Hereford City Branch

Carol Swart  
Hereford City Branch Secretary 

I joined the Labour Party in 1970 and have been a member ever since. I am a retired teacher with two grown-up sons and two grandchildren. I’ve lived in Hereford for 33 years. I love to go dancing with my husband and practice T’ai Chi. 

I was brought up in a working-class family in the North of England, and although my life is very different now, I still remember life as it was; I want to help to give everyone the opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

I am a socialist and have campaigned on many issues over the years. In the 70s, I campaigned for child care provision: for after school centres and nurseries that could be accessed by everyone, as in those days there was only provision for those who could pay for it. I campaigned vigorously against the National Front and was even unjustly ‘kettled’ by the police whilst on an anti-fascist march. I have worked to enable women to achieve equal rights but there is still more to do! I believe that everyone should have equal opportunity and believe that the Labour Party is the only political party that can bring that about. 

I have been re-energised in the last two years by a national manifesto that puts the needs of the many before the few. I believe that if we can get that message out to people we can get Jeremy Corbyn elected next time and improve the lives of all.  

For enquiries relating to local branch meetings get in touch with Carol: herefordcitybranch@herefordshirelabour.com