Marc Hadley is the Lib Dem candidate for the Penzance Town Council by-election on September 9th.
Marc has decades of campaigning experience behind him. He is committed, hard-working. professional and knows how to get things done locally.
His priorities for the town in this election are as follows:
A Safer Town Centre
Crime and anti-social behaviour have been a major concern in our town for years. In recent times there has been an increase in aggressive shoplifting, ongoing anti-social behaviour problems and a recent near-fatal attack in Penzance town centre.
Marc will campaign for a regular police officer presence in Penzance so residents can feel safe in their town.
Affordable Local Bus Services
Penzance has a big problem with parking, congestion and traffic. Buses are underused and too expensive. Lib Dems in Cornwall Council negotiated a major pilot scheme to promote public transport use with £1 daily bus fares within certain zones and a £5 all day fare for travel across the whole of Cornwall.
Marc will campaign to make sure this excellent scheme is put into action.
Support for Renters
Penzance, like the whole of Cornwall, is facing a housing crisis. People living in rented homes are badly affected, with rent increases, overcrowding and houses in a poor state of repair. Many are facing the threat of eviction in the coming months when Covid support measures come to an end.
Marc wants to bring together tenants in the community to take action to make sure their voices are heard.
Year-Round, Secure Jobs
Many local people are in insecure, seasonal work.
Marc supports town regeneration projects that aim to provide year-round jobs, paying above the National Living wage.
Improved Local Health Services
Marc welcomes the new Outpatients extension proposal at West Cornwall Hospital and the public consultation underway.
Cornwall Councillor Andrew George, who has long campaigned for this development says ‘It’s great to see this happening, and not before time.’