Will ERYC Vice Chair Become Chair?

Conservative Pocklington Provincial Councillor Kay West is the current vice Chair of ERYC.

After the election in May, there will be a new ERYC Chair elected by the new Councillors. As a general rule, the previous year’s vice Chair becomes the new Chair.

A Pocklington Provincial resident has correctly pointed out that when a Councillor serves as the ERYC Chair their Ward work is put on the back burner.

The resident is concerned that this will mean that one of the three candidates hoping to be elected as Councillors in May will be otherwise engaged and that this would be a considerable detriment to Pocklington Provincial residents.

It would be inappropriate for me to comment, so I have emailed Councillor West to give her the opportunity to appease residents’ concerns.

Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:48 PM
Subject: Will ERYC Vice Chair Become Chair?

Dear Kay,

I hope life is treating you well and you are enjoying preparing for the election in May.

Could I please refer you to – Will ERYC Vice Chair Become Chair?

Could you advise, do you intend to stand to be elected as the ERYC Chair in May?

Best wishes for the election.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Andy Strangeway

In Response

Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: Will ERYC Vice Chair Become Chair?
All well with you, I hope.
As it is an election this time, until we know who is elected, it will be silly to say who will be chairman.  There could be a new political leading group and I would imagine that they will want to chose their own Chairman.
It is not up to me to say who will be Chairman.
I have already held this position and I am not adverse to someone putting their name forward,  it has always been accepted that Councillors hold this office once in a life time, it is an honour to do so, which is very enjoyable.  You meet so many interesting people doing great things, often behind the scenes.
I said I would do the vice chairman for the six months after Pauline Greenwood’s sudden death, which was such a shame.  Pauline was really enjoying the position and very enthusiastic promoting the East Riding.  I think she would have made an excellent Chairman.
Everything is in the lap of the Gods!
Regards Kay

Councillor Kay West

Pocklington Provincial Ward
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