Local resident Paul Gadsby has been selected as the Labour Candidate for the Vassall council by-election on Thursday 28 November.
Paul, who lives on South Island Place, is an active local community campaigner who has been a member of the local Labour action team for the last 18 months. During that time he has pioneered Labour’s rolling surgeries which have visited resident’s across Vassall to talk to them about their issues and concerns.
This has included working with other community activists and groups to put together a meeting which sought to support those suffering from the impact of the Tory-Lib Dem government’s cuts and promote responsible banking. Paul has also helped lead on a variety of local campaigns with his fellow council candidates for the 2014 council elections, Jacqui Dyer and Annie Gallop, from road resurfacing and housing petitions to large scale surveys of key estates like Myatt’s Field North and the Cowley estate. He has also helped to organise a series of coffee mornings that put elected representatives in front of local people. Paul has been a regularly attendee and volunteer at community organisations across the borough.
Talking about his selection, Paul said:
“I am really delighted to have been selected by Vassall Labour members for this by-election. I have enjoyed working in this fantastic community in the last few years, whether its been volunteering on the food stands at the Jubilee celebration at Myatts Park, helping residents with local projects and their community groups or getting stuck in to sorting out individual problems for residents.
“I know that a lot of people are suffering badly at the moment, especially from out of control energy bills and other pressures on their finances, and that they need a committed councillor that will fight for them. I am looking forward to the campaign and, if elected, being a representative for this great area. “