Caroline Hill, Candidate for Hillside
Caroline Hill is standing to be a strong voice for Hillside residents on Wokingham Borough Council. Through her work as an assistant headteacher at a primary school, she recognises how political decisions at a local level can make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people. Working throughout this pandemic in the centre of the community really drove home for Caroline the importance of local services in providing support, such as food parcels and social care, and giving a sense of safety and security to young and old alike. “It is heartbreaking to see mental health services being pushed to breaking point by lack of funding from this Conservative government, just when we need them the most”, says Caroline.
Wokingham Borough Council needs a strong Labour voice to stand up to the Tories. Caroline believes we can do better than Wokingham Borough Council’s current attempt at tackling the climate emergency, by implementing Wokingham Labour’s Green Vision. Labour will hold a Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Emergency and take these views straight to the council. Labour will also prioritise new affordable council housing; community homes that will allow people to stay close to family in the borough, not forced out of living locally due to sky-high private rent.
Caroline would love to hear from residents. When not working, she volunteers as a youth leader and loves cooking and DIY projects.