Letter: To serve without ‘fear or favour’

Elected to serve the people of Pocklington Provincial without fear or favour.
Elected to serve the people of Pocklington Provincial without fear or favour.

May I respond to the letter last week from Mrs Sheila Jones:

It is such a shame that certain members of Pocklington Town Council – and now one of their spouses – are so desperate they have resorted to ‘mobbing’ an Independent ward councillor.

What are the reasons for these unacceptable attacks by a town council which received not one vote from residents prior to taking up their current term of office?

Could it be that they do not like me exposing their failed Emergency Plan?

Could it be that they do not like me exposing their breach of the Data Protection Act with regards their Emergency Plan?

Could it be that both revelations may now leave them open to legal action?

Perhaps it is Conservative party politics because ...

I am the only Independent ward councillor in western East Yorkshire.

The other 11 members are all Conservative

Paul West, the Conservative who came second in the by-election, is on the Pocklington Town Council

The mayor and deputy mayor supported his nomination

Dee Sharpe is on Pocklington Town Council and also an ERYC Conservative ward councillor for Willerby and Kirk Ella

Kay West, the mother of Paul West, is a Conservative ward councillor for Pocklington Provincial.

My defeat of Paul West and the Conservatives was the biggest turnover in the history of ERYC.

The seat I won was the first seat the Conservatives have lost in Pocklington Provincial since 2003.

Within days of being elected I was informed, live on West Wolds radio, that Pocklington Town Council hates me. Do residents believe this to be acceptable behaviour from their town council?

I was elected to serve the people of Pocklington Provincial without fear or favour.

Regardless of any ‘mobbing’ I am the victim of, I will continue to do this.

Cllr Andy Strangeway

Pocklington Provincial Ward

Holly Close

Full Sutton