Tina Morrey your new Borough Councillor.
The 2008 Borough Council elections for Kidsgrove have brought about change. The long term Labour Councillor Margaret Astle has been unseated by a relatively new comer to the political scene.
Whitehill Online has had the pleasure of catching up with your new councillor, enabling us to find out a little bit more about what we can expect from Cllr Morrey. On thing is for certain, as she is a local resident though and though, the people of the Kidsgrove ward will be well represented.
When asked about her initial response on hearing that she had won the seat and the right to represent the local residents of Kidsgorve, Cllr Morrey said “The sucess of being elected as the 3rd Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Kidsgrove was more than I dared to wish for. I owe it to the excellent support I received from my Lib Dem collegues and also my son and friends that gave time to help with my campaign. After saying that, I wouldnt have made it without voters making the effort on Thursday. Thank you to everyone involved.
When asked about what we can expect on the political front, Cllr Morrey says “I have my own views, but I want to know more individual opinions, there is no point in me making proposals that I feel are right if residents don’t, I need to use my position to improve Kidsgrove as the people living in Kidsgrove want it to be.”
Finally as with all local Cllrs, we are pleased to have the input of Cllr Morrey. When asked about the local site she remarked “I think that this site is great, there are so many points of view and as a new councillor I am trying to absorb the different opinions that residents of Kidsgrove have. I see people out in the town but on here, the smallest of issues can be made just as a 'by the way'.
Existing councillors Mary Maxfield and Sandra Bowyer has the following to say about Cllr Morrey, "Sandra and I are delighted that Tina has been elected to serve as a Kidsgrove Ward Councillor. She is a very enthusiastic, caring and an intelligent young lady who cannot wait to get started. She has the community at heart. For quite a while she has been having discussions with us about issues in the Ward and has contributed many ideas. Now she is official and can take an active part in local government.
On a results note - I really do think that at the Borough election national politics should not have swayed voters to vote against the government. What should have swayed them was if the political party for which they have voted locally had not fulfilled their promises. I can think of two Labour Borough Councillors who lost their seats at Wolstanton and Cross Heath who were excellent Councillors and had achieved much in their wards. One seat went to Conservatives and one to UKIP. I am not saying that the winning candidates were not suitable.
Finally Sandra, Tina and myself promise to serve the community to the best of our ability and thank the electorate who made it possible for Lib Dems to have a very strong team."
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