What I discovered during the campaign was that there were some who were determined to support me as your representative at the national level after so many years of representing you at local level. But there were also many who were more concerned about using their vote to keep out either the Labour or the Conservative candidate. Of course, while this attitude persists, there will never be any prospect of alternative views being heard in Westminster. However, that is as it is.
You already know that I did not stand for re-election to represent Bramcote Ward on Broxtowe Borough Council this year. I will let you know who your new representatives are when the votes are counted later today. I will, however, continue to be the Mayor until the first meeting of the new council on the 20th May. I will also continue to be the county councillor for Bramcote and Stapleford Division on Nottinghamshire County Council. .