Labour’s Frome Vale Candidates:
My name is Amal Ali and I am your Labour Party councillor candidate for Frome Vale. I am a mum of an autistic child and have lived in Bristol for the past 18 years.
Over the years I have been involved in a wide range of community activities like campaigning for a greener, healthier, more sustainable future for us, the future of our children and grandchildren also campaigned campaigns close to my heart like disability rights for children and adults. I campaigned with Acorn, Bristol People’s Assembly and etc.
I have worked closely with Muslims4Bristol which I am also a member. Since the pandemic started we delivered thousands of meals to frontline workers like nursing homes staff, police officers, NHS staff, and also delivered free schools meals to children and families throughout Bristol.
Previously, I worked on many campaigns like the general, local, metro mayoral and mayoral elections and other campaigns highlighted above which motivated me to get involved in local politics so I could change things for local people.
My role as your candidate and councillor is to ensure that members and residents views are listened to at City Hall.
My name is Mike Wollacott and I am a Labour Party Candidate for Frome Vale in May’s local elections. I am currently a full time carer, so am fully aware of the impact that first austerity, and then covid has had on my family and the local community.
I have previously been a local councillor in Brislington East, (2010-16) where I was actively involved in the campaigns protecting our green spaces from development and on protecting the local library service. I was also instrumental in the introduction of the real Living Wage into the council.
Both in my role as a councillor and as a trade union official, I gained wide experience at representing people both as individuals and collectively. I have a good understanding of the legal framework within which the council operates thanks to my studies at the UWE, and have a keen interest in Human Rights legislation.
I feel that it is vital that as we emerge out of the pandemic, that we need strong local voices to ensure that the interests of the local community are heard, and I think that my previous experience will inform and enable me to do this in an effective manner.