Councillor John Pierce
I was selected as the Labour candidate for the by-election in 2012, after I successfully ran a campaign to keep the Rushmead One Stop Shop open. Since being elected I have worked to stop over-development at the Bishopsgate Goodsyard and persuaded the council to invest in making our streets greener and safer. I’m in the process of establishing a neighbourhood management pilot to tackle anti-social behaviour. I am passionate about empowering local people to have their own voice.