Local elections

Charedim, mums and action men join the Jews running for office

By Dana Gloger, April 18, 2008

Jewish candidates: Seven

Sam Cohen
First elected in 1983, the Conservative councillor for Unsworth is hoping to be re-elected this year. A member of Bury Hebrew Congregation, the former handbag distributor is currently chair of the council’s planning control committee.

Jonathan Grosskopf
Born and bred in Sedgley, the Conservative councillor is hoping to hold on to his seat in the ward. “My nickname is ‘Action Man’ because I’m a man of the people, and I help people with their causes against the council,” Mr Grosskopf said.