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Thank you letters from election candidates
11:59am Wednesday 11th May 2011 in Councillors Letters
WE would like to say a big thank you to the voters of Winsford Swanlow and Dene for electing us to Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Also a big thank you to the voters of Verdin Ward for electing Michael Burns to the town council.
STEPHEN BURNS and DAVID ARMSTRONG
I WOULD like to thank all the people who took the time to vote for me in the CWAC and town council elections.
The results are a clear warning to the ConDems that they need to have a serious re-think about, not just their national, but local policies as well.
My colleagues and I will do everything we can to look after the interests of all those in Northwich and beyond.
MANY thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Winsford Over and Verdin ward.
At 20 years old I was able to become a Winsford town councillor for the Verdin ward.
I am very grateful for the overwhelming support and I will be making your priorities my priorities and in working with you, I hope to improve our town.
We, along with many others, are showing that these cuts are too much and too fast and that Labour is your voice in hard times.
I WOULD like to thank all those who voted over the last month to allow me to serve for another term on Middlewich Town Council. It is a real privilege and pleasure to be able to represent your interests in such a remarkable town for a further four years. Please do get in touch if I can help you in any way.
I will do whatever is within my power to enhance the services, infrastructure and historic and cultural heritage that help to make Middlewich such a wonderful place to live and bring up children.
We will face serious challenges over the coming years that I am sure we will overcome. I would like however to take this opportunity to encourage more of you to get involved. A town such as Middlewich is only as vibrant as its residents make it.
Please come and support our many events over the coming year. Drop into the Victoria Buildings on Lewin Street for a chat with any of the officers. You will be certain of a friendly welcome.
WE would like to thank the people of Weaver and Cuddington Ward for participating in the local elections and for electing us as their representatives on CWAC.
We are looking forward to serving the communities of Acton Bridge, Bartington, Cuddington, Delamere Park, Dutton, Gorstage, Sandiway and Weaverham for the next four years.
CHARLES FIFIELD, JOHN GRIMSHAW and ALAN McKIE
MY inspiration in the 80s to first stand for election for Boughton Ward came from Alderman Fred Fazey, the man who brought comprehensive education to Chester and who from his home with Mavis in Kingsley Road became my mentor. After a hard fought campaign the voters gave me a vote of confidence and a majority of 100.
Last Thursday in a reformed, larger Boughton Ward, they renewed that trust giving me a majority of over 200 and continuing an unbroken 24-year line of Labour representation in Boughton. This combined, with Labour’s record increase in seats on the new Cheshire West and Chester Council from 13 to 32 made May 5 truly a date to remember.
Sincere thanks to those who voted for me, and to my agent Chris Fortune. Together with my Labour team I will do my best to deliver.
MAY we take this opportunity to say thank you to all those people who voted for Labour in the CWAC elections held on May 5.
As newly elected Labour councillors for the new Northwich wards of Witton and Rudheath, and Winnington and Castle, we will be seeking a fair deal for the people of Northwich. The significant number of Labour gains on the CWAC council means that we will ensure that your voice is heard. On the doorstep, residents have been telling us that what they are most concerned about is the general decline of the town.
As councillors we are committed to promoting Northwich and will continue to campaign on all matters that affect our community. We will listen to the views and represent the interests of all residents.
Once again thank you for all your support and many kind words of congratulations following our resounding election success. We very much look forward to working with you.
JULIA TICKRIDGE, TONY LAWRENSON AMY MERCER-BAILEY AND PAUL DOLAN
ON behalf of all the Conservative candidates standing in the recent elections on May 5 for CWAC I am writing to thank residents for the tremendous support we received. Gaining over 45 per cent of the votes cast, we have a solid working majority to implement the exciting and ambitious programme we have planned for the next four years.
This includes continuing the downward pressure of the costs of the council by reducing waste, bureaucracy and inefficient practices, improving services and delivering increasing value for money. This will enable the Conservative run council to keep council tax increases below inflation and to invest in delivering first class facilities that you, our residents, tell us you want to see your council deliver.
This includes investment in new high schools in Winsford and Ellesmere Port, sports and cultural facilities in Northwich, Ellesmere Port and Chester, removing old and dilapidated school mobile buildings and building excellent facilities for the elderly who need care and who should retain their dignity as they age.
We also have a 10-year programme to invest an additional £10m/year to catch up on the backlog of road maintenance we inherited and re-introduce weekly collections of waste in the areas of Winsford, Northwich, Neston and Ellesmere Port to further increase our recycling rates and save over £1.5m/year.
The Conservative run council is ambitious and is determined to deliver on our promises. We are a council for all our residents and we look forward to a busy four years.
Thank you for giving us this opportunity.
MIKE JONES Leader Conservative Group, CWAC
I AM writing to thank all of our members and supporters that voted Conservative in the local elections.
The results within Winsford were remarkable, the town had a fantastic turnout, and we secured the No to AV result with a whopping 72 per cent of CWAC electors voting No at the ballot boxes.
We have gained one Conservative CWAC and two Conservative Winsford town councillors. This means that we are now in a position to start to make a difference within the town, and the hard work really begins today! We now have three fantastic representatives that will fight for services and financial support for the town. I think that it is to the advantage of the townspeople to have representatives who will work with the ruling party to ensure that Winsford’s views are given full consideration. Winsford needs positive representation!
We are delighted with the result and are already making plans! As we said before the elections we want to work with you and for you.
I’d like to thank all of the people involved in the election process, the counters, tellers, candidates and anybody else who gave their time (and shoe leather!) The next four years should prove to be exiting as we have so many new faces and fresh ideas, coupled with energy and enthusiasm!
As always, if anybody has any local issues or questions you can contact our office on 01829 733243, or contact one of our councillors directly.
The Conservatives in Winsford have a large and active branch and are always looking to increase our membership and friends list, so if you would like to get involved please give us a ring and we will give you a taste of what we are up to.
THANK you so much to everyone who supported, voted and believed in me for the CWAC elections. As an independent candidate in Weaver and Cuddington Ward, I polled 1299 votes, which I was overwhelmed with and very delighted.
Thank you so, so much
I SINCERELY thank the residents of Winsford Over and Verdin wards who gave both me and my Liberal Democrat colleagues their support in last week’s local elections.
Unfortunately we were not successful. It appears a gesture of protest against policies agreed at the last general election had a devastating effect on results.
Once again thank you all.
WE would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the Northwich Bridge Ward.
BRIAN and DEE COOKE
I WOULD like to thank the people of Middlewich who kindly voted me back onto Cheshire East Council at the local election. May I and assure them of my absolute commitment to continuing to act in the best interests of our fine community. In the eight years in which I have been honoured to represent the town at Cheshire East level, I have always sought to do my best to act on all issues brought to my attention by residents and this will most certainly continue to be the case. Sadly there are many subject areas where change cannot happen simply through discussing issues with Officers, due to what may be constitutionally or legislatively preventive and which may require policy revision. This requires a much different and far more detailed approach and this is a point which is all too often lost on certain individuals who would seem to advocate change at the snap of their fingers. My promise to the people of Middlewich is to continue to be active in the community, working with and alongside committees and voluntary groups as I have always done and to be readily accountable and transparent in all that I do. I am only too conscious of the fact that the electorate of the town has put its faith in local, non-political independents to represent it for a third term of office (fourth, if we count the transition from Congleton borough to Cheshire East via the shadow council elections of 2008) and I guarantee that I will do my utmost to repay such loyalty and trust. Thank you, Middlewich, once again!