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to fight for Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton

Rothwell News


Windmill saved 
New fire station

Safer roads 

Download the free Layer app and point it at this photo to see it come to
life and hear a video message from Karen or scan the QR code or visit to see her video.
Karen Bruce is an independent minded local councillor who stands up
for local people and always puts your interests before those of town
hall bureaucrats or party politics.
Just days after being elected she had to stand up to the council to
save Dolphin Manor care home. She’s stood up to the council and the government and won to save Rothwell fire station and this month celebrated
saving Windmill youth and community centre from closure.
Karen Bruce works closely with Cllr David Nagle and is helped by your
local Labour team who are from every walk of life—people just like you:
nurses, retired, sales managers, self-employed, barristers and ex-miners.
Karen is a full-time councillor and lives in Rothwell with her husband
Stuart and her seven-year old daughter who attends a local school.
The video and this newsletter highlight some of the things Karen has
achieved over her last four years of serving the community and some of
the things she wants to achieve if you vote for her in the local elections.


Thursday May 7th
Please display in your window


Promoted by Stuart Bruce on behalf of Karen Bruce both at 36 Town Street, Carlton, Rothwell WF3 3QU . Printed by Angus Print (TU) Unit 2B2 Seacroft Industrial Estate LS14 2AQ

Lots done, more to do...

Led a community campaign to stop the
closure of Rothwell fire station. It was so
successful a new fire station opens this

Successfully fought the council to
save Windmill Youth Club

Speaking up for Woodlesford
residents hit by Tory/Lib Dem
government plans for HS2 route

Started new advice session in
Morrisons to make it easier for busy
residents to see their councillor

Fighting to protect our greenbelt and
campaigning for affordable homes to
be built on brownfield sites first

Vote to re-elect
Councillor Karen Bruce

“Karen works hard for the community getting funds to
pay for new equipment like the zip wire and climbing
frame which will benefit all young people,” said
Gordon Dick, Carlton. Karen said: “If re-elected I want
to get a new playground and zip wire in Springhead
and Woodlesford parks and a new skate park.”
Working with James Lewis, chair
of transport at West Yorkshire
Combined Authority to secure
better public transport in the
Rothwell area including Woodlesford station improvements,
more carriages and later trains

Supporting the Scarecrow Festival to help small businesses
bring more visitors to Rothwell
Run meet your Rothwell Labour councillors’ stall at community events, to provide
advice and campaign
to save local services

Campaigning with Leeds’ MPs
Work with Peter Smith to help and supto save Children’s Heart Unit
port Tea Cosy Café and make Rothwell
the first dementia friendly town in Leeds
Campaigning to improve and protect bus
services with Angela
Kellett, chair of Rothwell Tenants and Residents Association and
parliamentary candidate Veronica King

Helped get new café opened in
Springhead Park in time for summer

Health and wellbeing day at
Blackburn Hall to support
older people to live active
lives in our community

Lobbied the council to get blue disabled parking badges back for local
charities FDM and Rothwell Rollers

Supporting community events
Saving Dolphin Manor care home
like Rothwell Carnival and Wood- Karen Bruce with Woodlesford residents
from closure so it can be run by a
talking to Andy Burnham, Labour’s shadlesford and Oulton Fun Day
community trust
ow health secretary, about protecting
“Karen has already got 20mph
the NHS from Tory/Lib Dem cuts
zones in Woodlesford, Haigh
Road and Carlton. Re-elect
“Watch my video and find out why I
her to fight for safer roads,”
love representing the people of Rothsaid Trish Wilson of Leeds
well, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton”
Wakefield Road Action Group

In the face of Tory/Lib
government cuts voted to protect local police community support
officers and protect all
our childrens’ centres.
Karen said: “A good
start for children and
protecting our neighbourhoods are prorities.”

Get in touch
Rothwell News

Cllr Karen Bruce
0113 282 5321


Cllr David Nagle
07946 276804

Councillors’ advice sessions

Community events

Brew tea rooms
Commercial Street, Rothwell
First Friday of month 10.30-11:30
Midland House
Midland Street, Woodlesford
Second Saturday of month 10.00-11:00
Rothwell Morrisons
Third Saturday of month 10.30-11:30
Roving street surgeries on your street
Karen and David also do weekly roving street
surgeries visiting different neighbourhoods every

Karen and David regularly attend local community events and often have a Rothwell Labour
councillors’ stall offering help and advice and
often fun things to do. Watch out for us at:

Not in August, December or bank holidays

And many more….

Rothwell May Day
Tea Cosy Café
Rothwell Carnival
Carlton Rhubarbfest
Woodlesford and Oulton Fun Day
Rothwell Christmas Fair

Please use both your votes on Thursday, May 7
Vote for Karen Bruce and Veronica King
Promoted by Stuart Bruce on behalf of Karen Bruce both at 36 Town Street, Carlton, Rothwell WF3 3QU . Printed by Angus Print (TU) Unit 2B2 Seacroft Industrial Estate LS14 2AQ