It is an enormous privilege to be elected Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough. Although we had a brilliant result in the local elections. Nothing must be taken for granted. With power comes responsibility to get things right in the interests of the community we serve. In the age of social media, problems and criticism emerge quickly, not always accurate but they demand a more urgent response. Sometimes seen as uncaring, more often seen as unwilling to listen and taking everyone for granted. So far from the truth. [Read more…]
Two weeks ago today I was selected to stand as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich at next year’s General Election. I have had a busy fortnight since, getting my campaign up and running, and have been inundated by very kind messages of support – including locally from some very, very unexpected places.
Time really does fly. The past month – my first as Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich – has sailed by at lightning pace. I’m delighted to say it’s been an incredible time for me – busy, yes, very, but an absolute pleasure to be serving the people of this great borough in this way, and enjoying all that comes with that immense responsibility.