What an incredible time to start a new blog here locally in Willerby, when nationally we have just witnessed, in the last few days, the formation of the new Conservative/Liberal Government under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron!
How good does that sound ‘Prime Minister David Cameron’
Harold Wilson once said ‘a week is a long time in politics’; well he never said a truer statement in all his life!
This time last week, we were all waiting and watching, never in a million years believing that we were at the dawn of a new Political age, with all of the fascinating twists and turns that were to happen in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office!
Over the coming weeks, as the new Minsters settle in to their Departments we will start to see the size of the task the Country has ahead.
We wish all of them ‘the best of British’ because they are going to need it!!
Read Prime Minister David Cameron’s first speech at www.conservatives.com
Anyway enough of National Politics for now; more about this new initiative in Willerby.
This blog will ‘as it says on the tin’ be produced by Willerby Conservatives for to inform the good people of Willerby about what The Party is doing locally for the village and more importanly, give the opportunity to the villagers to comment and generally air their views on what they see as the local issues that matter to them!
We definately want good positive feedback, good ideas and suggestions, plus give the chance to converse directly with your local Conservative Councillors.
As many Villagers will know, the recent by-election for the Willerby & Kirkella ward did not include a Conservative candidate. This Council administrative error was very unfortunate and many electors have expressed their regret that this was the case. There were a record(probably?) 600 spoilt ballot papers which showed the level of local discontent!!!
The election was therefore a two horse run off between the Liberals and the Labour Party. We congratulate Councillor Fred Smith on his victory and wish him well on his return to the Council again.
We hope he doesn’t get too comfortable as the full local elections will be held in 12 months time!
The Conservatives existing 2 Councillors for the Ward will continue to represent Willerby & Kirkella and are, of course, members of the ruling Conservative East Riding Council administration. See www.eastriding.gov.uk
We will ensure that the needs of the local community continue to be well served by your elected representatives.
Soon we will invite comments/questions/suggestions on this blog and look forward to developing this exciting communication vehicle in what is politically one of the most exciting and demanding times at both National and Local levels!