Cllr Simon Morrall speaks about winning Frankley Great Park seat.
Written by alexmetcalfe on May 7, 2018
“I wanted to become a councillor as I felt that the council was being run terribly and I wanted make a difference.”
Cllr Simon Morrall | Frankley Great Park
Simon Morrall (Cons) speaks to South Birmingham Radio about why he wanted to become a councillor and what he plans to do for the community now he has been elected.
Cllr Morrall is 29 years old and started campaigning in 2016 during the referendum campaign.
Simon was concerned that there were people left behind in the community and being a person raised on an estate he knows all-too-well the struggles of making ends meet.
This didn’t deter Simon though. He saw the positive side of being brought up on an estate. Realising the need to budget and manage finances put him in good stead to go on to run his own business.
After never learning how to run a business, submit tax returns and such-like in school, he took it upon himself to learn these vital business tools and Simon feels this is the best thing that he has ever done.
Simon wants to use his experience to help the community. He has pledged to work with; businesses, schools and community organisations by providing them the right tools services and support.
Simon is donating a sum from his councillor salary to a charity that helps prevent male suicide. Which is the biggest killer of young men under the age of 45.
The newly-elected Conservative councillor beat Andy Cartwright for the Frankley Great Park seat by a huge 115 votes in what was highly regarded as a Labour safe seat.
Read Simon’s reaction, following his election, in full:
“I am incredibly humbled to be elected to represent the Frankley Great Park ward and offer my commiserations to Andrew Cartwright, who was very graceful during his defeat. I can quite honestly say I have never worked so hard in my life; I was selected as the candidate in March 2017 and over the course of 14 months I’ve walked over a million steps, spoken to over a thousand people and worn out six pairs of shoes. It’s this drive, tenacity, and attitude that made me a Conservative, and now I intend to continue this to bring genuine change to our community. Whether it’s getting our hedges cut, making sure our bins are collected, and cleaning up our streets, we have a lot of work to do and together, we will move Frankley Forward!”