Irwell Riverside Ward
Wendy Olsen is your candidate for theward of Irwell Riverside.
Wendy has lived in Salford since 1988. She has been Secretary to Salford Women's Centre and a member of the board of the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre. She was a high school parent governor and was employed for several years at Salford University.
Wendy has wrote a book about money with Mary Mellor: The Politics of Money. They argue that the financial system needs restructuring with people's needs coming first. Among the changes, she wants to see a Citizen's Income and a living wage and she opposes the austerity approach to government budgets.
She favours an injection to end the current slump. That would mean an end to cuts. She is an economist with experience in third world countries especially India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. She has 25 years experience as an economist and is head of the Association for Heterodox Economics (www.hetecon.net).
We are currently in the process of selecting candidates for May 2015, standing people in all 20 wards. If you would like to invite our candidate for hustings, or to give a talk or simply visit to make a note of your local issues, please email David Jones.