THE Conservative dominance of the ward was broken last year when Labour’s Ed Murphy took Tory Harry Newton’s seat.
Now Labour are hoping to unseat the other Conservative councillor for Ravensthorpe, Gul Nawaz, who has represented the ward since 2002.
Cllrs Nawaz and Murphy have been involved in long-running disputes over how to best spend the annual allocation of £10,000 from the council’s Community Leadership Fund which is available to spend to the benefit of residents from the ward.
Highlees Primary School.
Also standing for election in the ward is Paul Mclaughlan (UK Independence Party), whose brother Iain is also standing as a candidate in Orton Longueville.
Ravensthorpe has 2,900 properties and is home to 6,820 people. The average age of its residents is 34.3 years old.
Highlees Primary School and Ravensthorpe Primary School mark the ward boundary but the nearest secondary school is Jack Hunt in Netherton.