Due to the untimely death of Cllr Ann Whybrow, a by-election will be held on Thursday, October 25th for Suffolk’s Bosmere division.
Our candidate is Steve Phillips.
Steve will aim to carry on the active and successful record of representing you, set by Ros Scott and Julia Truelove, your previous Liberal Democrat Councillors. We hope to meet your needs again with a hard working Liberal Democrat.
Steve says: ‘I am looking forward to serving you in Bosmere as a County Councillor and hope you will elect me on the 25th.
I have been a Town Councillor for 20 years and have served as Town Mayor/Chairman of Needham Market Town Council on two occasions. During that time, I have regularly fought for issues within the Town, for example improved facilities for Crowley Park playing field, so I have a good track record.
I have listened and responded to individuals’ concerns and helped promote local community projects. I have helped to run the young persons’ football club in Ringshall and got to know many of the residents and their children.
I take a keen interest in our surrounding villages and getting things done. I have attended Parish meetings, visited local community shops and attended coffee mornings, as a member of the public. If you choose to elect me I will regularly attend Parish Council meetings as your County Councillor to ensure I keep closely in touch with your needs and views.
I will also keep in touch via email and social media, our www site and by producing regular “Focus” leaflets
As a family man with 5 children, now grown up, I have maintained a continuing interest in education and this will be of special interest if elected as your County Councillor.
Above all, I have tried to treat people fairly and hope to continue the trust placed in me.’
Every year the County Council is cutting back our vital services, shifting the burden onto voluntary groups and increasing charges without weighing up the impact on vulnerable people. They are responding to cuts in government funding but for several years have made “savings” sufficient to add to the reserves, which in total are over £150 million.
Health and adult social care is in crisis and many elderly people in the UK are not receiving the care and support they need. This has a severe impact on the NHS.
We believe cuts to health and adult social care, public transport, libraries, affordable housing, schools, road maintenance and the necessary infrastructure to support housing growth have gone too far.
Steve says “If these are things that you feel as passionate about as I do, please give me your vote so that I can challenge this Tory Council on your behalf. Your vote is important not only to you but to shape your Town or Village – so please vote for me on Thursday 25th October and together we can make a difference.”