BURTON Labour Party has selected a Horninglow man to coordinate equality and diversity affairs.
Craig Jones (pictured) has been selected as Labour’s Equality and Diversity Coordinator and is taking a lead for the party in this area locally.
Last weekend Mr Jones headed to Manchester to represent the Burton Labour Party at the Young Labour LGBT Conference.
He said: “Between 1997 and 2010 the Labour government did more for the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality than any other government so I am very pleased to be able to continue carrying that tradition on.
“The conference focused on what we still need to achieve in order to ensure equality for everyone.
“I’m concerned by the news that some school academies in the country may be bringing in their own version of section 28 which I think is harmful to vulnerable kids and is only going to cause issues later on.”
Jon Wheale, Labour’s parliamentary candidate, added: “Craig is a true ambassador for the local Labour party and the constituency – engaging with issues that really matter to many people from Burton.
“I hope everyone will support what Craig is trying to do which is seeking to ensure we all, irrespective of sexual orientation, are treated fairly.”