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Fledgling Labour candidate insists ‘disabilities need representation’

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At 19 years of age, Nathan Greenway is one of the youngest Labour and Co-operative candidates in the South West.

He is standing in the Severn Ward along with fellow Labour and Co-operative Party candidate Richard Maisey.

Nathan has lived in Eastington since he was four. He joined the Labour Party last year after meeting former Stroud MP David Drew in 2019 at Maidenhill, the school where he was educated and was a member of the school council.

Mr Drew said: “Nathan is an enthusiastic first-time candidate who will add so much to Stroud District Council if elected.  So please use your vote in Severn Ward to make this happen.”

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Nathan has been canvassing with Labour’s parliamentary candidate Dr Simon Opher, helping with local issues and speaking to members of the public about the issues which affect them on a daily basis.

Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Stroud, Dr Simon Opher said: “I have known Nathan for two years.  He is a local person who has a strong grasp of what matters to local people.  I’ve been really impressed how he has fought to overcome his neurodiversity disabilities and has really made something of himself in these difficult circumstances.  He would make an outstanding councillor and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Nathan is also the Disability Officer for Stroud District Labour Party as he is on the autistic spectrum.

Labour has really helped Nathan to boost his confidence, with speaking to many people on the doorstep in difficult and stressful situations.

Nathan is very grateful to David Drew and Dr Simon Opher for endorsing him as one of the youngest Labour candidates in the country with a disability.

Nathan is standing for election to Stroud District Council because he feels that the younger generation doesn’t have much representation in politics. He also feels that people with disabilities need representation, along with those who care for people who are disabled.

Nathan sees, on a day-to-day basis, what people in the Stroud district are going through and he is frustrated with seeing his local area neglected, particularly Great Oldbury, with its lack of infrastructure.

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