Northampton Borough Councillor
Danielle Stone has been a member of the Labour party for many years and has been a life-long community activist.
Danielle was elected to Northampton borough council in May 2011 as one of three councillors for Castle Ward and is one of the 16 labour council members that form the opposition to the Tory administration.
Danielle is the shadow portfolio holder for Regeneration, Planning and sits on the Overview and Scrutiny committee and chairs one of the scrutiny committees. The Overview and Scrutiny committee has to date scrutinised the Cllr. Empowerment Fund, Hate Crime, Independent Living, Customer Services, and some elements of the budget. At present it is looking at the Retail Experience, Violent and Acquisitive Crime, Shared Services and the use of section 106 monies for local infrastructure development. Cllr. Stone also represents the borough on the County Health and Social Care scrutiny board and is a trustee for Northampton Leisure Trust. She sits on the advisory board for the Spring Lane Childrens Centre.
Danielle has an MA in Education, Leadership and Management, and has worked in education all her life, both in the statutory and the voluntary sector. Danielle has worked in schools, colleges, for three different Local Authorities as an adviser, and for international school projects.
Danielle supports self -help groups and local organisations delivering local services and volunteers for the Association of Northamptonshire Supplementary Schools.
Danielle is a student at the Northamptonshire Arabic school and attends Arabic classes with them on Sundays.
Your Labour Councillors for Castle and Abington borough wards and St Crispins, County Division:-
Cllr. Danielle Stone as above and
Cllr. Anamul Haque
Cllr. Muna Cali
The Labour vision is for- A world based on fairness and justice
Where equalities are our benchmark.
Where choice can be exercised by all of us not just by the rich.
Where we look after the planet as a way of looking after our families.
Where young people are encouraged to develop all their talents and are supported through education and supported into work.
Where old people are properly valued for the contribution they have made and are enabled to continue to make.
Where the sick, the frail and the vulnerable access good health care and continuing social care and support.
A better future where people, not fat cat profits, come first.
Priorities for Castle ward
Danielle says- I am told by constituents that the top of their priorities in addition to crime and the fear of crime, are housing, education and jobs. I share that view.
To address these priorities we need to re-energise the local economy and grow our way into economic health and opportunities for all.
We need to campaign for unitary status for the town.
I am thrilled that in the ward we have local people prepared to stand up for what they believe, who challenge what is wrong and who are prepared to offer new ideas for future developments.
I firmly believe in collective action and the power of ordinary people to create the change we all need.