Adelle Ellis for Hartsholme Ward
A bit about me
Having lived in Lincoln all my life I am passionate about its success and furthering the quality of life for its residents, no matter their background or financial position. For this reason I’m excited at the prospect of having an input on the decisions made by The City Council and as such I’m standing in the Election on May 6th 2021 for Hartsholme Ward.
I’ve lived in the Hartsholme/Moorland area since marrying my husband Geoff in 1986. I have two grown up daughters Adrianna & Eloise who were educated locally, and a granddaughter, Ava, who attends Hartsholme Academy.
Last year I made a decision to take early retirement, giving me time to return to politics and represent local people effectively. Taking on the responsibility for important local decisions is not new to me having been a Lincoln City Councillor previously for 12 years and Mayor of the City from 2005-2006. During my time as Mayor I’m proud to say I raised the most money for Charity in a Mayoral year.
Covid & Its Impact
It goes without saying that the past year has been totally unprecedented. Lincoln has been held together by Key Workers across medical teams, shop workers, delivery personnel, teachers and utility workers to name just a few and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who have done so much for our community.
With further hardships to come as Lincoln starts to recover I want to represent you on the City Council to ensure your concerns are noticed and prioritised. As a local resident I experience the same issues you do and I’m well placed to understand your concerns and put them forward.
Labour currently runs the City Council but not the County Council. Whilst the Tory County Council is responsible for things like roads, street lighting and social care services, the Labour City Council delivers on things like quality affordable housing, investing in green spaces and developing our local public transport to attract businesses and create jobs. These are all essential to our local economic Covid recovery and I will continue to support such initiatives.
In the last 10 years city councils like Lincoln have had 60p in every £1 cut due to the Tories austerity project. The impact of austerity, which is continuing despite the pandemic, has meant tough decisions have had to be made on which important services stay and which have had to go. Money given to councils by central government to help get through the pandemic may look good in headlines, but it does not come anywhere near close to the shortfall councils like Lincoln are facing.
Despite austerity, the Labour City Council has managed to deliver a new transport interchange, build more affordable housing than at any other point in the last 40 years and regenerated our Victorian parks and green spaces. These are all things that have had a positive long-term impact for the economic growth and mental well-being of Lincoln and its residents.
Looking To A Fairer Future
As Covid continues to dominate our world it’s important that we use money wisely, spend on the things that make a real difference and utilise assets within the City to their full advantage. At a time when many are worried about their jobs, I will help ensure the City Council continues to support people wherever possible and truly understands their needs.
In closing, I will never promise something I can’t deliver and this was my approach previously during 12 years on the City Council and as a former Mayor of Lincoln. I will listen to you and encourage your participation to ensure you have a voice. I offer a genuine, practical approach to politics and I would welcome the opportunity to represent you.
A vote for Adelle Ellis on May 6th is a vote for a fairer future and a candidate who truly understands Hartsholme Ward.