Conservative candidate Andrew Sully won Thursday’s election to choose a new councillor for Wellington East. Here’s what he has to say about his new role.
“I know many people have good reasons to be unhappy about politics at the moment, but I want to quickly explain to you, why I believe I am the right choice for you to represent Wellington East. I believe the Town Council shouldn’t be about party politics. I believe in common sense ideas that are good for Wellington and I am sure you will agree with them.
- I intend to get fully involved and take an active part in the Town Council by representing our part of Town.
- I will turn up to the Town Council meetings, unlike the recent LibDem councillor who did not always do so, thus forcing this costly election.
- I will give a strong voice on the Council, as our part of Town deserves to be heard.
- I will protect all that is special about Wellington, because it is a friendly rural Town, that is growing very quickly, but it needs to keep its unique identity.
- With my financial background, I will make sure the Town Council sticks to its budget, that funding goes only to the areas where they are most needed and money is not wasted.
- I will hold developers to account on new housing developments, ensuring enough green spaces are allocated for sports and recreational purposes for all.
- I will support local road, cycle paths and pedestrian schemes, plus ‘Trains for Wellington’ in order to try and reduce congestion in our Town.
- I will promote Wellington as a great place to live and encourage new businesses to locate to the Town, whilst protecting what is special about the Town and its heritage.
- I will fight to protect the interests of the most vulnerable members of our community such as the young, elderly and disabled.
I will assure you that it does not matter how you voted, I will represent everyone equally.”
Results: Andrew Sully (Con) 308 ; Mark Lithgow (Lib Dem) 269 ; Jill Mitton (Lab) 113