Labour reveal their election candidates

Sarah Keig is to stand for Labour in Morley North
Sarah Keig is to stand for Labour in Morley North
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A bar worker is hoping to become a Leeds City Councillor in the next round of local elections.

Sarah Keig aims to combine her day job pulling pints at the Morley Dashers pub with councillor duties.

Sarah Keig is to stand for Labour in Morley North

Sarah Keig is to stand for Labour in Morley North

The part time worker of the High Street pub has been chosen to fight the Morley South ward for Labour in 2016.

Sarah, who also works for trade union Unison as a local organiser, said: “I want to make a difference to my local community and being elected as a Leeds councillor would be a huge privilege.

“I want to stand up for what I believe and help the people of Morley and Leeds.

“We need affordable housing and good quality rented homes.

Andrew Scopes is to stand for Labour in Morley South

Andrew Scopes is to stand for Labour in Morley South

“I want to help make Leeds a more child-friendly city, as well as a city that provides excellent quality of care for the elderly.

“We also need more apprenticeships for young people, which we can create by attracting new employers and more jobs to the city.”

The Morley North ward has also chosen its candidate to fight in the local elections next year.

Father-of-three Andrew Scopes, who lives locally, will stand for Labour in Morley North.

Financial management worker Mr Scopes said: “I believe in high quality public services that ensure equal chances for everyone.

“I think Labour is the best choice for people who want to protect the individual identity of Morley North.

“If I am elected I will speak up for them on Leeds City Council and make sure their voice is clearly heard.”

In last year’s May local elections, all three sitting councillors were re-elected for their seat on Leeds City Council.

The Morley Borough Independents held the Morley North ward with Coun Bob Gettings keeping his seat.

Labour’s Coun Neil Dawson retained his place in Morley South and Coun Jack Dunn, also Labour, held Ardsley and Robin Hood.

But Labour’s Ed Balls was ousted as Morley and Outwood MP in last May’s national elections by Tory Andrea Jenkyns.

To register for voting in the coming May local elections, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/Register-to-vote.aspx