Kingsbrook Ward is represented by Cllr James Saunders.
Cllr James Saunders and Wendie Harvey are the two Labour candidates for Kingsbrook in the Borough Council election on 2 May.
They have a reputation for getting things done.
They work hard all year round to get the best for Kingsbrook.
Cllr James Saunders
Bedford Borough Councillor for Kingsbrook
Tel: 01234 302880
Elected in 2011, James has proved himself as an effective councillor for Kingsbrook. He works hard for the area he represents and has gained a track record for getting things done.
Living in Duchess Road in Kingsbrook, James knows the area very well and is determined to work hard to get the best for the whole community.
James is the fourth generation of his family to live in Kingsbrook Ward and is always available to help with any issues that concern local residents or to follow up suggestions of how to improve the area.
James currently serves on the council’s Environment and Licensing committees, and is the Labour Group Spokesperson on the Corporate Services Committee.
James says, “It’s been a pleasure to represent you since 2011, and I hope you’ll re-elect me so I can continue to work hard to push for improvements for our area. It would be great if you also elected Wendie Harvey as the other Kingsbrook Councillor so we can work together to support residents and make sure your voice is heard when the Council makes decisions.”
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Councillor James Saunders and Wendie Harvey can be found at the monthly councillor surgeries at Tesco in Cardington Road, where they are often joined by Mohammad Yasin MP.
James and Wendie are very involved within the local community and regularly “knock on doors” to listen to residents’ views and to find out what problems people might have and then follow them up.
Wendie was selected as Kingsbrook candidate for her passion and work in the local community and for her support for the Labour Party.
She has worked in the charity sector for over 25 years, she is currently the CEO of a local independent charity that supports children and their families with issues such as mental and physical health, housing, domestic abuse, poverty and social isolation. Wendie has recently set up a multi agency working group to tackle poverty in Bedford.
Wendie says “ I am truly passionate about community as I believe that a strong community spirit can instil a sense of belonging to individuals which can lead to a happier and healthier life. For this reason, I strongly believe that local government should be run by local people”.
Keen to act as an advocate for Kingsbrook residents, Wendie has a particular interest in poor quality housing, anti social behaviour and with tackling fly tipping and traffic offences such as speeding —all of which can make life miserable for local people.
Wendie is hoping you will elect her to represent you as your councillor and is looking forward to working alongside her Labour colleague, Councillor James Saunders.
Wendie says “ it would be such a privilege to act on behalf of Kingsbrook residents and it will be an honour and pleasure to do so”.