Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Proud of . Our Services ; VIEWPOINTS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Proud of . Our Services ; VIEWPOINTS

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A BIG thank you to the voters in Droylsden for putting their faith in me once again and re-electing me to represent Droylsden East on Tameside Council.

This was an unusual election in many ways, not least the European dimension, however as I went around my Ward talking to people on the doorstep - all my conversations were local ones.

People shared with me their concerns about rising household bills and their real fear that no matter how much this Government shouts about a recovery, Droylsden families are still not seeing any noticeable benefit in their household incomes. Pensioners are especially feeling squeezed.

However, in the last few days of this election there was one surprising topic of conversation that I wasn't expecting. And that was the reaction to the new daytime BBC series 'Call the Council.' .

People I talked to were amazed at the wide range of services provided by Tameside. They also had great admiration for the Tameside staff that are covered in the series. …

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