Jim Brown for the Old Town
Labour and Cooperative party candidate for Stevenage Old Town.
Jim was an Old Town Councillor for nine years but involved for many years before that in our community with issues including the environment, transport, community schools and working to tackle racism. He was Mayor of Stevenage during most of the difficult pandemic period.
Jim has been involved in active recreation groups for many years. He launched local cycle challenge events and organised them for many years. He is a committee member and part of the voluntary coaching team with Fairlands Valley Spartans and has run twenty London Marathons.
Jim has been a governor of a Stevenage secondary school for 26 years and been involved with the Old Stevenage Community Association and the Stevenage Old Town Business and Community Partnership for a very long time.
“Covid had a huge impact on our community – our health, our economy and our well-being. When we finally emerge from the pandemic, our recovery must not be just about the economy but be a green recovery and bring us together socially. I do hope we can avoid the worst impacts on society of so many people being isolated for so long.
The Government has not delivered on its promises to reimburse local councils for the work they had to do during the pandemic. This lack of good faith by Government, coupled with other centrally imposed cuts and the loss of income from fees and charges since the start of Covid, is causing severe financial pressures on councils everywhere, including ours.”