We are pleased to welcome Chris Watts to the Local Labour team. Chris Watts is 48 years old and married with 3 children. He has worked in IT for 25 years and ran his own business for 10 years.
Pictured: Cllr Derique Montaut, Candidate Chris Watts, and Cllr Fay Howard
We are pleased to welcome Chris Watts to the Local Labour team. Chris Watts is 48 years old and married with 3 children. He has worked in IT for 25 years and ran his own business for 10 years. He is a lay member of the GMB trade union and is President of its Wiltshire and Swindon Branch. Chris is an experienced case worker with representing responsibility for 2,200 employees throughout the county, including teaching assistants, school support staff, NHS employees, care workers and warehouse staff.
Chris says, "My family moved to Swindon in 1969 when I was 2 years old. Swindon has provided opportunity, education and employment throughout my life. My children currently attend Primary, Secondary and Further Education in the Borough."
Chris became involved with the Local Labour Party after experiencing first hand the wasteful spending of the Conservative lead Council.
"Over the last 10 years the Council has amassed a debt of £125 Million without tangible return for residents. Hundreds of thousands were wasted on vanity projects, such as the failed WiFi scheme, whilst Children's Centres have been closed and our sports centres gifted to the private sector."
Chris is not afraid to challenge the Council's systems and champions openness and transparency.