Local Election 2021

Mark  Alcock

Mark Alcock

Liberal Democrat Party
Healey Ward

31 Bay Street
OL12 0EA

Mark is 60 years old and lives in Rochdale with his wife and two cats. He has three daughters (including twins) and four grandchildren, one of whom is autistic. He has a background in teaching - and is currently working in technology sales. ‘I am proud and delighted for the opportunity to serve the people of Healey,' said Mark.

He is vastly experienced as a councillor having served eight years on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council - holding the environment & infrastructure portfolio - and as a parish councillor on Shaw and Crompton parish council. Prior to that, Mark served eight years on South Ribble Borough Council and Farington Parish Council. 
He has also served as a GMP representative, tasked with getting more police funding into the areas he has represented. During his long public service, he has helped and supported thousands of people. His youngest daughter is a qualified midwife, his son in law a staff nurse, his sister in law is a ward supervisor and brother in law, a consultant surgeon. With this much NHS experience close to hand, he has inside knowledge of the problems at our hospitals and he will work to make sure that our residents get the services and health facilities that Healey needs. Mark has had a varied work history spanning several sectors, he has faced many of the real challenges that the people living in Healey have encountered. This includes the stressful process of being made redundant more than once. He is by no means your average career politician. He believes that these experiences will really help him better understand the needs of residents should the voters of Healey put their trust in him.
'I have no interest in becoming just another town hall politician,' said Mark. 'The people of Healey deserve a dedicated ward councillor who will be there to support them and make a real difference for the residents of the Healey - that's what I plan to do.'

When not working, Mark likes to spend his limited spare time with his wife, his daughters, grandchildren, tending his allotment, watching sport and walking in the beautiful countryside we have right on our doorstep.
Mark’s Manifesto for Healey Ward
Mark is already working and will continue to work to improve our area by:

  • Reversing the Labour councils plans to build on our green spaces
  • Getting potholes filled across our area
  • Having rubbish and fly tipping removed both on our streets and countryside
  • Working to stop bikers and off road vehicles damaging our wonderful countryside and to work to improve the park
  • Stopping speeding traffic in several locations
  • Alleviating flooding in numerous areas
  • Working to get more places and resources at our local schools
  • Protecting of the green belt  across our area
  • Listening to people’s concerns and issues
  • Advising and assisting with school appeals
  • Assisting with planning issues and advice 
  • Supporting constituents with housing and homelessness problems
  • Helping with council tax issues
  • Clamping down on dog fouling and stray dogs

Twitter: Mark4Healey@HealeyMark4

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Local Election 2021