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Tristan John Chatfield

Tristan John Chatfield was the Labour Party candidate in Weoley & Selly Oak in the Birmingham local election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Tristan John Chatfield - here's everything we know so far!

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Tristan John Chatfield was the Labour Party candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Labour Party manifesto.

Statement to voters

I moved to Birmingham for work purposes back in 2005 since then I have brought up my family here and become a proud adopted Brummie. I want this city to be the best it can be and that means delivering on Labour’s promise to ‘Build a Better Birmingham’. The Labour Party in Birmingham has put forward a radical manifesto including commitments to build thousands of new homes continuing our record of being one of the few local authorities in the UK to be building substantial quantities of council housing. We will also introduce a licence scheme for private landlords to try and control some of the negative impacts rogue landlords have on tenants and neighbours. We will invest in jobs and skills to create a city full of good jobs for local people. Labour in Birmingham is committed to keeping weekly bin collections, despite the rumours being spread about by the Conservatives to the contrary.

I have been fortunate enough to have served on the City Council since 2012 in that time we have seen savage cuts handed down to us by central government. Despite this the Labour administration has managed to keep Weoley Castle Library open and build a new modern leisure centre in Northfield. Work has also just started on the new cycle super highway up the Bristol Road.

We also successfully secured the 2022 Commonwealth Games for Birmingham, a huge opportunity to put as on the international map and give young people a chance to develop vital skills.

On a personal level during my time as cabinet member for Community Safety and Equalities I was delighted to be able to scrap the fees on child burials and cremations, showing that we in Birmingham can lead the way whilst the government dithers.

If elected to represent the new Weoley and Selly Oak ward I will campaign on the issues that matter to local people. That means fighting to keep our parks and green spaces clean, it means standing up to Amey, the city council highways contractors, over the poor state of our roads and it means fighting to ensure our schools get a fairer funding settlement from government.

The city’s detractors both here and nationally would have us believe that Birmingham is mired in problems, yes like any large city we have our challenges but I am immensely proud of Birmingham and its people.

It would be a great honour to represent Weoley and Selly Oak in the council and I therefore hope that local people will put their faith in myself and Julie Johnson as the Labour candidates so that we can help deliver a fairer, more prosperous and greener city.

[Source: B31.org.uk]

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2018: Birmingham local election, as the Labour Party candidate for Weoley & Selly Oak
  • 2016: Birmingham local election, as the Labour Party candidate for Oscott

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