EU Elections and the race for the Tory leadership

We didn't really need to wait for the results of the EU elections to know that the Conservatives were going to get demolished. As results started to come in last night, it was very apparent that support for the two main parties had evaporated, and voters had backed parties with a very clear position on … Continue reading EU Elections and the race for the Tory leadership

European Elections – why I have not been campaigning

For the first time in over 30 years - during which time I have taken part in every local, national and European election - I am sitting out the campaign for this week's European Elections. It is not that I am worried about the inevitable hostile reception I would find on the doorstep - having … Continue reading European Elections – why I have not been campaigning

My week – week ending 18 May 2019

On Thursday I attended the Annual Meeting of Central Bedfordshire Council - this meeting is the start of the Council's year, with the new Chairman being appointed, and all other appointments to the Council (committee places, the Council's Executive and representatives to outside bodies) being confirmed. I was delighted to be appointed as Deputy Executive … Continue reading My week – week ending 18 May 2019

Looking back over the past 6 weeks …

Not wanting to state the obvious, but this has not been the easiest of election campaigns! I have been involved in more or less every election campaign - whether it be general or local elections, either as a candidate, an election agent or a volunteer - for the past 30 years, and this campaign is … Continue reading Looking back over the past 6 weeks …

My 8 years as a local Councillor …

It has been a privilege to represent the residents of Leighton Buzzard South on Central Bedfordshire Council, and the residents of Brooklands ward on the Town Council, since 2011. Of my achievements over the past 8 years, I consider my work to help individual residents to be the most important. While the bigger issues like … Continue reading My 8 years as a local Councillor …