WHITTLESEY: Time to outline why I'm standing as candidate in next week's elections
AS one who has thrown my hat into the ring as a candidate for the county council elections I would like to outline my motivation. I have a family history of public service. I therefore welcome the chance to try and influence how public finances can be
AS one who has "thrown my hat into the ring'" as a candidate for the county council elections I would like to outline my motivation.
I have a family history of public service. I therefore welcome the chance to try and influence how public finances can be put to best use for the majority of working people.
In 1995 when I was elected to Fenland District Council councillors only received expenses and not an annual allowance.
I believe the role of councillor is to represent the views of your ward. It was not and should not be considered a job. Heaven knows we pay council officials enough as it is.
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To this end if elected, I will be consulting with the electors to find their views on what to do with the �7,610 per annum which I would receive as an allowance.
Unfortunately I no longer fall into the category of young, but I hope my motivation meets with your criteria.
- 1 Empty Wisbech shop earmarked for slots and bingo
- 2 Success after six year battle to get 21 homes approved on factory site
- 3 Suspected paedophile, 61, arrested in front of thousands on live video
- 4 Matilda, 9, sold her dolls to raise money for charity close to her heart
- 5 Letters: Mayor's tribute, poem for a pigeon and letter release refusal
- 6 Three derelict cottages ‘would make an ideal renovation project’
- 7 Man, 53, found in 'possession of knife' in Queensgate Shopping Centre
- 8 Ex-glider pilot and education pioneer dies
- 9 Mum caught driving with revoked license on school run gets car seized
- 10 Hundreds go bargain hunting in the sun at first car boot since lockdown
Labour Candidate, Whittlesey North