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
For once, the weather was kind – and ferocious winds and driving rain cleared up in time for full enjoyment to be gained from the weekend’s free skating rink in the Brook Street carpark, Woodbridge.
Let’s hope that the weather will continue as good tomorrow for the second day.
This last year has been hard for a lot of people – and most of all for families – and the expense of taking your children on a day out can be prohibitive. This event – brainchild of Town Councillor Caroline Blois, and funded by me from my Locality Budget – was intended to give some affordable fun to the young people of Woodbridge and their parents, while also bringing increased footfall into Woodbridge town centre in the dark days of winter.
Today certainly seemed to do this.
To top it all, the refreshments on offer were provided by Woodbridge’s very own Cake Shop Bakery, who only yesterday were crowned Britain’s Best Bakery.
Eat your heart out, Winter Olympics!
Following the county council elections yesterday, I’m happy to say I’ve been re-elected to serve you for another term as County Councillor for Woodbridge. I’m also happy to say that the Woodbridge turnout of voters – at 42% – was highest in the entire Suffolk Coastal region, and the second highest in the whole of Suffolk.
Thank you! I’ll do my best to represent all of you, whether you voted for me or not.
The Woodbridge County Council election results in full were as follows:
MULCAHY – Patti (Conservative) – 870 votes (32% of vote)
PAGE – Caroline Anne (Liberal Democrats) – 1,127 votes (Elected) (42% of vote)
SMITH-LYTE – Rachel Ann (Green) – 122 votes (4.5% of vote)
STALEY – Pauline Isabella (UKIP) – 327 votes (12% of vote)
WHITE – John (Labour) – 255 votes – (9% of vote)
Total electors: 6,396
As the general said at Sebastapol: j’y suis, j’y reste