Local resident and community activist, Lizzie Gladwyn, has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Council by-election in Bath’s Abbey Ward, in the centre of the City.
The by-election has been caused by the decision of the previous Green Party councillor to stand down from B&NES.
Lizzie is a passionate campaigner on mental health issues, and worked for five years at the RUH as a nursing assistant, before returning to her studies as a mature student. She has lived in central Bath for seven years.
As wel as volunteering at St Mungo’s, the homeless charity, Lizzie also helps with the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, and works for Bath Spa University on its outreach activities aimed at encouraging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in Higher Education.
Launching her campaign, Lizzie said: “I am delighted to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Abbey ward. As someone who has lived in the City for years, I’m passionate about improving our city centre environment, joining with local residents, businesses and the voluntary sector to make Bath an even better place to live.
“I will work to deliver solutions to the problems of traffic, parking, air quality, and improving the general cleanliness of our City Centre. Bath is a World Heritage City, but it must also provide a pleasant, livable space for those of us who call it home. We can continue improving the appearance of the City Centre, provide more affordable housing, curb anti-social behavior, and support our local traders.
“I will make sure the city-centre of Bath has a strong voice in the Council, standing up for residents, and working alongside Abbey ward’s other Conservative Councillor, Peter Turner, to champion our community and build an even better Bath.”