Swin Purple

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Swin is a lifelong resident of West Lancashire and lives in Burscough where she is an active community volunteer. Swin’s activities in the borough include

  • Conservation volunteer at Lancashire Wildlife Trust
  • Community Musician – part of ‘Ukes at the Wharf’, a weekly ukelele group at The Stanley Club
  • Running West Lancashire Stammtisch – a monthly meet up for local German speakers
  • Burscough Hub Group – running activity sessions for participants at the town’s wellbeing café
  • Women’s activist – supports the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaign and fundraises for West Lancs Women’s Refuge (The Liberty Centre)
  • Disability campaigner – seeking to raise awareness of hidden disabilities and advocating for people with them
  • Registered carer – supporting an adult with an Autism Spectrum Condition and a parent living with Alzheimer’s
  • Digital Inclusion – volunteering to teach elderly, disabled and vulnerable people how to use computers and the internet as part of a Digital Champions programme

A previous NHS employee, Swin’s primary employment now is as a translator, which fits alongside her extensive community, volunteering, campaigning and activist work. Swin is passionate about the community in which she lives and wishes to take this into the council chamber to ensure the voices of the residents of Burscough and Rufford are heard when it comes to housing, flooding, roads, public transport and key infrastructure services including GP and health services.

Swin said: “It would be the honour of a lifetime for me to be trusted to take residents’ views and voices and air them in the council chamber and through the work of the council on a day-to-day basis. As a resident within Burscough myself, I witness daily the good and the bad things about Burscough and Rufford, and I will do my utmost, if elected, to support residents who want to see improvements to our roads, our neighbourhoods and our local health services.”

Swin has welcomed the recent campaign by Labour colleagues against the parking charges at Tesco and Burscough Bridge train station, and is pleased to see Labour block proposed increased parking charges in the borough. Swin is also pleased to see Labour driving forward with

  • its multi-million pound redevelopment of Burscough Sports Centre,
  • investment in the canal towpath, Burscough Community Farm and Burscough Richmond FC
  • increased Electric Vehicle charging provision including at Burscough Wharf
  • and recent investment across Rufford in play areas and bus shelters.

Swin hopes to, if elected, revitalise West Lancashire’s ‘town twinning’, reaching out to our twin Stadt-Erkrath and work with local schools to promote cultural and knowledge exchange between our two communities.