As 2022 is just over a day away, it is the time of year when people start brainstorming the New Year’s resolutions.
We all know the most common New Year’s resolutions include going to the gym, improving your diet, and saving money, and a You Gov poll confirmed this.
Last year, more than half of Britons (53%) want to do more exercise, while 48% of people want to lose weight, 39% of people want to save money, and 15% of people want to take up a new hobby.
Spending time with family as a New Year’s resolution rose from 11% to 22% last year, indicating the biggest change. This can be attributed to the various lockdowns in 2020 where people were heavily restricted from seeing loved ones due to the Coronavirus.
Asian Standard reached out to Bradford and Keighley councillors (well, the ones that picked up their phones) to ask them what their New Year’s resolutions and goals are
Here is what they said.
Mohammed Amran, Heaton (Labour):
- To make a difference around health and obesity in the ward.
- To get more residents engaged in the local community and young people into politics
- To go to the gym.
Jeanette Sunderland, Idle and Thackley (Liberal Democrats):
- For people to live in peace with their neighbours.
- For everyone to work together to secure a future for children and young people in the district.
- To encourage young people to run for public office.
- To climb the tallest mountain in the Lake District, mount Helvellyn.
Si Cunningham, Bolton and Undercliffe (Labour):
- To sample new places to eat and drink in Bradford.
Talat Sajawal, Little Horton (Bradford Independent Group):
To keep working hard for the ward and constituents.
- To work with the local community to make the area a pleasant and safe place to live in.
Fozia Shaheen, Toller (Labour):
- To support more people in poverty and raise the voices of the seldom heard.
Geoff Reid, Eccleshill (Liberal Democrats):
- Doesn’t believe in New Year’s resolutions as he believes people should “make decisions when situations arise” and “most resolutions come to nothing.”
Mohsin Hussain, Keighley Central (Labour):
- To engage the community and campaign for a Labour seat in the upcoming elections.
- To arrange a day providing free food for people across the wards in Keighley.
Kauser Mukhtar, Tong (Labour):
- To read volumes one and two of the Masnavi of Rumi texts translated by Alan Williams.
- To spend more time gardening, continuing work as an artist, singer, and songwriter.
Naveed Riaz, Bingley Central (Conservative):
- To get fit and healthy by becoming more active.
Tariq Hussain, Great Horton (Labour):
- To keep my constituents safe by encouraging people to get their Covid-19 vaccines if they have not already and to get more people to get their boosters.
Zafar Ali, Keighley Central (Conservative):
- To be vigilant of the coronavirus and observing any and all restrictions that might come to be.
- To promote interfaith and intercommunity work across Keighley.
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Write them below or join in the conversation on Twitter at #ASResolutions2021