Posts Tagged ‘election’
The town and parish councils and Shropshire Council are up for election on 4th May. Much Wenlock Town Council has been running a publicity drive for some months to attract folk to stand for this most local form of democracy. This is your opportunity to make a positive difference in the town; hopefully someone from Bourton and Homer will step forward to provide a stronger voice for their villages.
After serving Much Wenlock and the surrounding area for four years as your Shropshire Councillor I now intend standing again as the Conservative candidate. I have found the role fulfilling and I’ve met more lovely folk, many of whom I’ve been able to help with their problems. It is however time-consuming and, from time to time, challenging. If any potential candidate would like to discuss what’s involved, they’re more than welcome to pick up the phone or meet me at my next advice surgery. Some weeks ago I wrote a short piece about my week as a Shropshire Councillor, which you can read online here.
Details on how to stand for election as a councillor are here.
On Saturday I was pleased to welcome the Conservative candidate for the Police & Crime Commissioner election on 5th May to Much Wenlock. John-Paul Campion has worked hard in his campaign across Shropshire and I hope that his efforts will prove successful. This is what he says about how we can secure a safer West Mercia.
I’m backing John Campion for Police & Crime Commissioner in the election to be held on Thursday 5th May.
He is committed to keeping our community safe against threats and responding in an emergency. He will also invest in crime prevention ensuring we tackle the causes of crime.
He will support the reform of the back office functions enabling more money to be diverted to protect front line policing. He has committed to being open and transparent in how decisions are made and how tax payers’ money is spent.
He pledges to work hard to ensure people feel safer in their local communities. I agree with him that, for too long, anti-social behaviour has blighted our town centres and urban streets as well as rural villages blighted by speeding.
You can find out more about John here:
This website provides information on the election and the role of Police and Crime Commissioners: PCC election information