Hello, I am Dominic Ridler. I am delighted to be standing as Labour’s candidate in Fulwood.
I was born in Sheffield and have lived here all my life. I studied at the University of Sheffield. I am now a secondary school geography teacher in Rotherham. I also work as a freelance musician, playing with many different groups across Sheffield.
I believe the Labour Party’s values of social justice and fairness are values that benefit all and, as councillor for Fulwood, I shall ensure the needs and concerns of the community are fully represented. Sheffield City Council has been the victim of vicious budget cuts under the Tory government. Your Labour Council will campaign for an end to austerity. I shall champion Labour's national manifesto in Sheffield, fighting for fully-funded public services, opportunities in education for young people, and better housing and transport.
As your Labour councillor I shall stand;
• Against cuts to education which will see teaching posts and funding cut to primary and secondary schools across our ward;
• Against the Governments' austerity spending cuts to NHS Services across Sheffield, which will see closures such as the minor injuries unit at the Hallamshire Hospital;
• For Labour’s pledge to bring outsourced council services back in house where practicable.