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Candidates

Wolverhampton South West - Bart Ricketts

Bart Ricketts graduated from Kingston University where he was also elected to the executive of the Students' Union. He continued his interest in politics and served as a Councillor for 8 years including a term as Deputy Mayor. He gained a great reputation for his ability to engage with people and take up their issues.

Bart Ricketts

Bart Ricketts


Bart supports many Environmental Charities and organisations helping people with disabilities including mental illness.
An experienced campaigner for the environment and renewable energy, Bart is passionate about recycling and reuse.
Bart worked with MPs Ed Davey and Vince Cable when he lived in London and campaigns for the party's green policies. He is a Chartered Waste Manager and a professional member of the Chartered Managers Institute.

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Wolverhampton North East - Richard Maxwell

Richard Maxwell

Richard Maxwell

Working within the construction industry Richard understands how important good planning is to delivering good results and is angered by the failure that is evident around Wolverhampton.

Inspired to work in politics from his time within charities, Richard sees people power as the most important thing within a community and will work with local people on issues that are important to them.

Richard is angry with the problems that have been exposed by Wolverhampton Lib Dems at New Cross because of a lack of funding. Richard said:- "It is unacceptable that our hospitals are kicking out older people in the middle of the night and the because of cuts in NHS funding.
"As your MP I would ensure that the NHS gets all the funding it needs to protect the most vulnerable in society starting with the £11.4bn promised this week by the Lib Dems. "

"I will make sure that the people of Wolverhampton have the health treatment that they deserve protecting the most vulnerable in the city. I will also ensure that mental health is treated the same as physical health so everyone from the police to high school students can get the help they need when they need it"

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Wolverhampton South East - Ruth Coleman-Taylor

Ruth Coleman-Taylor

Ruth Coleman-Taylor

After a successful career in teaching Ruth thought it was time to move into local government so that she could spearhead the issues that she cares about.

With 16 years as a councillor, including 7 as council leader, Ruth passionately campaigned on local issues and has now decided to take that passion into national politics.

Ruth's strong support for environmental issues means that as Wolverhampton South East's MP she would seek to protect the green belt and is fully behind the save the Seven Cornfields campaign.

Ruth said; "The climate crisis is one of the most important issues to face the country after all we only have one planet. "

"Central to protecting our environment has to be the green belt around our towns and cities which are an important sanctuary for wildlife and provide a calming place for people to visit.

"I am looking forward to working with local campaigners on the Stop the Seven Cornfields Development campaign as this area is much loved by local people and a haven for local wildlife"