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Julia Buckley for Bridgnorth

Are you as worried as I am, about all the proposed cuts to local public services? 

On 4th May, if Bridgnorth votes again for the same 4 Conservative councillors who currently represent us on Shropshire Council, then you should know what they’ve got planned for the next 4 years....

  • £66 Million of budget cuts between 2017-2019
  • Allowing 2,000 NHS staff to be made redundant across Shropshire  
  • Allowing the downgrading of our Maternity Unit and nearest A&E
  • Further reduction to local bus routes to rural villages
  • 50% reduction in youth services, followed by complete closure by 2019
  • Drastic cuts to our schools’ budgets: 
    • St. Leonards Primary School cut by 11%- £154,237 until 2019 (-£510 per pupil, average of 4 teachers lost per year)
    • St. John’s Catholic Primary School cut by 10% -£79,881 (-£388 per pupil, 2 teachers)
    • St. Mary’s Bluecoat Primary School, cut by 11%, -£52, 289 until 2019, (-£393 per pupil) lose 1 teacher per year.
    • Bridgnorth Endowed Secondary School, cut by 12%, - £452,338 (-£676 per pupil) and lose 13 teachers


I would like to offer you a choice

You have a new candidate this year – Dr. Julia Buckley, a local mum of 2 with children at St. Leonards School, who works at Wolverhampton Council, bringing in funding to modernise and prioritise services for the most vulnerable.

If you are ready for a change, then give me a chance.

If you elect me in the local elections on 4th May, I will:

  • Use full Council powers of scrutiny to oppose all cuts to NHS services and ensure maximum public consultation.  
  • Specifically oppose the proposals to downgrade our Midwife Lead Maternity Unit, and the A&E at Telford hospital
  • Seek transparency on all budget cuts, and propose “options analyses” to explore all other avenues for funding or modernisation before considering any service cuts
  • Fight for a fairer methodology to calculate funding for our schools
  • Listen to the public when they overwhelmingly reject planning proposals from developers, unwanted in this town
  • Defend our library from any further cuts in opening hours
  • Seek funding to support our young people with meaningful activities


Julia with Gareth Snell following his by election victory in Stoke

Julia's been campaigning to save our local Maternity Unit from being closed with a High Street campaign, collecting signatures for both the Labour NHS campaign and Bobbie Brown's Save Bridgnorth Maternity Unit campaign.

You can follow Julia on Facebook at fb.com/juliabuckleyforbridgnorthcouncil/

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published this page in News 2017-03-21 21:22:58 +0000

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