The dust has settled and all those elected to spend your money can now get on with it.
Before I do I would like to thank those who nominated me, and all those who voted for me.
I didn’t win a district council seat, but retained it on Crowland parish council.
I would also like to thank all candidates from all parties for their friendly humour at the count, the hard working staff, and especially our returning officer, who never failed to smile at every declaration despite her gruelling 36 hours almost without sleep.
And finally my tablet of stone (yes I know they’re all doing it).
I promise that the money taken from you in the form of taxes and rates, as a gun is held to your head (the threat of prison if you don’t pay up) will always be spent on the people as a whole, and not given to specific interest groups, charities, or business.
If you personally want to give to charity you’re welcome to do so, mine’s Diabetes UK.
Coun Peter Bird