If anyone thinks I've been a little quiet today, it's not deliberate; I've only just got in after a 6am start trying to organise banners for the 'Taxpayers Alliance' over four of our major cities at the same time. I had London to do and two circuits of the M25 booked, so I have had my fill of flying today.
To avoid the rumour mill grinding overtime with speculation, I can confirm that today, I was offered and accepted the Cabinet role for customer services at TDC; following on from last night's meeting of the Thanet Conservative Group.
First off, I will include the 'official' comment on the subject from councillor Sandy Ezekiel:
"Following the Conservative AGM last Wednesday evening there has been a Cabinet reshuffle. Cllr Mrs Gideon will remain Chairman of “Thanet Works” program she is also considering the role of a chairperson.
We have a large resource of talent within the Conservative group and I am delighted that Cllr Simon Moores has accepted the position of Cabinet member for Customer Services. He is an expert in IT and will make valuable contribution."
Readers may of course draw their own conclusions but as a junior backbencher, I am delighted to be offered a new role which will allow me to work with the existing Cabinet team as it moves forward, further securing the collective future of Thanet and meeting new challenges and opportunities on the way.