Labour Party members in West Bridgford have selected their three candidates to contest the County Council elections in May 2017, and for the first time they are all women - Cllr.Liz Plant, Dr Lizzie Edgerton and Nadia Whittome. Three new one-member West Bridgford divisions have been created following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission.
Councillor Alan Rhodes, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council says “Nottinghamshire Labour has delivered for West Bridgford and will continue to deliver with the selection of three excellent women candidates for the May 2017 County Council elections- Cllr. Liz Plant, Dr. Lizzie Edgerton and Nadia Whittome. This is the first time all three West Bridgford Labour candidates are women. Three local women candidates working for a better, safer, vibrant West Bridgford for all.”
Liz Plant is currently a County Councillor for West Bridgford Central and South, and Borough Councillor for West Bridgford Central, and will contest West Bridgford North, which includes the borough wards of Lady Bay, Trent Bridge, and parts of Abbey ward.
Liz has lived in West Bridgford for over 20 years. She worked in primary education as a teacher, headteacher and consultant. She has also been a member of the West Bridgford Infant School’s governing body for over 20 years.
She was elected to Rushcliffe Borough Council for the Trent Bridge Ward in 2007 and elected to Nottinghamshire County Council in May 2013 representing the West Bridgford Central and South Division. She is currently Chair of the Corporate Parenting Sub-Committee and Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Committee. Liz is passionate about the importance a good school can make to a child’s life chances.
Lizzie Edgerton has been selected for West Bridgford South, which includes Edwalton and Gamston South ward, part of Abbey ward, and Musters ward.
Lizzie has lived in West Bridgford for over 20 years. She attended the University of Nottingham as a mature student, gaining a degree and a Ph.D, and was the first member of her family to go to University. She has worked as a Parliamentary Researcher, teacher and Fundraising Manager for a large charity.
Nadia Whittome has been selected for West Bridgford West which includes Compton Acres, Lutterell and part of Musters ward.
Nadia is a former pupil at the West Bridgford School and is currently studying Law at the University of Nottingham. She is keen to ensure that local democracy represents the interests of everyone. She has been involved in local politics and community work since the age of 16 and is enthusiastic about representing the West Bridgford area.