Labour in Gorse Hill Ward

Trafford, Greater Manchester

Campaigning for a Better Trafford. Proud to serve Gorse Hill.

Laurence Walsh - Team Gorse Hill

First elected 4th May 2000
Laurence lives in the ward and works locally.


Why did you become involved in politics?

I had been an active member of the GMB for many years and it seemed a logical step to join the Labour Party.


What are your priorities for the Ward?

I see myself first of all as a resident of the Gorse Hill Area. The daily issues of fly tipping, dog fouling etc are things which make me cross like everyone else.

I first want to make Gorse Hill a more pleasant a place to live. I help to organise the Gorse Hill Fun day at Gorse Hill Park.

Laurence town hall


I genuinely believe the conservatives policies in Trafford and Coalition Government are not working. Despite great opposition the council supported the building of much bigger Tesco Supermarket on Chester Road. We had said one similar in size to Tesco in Stretford Mall would be fine. There have been cuts to services in Trafford yet there are still out side consultants being paid to do jobs the Senior Management team (already in place within the council) should be able to do.

The council have organised consultation with the public over the spending review. We know there is a deficit and cuts need to be made but the number of people from the public who attend or contribute to the consultations is a tiny fraction of the Trafford population. The council should be engaging with more people. They say they have identified people's priorities for particular services but nothing could be further from the case.

The country needs to be working to pay off the deficit and the Health Service needs supporting not changing.

There is a better way forward and that is through the Labour Party. Come and talk and tell us what you think we do listen.

Contact Details and Positons Held

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Laurence Walsh

0161 912 5208

Councillor Laurence Walsh
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Manchester M32 0TH


The best way to contact me on Facebook is via 'tagging' me on one of the many local Facebook groups. You will have to join a group first, but it is the best way; and Stretford has some superb Facebook Groups.

Laurence Holds the following positions within Council

  • Labour Spokesperson Planning
  • Planning Development Control Committee
  • Trees Committee
  • Town and Village Green Committee
  • Health Scrutiny Committee

Outside Bodies - on behalf of Council/Executive/Labour Group

  • Gorse Hill Partnership
  • Stretford Neighbourhood Forum (Chair)

Governing Bodies

  • Gorse Hill Primary School
  • Lostock College

Laurence is also a member of / or attends:

  • Gorse Hill Action Group - President and Treasurer
  • Trafford Housing Trust (Stretford Community Panel)
  • Lostock Communiy Partnership

Labour Group / Party Positions:

  • Labour Group - Treasurer
  • Trafford Local Government Committee Treasurer
  • Gorse Hill Branch Labour Party Treasurer