Paul Dickie

Born and brought up in West Lancashire, Paul Dickie has been a resident of Lathom for thirty years.

Passionate about protecting the green belt, particularly Grade ‘A’ agricultural land, Paul wants to make sure that residents’ concerns are heard in full when challenging developers over inappropriate planning proposals.

As an active member of the Ormskirk, Preston & Southport Travellers’ Association (OPSTA), Paul has campaigned for over 40 years to get better rail and bus services within the borough.

He is a longstanding governor of Lathom High School, as well as a founding member of the South Lathom Residents’ Association, and was a driving force in setting up Lathom South Parish Council. He is a strong champion of local democracy and, if elected, promises to promote the needs of local residents on the borough council.

Paul says:

I am hoping that with your vote in May 2024 we can make Rural South ward an even better place to live than it is already, through listening and responding to what is important to its residents. I am putting myself forward to stand up and be the voice for all our ward, including:

Aughton – Barrow Nook – Bickerstaffe – Blaguegate – Bowkers Green – Holt Green – Lathom – Old Skem – Simonswood – St Michaels – Westhead – White Moss

Against continued devastating government funding cuts (West Lancashire Council has had a 92% cut in government funding), Labour have managed to keep the council here afloat, setting a balanced budget each year, introducing the council’s housebuilding company to assist with raising revenue while delivering new housing for our local residents (just not all over our greenbelt!)

We have invested wisely, supporting our town centres, funding charities and community groups such as Dial A Ride, and working towards a £40m+ investment in our new Leisure and Wellbeing Hubs to replace the ageing Park Pool and Nye Bevan.

If elected, I will continue the fight against the Simonswood Incinerator, for improved mobile & broadband connectivity, and better transport links.

I very much welcome Labour’s position that there should be no development on our prime agricultural land, and this should be protected through the next Local Plan – if elected, I will continue to support this policy.

As I live in this ward – your problems are my problems.