Tomorrow (Thursday 4th May 2017) sees the county council elections, and for the first time in my lifetime, there’s will not be a Wilcox standing for election, with our current county councillor Dave Wilcox standing down.
To replace Dave, in our neck of the wood or the Etherow electoral division as it is know for county council purposes, we have the excellent Becki Woods standing.
Becki’s family background makes her a fervent advocate for decent social care for the disabled and old people, and will work to secure improvements in the local area, concentrating on those with the greatest need before those who shout the loudest, and she’s been active across the patch finding out about the issues that matter to local people.
Across the rest of Glossopdale, existing hardworking county councillor Damien Greenhalgh is seeking reelection, along with Shelia Yamin, who has the same commitment to working on local issues as her predecessor and retiring county councillor Ellie Wilcox.
Polls are open from 7am until 10pm at the Geoffrey Allen Centre at the shops, and as long as you are on the electoral register, you don’t need your polling card, you can just turn up and vote, and if you have had a postal vote, but not yet returned it, it can be dropped off at any polling station tomorrow.
In Becki, Damien and Shelia along with the other excellent Labour candidates standing across the High Peak and Derbyshire, you will have a first class team that will ensure the county council is working for us despite the cuts that have come from and are still in the pipelines from the current conservative government.
So tomorrow vote Labour, and if you want to help with the campaign, please call in at the Labour Club in Glossop.