“Election Result Message From Voters Is That All Parties Should Work Together”.
Is OWL still a group, or a little party?
Speaking after local Independents Our West Lancashire gained a further seat on the Borough Council to form a 7-strong group, OWL Group Chairman Councillor Adrian Owens said “Firstly, I want to thank everyone who voted in these elections and especially those residents who supported Our West Lancashire. It was wonderful to see George Clandon elected in Burscough West.”
“The council is now ‘No Overall Control’ and the clear message from West Lancashire voters is that they don’t have confidence in either of the two big parties. Labour lost 4 seats to OWL at the last election and lost a further 3 to others this time. Another Independent [James Upjohn] was elected in Skelmersdale, the first non-Labour councillor in the town for decades.
Meanwhile, the local Conservatives are languishing. They’ve lost a quarter of their councillors under their current Leader in the past 7 years.”
Councillor Owens continued “Our West Lancashire is ready to talk to both Labour and Conservative. No one has a monopoly of good ideas. We would favour a council with an all-party Executive where the voices of all councillors and the residents they represent are given weight. For that to happen Labour and Conservative along with OWL [not to mention Independent James Upjohn] would have to sit around the same table. We’re ready for that, are the two main parties innovative enough to do so?”
He will vote against any proposals or plans that allow MORE NEW HOUSING ESTATES IN BURSCOUGH.
“You may also be aware that two packets of agricultural land have recently been sold. Are these sites destined for yet more new homes? Almost certainly with a complete lack of infrastructure and useless flood planning? Quite possibly”.
“Labour’s new proposals are being drawn up behind closed doors. Labour have given no indication of a change of direction from 2018. Build build build. You may recall the Labour’s LOCAL PLAN proposed in 2018, was loathed by voters”.
That’s what we call “blanking” the electorate. Behind closed doors! Keep it all secret. The people who pay the taxes are blanked. People who are flooded are blanked. Try to find where the corrupt Beacon Park Golf Course royalties are, blanked. The WLBC transparency commitment? Blanked.