Woodbridge: Remember to Vote Today!

 

I’m standing for re-election as Woodbridge County Councillor in the 2017 Suffolk County Council election

Today, May 4th, is the date of the local elections. You are voting to elect your county councillor. So, what qualities are you looking for?

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 been running a monthly open-access surgery for Suffolk residents since 2011. I’ve successfully fought for improvements to local services – and against cuts. I have upheld the voice of individual residents at all times and forcefully called the administration’s decision-making to account.

I can’t promise to solve every problem – but I can promise to listen, to support, and to do my very best to help you. I can also promise that if you re-elect me, I will continue to work indefatigably on your behalf.

It’s your town, it’s your vote, it’s your decision. I’m asking you to trust me to respect all of these things and to put your vote to best use by voting for me today.

Caroline

 

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Slight catastrophe – but no unavailability

Caroline Page, County Councillor, Woodbridge

I’ve been out & about in Woodbridge  even more than usual, knocking on your doors, delivering letters, knocking in stakeboards, running stalls in the Thoroughfare and answering questions as much as I could in the run-up to this election -although sadly a close relative has been in v poor health and I’ve had to keep her with me most of the time, poor thing. O the unexpected and unfair perils of being related to a local politician!

Our Awareness-raising stall in Woodbridge Thoroughfare. Note the unsolicited testimonial behind my head…

On Bank Holiday Sunday she was bluelighted to hospital in dramatic circumstances. Huge thanks to first responders, the ambulance service and Ipswich hospital for ensuring it was nothing worse.

I’ll do my best but I may not be able to be on anyone’s doorstep before Thursday’s vote.

If so, do accept my apologies: these are circumstances beyond my control. I maintain that it is my role as a hands-on family carer that enables me to understand and represent so many local residents and issues.

You can – of course – contact me with any questions, concerns on caroline4woodbridge@aol.com

Caroline

Caroline Page
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St Edmund’s example: “Ne ahefe þu ðe, ac beo betwux mannum swa swa an man of him”


In Suffolk, some think that our St Edmund should be England’s patron saint. Let’s remember what Ælfric said of Edmund, that he held to the maxim Gif þu eart to heafodmen geset, ne ahefe þu ðe, ac beo betwux mannum swa swa an man of him (‘If you are placed in a position of authority, don’t become puffed up, but continue to behave like one of the people’ – Sirach 32:1).Seems to me there are a lot of people – in Suffolk and out – who could benefit from this counsel!

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What qualities do you want in your County Councillor?

thumbnail of 1704 Suffolk Woodbridge v3 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

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Business as usual: last surgery before the election

Ok, Woodbridge residents – my work as  your county councillor doesn’t stop just for an election.  Tomorrow, Sat 15th, is my surgery, as ever – my last monthly surgery before the May 4 election. I think it will be my 70th!

And it’s *still* the only such surgery in E Suffolk (maybe the entire county)! I guess that’s why I get so many people attending from outside Woodbridge.

Maybe they need to elect councillors who are also prepared to run a monthly surgery? #justsaying

Postscript:                   This surgery was as busy as ever. If you’re not planning on voting for me on May 4th – do check whether your chosen candidate is prepared to give up their free time to provide such a service. Woodbridge clearly requires it!

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Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge