Thursday, 2 May 2013

Dear Voters - Today is YOUR day

I make no apologies for having been so quiet on here over the past few weeks. It's been election time so there has been little going on at county hall and few new announcements.

What there has been is a lot of leaflet delivery and a lot of talking to voters across Launceston.

I've been hugely encouraged and gladdened by the conversations I've had. Whether you are voting for me (or one of my colleagues) or for someone else, I can only think of a couple of occasions where the discussion has been of the negative 'none of you care about anyone except yourselves' type.

Most people have wanted to engage, to have their say and to offer their ideas for what can be made better in our town. I hope that whoever wins in Launceston Central, South and North, they (we?) will take these ideas forward and try to press whoever is in charge for a better deal.

I've walked over 20k on quite a few days this campaign - as well as continuing to deal with casework and attend meetings. I enjoy the work I do representing local people and I very much hope you will give me a chance to carry on doing so.

Whatever your views, please make an effort to vote. Polls are open from 7am to 10pm and you don't need your poll card in order to vote. If you received a postal vote but have not yet sent it back, you can hand it in (with the declaration that came with it) at any polling station.

The counts don't take place until tomorrow, so this evening I will be enjoying a large glass of an adult beverage.

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