So it is coming round to the time when postal voting slips will be arriving on people doorsteps. It could be anytime from Saturday. I will be out delivering letters to these people over the next few days. I wanted to blog explain in more detail my vision for Oakwood. This is essentially my … Continue reading My Vision for Oakwood
Monday saw the start of the election process at the council. Prospective candidate and election agents gathered together in the council chamber to hear about key dates, postal vote procedures, who can and cannot stand, which forms need completing, who can help complete them and about how our electoral system is shrouded in law that … Continue reading Here we go again…
Wow! What a start to the week! I've often been asked how I sit on the political spectrum when I've been out campaigning and I've written on here about this before and how, in local politics, I really feel it is irrelevant as an independent candidate. In the last 72 hours there have been 11 … Continue reading The Independent Group
As it comes to the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I, you can't help but stop and reflect on what it means to us as individuals in 2018. It's such a long time ago, and beyond most of our living memories and yet, without this historic event, life could have been … Continue reading Lest we forget…
A couple of weeks back I was approached by Phil Ingall (Chellaston Ward) to see if I was interested in joining a group of independent people, a sort of 'party', with the aim of getting more councillors into office and changing the face of decision making in Derby. I went to an initial meeting and … Continue reading A Move for Independents?
May seems like such a long time ago now, but a few things have prompted me recently to look back on the campaign of earlier in the year and peer forward into the future. Then... The result of this year's election was such an encouragement. Thank you everyone who placed their confidence in me! Whilst … Continue reading Reflect and plan…
When it seems that the Oakwood electorate are determined to get rid of the Labour council, the natural choice to make is to vote Conservative. Why change the habit of a lifetime? What we need to be clear about is that for Derby Conservative to take control of the council they will need to hold … Continue reading Conservative or Independent does it matter?
In and amongst today's leafleting and 'Chat at Chadd Woods' I took some time to look back over some of the blog posts I wrote in 2016. One that struck me as still very relevant to today is 'What it means to be Independent' I would urge you to click on it and have a read … Continue reading What does it mean to be Independent in 2018
It's time for a short break from delivering leaflets - mainly as I await the arrival of a second batch from the printers. However, it gives me a chance to reflect on the campaign so far. Two years ago most of my material landed on doorsteps too late for postal voters to really consider … Continue reading Getting a name around town (or Oakwood)
I have been asked to state my view on the main issues facing Derby and Oakwood residents. Whilst I feel that this is difficult to do without all the facts and research that would be available to a sitting councillor, in this blog post I will aim to state my position based on what I … Continue reading My View on the Key Issues in Derby