I am stepping down as a councillor on Broxtowe Borough Council at the end of this administration and also as a Town Councillor for Stapleford, and this frees me up to take on this new role. I will consider my position as a County Councillor for Bramcote and Stapleford if and when I am elected as an MP.
I will remain the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe until 20 May 2015, the date of the first council meeting of the new administration following the Borough elections on 7 May. I promise I will not use my ongoing position as the Mayor to promote my chances of being elected as an MP. The position of Mayor is an apolitical role and I will keep it so.
The next few weeks will be a very exciting time indeed!