I was privileged to stand as the Labour Party candidate in the recent county council elections in the Spalding South Ward where I received 259 votes.
The people of Spalding have made their decision, and although I was unsuccessful, I would like to thank all those people who voted for me, and congratulate Christine Lawton on winning the seat.
I would also like to say thank you to all the people who counted the votes; without your hard work the democratic process would not happen.
Spalding is a lovely market town that has suffered from the county council cuts more than other towns and villages, partly because it has no town council.
Spalding desperately needs a town council to look after the town; to ensure it remains clean and tidy; to take on the services that are being stopped by district and county council because of the financial cuts; to improve public transport and provide more bus shelters; to provide litter and dog bins where necessary.
I would therefore like to ask the new and returning councillors to work together to ensure that Spalding gets a better deal, with more cuts due in the future.