of Shafiq Khan, candidate for Mayor of Doncaster.
have lived in Doncaster for 42 years and taught in local schools
before taking up headships in two Sheffield Schools.
I was educated at the University of Leeds, University of Wales.
I took early retirement in 1996 and since then have been
devoting more of my time to raising issues facing deprived areas
I am a keen supporter of the fair representation of women
and equal rights for ethnic minorities.
I believe that the rights of the disabled people are undermined
(people in wheel-chairs, deaf, sight impaired) in the local government.
I have been married to my wife June, for 37 years, live in Branton
and have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Shafiq Khan bases his candidacy on four key points
1. Placing the 'Green' agenda at the heart of Doncaster's new governance,
including radical changes to the way we travel and cleaning up the
town to help restore civic pride.
2. Changing the way local services are delivered, from a 'we know
best' policy to one of 'tell us what you need'.
3. Making sure that 'D' in Doncaster stands for Democracy, real
4. Defeating the Labour Party candidate-because the local Labour
Party has brought shame on Doncaster. It's time for change. A very
long period in power has made it lose its way.
Mr. Khan, a newcomer to local politics, vows to fight for a better
future for Doncaster by making a break with its recent history of
sleaze, and forging ahead with a new era of openness, involvement
of local people and an ambitious agenda to transform the town's
fortunes and make it a place its people can be proud of.
"I was brought up with a sense of the importance of community,
and so have served others all my life. It also got me interested
in politics from an early age - I studied politics and history at
universities and taught it - but I never considered standing for
" I feel that by voting 'yes' for an Elected Mayor, we have
quite rightly given the local Labour Party a bloody nose - and now
it's time to finish things off, so that Labour don't hijack the
job, which the people of Doncaster have created."
" I have years of management experience and proven ability
to steer Doncaster forward: make a break with its recent grubby
past and create a town, which will attract investment, look after
its own, care for its environment and become renowned for its democratic
practices - all by listening to those who know best
" In essence, a fair deal for all. Together, we can make a
I aim to have an all-inclusive administration, with all political
a commitment to serve all the people and the ability to do so
"TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE"