Your Local Labour Council Election Candidates

Read about the Labour candidates in your area, standing for the 2016 May Council Elections.
Priory Vale
Priory Vale
Rob Heath

I am married with 3 children and have lived in Swindon for 20 years. I have served in the armed forces in field of telecommunications in the RAF. Since leaving the forces I have worked in a number of start up businesses.

I believe in equal opportunity for all irrespective of the level of privilege we are born in to. It is crucial to the development of the UK that we invest in making the economy thrive whilst at the same time ensuring that the most vulnerable members of society are protected.

Haydon Wick

Haydon Wick
Haydon Wick
Michelle Agostino

I live in Priory Vale with my husband. I joined Labour because I passionately believe in equality of opportunity and fairness in society; and that every child should have the best possible start in life. I am very proud to be the first member of the family to gain an Honours Degree. I have worked for the Home Office and the Health and Safety Executive. If elected, I will use my experience to provide a strong voice for Priory Vale.

Penhill & Upper Stratton
Penhill & Upper Stratton
Mark Dempsey

I live in North Swindon and I am a school governor at Abbey Meads Primary School. I work as an environmental advisor helping to tackle the big challenges we face, and I am also a candidate for Penhill in the upcoming local council elections.

I believe that Swindon is a town with huge potential. I am ambitious for Swindon and believe that together we can build a better future for our town.

Highworth & Blunsdon
Highworth & Blunsdon
Allison Durrant

Candidate's bio and photograph will be updated shortly.

Mannington & Western
Mannington & Western
Steph Exell

Candidate's bio will be updated shortly.

Rodbourne Cheney
Rodbourne Cheney
Des Moffatt

Des was first elected to Thamesdown Borough Council in 1983 and served as a Committee Chair, responsible for housing and health. As a member of the Policy & Resources Committee, he was also the chair responsible for Licencing and Environmental Protection.
Des recently played an important part in stopping the wood burning incinerator on the Cheney Manor Trading Estate, and having lived and worked in Ferndale/Cheney Manor all his adult life, he knows the area and its people.

Gorse Hill & Pinehurst
Gorse Hill & Pinehurst
Ray Ballman

I have been a local Councillor for Gorse Hill and Pinehurst for 14 years, it's also the ward I live in. I have had a career in the NHS working in PMH and GWH in the Intensive Care Units. I am married and have four children.

In 2011/2012 I had the honour of being the Major of Swindon.

I am the Shadow lead for Adult Social Services for the Labour Group and have an interest in Learning Disabilities. I chair the Learning Disabilities Board, Autism Board and I'm a non-executive director on the Board of SEQOL.

Contact Ray:
Tel: 01793 694584
Email: jbswin@yahoo.co.uk

Covingham & Dorcan
Covingham & Dorcan
Jamal Maih

Candidate's bio and photograph will be updated shortly.

St Margaret & South Marston
St Margaret & South Marston
Andrew Pedersen

Candidate's bio and photograph will be updated shortly.