Mid Worcestershire Conservatives have revealed their candidates who will be standing in May’s County Council elections.
Following a competitive process, candidates have been chosen by party members to contest the seats of Evesham North West, Evesham South and Harvington.
The candidates selected are:
Evesham North West | Peter Griffiths
Harvington | Laura Gretton
Peter Griffiths has lived and worked in Evesham since 1976. He is a Quantity Surveyor and still runs his business from offices on Evesham’s High Street. Peter is a former Chairman of Evesham Round Table and is involved with other charitable organisations in the town. Peter has represented Evesham North on Wychavon District Council since 2019.
Peter said: “I live here, I work here and experience and understand all of the local issues.
“I was elected as District Councillor to represent the Evesham North Ward in May 2019 and my experience as a Councillor to date has highlighted to me the need to actually deliver a wide range of key improvements in services to our local communities. I am an active councillor and believe in openness, fairness and accessibility.”
Laura Gretton, the Conservative Candidate for Harvington, has lived just outside Inkberrow for the past 15 years and lives in the Harvington division.
A former journalist who later moved into PR, Laura is now an assistant horse trainer and is a secretary to her family’s local business, Tom Gretton Racing.
Her daughter attends the local primary school where Laura is on the school’s governing body.
Through her family and business, Laura has a strong local connection to the area in which she lives and with local residents.
Laura said: “For the residents of Harvington division, I know Highways matters are a top priority. That is, the condition of roads and pavements, and in particular, speeding. Speeding has come up on the agenda of Parish Councils across the division on a regular basis, and Highways matters affect residents every day. It clearly is a difficult thing to improve. However, if elected, I will press Highways to make sure the division received its fair share of investment in improving infrastructure, and for innovative schemes to tackle speeding problems. I have the time and business background to work with Highways, residents, and Parish Councils to ensure officers think about different ideas.”