Stannington Branch

Stannington Ward covers a relatively large geographical area (39 square miles), most of which is rural or semi-rural (90% is green-space). The area comprises Stannington, Bradfield, Dungworth, Storrs, Loxley, Worrall, Middlewood, Wadsley Park Village and parts of Wisewood. The Ward has a population of is 18,222 and contains 8,030 households.

 

Stannington Branch Labour Party Officers:

Chair: Max Telfer

Secretary: Rosemary Telfer

Treasurer: Ailsa Rodgers

Membership Secretary: Linda Daglish.

Contact Stannington Branch

You can follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/StanningtonLabour or on Twitter: @Stannington_Lab

You can also email us at StanningtonWardLabourParty@gmail.com

 

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2016

James Bangert, Jayne Hawley and Max Telfer stood in Stannington for the Labour Party in the local elections that took place in May. 

 

 

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Josh Wilson is standing for election as Labour councillor in Stannington Ward at the May 2018 local elections. Josh sets out why he deserves your vote.

I have lived in Sheffield all of my life, having attended school, college and university in the city. I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Politics and Sociology.

I live in Shiregreen, and as an active Labour Party member I am currently the Secretary for my local branch, as well as being Secretary for the Brightside and Hillsborough Constituency Labour Party. 

Aside from my Labour Party activities, I also play an active role in the community as both a governor of Longley Sixth Form College and as the co-chair of Shiregreen Sports Badminton Club.

As someone who has both family and friends that live in Stannington and surrounding areas, I am aware of the issues that are important to local people, including public and school bus services; the importance of safety reassurance for residents in the Deer Park area following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London; and traffic issues on particular roads (most notably Stannington Road and Tofts Lane). 

In the run up to the local elections I also look forward to speaking to many other people who live in the ward to find out what is important to them. I relish the opportunity to become your Labour councillor.

Introducing Our 2018 Candidate - Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is standing for election as Labour councillor in Stannington Ward at the May 2018 local elections. Josh sets out why he deserves your vote. I have lived in...

The people of Stannington and the wider community came together to make the first food bank collection organised by Stannington Branch Labour Party a resounding success. A total of 22 crates of food were collected in one morning.

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Items donated included breakfast cereals, tea bags, biscuits, tinned fruit, rice and dried pasta. 

Party member Bob Mynors, who helped coordinate the collection, said, “It is good to be able to do something practical to help local people in their time of need. Having heard the Trussell Trust explain the vital role that food banks play, I was keen to help coordinate a collection in the Stannington area.” 

The Trussell Trust make clear that they are an apolitical organisation, whose focus is on giving emergency food and support to people in crisis, across the UK. They currently run a network of over 400 food banks, with the most local to Stannington being the S6 Food Bank at St Thomas Church on Gilpin Street.

The Trussell Trust is reliant on donations of non-perishable in-date food, as well as financial contributions and people volunteering their time to help. This is achieved by working with communities and churches to open and support food banks.

Party members turned out in good numbers to help at the collection point which was located immediately outside Nathan’s Team Rooms in Stannington Village. Newly elected Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam, Jared O’Mara, also dropped by to make his own donation and thank people for helping with the collection and also those people making donations. 

Stannington Labour Party Branch Secretary, Rosemary Telfer, said of the collection, “Stannington is a lovely warm-hearted community and the countless people who contributed know what an important role food banks play in helping vulnerable people and families. We are grateful for the support of local businesses including Nathan’s Team Rooms, Co-op and Spar. The response has been amazing and we will be sure to follow up with a further collection in the future.” 

Food Bank Facts:

  • According to the Trussell Trust there are currently more than 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK.
  • In 2016/17 the Trussell Trust gave 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
  • Trussell Trust food banks provide support only to people who are referred by care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, schools and social workers. 

To find out details of future collections arranged by Stannington Labour Party email: stanningtonsecretary@labourhallam.org.uk

Or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StanningtonLabour

Or on Twitter: @Stannington_Lab 

To find out more about the Trussell Trust go to: www.trusselltrust.org

Collective Responsibility Shown in Stannington

The people of Stannington and the wider community came together to make the first food bank collection organised by Stannington Branch Labour Party a resounding success. A total of 22...

Max Telfer is standing for election as a Labour councillor in Stannington Ward. Max sets out why he deserves your vote. 

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I moved to Sheffield in 1974 and worked for several years as a postman before studying Information Technology at Sheffield Polytechnic.

My degree gave me the opportunity to work for British Steel as a programmer in Rotherham and Sheffield, surviving outsourcing and returning several years later to the steel industry working for Outu Kumpu.

Redundancy saw me moving to one of the major banks as a Business Analyst.

I'm now retired and spend my time training for my sport: fencing, where I've been fortunate enough to represent Yorkshire, England and Great Britain. I also undertake voluntary work for Action for Stannington, trying to keep our community clean and litter-free.

My main political interests are around animal welfare and social equality for which I campaign locally and nationally.

Meet the candidates - Max Telfer

Max Telfer is standing for election as a Labour councillor in Stannington Ward. Max sets out why he deserves your vote. 

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