Contact Details and Positons Held
0161 912 5208
Councillor Laurence Walsh
Trafford Town Hall
Manchester M32 0TH
Why did you become involved in politics?
I had been an active member of the GMB for many years and it seemed
a logical step to join the Labour Party.
What are your priorities for the Ward?
I see myself first of all as a resident of the Gorse Hill Area.
The daily issues of fly tipping, dog fouling etc are things which make me
cross like everyone else.
I first want to make Gorse Hill a more pleasant a place to live.
I help to organise the Gorse Hill Fun day at Gorse Hill Park.
I genuinely believe the conservatives policies in Trafford and
Coalition Government are not working. Despite great opposition
the council supported the building of much bigger Tesco
Supermarket on Chester Road. We had said one similar in size to
Tesco in Stretford Mall would be fine. There have been cuts to
services in Trafford yet there are still out side consultants
being paid to do jobs the Senior Management team (already in
place within the council) should be able to do.
The council have organised consultation with the public over the
spending review. We know there is a deficit and cuts need to be
made but the number of people from the public who attend or
contribute to the consultations is a tiny fraction of the
Trafford population. The council should be engaging with
more people. They say they have identified people's
priorities for particular services but nothing could be further
from the case.
The country needs to be working to pay off the deficit and
the Health Service needs supporting not changing.
There is a better way forward and that is through the Labour
Party. Come and talk and tell us what you think we do listen.