I planned a series of posts today and then my son broke his ankle so I have spent most of the day in the hospital – so, if you didn’t see me that could be why. I have to say the staff are wonderful at Grimsby Hospital and have been really nice to my son.
This is a local election and I’m disappointed that my opponents are not focusing on local issues. My issues are: number 1, the creation of quality jobs for Haverstoe residents. Renewables are giving us a great advantage to generate great jobs, but there are other opportunities as well, but we need active councillors to make it happen.
I also want to develop recycling to save money on the Council Tax. I want to find ways to make sure great events like the Kite Festival continue to take place.
Vote for Leanor if you are in Croft Baker. Don’t be influenced by national politics. Leanor is a tireless worker, she has delivered on events such the Kite Festival, she often does not get the credit for the work she does.
I have handed out more leaflets in Haverstoe today. I will keep going; even though many may put them in the bin, it is important that I keep trying to reach people.
I’m planning to give politics 15 years, so I’m going to stick at it. I would urge people to vote on local issues. My number 1 priority is jobs, my other priorities for Haverstoe residents are extending recycling to keep down the cost of the council tax, maintaining an extending events like the kite festival, and pushing regeneration.
I was listening to the news this morning: apparently, a big reason why we have slid into recession is because there is less work for the construction sector. The cancellation of public sector projects, such as school building, has had a negative impact.
All the more reason that local construction work should go to local people whenever possible.
Even if you don’t want to vote for me. Please get down to your polling station on Thursday 3 May and cast your vote.
To be honest, I am critical of those who don’t want to read my leaflet when I push it through. I can’t criticise anyone who does not want to vote for if they have looked at what the three candidates have got to say and then decided to vote for someone else. As long as they have thought about their vote.
There is lots of work in construction which could go to local people but we keep bringing in outside contractors.
Why can work not have been done by local people. Other local authorities give their people the chance to get this work, so can we.
The local elections are about local issues. I looked at the piece in The Telegraph by my Labour opponent and he does not seem to deal with any local issues.
The three Conservative Councillors in Haverstoe are nice people. They do care for Cleethorpes.
However, I do not think they are proactive enough for the area. I would like to see them using their position to speak out for jobs and an improvement in services.
I think they have a passive approach rather than an active one. I notice they are claiming credit for the Humber Bridge tolls going down. I do not recall any of the 3 Tories speaking out about this before the toll came down. I did. For evidence of this please see the campaigning section of my website.
I completely support the talk of reinstating a permanent Tourist Information office.
The issue is how will we pay for it?
We need to explore funding from those who benefit, such as Pleasure Island, Thorpe Park. We also need to explore getting those who depend on Tourism to have a big voice in how we publicise the town.