Local Election 2016

Paul  Ellison

Paul Ellison

Conservative Party
Hopwood Hall Ward

I was born in Hopwood Hall and have remained living in the constituency all my life. I now run a successful gardening and landscaping business employing a number of local people and maintain many gardens in the local area.

I have always been an active member of the community, starting from the age of eight when I joined a Groundwork project to plant trees at local beauty spots. More recently I have been organising community events, working with the local policing team, Rochdale Council and our Conservative Councillors to make our area a nicer, safer place to live and work. I look forward to continuing this work in the future with your support.

Your current councillors admit that local elections are an opportunity for people to have their voice heard on a range of local issues and they are not just about national politics. People have certainly been voicing their concerns to me.

  • We have all seen the problems caused by a Labour dominated Township. Most recently, with nobody to challenge them, they have agreed to the development of our valuable green land between Heywood and Middleton. Residents were outraged at the plans which will see hundreds of homes built on our green fields with little affordable housing for local people. I oppose this kind of development and will fight for you and our countryside.
  • Under Labour control our roads are full of pot holes. The Conservatives have found £1,000,000 to repair our roads next year and I will ensure that our area gets a fair share of that fund. 
  • Members of Hopwood Park’s friends group contacted me recently, worried that a huge unfenced whole in the park was posing a safety risk to local children. They were frustrated with the response from their current councillors but I was happy to help and get the hole secured for them.
  • I have worked to clean up areas of our ward, such as a local dog walking site in Hollins where residents were angry at a lack of interest and action from councillors. I will listen to residents and take action.
  • I will stand up for the elderly and disabled and have already helped to get dropped kerbs installed in the area to assist with mobility access.
  • I have voiced residents concerns to the local police, about the dangers posed by speeding traffic in our area, especially around our schools.

Many local people are delighted with what I have done so far and I hope to be able to do even more with your support on Thursday 5 May.

 Resident Wyn Hyland said: “I have never seen anyone move so quick. Come on people this is the kind of candidate we need! He listens and does something about it.“

It's time for a change in Hopwood Hall - you deserve more. So, I respectfully ask for your vote on Thursday 5 May and with that support I promise to do my best to listen to residents, take action and do all that I can to change Hopwood Hall for the better.

Local Election 2016