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Party description: Conservative Party candidate
As someone who has lived in the area all my life I have the privilege to be standing again as the Conservative Candidate for Rye and Eastern Rother division in the East Sussex County Council elections on 6th May
I live in Pett with my wife, daughter and grandchildren having moved back to the village that I grew up in to look after my then ageing parents, sadly now passed away.
Having been to school in Rye and then run my own plumbing and heating business in the area I think I’m well placed to understand the difficulties and opportunities that exist .
As the Leader of East Sussex County Council for the last 8 years I’m proud of our achievements especially the way in which since the beginning of the pandemic we have with our partners ensured that the services that are needed have been delivered.
I have lobbied and worked with Government to make sure that we in East Sussex continue to be best placed to provide good quality services for the most vulnerable and as we get through this pandemic we are able to continue the support to allow businesses to recover and the economy to grow allowing people to get back to good quality jobs.
We have been and continue to work hard with our NHS colleagues in the delivery of the vaccine roll out by identifying the most vulnerable and those shielding along with frontline Care staff that have provided the essential services.
The record of the Conservative administration that I have led is a very positive one Children’s Services judged by Ofsted to be outstanding, our Working together with our NHS partners has been recognised by the care quality commission as an example of Best practice
Our record on value for money and financial competence is there for all to see having set balance budgets and delivered on them over many years
Our record on climate change shows we are no longer sending waste to landfill in East Sussex instead we are converting to provide energy for 25000 homes, we have reduced our carbon emissions from the Councils Estate by 30% and have a target of further reductions of 13% year on year until net zero.
We continue to support the growth of local renewable electricity, such as solar and off shore wind;deliver a walking and cycling infrastructure programme;work with partners to rollout electric vehicle charging infrastructure
We are investing in improvements in our roads and are pressing Government to improve its infrastructure such as A21, A259 and the high speed rail connection to Hastings Bexhill and Eastbourne
The work setting the way forward on transport issues can be seen in the Transport strategy produced by Transport for South East which I Chair
To deliver many of the things that we are all concerned or interested in it generally is best or only deliverable in partnership, I’m pleased that over the years I have managed to build many of the good relationships necessary to get things done, working with individuals, Town and Parish Councillors, District Councillors, Health Colleagues, MPs and Government Ministers to list but a few and I’m confident that those and many more contacts will be needed to deliver going forward
On 6th May you have the opportunity to KEEP EAST SUSSEX IN SAFE HANDS by voting fo Keith Glazier.
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