Labour Candidates for Flixton, Ged Carter and Dolores O’Sullivan
Ged Carter, 56, moved to Urmston in 1985 and since then has lived in Flixton and Urmston for over 30 years.
He studied for a degree in Economics at Manchester University before moving to M41, where he went on to study Marketing at post-graduate level.
Ged joined the Labour Party in 1986, and is proud to have served as a local campaigner and candidate over these decades, solving problems for local residents.
He has also held multiple officer roles at Branch and CLP level, including Constituency Vice Chair.
A particular passion within this Party work is member engagement, with some successes notched up in supporting and encouraging new members to get involved in campaigning and to hold officer roles locally.
Outside of politics, Ged has had two careers. In Retail Marketing, he worked all the way up to operating board level with major food retailers.
The bulk of this time was spent in leadership roles at The Co-operative Group, where Ged led work to put ethics and responsibility back at the heart of the Co-op proposition.
In 2013, Ged moved into the third sector and has led local and regional charities since then, building their supporter bases and developing their fundraising.
He currently leads the iconic We Love MCR Charity, which in 2020 raised and distributed £1million to tackle urgent problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ged previously stood as a Labour Candidate locally in Flixton where he will stand again this year, aiming to fulfil a long-held ambition to represent this ward well.
He has particular policy interests in sustainable economic development, transport and social justice.
Away from politics and work, Ged loves spending time with his growing family – three daughters (all educated at St Michael’s in Flixton), three grand-children, and Karina his partner for 38 years and counting.
He is a governor of a Trafford primary school, and a keen (if ineffective) quiz-team member.
Dolores has lived in M41 for over 25 years, just off Moorside Road.
Active in the local community Dolores has supported a number of community campaigns. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Breathe Clean Air Campaign and was 100pc behind the campaign to Save Flixton Green Belt.
Dolores has worked in her family’s construction business for more than 40 years.
She is a governor at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School and a Registrar at English Martyr’s Church.
An experienced campaigner, Dolores has 8 years of previous experience as a Trafford Labour Councillor.
During her time on the Council she focused on planning matters and social services.
If elected to the Council in May Dolores will work alongside Ged, existing Labour councillor Simon Thomas, and Kate Green MP to ensure that Flixton gets a fair deal from the Council.