Community activist Rebecca Procter has been selected to be the Liberal Democrat candidate in the up-coming Clifton North by-election in Nottingham.
Rebecca grew up in the ward, moving there aged just two, and attended local schools including Blessed Robert Widmerpool in Clifton. She has been an active member of the parish of Corpus Christi in Clifton and a scout leader in Wilford.
“I grew up here, know the area and love the people here. Although this ward will no longer exist from May next year, I believe the people here deserve the best possible representation until that time. I look forward to a campaign where I spend time with the many people I know here and also get to meet many new residents in the ward. The sense of community here is wonderful and it is a community that it would be a privilege to represent on the city council.
“I want to see a crack down on anti-social behaviour so that people feel safe in this area and I will work with Community Protection and put pressure on the Labour council to make things better. Labour have taken Clifton North for granted. It’s time that stopped”
Rebecca wants young people to feel more involved in their local area and has been working with the Lib Dems to help this happen. This year, Rebecca put forward a proposal for there to be a Youth Council in the city and Nottingham Lib Dems have adopted this proposal as official policy.
“If elected, I will work hard within the council to get people on board with this idea. Young people deserve a voice in this city”
Rebecca is about to start studying Computer Systems, Forensics and Security at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus.