I was disappointed to see the misleading letter in last week’s Free Press from the ex-member of South Holland District Council staff who is now a prospective Independent Group (?) councillor. (Jo Larrington)
He should have checked his facts before writing to the press, but given that he hadn’t I now need to write a letter to put the record straight.
As the Free Press recently reported, I am the newly-elected chairman of the Conservative Councillors’ Association and he is correct in that, but he
is wrong when he says I get paid for it – I don’t. It’s a purely voluntary position.
Whilst I think it is a great honour for me personally to be elected by our members nationally, it is also a sign of the high regard that our council is held in, nationally.
This and the other national position I hold are a great opportunity for me to meet senior national politicians to influence policy in a way that
supports the priorities that the people of South Holland say matter to them.
If at any time the Free Press want to follow this up I am more than happy to illustrate what types of benefit these positions bring to our community.
South Holland District
EDITOR: We will be taking Mr Porter up on his offer.