Gemma Wilson, Cllr for Lindley, has today joined the Liberal Democrats in Kirklees. Gemma a Councillor for Lindley since 2015 has campaigned over the past three years for local residents in support of HRI, to save Grimescar valley from development as well as tackling casework for local residents.
After confirming her decision in writing to Council Chief Executive, Cllr Wilson said,
“I have today taken a positive step forward. As a united team for Lindley I will be working together with Cahal Burke and Richard Eastwood for the good of everyone in the ward. We are battling Kirklees Labour as they cut resources for our communities – such as the library at the heart of Lindley. From Birchencliffe to Salendine Nook and Quarmby to Oakes, we stand united on the issues that matter locally.
“And of course, I remain committed to keeping HRI at the heart of our town. And to fight to save Grimescar valley.”
She was welcomed to the Liberal Democrats by Cllr John Lawson, Lib Dem Group Leader, who said,
“Gemma works for local residents and the communities across Lindley, just like Cahal and Richard. Gemma will be a great asset to the group and will continue to speak out for the people of Lindley ward. I know she will bring a new dimension to the group and our ongoing campaign to win a fair deal for local people from Kirklees Labour.”
Cllr. Cahal Burke, (Liberal Democrat Deputy Group Leader and Lindley Councillor) alsO took the opportunity to welcome Gemma,
“Cllr. Wilson shares our values and beliefs, Cllr. Wilson has joined the Liberal Democrats because we exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.
I have seen Gemma in action, working for local people across Lindley for the past the three years. Her determination to get a good deal for local people, her passion on local issues is strong. Along with Cllr Richard Eastwood and myself we will go forward as a united team – stronger, an even more effective voice for Lindley.
The people of Lindley now have three Liberal Democrat Councillors who will champion quality social care, strong local schools, and well-funded services. We are looking forward to working together for the people of the Lindley ward”.