We’ve invited all the local election candidates to complete this questionnaire so you know more about the people asking for your vote on the 4th of May. We’re also compiling a list of their websites and social media accounts so you can follow them and get in touch if you have any questions.Follow @mycardiffnorth
Name – Jane Reece
Party – Independent
Ward – Heath
Website – heathandbirchgroveindependents.co.uk
Twitter – @janemreece115
Facebook – Jane Reece
How can people get in touch with you? – Telephone, firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter and Facebook
Tell us about yourself
I am a mother of three grown up children and a grandmother of two. My working background is in residential care working with older people. I have a severely disabled husband who is confined to a wheelchair and am a user of a mobility scooter myself, therefore I am passionate about all types of disability issues. I was a Cardiff County Councillor for nine years representing the residents of Cathays. I am also a trained adviser for the Citizens Advice Bureau and am also very passionate about any equality rights. I enjoy empowering people to stand up for their rights.
What are the biggest issues in your ward?
Parking problems are a huge issue, many of the staff from The University Hospital of Wales park in any available space throughout the ward.
What’s your favourite place in Cardiff and why?
My favourite place in Cardiff is Heath Park, I regularly walk my dog there, I find it very relaxing which also gives me time to think.
What do you think should be done to improve engagement in politics?
I believe that too many people are extremely fed up with party politics, therefore do not see the point in voting. I feel that all parties should be getting together to encourage the public to vote, but I am afraid this will not happen until the fighting between different parties stops and all parties work for the benefit of the people.
What’s your favourite film?
Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, I enjoy period dramas.
If You’re Elected
What will you do to improve your ward?
Campaign for more Park and Ride facilities which would certainly help cut down the parking problems within the ward.
How will you communicate with residents in your ward?
The most important part of engaging with residents is to listen to them and act on their behalf for what they want.
What issues that affect the whole city would you like to get involved in?
I would like to get involved to improve the lack of services for keeping our streets clean, fly tipping etc. and the many changes needed to help disabled and people with mobility issues to enable them to get around easily and safely.
What would you change about Cardiff and why?
I have lived in Cardiff all my life and am very proud of our City, I would like to see an improvement in accessibility for all.
Any final comments?
Non submitted (Editor)