So, what qualities are you looking for when you elect a County Councillor?
A local candidate? One with years of experience? Someone with a track record of hard work, and practical activism? Someone who is prepared to fight your corner?
I am standing for election for a fourth term in the town I have made my home for the last 25 years. I’m the only county councillor in East Suffolk – maybe in Suffolk – to have run a monthly open access surgery for Suffolk residents since 2011. I’ve successfully fought for improvements for – and against cuts to – local services. I have upheld the voice of individual residents at all times and forcefully called the administration’s decision-making to account.
If you re-elect me, I will continue to do this on your behalf
This is just to confirm that I am standing for re-election as your Woodbridge County Councillor in the forthcoming Suffolk County Council elections.
Voting takes place on May 4th.
This searchable blog gives a fair picture of my many activities on your behalf over the last 9 years. I will be uploading more Woodbridge-specific information over the month. I hope it will encourage you to trust me with the future of our beautiful and special town for a fourth term.
What is the larger political picture within Suffolk? Well, the Conservatives have run the County Council since 2005, and have consistently reduced services, instead of looking after the real needs of the local people they were elected to represent. They’ve prided themselves on providing a 7 year council tax freeze, but you get what you pay for – and the horrible state of our roads and pavements, of adult social care, the fragility of our libraries, the loss of bus services (and – in parts of Suffolk – even of the capacity to use your disabled or older person’s bus pass) are all mute testimony to their short-sighted policies.The administration is now sitting on a knife edge, as it reaps the predictable results of seven years of underfunding – all in the name of ideology.
Suffolk Lib Dems believe there is a better way . We need urgent action in some important areas:
SUFFOLK Liberal Democrats’ SIX top priorities for local people
Provide a £5m boost to adult social care
Invest in Suffolk’s infrastructure to support planning of new housing – investment in roads, schools and doctors’ surgeries
Fund a county-wide mental health programme in schools
Fix our roads and pavements
Invest in local bus services and make park & ride buses more frequent