Post election, back to work

The last few months have been a roller coaster of campaigning: delivering leaflets, canvassing, speaking to residents about a number of issues and, of course, fitting in time to deal with those issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. It’s one of the parts of politics that I love so much.

The new trio of Westhoughton North and Chew Moor Councillors
The new trio of Westhoughton North and Chew Moor Councillors

Now the election is over, we have a new Councillor in Westhoughton North and Chew Moor; or should I say a returning Councillor? Christine Wild is no stranger to the Ward and many Westhoughton residents have been happy to see her return to the Council. I know I certainly am!

Christine and I campaigned hard to win last year and I was devastated when she missed out by only a tiny margin. Thankfully that didn’t happen again this year and she won with a very healthy majority of around 250 votes.

Now we have three Conservative Councillors in Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, which means much closer working relationships and a better ability to pool our resources. We can focus better on the problems the Ward has faced over the years and I fully intend to make the most of this so we can improve the area for everyone’s benefit.

It’s going to be a great time. 🙂