Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Meg Davidson Begins Re-Election Campaign for Fiskerton Ward

Cllr. Mrs. Meg Davidson, Conservative (Fiskerton Ward), has begun her re-election campaign early. Like David Cameron, the Conservative Party Leader, who announced the first chapter of the Conservative's manefesto yesterday, Cllr. Davidson started her campaign even earlier.

It is understood that Cllr. Mrs. Davidson has circulated a New Year's Message to every household in the Fiskerton Ward which covers the villages of Barlings, Bullington, Fiskerton, Goltho, Holton-cum-Beckering, Langworth, Newball, Rand, Reasby, Short Ferry and Stainton-by-Langworth, between Christmas and New Year's Day.

In her letter wishing residents a Happy New Year Cllr. Davidson says:
"When I was first elected as your District Councillor back in 2002, someone told me, 'It’s mostly rubbish and drains!' Both have featured prominently in my workload over the past year.

The new 'triple bin system' is working well. We are now recycling more than ever before.... I have been working hard to make sure that our area gets the flood protection it needs. There is progress: a lot of work has been done to improve flood defences in Langworth, there are plans for a flood mitigation scheme for Fiskerton and the highway drains are being cleaned more regularly."
Cllr. Davidson mentions her role as Vice Chairman of the Health Scrutiny Committee, which keeps an eye on health services in the county and that now the microbiology laboratory at Lincoln County Hospital has closed, she is keeping a close watch on the service being provided from Scunthorpe.

Cllr. Mrs. Davidson skillfully deals with the problems the have emerged at the district council saying:
"West Lindsey’s Planning Department has come under the spotlight in recent months. A number of problems have been identified. These are now being put right and a new manager is being recruited. I am optimistic that the service provided will be greatly improved in 2010."
Cllr. Mrs. Davidson also mentions the loss of Post Offices, the difficulties that lie ahead but that a strong community spirit is encouraging and pomises:
"I will do my best on your behalf in the months to come."
This is likely to be the first salvo of the new year in the local elections battle that will come in the months ahead as Liberal Democrats, led once again by Cllr. Reg Shore, (Stow Ward), and Conservatives go to the electorate in West Lindsey with a third of seats up for election. The Conservative Group currently has 20 seats, the Liberal Democrat Group 13 there are 3 Independents and 1 vacancy that will be elected in May.

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