Andy Croy, Current Councillor and Candidate for Bulmershe and Whitegates
Andy grew up on a council estate in Wokingham, served in the reserve Forces and taught in Sudan and Kenya before changing career to become an accountant. He has one grown up son who, like Andy, was educated at The Forest School, Winnersh. For two years Andy was the only Labour councillor on Wokingham Borough Council but he is now the leader of the Labour Group of four councillors. The Labour Group often provides the only real opposition to the Conservatives who dominate the Council.
Andy is currently heavily involved in trying to reshape the Conservative’s failing Climate Emergency Action “Plan” so that the Borough will be actually be carbon neutral by 2030 rather than just talking about it.
Andy believes a strong opposition is vital in a Council dominated by the Conservatives. Labour campaigns to reverse cuts to bus services, to stop the Conservatives taxing child maintenance, to stop taxing carers and to shame the other councillors into freezing their ever increasing allowances are examples of where Andy and Labour opposition have made a difference.
Andy has worked hard in the ward for five years and he and teams of Labour volunteers and resident litter-pickers are a regular and welcome feature of life in Bulmershe and Whitegates. He is proud of his ward, and proud to represent the people who live there.
Andy has been at 99% of meetings he was expected to attend. He hopes to continue to stand up for the people of Bulmershe and Whitegates and ensure their voice is always heard.