And so to business…

I’ve had my first few resident enquiries.

Confidentially obviously means that I can’t go into details of the calls, but I have been able to either deal with the problems or at least be able to give updates on the issues of concern. So I feel quite good about that – proper councilloring 🙂

Incidentally, for any Bloomfield ward residents reading this, then please feel free to contact me anytime on 0780 7995828 or email jim4bloomfield@gmail.com – I work full time so I might not be able to answer your query immediately, but I will return your call. I promise.

So what else I have done this week?

Well, training and induction mostly. It’s not terribly thrilling, so I won’t bore you with those details.

I did attend my first Labour Group meeting this week. This is made up of the Blackpool Labour councillors and a few lay members. That was an interesting meeting covering some big picture type stuff and I have to say that I rather enjoyed it.

Today (Saturday), I had a 9am meeting with Cllr Cain to appraise me of several ward issues. I then kept my promise to a constituent who I met whilst canvassing a few weeks ago. After a longish chat on his doorstep, I promised him that if I was successful in my campaign that I would come back to hear his concerns – so I did.

I then finished the morning with a photo call for the Stronger In Europe campaign at the comedy carpet in town. 6 people turned up. I will just park that here other than to say that I hope that the organisers really up their game over the next few months.

On a national politics level, I was very pleased to see that the Shadow Chancellor has put forward a coherent approach to the economy. The economy was an issue that stung the Labour Party in the last election as many people simply didn’t trust us. I really hope that John McDonnell’s plans announced this week start to address this. Click the link below to the Guardian Article on this.

GUARDIAN ARTICLE

Anyway, do drop by again soon.

Jim

 

 

 

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