THE campaign to elect Janet Cooper as councillor in Longdendale has been backed by Jonathan Reynolds MP.
Retired businesswoman Janet, who has lived in Broadbottom for 15 years, is already an active member of the community.
As well as her involvement with the Labour Party, she is also President of Longdendale's Women's Institute, a pensioner advocate and a member of the Community Chest panel.
Now Janet hopes that if elected as local councillor she will be able to do more to make a difference to the lives of the people who live there.
On Saturday Janet launched her election campaign at the community centre, in Broadbottom, surrounded by 50 Labour Party members.
And she was supported at the launch by Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn and Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds.
"Janet has already proved she is committed to Longdendale and to the people who live here," said Jonathan. "And she would make an excellent member of Tameside Council.
"She is well-known in the area, because of the commitment she has shown to a number of local initiatives and organisations.
"And now she wants to work with local residents to make Longdendale an even better place to live.
"I know that as councillor Janet Cooper would be a strong voice for the community and an active campaigner."
Following the launch event Janet was joined by dozens of supporters who canvassed support around Broadbottom.
Janet says that as a local councillor she would ensure people of Longdendale were well represented and would work to protect the community from the harshest impact of the Conservative's cuts.
The Longdendale by-election, which will be held on September 30, follows the death of Roy Oldham, who served as a councillor for more than 30 years.
Published September 6, 2010.