Gemma Wilson, Cllr for Lindley, last week joined the Liberal Democrats in Kirklees. Gemma a Councillor for Lindley since 2015 has campaigned over the past three years for local residents in support of HRI, to save Grimescar valley from development as well as tackling casework for local residents.
After confirming her decision at a meeting with Council Chief Executive Cllr Wilson said,
“I have today taken a positive step forward. As a united team for Lindley I will be working together with Cahal Burke and Richard Eastwood for the good of everyone in the ward. We are battling Kirklees Labour as they cut resources for our communities – such as the library at the heart of Lindley. From Birchencliffe to Salendine Nook and Quarmby to Oakes, we stand united on the issues that matter locally.
“And of course, I remain committed to keeping HRI at the heart of our town. And to fight to save Grimescar valley.”
She was welcomed to the Liberal Democrats by Cllr John Lawson, Lib Dem Group Leader, who said,
“Gemma works for local residents and the communities across Lindley, just like Cahal and Richard. Gemma will be a great asset to the group and will continue to speak out for the people of Lindley ward. I know she will bring a new dimension to the group and our ongoing campaign to win a fair deal for local people from Kirklees Labour.”
Cahal Burke, (LD Cllr, Lindley) also took the opportunity to welcome Gemma,
“I have seen Gemma in action, working for local people across Lindley for the past the three years. Her determination to get a good deal for local people, her passion on local issues is strong. Along with Richard and myself we will go forward as a united team – stronger, an even more effective voice for Lindley. We are looking forward to working together.”