Jonathan WEst is standing to be re-elected to Northamptonshire County Council to represent the Clover Hill Division
Jonathan is your Labour Party and Co-Operative Party Candidate for the Clover Hill Division
Jonathan is 49 and married with a daughter. He was born in Kettering and has consistently demonstrated a commitment to our community. He works as a nurse at Kettering General Hospital and will work hard to ensure a safe community with opportunities for all.
Jonathan has been a member of Kettering Borough Council since 1996 and has previous experience as a Northamptonshire Police Authority Member and Northamptonshire County Councillor (2001-2009), being the Deputy Leader as well as the Chair of Social Care and Health Scrutiny Committee.
In this time of continuing cuts Jonathan will work hard to maintain services in the Clover Hill Division. He believes our local area should see road and pavement improvements and will promote safer routes to schools and hospitals. Jonathan wants to ensure excellent educational opportunities and ensure that voluntary services are enabled to carry out their essential work in the County.
Labour is campaigning hard to make Northamptonshire a better place to live and work. At a time when many people are suffering greatly because of cuts implemented by the Tory Government and Tory County Council, Labour is working to make our area better.
Our pledges to you:
- Labour will rebuild Adult Social Care Services.
- Labour will improve our pavements and roads.
- Labour will improve our failing Children’s Services.
- Labour will help and support local businesses.
- Labour will put people at the heart of decision-making.
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See what Jonathan has been doing:
I chair the Monitoring & Audit Committee at Kettering Borough Council. This is what is known as a ‘Scrutiny Committee’. Its purpose is similar to that of the Select Committees in the Houses of Parliament. It gives ‘backbench’ councillors the opportunity to both...read more
Over retirement age? Single person/widow/widower? Living alone? You may be entitled to a fuel grant…
Jonathan West, Labour's Northfield Councillor is putting out the call to Kettering and Barton Seagrave residents and asking three questions: Are you a single person or widow/widower? Do you live alone? Are you over retirement age? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all these...read more
There is a planning application to convert 103A Rockingham Road to fast food outlet use (A1 to A5 use, in planning terms). The planning application number is KET/2017/1036 and you can view the proposal and comment on it on Kettering Borough Council's website by...read more
Spring has sprung and our area of Kettering (Northfield) is looking better thanks to the Council Officers for responding for my call for a clean up. In particular all the play equipment in Grafton Park looks in great condition and the replacement signs that I have...read more
Some September 2016 mini-updates from Northfield councillor Jonathan West! This summer I have helped families in their appeals against unfair cuts in their disability allowances. A ward walkabout was held on which I and Mick Scrimshaw (our labour county councillor)...read more
Some January/February 2016 mini-updates from Northfield councillor Jonathan West! I have been busy contacting and helping residents to assist them with their issues. Making use of contact cards put through letterboxes. Issues raised with me have included planning and...read more
The Kettering Borough Council Labour Group of councillors is concerned with this latest report concerning child poverty in our community. This comes as no surprise following previous reports such as “Feeding Britain” published by the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry...read more
I am committed to promoting the safety of the area for young and old alike. I work closely with the Police and have encouraged some of their recent initiatives to be more of a visible presence on our streets. I have worked successfully towards the area around St...read more
I continue to be supportive of the work by all the volunteers and the council in improving the park and have committed a substantial part of my ‘Ward Initiative Fund’ 2014 / 2015 monies towards improvements, including the path to the swing at Rockingham Road Pleasure...read more
“At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of...read more
Road safety is of great concern to me, and I've spent the summer with the local Labour Party campaigning on this issue. I want to see the 20mph limit area expanded and that limit to be properly enforced. Children and the elderly should feel safe. I'm particularly...read more
Myself and Michelle have been busy helping residents who are concerned about building developments in All Saints. There is little space left in our area, a lack of car parking and some proposals feel out of character next to Victorian and Edwardian houses. I've...read more