2009 Meadowbank By-election


The Candidates

Ernie Brown (Conservative)

Statement to The Journal, Wednesday 4th November 2009

Ernie Brown

Is married with children. Was an Aircraft Engineer in the Royal Navy for 22 years before working at Airbus, Filton for 20 years. Retired at 60 to start his own business. Has lived in the local area for over 20 years.

Ernie said:

“It’s a chance to put something back into the community now I’ve got time on my hands. It’s about being there for the people. I believe in listening to what the people want and trying to put something in place for them.”

Statement supplied by Paul Smith (agent)

Sachin Singhal (Liberal Democrat)

Statement to The Journal, Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Sachin Singhal

I was born in India and moved to Britain in 2000 and to Bradley Stoke in 2002. I work as the Network Designer with a large Mobile Communications company in Aztec West for the last 8 years. I am married To Ritu, we have one daughter Alisha aged 2 and our second baby is expected soon. Immediately after moving to Bradley Stoke, I fell in love with this place and perhaps it is one of the reasons that I gave up my Indian Citizenship and took British one instead. Things I like about English culture are sense of humour, Diversity & Assertiveness among local people. My hobbies include cricket, long walks, and reading.

Bradley Stoke is diverse community and one of my main reasons for contesting these elections is that I can bring different ideas to the local people to help build bridges between different cultures living in town.

Having a young family I am also concerned about the facilities available and I want to ensure that our young people are not standing on street corners but are contributing positively to the society. I am a determined person and happy to take any issues that people feel strongly about and make sure that the town council listens to people views.

It’s interesting to note that the new baby is due on election day!!

Party and Candidate Publications


Liberal Democrat

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