Six candidates are standing in Fleetwood East and five in Fleetwood West and Cleveleys West next week, on Thursday May 6.
We hear from them all, in their own words.
The count takes place on May 8
Michael Pickton (Green Party, Fleetwood East):
“I am an optician, in the health care industry.I am proud to say I have lived in Fleetwood most of my life. I am also proud to be a member of the Green Party and I believe our values and policies could have a positive impact on the town. Policies for affordable and retrofitted houses, for clean energy and clean air, investing in public transport and giving power to local authorities to address public transport issues. Environmental and social justice issues impact our current and future lives locally and nationally, and I believe the Green Party will put the public and communities first. “
Paul Sandham (Reform UK, Fleetwood East):
"I’m a Fleetwood man who has been involved in many occupations, currently working as skipper on a 20 metre windfarm catamaran out of Fleetwood, working on Burbo and Walney farms.
I’m a strong advocate for mental health and supporting people with varying issues such as substance abuse, family breakdown, and many other factors.
I have children and want a future area that’s has potential,
We need a rail link and jobs, sensible public transport, connecting business sites to housing estates, better spending by authorities giving more value to the taxpayer, it’s our money as taxpayers rather the councils’.
When you’re spending other people’s money it’s easy to throw it around."
Stephen Clarke (Conservative Party, Fleetwood West and Cleveleys West):
I have been proud to represent our community for the last four years and I hope l can continue to do so.
Being born in the area and having worked here all my life l understand local issues in Fleetwood and Cleveleys west.
I have been involved at County on many committees including flooding and the fire service which l am a retired member of.
I am concerned about speeding and road repairs in residential areas which l will continue to fight for funding to resolve the problem.
My main priority is to do the best l can for our area.
Adam Diver (Independent, supported by Wyre Alliance, Fleetwood West and Cleveleys West):
"I left the Armed Services after a distinguished 27 year career.
I rose through the ranks to Captain. Roles including Garrison Sergeant Major, welfare officer, careers adviser and school governor.
I was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct medal, and the Meritorious Service medal.
I studied at Northampton University and graduated with a Master’s Degree.
I campaign with a moral compass, and not from an ideological point of view.
I campaign for safer public areas, cleaner streets and supporting children and adults not in education and training."