Statement from Mike Davies

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Five years ago I was elected Councillor for the Rhosnesni ward. I will be standing again in May and hope to continue to work for all the residents of the ward.

I was born in Rhosnesni, where I still live with my wife Angie.

After an education at Grove Park and Bromfield Secondary Schools and at Yale Sixth Form College, I worked for a number of years in retail management in various Wrexham town centre stores.

In 1988 I joined North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and was employed as an operational firefighter. After 30 years I retired from full time service and moved into a part-time role in the Community Fire Safety Department where I still work. This enabled me to dedicate more time to my work as a Councillor.

In my present Fire Service role I regularly visit residents to advise on home fire safety measures. I also liaise with other agencies such as Social Service, Housing, NHS etc.This contact with residents gives me a greater appreciation of the problems and issues that concern the people of Wrexham. Also through my lifetime as a local resident I have gained a wide knowledge and understanding of the needs and desires of the community.

I have been a member of the Fire Brigades Union for 34 years (also for 20 years as an unpaid union official). I spent a while as Brigade Secretary for North Wales FBU representing hundreds of service members. Campaigning for better conditions and a better service for Wrexham and North Wales. In order to increase my knowledge and skills I undertook training via the TUC and the Open College Network in a number of subjects such as: Health and Safety, Mental Health Awareness, Deaf Awareness, Dyslexia Coaching and Lifelong Learning etc. I was the Union Education and Learning Official for the whole of Wales for several years until recently.

In 2017 I campaigned to be elected as an Independent Councillor. I stated that I intended to be truly Independent so when I was elected, I declined an invitation to join any group. I remain as “Not Aligned” to any party or group, and therefore, I am free to speak about and vote for issues without being pressured by any Political Group or Party. One example of this was that I was one of only a small number of Councillors who voted against the “City Status” bid. It was very clear that many people voted along “party lines”.

Over the last five years, I have worked continuously for the community I represent. I am always available for residents if they wish to contact me. I regularly walk around the ward area and report issues of concern. I communicate with residents regularly, either by phone, email, letter or personal visits. I also pass on local news and information by Social Media, my community Facebook page is regularly viewed by over 1000 residents.

After many years working in the “Public Sector”, I would describe my political leanings as broadly centre-left.

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