Kevin Peel, a long-standing city centre resident and local campaigner, has been selected as the Labour & Co-op Party candidate for Manchester City Centre in the local elections on Thursday 5th May.
Kevin has lived in the city centre for a number of years – in Castlefield, in Chinatown and now in the Northern Quarter – and plays an active role in the local community, working with groups such as the Castlefield Forum, Northern Quarter Community Group and Friends of Sackville Gardens to help improve our area.
Kevin said: “I’m honoured and delighted to be selected by the local Labour Party to stand for election in the ward I live in. I am passionate about getting things done for the people who live here.
“Unlike my Lib Dem opponent – who lives in Gorton and is a former Gorton councillor – I’ve lived here myself for several years, I’ve worked here, I socialise here and I play an active role in the local community. I know local people, I understand local concerns and I’ve got the right ideas to address them.
“I’m not afraid to stand up to the Town Hall if city centre residents are getting a bad deal, but I will work constructively with town hall chiefs to deliver results for local people. I’ll work relentlessly to ensure that the voices of city centre residents are heard at every level of the council.”
Kevin is also proudly supported by the Co-operative Party, which works with Labour to promote the growth of the co-operative movement. There are around 10 million members of co-operatives in the UK. Find out more at www.party.coop.