During the run up to the election of a town councillor for Maltby, this young man was out supporting his friend and colleague, newly elected Joe Robinson, delivering leaflets, talking to people in Maltby and helping man a stall on the High Street.
Young people in Maltby often get a bad name for the few whose behaviour and attitude is not what is good for the town. It is good to be able to say that the majority of Maltby’s youth are sensible, intelligent, and deep thinking who care for their town and it’s people. They are our future and need as much support in their views and commitments as those who are ‘in office’ now.
Maltbyblogger is proud to introduce Shaun Barrett. This is Shaun in his own words :
” I’m 17, have lived in Maltby all my life, and currently live in the Cliff Hills area. I went to Maltby Academy, going on to study A Levels at Thomas Rotherham College – Politics, Economics and English Language. One obvious interest to me is politics and current affairs, and in my spare time, hobbies include working at a local shop, and spending time with my friends. I also enjoy meeting new people, and one reason I’m proud to be from Maltby is the amount of great, down to earth people here. I’ve certainly met and spoke to a lot of these on the campaign.
Simply watching the news informed me, and started my interest in politics. Politics affects everyone. It’s important. Households will be facing the bedroom tax, benefit cuts and income squeezes. Nurses and doctors are being cut. Tuition fees have risen and EMA has been cut. I, and TUSC, do not want that. I want to make things better, and make things better for future generations. Cuts do not make things better.
Sadly, Maltby’s pit is closing, we’re depopulating, and we need to keep Maltby a great, vibrant place to live. A strong community spirit and council will deliver this – Joe will stand up for the community, be a strong voice on the council, and help us progress well. I’m proud of Joe for his cause, and I am proud to be a TUSC activist. “