We are proud to announce our candidates for the Borough Elections on 5th May 2022

The candidates come from many walks of life working in professions from youth and community to engineering; business owners to college lecturers; retirees to charity volunteers.

All are committed to Pendle Labour’s pledges to: ♦ Restore the budget for street cleaning ♦ Protect front line services ♦ Protect green spaces and increase the climate emergency budget ♦ Commit to working in partnership with other agencies to tackle dangerous driving.

Candidates from left to right:

Top Row:  M Sakib (Bradley); Ruby Anwar (Whitefield and Walverden); Wayne Blackburn (Boulsworth and Foulridge); M. Ammer (Marsden and Southfield); Sue Nike (Barrowford & Pendleside).

Bottom Row:  Sajjad Ahmed (Brierfield East & Clover Hill); Robert Oliver (Barrowford & Pendleside); Manzar Iqbal (Vivary Bridge); David Foat (Waterside & Horsfield); Ann Marie Wrigley (Vivary Bridge); Euan Clouston (Barnoldswick).

Image if Mohammed iqbal, Pendle Council LeaderLeader of Pendle Borough Council Cllr Mohammed Iqbal has expressed deep dissatisfaction at the Tory government failure to hand over the promised £25 million pounds announced 2 months ago.

Cllr iqbal said, “as a council we have received the prospectus earlier this week and, in what appears to be of no surprise from this government, we are being asked to prepare a business case and jump through more hoops to have a chance of any funding for Nelson. The government have yet again tried to bribe Pendle residents by the false promise of funding.

I would demand on behalf of local people that our money is handed over instead of trying to create a headline and then 2 months later keep local people dangling it’s not acceptable!.

They already have rejected what I believe were excellent bids for Colne and Barnoldswick, will Nelson also be let down?”

Image of Azhar Ali with people outside Nelson & Colne College"The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we", said Azhar Ali today, as he stood with students, staff and activists at Nelson & Colne College in support of the Global Climate Strike.

Azhar aded, "there was a brilliant response form students,staff and local activists in support of #ClimateStrike.  This is being replicated around the world today. It's a global emergency and is not going to go away!"

Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate. As we deal with devastating climate breakdown and hurtle towards dangerous tipping points, young people are calling on millions of us across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on September 20, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit, and again on September 27.

After the Nelson & Colne College event Azhar attended the Barrowford Primary School climate strike a few hundred metres down the road. There was a great turnout from the children and staff to support, "Say No To Climate Change".

Image of Azhar at Barrowford Primary School 

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