Wednesday, 23 May 2012
My letter in Morley paper
Above is a letter from me which was published in this week's Morley Observer and Advertiser.
Below is the original version which I sent. The third paragraph has been cut out of the published version. I enquired as to why this was and was assured by the editor that this was purely due to constraints on space and that the full version will appear on the online letters page later this week.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for the English Democrats in the local elections on 3rd May.
We fielded 11 city council candidates across Leeds this year, up from three in last year's local elections, and we achieved some very encouraging results. Our party increasingly attracts support from right across the political spectrum, giving substance to our motto of; "not right, not left, just English!"
As your readers are undoubtedly well aware, we local English Democrats activists have not been afforded the opportunity to take a break from electioneering just yet, as we are currently in the process of fighting the Morley Town Council Central ward by-election.
I thought I had seen it all when it came to the irresponsibility of certain political factions in Morley, but their antics over the past few weeks even managed to shock me!
Leaving this aside, thank you again to everyone who voted for me in the Morley South ward, for Joanna Beverley in the Ardsley and Robin Hood ward, and for Tom Redmond in Morley North. Your support is very much appreciated by all of us. yours faithfully,
Morley English Democrats