This morning I woke up at 06.00, after three hours sleep to the realisation that we had won. I cried, laughed and hobbled out of bed. My feet were in such discomfort from yesterday.
I had arrived at the Communty Hall, Pocklington at 06.30 and left at 09.30 to take a three-hour tour of the six outlying Polling Stations. I returned to Pocklington at 12.30 and remained until 22.00. I climbed through the ropes on March 7 to take on my greatest fight to date. The only way I was going to leave before 22.00 was by being carried out. I was there to serve. Unbeknown to me, on March 7, 1,032 folk had climbed through the ropes with me. By 23.30 on April 7 the people had won. My birthday is on February 7.
For a Buddhist to receive such good fortune, to become a public servant for those he started at infant school with, is truly humbling.
- Spadone – Labour – 490
- Strangeway – Independent – 1,032
- Tate – UKIP – 215
- West – Conservative – 980
I would be grateful if everyone continues to address me as Andy, this to include all ERYC staff.
I would like to ask ERYC and the Conservative Party to put aside our previous differences so that we can move forward the peoples mandate.
Some are saying this was a shock by-election result. It was no shock to the 1,032 folk who voted. We turned a 2,064 Conservative majority into a 52 Tory defeat. Is this 2,116 vote turnover the greatest in the history of ERYC?
How could a 1,032 convoy not be spotted?
Power To The People
I would like to thank everyone for allowing me to be their humble public servant for the next three years.