I am proud to live and work in Worcester, with its rich heritage, majestic cathedral, lovely riverside and bustling town centre. It has a lot to offer its residents. Worcester does not need to be turned into a mini shopping metropolis – especially as the transport system needs improving and affordable parking increased.

People need good local services and an accountable council. Local people want to know that easing congestion on the roads is a priority, that there are strong flood defences and more community centres needed. Residents should have more say in protecting our Greenbelt land because once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.

If elected, the residents of Battenhall can be assured I’ll fight for them.