City Independents take Springfields and Trent Vale from Labour

In a shock result which rendered the previously vociferous Labour Twitterati silent last night, City Independent candidate Jackie Barnes won the Springfields and Trent Vale by-election.

The seat formerly held by Sarah Hill until her resignation from the cabinet & the city council was thought to be a safe Labour seat. Continue reading

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Well we are in to the final week of campaigning for the much sought after seat of Springfields and Trent Vale, all the main parties have been up here pounding the streets over the past few days. Everything but the kitchen sink & PCC Candidate Joy Garner has been thrown at S&TV by Labour, even Council Leader ‘part time’ Pervez has been leafletting. Continue reading

Eye Spy Springfields and Trent Vale

Ever keen to promote democracy, Eye Spy feels it is his duty to bring residents’ attention to the candidates for the upcoming Springfields and Trent Vale byelection, seeing as the Council PR Department haven’t.

Anyone searching for the Statement of Persons Nominated at the end of last week could be forgiven for not finding it, tucked well away from the homepage (alongside the Masterplan for Stoke town centre no doubt…). Continue reading

500 Words From Harold Gregory Conservative Candidate Springfields & Trent Vale

My name is Harold Gregory, I live in Riverside Road, Trent Vale, and am married with 3 children, one attending St Joseph’s and one at St Teresa’s. I spent 20 years in the Army, serving in the first Gulf War and also in Northern Ireland, as well as many other postings around the world. Continue reading

Conservatives Select Harold Gregory For Springfields & Trent Vale Byelection

Stoke-on-Trent Conservatives have today confirmed that their candidate in the forthcoming Springfields and Trent Vale byelection will be local father of 3 and former soldier Harold Gregory.

Harold, who lives in the ward, now works for Network Rail however spent many years in the Army, stationed all around the world. In his spare time, he volunteers as an instructor with local Army cadets, using his skills to help young people. Continue reading

500 Words From Harold Gregory Conservative Candidate Stoke & Trent Vale


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My name is Harold Gregory and I am your local choice for Stoke & Trent Vale. I live in Riverside Road, Trent Vale, and am married with 3 children, one attending St Joseph’s and one at St Teresa’s. I spent 20 years in the Army, serving in the first Gulf War and also in Northern Ireland, as well as many other postings around the world. I now work for Network Rail at Derby, having previously worked at the signal box in Stone until it was closed down. Until recently, I was involved in the local Territorial Army, but was made redundant through Government cuts. I’m now involved with the local Army cadets, and have taken part in many charity fundraising events.

The London Road area needs improvement and investment, more jobs and a nicer environment – Stoke town centre needs attention, and as suggested by others, perhaps a park.
As your local councillor, I would seek to give our area a fair voice on the Council and ensure YOUR views are listened to. I feel that Labour have lost sight of what working people want, and I would work with other parties for the good of the City. I believe that common sense can sort out many of the problems we see around us on an everyday basis.

I don’t have the answers to all the problems, but I will promise to try. I am a local person and am only interested in representing on the Council the ward in which I live. I want to give local residents a voice and help improve our environment. Representing residents will be my main priority, as I feel that the views of the normal working person are often under represented.