Mark Bamforth Announces His Intention To Stand For Lytham East Ward As An Independent Councillor

Mark Bamforth, who is well known as the Sub-Postmaster at Warton Street Post Office for the last 23 years, has announced that he has decided to stand in the forthcoming elections on 4th May as one of the independent candidates for the newly named Lytham East Ward, formally known as St Johns.   The name change for the Ward has come about through the Boundary Commission review. Another significant change is that the Ward will have just two councillors instead of the previous three.

In announcing his intention to stand Mark says:

‘ I believe in action not just words. I am hardworking, conscientious, determined, honest and thoughtful. I have served the public throughout my working life and have the time and motivation to listen to you and find realistic solutions to your local concerns and problems.

I have lived on Warton Street, Lytham for over 58 years, I care deeply about the area and its people. I attended a local state school before studying Business law, Marketing and Accountancy to degree level. I had a successful managerial career at Booths (Supermarkets) before joining my late parents Jack and Betty in the family business and taking on the role of Sub-Postmaster at Warton Street Post Office for 23 years. I am the father of four – 2 daughters and twin sons and I have 8 grandchildren.

I have been a Fylde Borough Councillor for over 15 years and have served on most committees. Currently serving on the Operational Management Committee, as well as a member of the Flood, Bus Shelter working groups and the newly formed Lytham Park Cemetery and Crematorium Working Party. Former Vice-Chairman of Environmental Health & Housing, representing the council at meetings with the local District Youth and Mental /Physical Health Supported Living organisations.

I have an impressive track record of getting things done for the local community and use my business experience to help the local businesses and community initiatives.’

Mark asks the question, ‘Why Vote Independent?’ and offers his reply ‘An Independent does not belong to any political party or pressure group.  An Independent is allowed to vote on what they think or believe in, all can have different views, and they are NOT told on how to vote. Independents strive for GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY, TRANSPARENCY AND DEMOCRACY, at all times.  I’ve always stood as an Independent, putting “PEOPLE BEFORE POLITICS”

Mark Bamforth is shown in the featured photograph.

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