Tuesday, April 18, 2023

My Parish Council Candidate Bio


After a long career in software engineering management within the electronics design, satellite communications and cybersecurity industries across our region, I’d like to give something back to my local community. 

I’ve lived and worked in the South West since 1980, and Stoke Gifford has been home to me and my family for the last 23 years - our children were born and raised here, they went to school here, and our youngest is now studying at university here. 

I walk my dog around our local streets and green spaces every day, and often chat with local residents about their concerns on issues affecting our community, from potholes to speeding, and local facilities to antisocial behaviour.

I would be tremendously proud if elected to serve as a Parish Councillor, and will strive to listen to and represent all sections and areas of our community, keeping the Council focused on what matters to residents, providing good cost-effective services, and doing my best to help maintain and improve the quality of life here in our parish.

Keiron Marsden

Labour Party Candidate for Stoke Gifford Parish Council

April 2023

Sunday, April 9, 2023

I’m Still Standing!

I’m incredibly proud to say that this week I received official confirmation that my name will be on the ballot paper on May 4th alongside the Labour Party rose emblem 🌹

I’m standing for Stoke Gifford Parish Council, where I’ve lived for the last 23 years.

Together with several fantastic colleagues from our local Labour Party branch, I’m hoping to give local voters a chance to tell Rishi Sunak that enough is enough, and that they’ve had enough of the Tories.

I’m ready to give something back to my local community.

Recently I asked ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence software that everyone is raving about, to answer the following question:

“Explain in simple terms why labour councillors are better for your local community”

Here’s what it came up with:

“Labour councillors are better for your local community because they are typically more focused on promoting policies that benefit the everyday working people in the area. This includes things like improving public services such as schools, healthcare, and transportation, as well as supporting initiatives that create more jobs and improve working conditions.

Labour councillors also tend to be more attuned to the needs and concerns of disadvantaged groups, such as low-income families, seniors, and minorities, and work to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met. They are often more committed to building strong, inclusive communities that are welcoming and supportive of all its residents.

Overall, Labour councillors tend to prioritize the common good and work towards creating a fairer, more equal society, which benefits everyone in the local community, especially those who are most in need.”

What more can I say? 😁🌹