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.