless shelter and more recently the Hinckley Area Foodbank where money was raised at Burbage’s Annual Carnival.

Christina who is also Bosworth Labour Party’s Women’s Officer said:

I’m proud to be standing for Labour in the Burbage Sketchley and Stretton ward. Burbage is a fantastic place to live, and I want to keep it that way for all residents. My biggest priority will be working to make sure that any development that happens in the area is appropriate and right for the community. That means ensuring that the Section 106 money owed to our residents is spent improving our amenities and services. Any developments in Burbage should make the area better off, not worse

She vows to fight for investment to improve Burbage’s inadequate infrastructure and for an improvement in pedestrian safety particularly for families and the elderly.

When asked about why residents should vote for her she said

Neither the Conservatives, nor the Lib Dems are willing to fix the problems affecting our quality of life. They are too busy fighting themselves and each other and a Labour voice on the council is badly needed.

It’s time for a positive change and voters showed they wanted it when they voted for Labour in large numbers at the recent General Election, pushing the Lib Dems into third place. I’m keen to serve and improve my village by representing the interests of Burbage as a fresh and positive voice on the Borough council. I’m therefore asking people to vote Labour on Thursday, October 5th.

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