Labour’s Redland Candidates:
As an Environmental Engineer with local Councils he prioritised the environmental aspects of projects to measurably improve the lives of local people with flood prevention, traffic calming measures, and building children’s play areas. As Project Manager for Sky and AXA, he delivered multi-million £ IT projects. These required specific skills, primarily, listening, planning, and negotiation. All useful in being a Councillor. He is also a keen cyclist, father, & part-time musician.
Having moved around quite a bit since University in the mid 90s, Kirsten has chosen Bristol to be her home since 2007.
After prioritising raising her children, Kirsten decided to make a career change in 2013; leaving corporate world to work in the community. Providing therapy for adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, autism and dementia, her invaluable work demonstrates a heartfelt desire to work for those often overlooked in society. Kirsten is currently training to be a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist.
Kirsten’s interest in politics has really developed over the years, and now sees her take the plunge into actively supporting Labour and standing up for our communities. Creating a cleaner, greener fairer community is central to her hopes, driving her to help to make our local community a better place for everyone to live and call home.
In her personal life, Kirsten (and her husband) are musicians and are an active part of the large, vibrant community of the Arts in Bristol. A proud mum to three young adults (still living at home), her home life is very lively and fun. She spends her downtime walking with her dog, reading and watching movies. Kirsten will soon have dual nationality with Austria, having recently applied for her joint passport through the extension of Citizenship to Descendants of Victims of Nazi Persecution.
1). Improve Air Quality
2). Make roads & paths both cleaner & safer, and to maintain and improve our green spaces
3). Improve access to alternative modes of transport and increase provisions for cycling
4). Making sure every person’s voice is heard
5). Support local businesses and make our high streets vibrant and accessible for all
6). Making Redland an even more socially connected and inclusive community