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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Friday, 17 May 2019

Sunday, 5 May 2019

The People of Arun have spoken

Arun Local Elections.
The election results are in and the people have spoken.  Politics at Arun are changing and, as your Councillor, I want to do my best for you, but firstly I have to say thank you for all those who have voted for me. I hope I can repay your trust with hard work and dedication.

I was elected with my colleague, Grant Roberts. Unfortunately my colleague, Robert Wheal, was pipped at the post by the Green Candidate by 32 votes. Robert worked particularly hard on the campaign, so my heartfelt thanks to him.

My thanks also goes out to all those in the team who worked hard on the election, in particular to our agent, Gary Markwell and Chairman Geoff Thorpe.

I have always put my heart and soul into being a Councillor, but I have to admit that I didn’t really work very hard at this election due to Theresa May and her handling of politics at a national level.

I really want to see the Prime Minister move on and allow a different leader to be installed.

Analysis on a District level is broken down as follows: Arun's Conservative group was reduced from 42 Councillors to 21, losing overall control and because the Lib Dems were the largest group at 22 members, it allows them first crack to form an administration.  There were 8 Independents, 2 Greens and 1 Labour candidate making a total of 54 Councillors.

The electorate have given the Conservatives in Arun and nationally a kick up the backside, This proves democracy works, however, without taking away the achievement of the Lib Dems there were a lot of wild promises made locally, particularly in Bognor Regis.

They now have an opportunity to form an administration at Arun. Whether they step up to the task is still yet to be known. A test of their competence will be if they can form an administration that works, but we know that Lib Dems tend to tax more and spend more, so as tax payers we have to worry about what they do with our money.

Also, they have been very poor at turning up to meetings and scrutinising the Council's business. It is easy to grandstand at Full Council meetings when the press are there, but not so easy to turn up on a rainy night and do the hard work.  Will their attendance record improve? Again the jury’s out on that.

Arun’s Conservatives have managed the finances very well with good balances and working within budgets. Will the Lib Dems do this? Or will they spend monies recklessly and damage the current good financial position?

One thing you can be assured of is we, the Conservative group, will scrutinise them and ensure democracy works to the benefit of the taxpayer.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Vote for my petition to solve the Brexit crisis

I have decided to promote a petition to get round the shocking lack of political leadership by Westminster

My petition would allow us to leave tomorrow, The DUP would support it and even some of the hardline Brexiteers could, as well as many Labour MP's in leave constituency's


“Join EFTA (Norway) now for max of 2yrs whilst we negotiate FreeTradeDeal with EU”

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/257337/sponsors/new?token=UiqAZ5tUJcuUIvYTUyJ


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Candidate for Arundel & Walberton Ward

Blue Flag Beach at Littlehampton.
I am standing again for the Arundel & Walberton ward as your Councillor, I have been a Conservative Councillor since 2003 and worked hard for the residents of the Arundel and Walberton ward.

Because of Brexit and Theresa May,  I know a lot of voters have little time for the Conservative party,  and there is a movement to punish all Conservative Candidates for the PM's actions. This I fully understand, I do not support Theresa May and have been very critical of her as Conservative leader.

My record stands on its own merit, but I would say vote for the Candidate and not necessarily for the party.  

My personal manifesto is as follows

1)  Support and lobby for an offline Arundel bypass with a junction for Ford Road to help with the Yapton Lane Junction

2)  Keep the weekly refuse collections and boost Recycling

3)  Control Over development and support affordable Housing for our young people

4)  Support Sustainable Public transport, create a new free car park at Ford Railway Station

5)  Create a new cycle/footpath along Ford Road for Ford our children who walk and cycle to the station

You have a vote, if you think I have done a good job then please vote for me, if you don't then vote for one of the other Candidates, but most importantly vote!

Support an Offline Bypass

Support an Offline Bypass
Arundel desperately needs an offline bypass

Arundel video

Should Councillors be more active on Social Media

Your Council

Your Council
Arun District Councillors first meeting after election

Need a hotel

Option A Pink blue route for Arundel By-Pass

Option A Pink blue route for Arundel By-Pass