Friday, 14 March 2008
A new Conservative Councillor in Snodland
Yesterday Luke Baldock was elected to serve as a Conservative Councillor on Snodland Town Council. Up until recently Snodland was one of Labour's safest areas but following the local elections last May, the area now has 5 Borough Councillors and a Conservative controlled Town Council. Luke's victory yesterday demonstrates even further how fed up local people are with Labour. Ironically, this election need never have happened. As I have previously written on this blog, since it was a Town Council by-election, the Conservative administration were very happy to follow usual practice and co-opt a Councillor but a Labour Councillor insisted on an election at the expense of local taxpayers. This result is therefore the right result. Luke will make an excellent Councillor and I am looking forward to working with him in the future.