Former Royal Navy serviceman Ian Grant has been chosen as Labour’s candidate in the upcoming election of a new district councillor for the Grange Park ward near Northampton.
Coming from a working-class background and leaving school early, Ian joined the Navy as a boy entrant in the late sixties. He spent time on three different ships, before leaving after nine years.
Since then, the 62-year-old has worked as an industrial engineer, and is currently employed as an energy and electrical project manager for a large multinational company.
He has been a resident in Grange Park for the last 15 years, where he lives with his wife.
Ian, who was born in Hendon, North London, said: “I have always been a socially conscious individual, and in the last phase of my time on this planet, I want to help people and society. I believe local government is a good way to achieve that ambition.
“I have grave concerns about the drastic and badly thought-through changes by the Tories to our education and welfare systems, as well as to housing policy and our NHS.”
The poll is set to take place this Thursday (December 1).