Saturday, 9 April 2011

Decade Wedding Anniversary, Local Election Candidate and Alternative Vote

This month my wife and I are celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary which is a welcome chance to reflect on a decade together.


I am standing in the local elections and it is now less than a month until the local elections on 5th May, and I am proud to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Sherburn. To assist in my campaign I plan to update my personal website http://www.michaelbeckett.org/ this weekend.
                        
I am standing to be your local Councillor. Having been a Citizens Advice Bureau Manager I know how to respond to calls for help and stay in touch and I think this may be worth your vote. I believe in decisions being made by local people who have specialist local knowledge.


We are also having a refurendum on the Alternative Vote system, which if successful will increase voter power making MPs position less secure and giving people more power. In contrast Winston Churchill on First-Past-The-Post: "The present system has clearly broken down. The results produced are not fair to any party, nor to any section of the community. In many cases they do not secure majority representation, nor do they secure an intelligent representation of minorities. All they secure is fluke representation, freak representation, capricious representation."

Over the next month I’ll talk about the issues and why I think I am worth your vote more than my opponents. I hope I can convince enough people. If you’re unconvinced, let me know why and I’ll see what I can do. What I do promise is to serve as a councillor who keeps in touch and works all year round.

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