An item of Westgate-related news for you. I have been accepted as a Conservative candidate to stand for the ward in the May council elections.
Over a year ago, I was approached by the Residents Association and asked if I might consider standing as an independent candidate but after giving the suggestion the long and careful attention it deserved, I replied that running as an independent would be unlikely to see me elected and if it did, then the chances of achieving anything constructive, sitting as an isolated Member at the edge of the council chamber, wouldn’t be much use to the people of Westgate where I have lived for much of the last fifty years.
Being a member of the Conservative party it’s only natural that I stand for the political right of centre and I was naturally delighted to be asked if I might stand in Westgate, where I feel I might be able to do the most good as an elected representative.
In the run-up to May 3rd you’re very welcome to tell me, here in Westgate, what my priorities should be. Of course I have my own observations and ideas as a local resident, but I don`t have a monopoly of views and that`s why the ‘Thanet Life’ weblog I started is so useful with just under a quarter of a million visitor impressions since it first started counting.
It was Winston Churchill who said “Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried” but perhaps with your help, I can prove him wrong - at least in Westgate on Sea! .
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