by simongalton on 30 April, 2013
Residents in Thurnby & Houghton Ward which comprise the villages of Scraptoft, Thurnby, Bushby, Houghton and Stoughton will get the chance to vote twice this Thursday!
Once for Simon Galton for the Leicestershire County Council elections who has served the area for over 24 years, and once for Peter Elliott to join the Harborough District Council, following the sad death of former councillor Jan Tooley.
Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.
Using your vote is essential to ensure you get a District and a County Councillor that work hard for you locally!
Simon Galton and the Lib Dems have a strong record of working for local people in this area. We report back on the positive things we are trying to achieve for our community. Nearly everyone we speak to says they appreciate the regular editions of Focus delivered throughout the 24 years Simon has been a County Councillor. During this time he has earned a reputation as a hard working and determined councillor for local residents and has a track record of getting things done.
Following the sad death of Jan Tooley who served as a District Councillor for many years, local Lib Dems have asked Peter Elliott to stand in the District Council by-election which is taking place on the same day as the County Council elections. Peter has lived in Scraptoft all his life and knows the villages of Thurnby, Bushby, Houghton and Stoughton well. A Parish Councillor for 15 years, Peter is working closely with Simon Galton and Amanda Burrell as part of the Focus Team and is leading the campaign for a new community hall for Scraptoft. Maintaining the rural identity of our villages in these changing times is one of Peter’s key priorities.
The elections on May 2nd will be a straight choice between the Lib Dem Focus Team and the Conservatives. Labour finished last when the County Council elections were last fought in 2009 and aren’t very active in the Houghton and Thurnby area.
Peter and Simon can be trusted to stand up for our area. They are asking for your support in both elections on Thursday so that they can work together for local residents.
If you have a question for either Peter or Simon, you can contact us by:
Phone: 0116 2432211