….that John Newberry (AKA Newbers) will be Brentwood West’s Liberal Democrat candidate for 2014.
You can read all about John on his new website www.newbers4west.co.uk and follow him on twitter @Newbers4West.
I am very excited about the prospect of John joining me as councillor for Brentwood West next year and, those of you that have met him so far will appreciate his integrity and community spirit. Here’s why I am s delighted:
About John Newberry
John, a grandfather, is a former Brentwood Police Sergeant, having spent 14 years stationed at Brentwood before his retirement here in 2000. It’s here at Brentwood that he got the nickname “Newbers”!
John now has his own counselling practice.
He also worked for two years with Essex County Council on setting up successful projects in relation to student behaviour on school transport.
He also ran a Home & Garden maintenance business in Brentwood.
John is a committed Christian and has worked with young children helping them in becoming young ambassadors for their community.
He ran a number of marathons for animal charities in his younger days (pictured: John running the London Marathon for the PDSA)!
Of his selection as Brentwood West candidate, John said:
“I really feel it is like coming home – I thoroughly enjoyed working in the ward at Brentwood Police Station in London Road and living in La Plata Grove.
“As your borough councillor I would be able to bring all my skills together and ensure that all residents of Brentwood West are listened to regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs – everyone needs to be listened to and I do not feel that the Conservatives are doing this.
“I am passionate about working with and supporting my local community.
“I also really look forward to working with two hardworking councillors – borough councillor Karen Chilvers and county councillor David Kendall. Brentwood West is the most heavily populated ward in Brentwood and, Karen in particular, could do with some help and support with the huge caseload. I can bring some new skills on community building, tackling anti-social behaviour and building an even better place to live.”
Sounds like he’s perfect to be West’s councillor!