The congratulations to Anna Smith on her election as a Romsey City Councillor are still ringing in our ears and then we find that Kilian, our LibDem County Councillor, has resigned.
This means another election in six weeks and we can hear the collective groans.
Romsey Labour must now move fast to select a candidate to run for County Councillor and support Ashley Walsh the new labour leader of the Labour Group on the County Council. Ashley tells us his mission is to:
"Lead the Labour Group on the County Council shoulder-to-shoulder with Daniel Zeichner as our Labour MP in Cambridge and Lewis Herbert as Labour Leader of Cambridge City Council. Together we will provide a firewall against the vicious austerity policies of the majority Tory government at Westminster, making Cambridge a bastion of hope and resistance against Tory rule.
“We will push the County Council to challenge the government in the interests of the people of Cambridgeshire and we will argue that the authority’s resources should be relentlessly focused on the neediest and most vulnerable in society. We will also push the County Council to help Cambridge’s economy grow and develop sustainably, using the opportunity provided by the City Deal to improve our road, cycling, and pedestrian infrastructure.
"Thanks to the strong leadership of Cllr Sales as my predecessor, we have a string of successes under our belt already. For example, we saved the Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme from threats of abolition by the previous government and we have protected children and young people's services from Tory cuts especially to youth services. We will continue our record of achievement with a strong and serious approach to local government in Cambridgeshire."
Cllr Ashley Walsh: 07853 148957