Nomination statement form for election to Disability Labour Exec AGM
Name: prof John Hunt FRGS
Nomination statement Prof John Hunt:
John, known locally and by former students as the “ punk professor” [is an active environmentalist & professor of climatechange forced into early medical retirement by a stroke [ aged 42] terminating his active passions of marathon-& fell-running, caving, & Arctic expeditions . Now 12 yrs since his stroke and having returned home to Wales from France where he lived with his ex-partner &-carer with whom he jointly set-up a rural gay social club; Since “re-Welshing “ John despite limitations of hemiplegic paralysis is active in his consistuency where he set up a mobility community- group [“Blaenavon Wheelers”] to enable those mobility-challenged to share their issues victories & ideas and to form an advocacy forum to speak up for disabled people especially addressing problems associated with outdoor access for those using mobility aids etc. John is Torfaen CLP Disability Officer and a director of the local Workingmen’ s Hall where he leads on matters associated with disability access & events John’s 1st Party activity [aged 9] was working with his MP Jim Callagahan to overcome threats to a local community science facility; On climatechange he worked & wrote on projects variously for &with John Prescott and Michael Meacher.