Nancy is asking for your vote today!
As we come to the end of this election campaign, I’m reflecting on the conversations I’ve had with many of you over the past few weeks.
I’ve heard from many for whom the last year has been so challenging – whether they had Covid as I did, or lost family or friends, or found themselves out of a job.
The last year has made me appreciate the value of the community here in Fortune Green, where I’ve lived for over 30 years, more than ever.
I’ve served the community as an NHS nurse for more than 20 years. I am proud to work for it, and will continue to fight for it in the future. If you elect me as your councillor, I will fight for Fortune Green too.
I’m asking you for your support today, so that, together, we can make Labour listen to this special corner of the Borough. I’m asking you kindly – don’t waste your vote on another Labour councillor who will toe the Town Hall line, or a Conservative who can’t win.
If you give me your vote today, I will care for this community as your councillor, and always put Fortune Green first.
Local resident Nancy Jirira has been chosen to be the Liberal Democrats to sand in the by-election on 22nd July, following the retirement of long-standing Liberal Democrat Councillor Flick Rea.
Nancy has lived in the West Hampstead area since the mid-1970s and has worked as an NHS nurse in Camden for over 20 years.
Nancy is a governor at Emmanuel School, volunteers at the Food Hub hosted at Sidings Community Centre and is part of the Fortune Green Safer Neighbourhood panel. She regularly attends a local church.
After beating Covid-19 last year, Nancy has become a Community Covid Champion, encouraging local residents to take up the Covid vaccine.
Nancy says “I’ve lived in this area for most of my life and cared for local people as an NHS nurse for over 20 years. It would be my absolute honour to serve my local community as an elected Councillor”.
Three good reasons to vote for Nancy Jirira in Fortune Green
- Nancy Jirira is a local NHS nurse and resident of over 30 years. She knows and cares for our community.
- Nancy will fight to put Fortune Green first. Labour aren’t listening to local residents.
- It’s always Lib Dem or Labour here – the Tories are out of the race.
Nancy’s Priorities for Fortune Green
- Make Labour Listen. Whether it’s roadworks or rubbish, the Labour-run Council isn’t listening to residents in Fortune Green. Rubbish piles up on the streets, but Labour councillors voted to renew the disastrous waste contract, saying it is “performing well”. The by-election on 22nd July won’t change who runs the Council, but it can make sure we elect a councillor who understands our area and puts Fortune Green first.
- Protect our Green Spaces. The pandemic has shown how much we need our green spaces – and the planet does too. Nancy is an environmentalist and a volunteer at Jane Evans Nature Reserve. She will fight unwanted development on Gondar Gardens reservoir, and to improve and maintain all our green spaces.
- A Covid recovery fair for all. As a health visitor, Nancy sees and understands the problems in our community. She is working to make sure no-one is left behind as Camden moves services like housing repairs online, and to ensure that children and young people get the support they need to catch-up with their education. Nancy says “The Council must not use Covid as an excuse to roll back services that residents depend on”.
The Tories can’t win here
- Fortune Green hasn’t elected a Conservative councillor since 1982.
- The Conservatives haven’t even come second in Fortune Green for more than a decade.
- At the most recent local election in Fortune Green, in 2018, the Conservatives came third again.