Labour Metro Mayor Candidate for the West of England
Leading our recovery
Thank you to all Labour members from across our party who supported me to be your West of England Metro Mayor candidate.
Now, the real campaign begins.
In May, we will face the first ever covid election, in truly uncertain times.
I know people across the West of England feel let down by the Conservatives and are worried about their health, their education, and their livelihoods. These are tough times for local families.
We need strong leadership to build a better future for everyone in our region. Other Mayors across the country are making their voices heard, but we hear nothing from the invisible Tory Metro Mayor. I will change that.
I will be a Mayor who listens and brings people together.
I love this part of the world and I want to make it the best it can be.
Together we can tackle the climate emergency, bring high skilled jobs to our region, work to end the shame of homelessness and build back better from the crisis we face.
My plan for the West of England
As your Metro Mayor I will fight to:
- genuinely improve local transport
- ensure in these troubled times that everyone gets all the support they’re rightly entitled to
- bring new ideas to create good jobs, affordable homes and tackle homelessness
- address vital employment issues like the gender and disability pay gaps and inadequate access to skills training
- meet the challenges of dementia in a rapidly ageing population and addresses the scourge of loneliness in a modern society
- reduce animal cruelty in food production and takes environmental concerns seriously
- build a thriving West of England where everyone can achieve their potential, and gives our area global recognition
Dan Norris has a record of action
as a local campaigner
national awards for his ground breaking anti-bullying and child protection work
17 years +
of elected experience as councillor and MP including as a Minister of Environment
£4 million +
compensation won for Somerset area miners
Dan Norris is rooted in our local area; he grew up here and has worked and lived here all his life
From a poor coal-mining family, Dan received free school meals, but had an emotionally rich upbringing. Attending state schools across South Gloucestershire and Bristol, Dan was a fellow pupil of J. K. Rowling at primary school.
Dan’s been a scaffolder’s assistant, factory worker and teacher. He trained with the NSPCC to become a child protection officer right across our West of England area. Dan says it’s the toughest job he has ever had!
Dan’s home is in Pensford. He has lived in St Paul’s, Hartcliffe, Knowle, Whitchurch, Winterbourne, Coalpit Heath and Bath.
Dan supports Bristol City whose ups and downs have been the perfect training for politics! His deep local roots mean he knows the West of England is a unique and wholly special place. Dan is very proud and hugely ambitious for our area.
Just as he did as a Bristol councillor, as a Somerset and Gloucestershire MP, and as an Environment Minister, Dan will bring new ideas to create good jobs, improve skills, build affordable homes, tackle homelessness, reduce animal cruelty in food production and tackle the climate crisis.
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