Thrilled by support

As the newly elected Conservative councillor for Liversedge and Gomersal I would like to thank everyone who supported me on May 5.

I am very much looking forward to representing all residents in the ward during the next four years.

As many will know, I am one of the team planning to establish a free school for the children of Gomersal and surrounding areas but now my work will extend way beyond this one project.

I am looking forward to working on any issues which are brought to me directly by residents and also working alongside Couns Margaret Bates and David Hall on existing projects which will include fighting against the LDF plans in Hartshead.

I made a pledge during my campaign that I would not disappear after the election and I will stand by that promise. Once I have completed my councillor training I will be back out and about visiting homes, I have already started visiting those residents who raised issues with me in the run-up to the election.

COUN LISA HOLMES

LIVERSEDGE AND GOMERSAL WARD

I’d like to thank everyone who voted Labour and supported me in Cleckheaton at this year’s elections.

The Labour vote more than tripled from that of comparable elections in previous years. This was a far better result than I predicted and I was genuinely thrilled at how much support we received.

I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign, meeting and talking to so many local people and taking up issues on their behalf. As well as everyone who voted Labour I’d also like to thank all those friends, party members and local people who supported my campaign.

DAN HOWARD

Labour candidate

CLECKHEATON WARD

I WOULD like to thank the people of Heckmondwike and Norristhorpe for the vote of confidence they gave me last Thursday. I would also like to thank all who worked in the campaign, from all parties.

This year’s campaign was pleasant throughout, during the campaign I met a lot of very friendly people no doubt to some extent, influenced by the exceptional weather we had in April.

We have worked in difficult times before in Kirklees, but I fear none as difficult as we face over the next few years.

All the more reason to work harder for the Spen Valley to make sure that however small the cake is, our slice is as large as we can get it.

COUN DAVID SHEARD

Labour councillor

HECKMONDWIKE WARD

May I please use your letter column to thank everyone who voted for me in the local election on May 5?

May I also publicly thank everyone who worked, knocked on doors, outran the dogs, had their fingers nipped by letterboxes, tramped the streets, talked to the unconvinced, delivered leaflets, manned the phones, attended the meetings, those who gave encouragement, put up posters and wished me well and smiled when they could have cried.

I am humbled by your efforts.

All to no avail this time.

Here’s to May 2012.

GORDON NORTH

Labour candidate

LIVERSEDGE AND GOMERSAL