Sorry that I have not been updating this blog for a while. No election has ever taken as much out of me as the most recent ones so I am slowly working up some more energy.
Much has happened over the past few weeks:
There are a wide range of opinions about the above. Overall, I have been very impressed. At the General Election, I was clear that my top two priorities were to deal with the deficit and to start controlling immigration. Both of these are part of the Government’s agenda so I am pleased. A recent front page article in the Indepdent highlighted just how massive a problem the budget deficit is. I know that many people can be cynical about politicians but what I have seen are two different parties making compromises and trying to form a stable government. I believe that this Government will last.
David Laws resignation
This represents a major loss to the Government. I have always found him to be very talented and perfect for the role that he was given in Government. His performance in Parliament a few days ago was brilliant.
The AGM was held last week. Councillor Jagdish Sharma was confirmed as the Leader of the Council. I recognised the decision taken by most in the Borough and the Conservative Group supported his nomination.
I have been impressed with the approach taken by the Labour Group, as compared to its approach between 2002 and 2006. I have found them to be very reasonable in our discussions so far. When this is the case, I will give them credit.
I am adjusting to new circumstances and have gone back to my job full-time. Before the elections, I did not think I would end up where I am now but will give this my best shot. As always, representing Feltham North will come first.
I will start to update my blog more regularly.