Candidates for Linwood Ward and the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board (Linwood Ward)

Linwood Ward Councillor

Electing 1 Councillor


Alexandra DAVIDSAlexandra DAVIDS

Time for Change

My principal place of residence is in the Linwood Ward area. I am also standing for Linwood Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board.
I am young and dynamic, with the enthusiasm and energy needed to raise the profile of my community which has been my passion since being elected. I have spent the last three years focussing my energies on serving as the Chair of Keep Christchurch Beautiful, the Deputy Chair of The Estuary Association, Elected member of the National Young Elected Members Board and newly appointed member of the Board of Trustees for The Graeme Dingle Foundation.
I am also Deputy Chair of the Community Board. These experiences have given me the opportunity to continue to develop invaluable leadership skills, community knowledge and negotiation skills that need to be around the council table to make positive progress for the entire community regeneration. I grew up in the Linwood Ward area and am committed to giving all residents the strong, positive representation they deserve.


Yani JOHANSONYani JOHANSON

The People’s Choice - Labour

My principal place of residence is in the Linwood Ward area.
I'm an experienced city councillor who is dedicated to standing up for social justice, environmental sustainability, and accountability. I'm committed to: keeping public assets in public ownership; a new aquatic/recreation facility in the Linwood/Woolston area; rebuilding the local libraries; enhancing the water quality and amenity of the Estuary, Avon and Heathcote rivers; addressing flooding issues in the east; city planning that involves citizens and communities; improved cleaning of streets and parks; a living wage for council employees and contractors; standing up for the Government to contribute its fair share of the rebuild costs; fixing the broken suburbs and streets instead of gold-plating the central city. I'm opposed to: intensification of housing in Linwood; excessive CEO salary increases; councillors double dipping with director's fees.
I seek your vote to support a Council that is democratic, transparent and puts the community and local people at the heart of its decision-making.


Scott TOOMEYScott TOOMEY

Independent

My principal place of residence is in the Linwood Ward area.
I am a 38 year old former truck driver and team leader/supervisor. My years of experience in the civil industry gave me a unique perspective into the current flaws of the infrastructure rebuild. I plan to use all the influence I can bring to bear to correct the flaws and drive out the inefficiencies that currently plague the rebuild and slow it down considerably.
I believe that being more accessible to the public is the key to being a good councillor and therefore I plan to spend regular time in the local service centre and the community so that people can drop by to give me their feedback and have their say on what they would like to see happen or change.


 

Linwood Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

Electing 2 Members


Alexandra DAVIDSAlexandra DAVIDS

Time for Change

My principal place of residence is in the Linwood Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area. I am also standing for Council for Linwood Ward.
I am young and dynamic, with the enthusiasm and energy needed to raise the profile of my community which has been my passion since being elected. I have spent the last three years focussing my energies on serving as the Chair of Keep Christchurch Beautiful, the Deputy Chair of The Estuary Association, Elected member of the National Young Elected Members Board and newly appointed member of the Board of Trustees for The Graeme Dingle Foundation.
I am also Deputy Chair of the Community Board. These experiences have given me the opportunity to continue to develop invaluable leadership skills, community knowledge and negotiation skills that need to be around the council table to make positive progress for the entire community regeneration. I grew up in the Linwood Ward area and am committed to giving all residents the strong, positive representation they deserve.


Brenda LOWE-JOHNSONBrenda LOWE-JOHNSON

The People’s Choice - Labour

My principal place of residence is in the Linwood Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.
Linwood is where my heart lies and in representing the Hagley-Ferrymead ward for the past twelve years my focus has been on the people. I want to continue representing my people, I want to be the voice of the vulnerable and the elderly. My two promises to you are that I will advocate tirelessly on behalf of the community against vested interests, and secondly I will push hard to make sure that the money budgeted for the Linwood/Woolston pool will be spent. We need public investment in the area and an aquatic facility would be a great boost for all in the community. For this to be ensured we need democratically elected members with a knowledge of the interior Council to fight until the sod is turned and the contracts are awarded. Vote Brenda Lowe-Johnson for honest principled politics.


Jackie SIMONSJackie SIMONS

The People’s Choice - Labour

My principal place of residence is in the Linwood Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.
I have lived in the Woolston/Linwood area most of my life. Working in healthcare, I increasingly see a community divided and dysfunctional because of rising poverty and inequality. It doesn't need to be like this and we can fix it, because ultimately we deserve a better future for ourselves and our families.
If elected I would like to bring hope back to my people and encourage resources that inspire people to become more involved and gain a better sense of self-worth and regard for their surroundings. To do this, I believe you need to be able to empathise, not sympathise, and have walked the walk, not read the book.
I have faced many of the challenges and barriers that people are facing today and I believe I have the abilities to help break down these barriers and improve the day to day lives of our citizens.


Jack SINGHJack SINGH

My principal place of residence is in the Linwood Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area. I am also standing for Canterbury District Health Board.
My name is Jack Singh, a New Zealand citizen, the current President of Christchurch-Fiji Association, Justice of Peace for NZ and voluntary social worker also serving, Woolston and Bromley Community Centre as committee members.
I also have an office at 29 St John Street, Linwood to serve the community.
I am a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Public Administration, Education and Social Science. I have served as a President of Fiji Headteachers' Association and training Co-ordinator of American Peace Corps in the South Pacific and was a foundation member, Secretary and treasurer of the Fiji Teachers Co Operative Society which now runs in million dollars.
I am honest, dedicated worker and have time to serve the community. My vision is to bring different ethnic groups together in understanding the Kiwi Culture thus earning respect for each other with respect to happy living