A busy week for me - too busy to write this blog so here's a catch up
Monday - Spoke to a constituent at length about her problem and her experience with Michael Lord. IBC Labour group meeting where we discussed this week's council meeting
Tuesday - Telephone canvassing. Spoke to several residents and picked up a few issues. Have already sorted two and another may be fixed soon.
Wed - Full council where the minorty Labour administration stood down and was replaced by a Tory one, proped up by the Libdems. The Tories have a majority on the Executive so can do whatever they want, except for decisions which must be made by full council. Libdems have the Transport portfolio (a poisoned chalice because you can't please everyone) and Economic Development (which seems more of a Tory portfolio). The Labour front bench reeled off a list of achievemnts over 25 years but it's still depressing. It will take some time to get used to opposition :-(
Thurs - Was at a reception for UCS - University Campus Suffolk - an exiting new University proposal for Suffolk. I then rushed off to the AGM of Suffolk ACRE which helps voluntary and community groups throughout rural Suffolk. Both UCS and ACRE will help improve the quality of life in this area - I'll write more about them another time.
Friday - I attended Officers and then Members meeting of the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Labour Party. Some useful discussions as I went through my campaign strategy.
Saturday - Public meeting in Whitehouse about Stock Options. A few people came along but even they complained about the apathy of people on the estate.
Sunday - worked on words for website.
Tired out and am off to Reading with work for two days.