The Councillor Who Stayed Out In The Cold

 The picture shown by Aughton & Downholland Cllr Sam Currie, who admits to being a “Relatively dull individual” as though that is a surprise in Aughton. He’s tweeted his response to the re-opening of Parbold Library as “Congratulations to the 2 Parbold Borough Cllrs who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. The pre-election Conservative pledge was to reopen libraries and that is exactly what is happening”. No mention of LCC Cllr Paul Greenall, a Tory until he was approached in the toilets at LCC for you know what.

And LCC states “Cllr May Blake @Westlancsbc & County Cllr Peter Buckley,Cabinet Member for Community & Cultural Services officially reopen #Parbold library with Jayne Chambers, Library Officer on #OurDay”.

But there, seen at the centre back, was Cllr Greenall and his wife, because he had also worked tirelessly to make this happen. As he tweeted “In May I was elected on a pledge to help re-open Parbold Library. The Library opened its doors this morning. #PledgeHonoured…A great result for Parbold and the local area. Well done to all who helped make this happen”.

No exceptions for him, no party whip to influence his gratitude. It’s the common sense and honesty of independence from the party mob. There should be more of it.

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I was a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the old Tory WLBC that unfortunately did not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire, with the help of Cllr Adrian Owens who wrote "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

2 thoughts on “The Councillor Who Stayed Out In The Cold”

  1. How strange that the Conservatives are quick to herald such wonderful successes when it is THEIR national government that is starving local councils of money and in general screwing us all over.

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