Uplands Labour Party candidates

Labour Party announces its four Uplands candidates for 2017 elections

Swansea Labour has selected its four candidates to fight the Uplands ward for the party in the 2017 Council elections.

Sitting councillor Nick Davies will be joined at the election by Uzo Iwobi, Lily Jayne Summers and James White.

Labour currently hold three of the four Uplands seats with sitting councillors John Bayliss and Neil Woollard stepping down ahead of the May elections.

Nick Davies, who is chair of governors at Brynmill School, said: “I am proud of what Labour councilors have done for Uplands, delivering the very popular Uplands market and working hard with long-term residents, traders and students to improve everyone’s quality of life.

“But we cannot be complacent, we can always do better and this new team is determined to do that. I am also proud of how this administration has protected jobs and services despite the austerity policies from Westminster.’

Uzo Iwobi, who is a lawyer, mother of two and a member of an Uplands-based church, said: “It would be a privilege to serve the communities of Uplands and representing their interests, working alongside my Welsh Labour colleagues.”

Lily Jayne Summers said: “It would be an honour to represent the communities of Uplands. I aim to make sure that there is an appropriate level of representation of the needs and interests of students, young people and the LGBT community.”

James White added: “As a Swansea boy and a long-term Uplands resident I taught in secondary schools for 20 years, the last five in Bishop Gore. That, with bringing up two children and being a school governor gives me a real understanding of the importance of education and children’s services.”