Councillor Martin Straker Welds
0121 303 2039
All about me
I was delighted to be elected to represent the Moseley and Kings Heath Ward.
I made three pledges during my campaign, which I am working hard to implement.
Firstly, I will fight to protect Moseley and Kings Heath from the current cuts to our public services and voluntary groups. I have been disappointed to see that many cuts have been targeted at vulnerable people who really need our support - like those older and disabled people who rely on social care. I will do my best to lobby Birmingham City Council to reduce the impact of cuts on those who can least afford them.
Secondly, I want to build a caring community in which those who need support can find it. Moseley and Kings Heath is a strong, creative, diverse and friendly community - that is why so many of us have been proud to make our homes here. Financial pressures must not be allowed to undermine this.
Finally, I want to get Birmingham City Council to involve the people of Moseley and Kings Heath in decision-making on things which affect us. We need more decision-making to occur closer to local people - so that they can play a real part in making choices about their area and their services. That is why I am embarking on a rolling, year-round programme of street surgeries - so I can try and meet with as many people as possible to ensure their concerns are listened to.
That's enough about what I think- what do you think? Are there any other issues you want me to take up?
If so please let me know. You can email me at MartinStraker_Welds@birmingham.gov.uk or write to me (no need for a stamp) at:-
Moseley and Kings Heath Labour Action Team, The Labour Party, FREEPOST, Birmingham.
Elected: Moseley and Kings Heath Ward
Joined Council: 5 May 2011
Office Expires: 2015
Council Service: May 2011 to date
Political Party: Labour
Committee Membership 2013- 2014:
Education and Vulnerable Children Overview & Scrutiny Committee,
Statutory Register of Members Interests
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