ELECTION: Will others make same promise?

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I am Jack McLean, Conservative candidate for Spalding St Johns.

If I am successful in the local district council elections in May 2015, I will represent the views of the local residents by surveying and polling for every decision on where my share of the ward budget is spent.

This will be the first time anybody has introduced this method of spending for their ward budget and I believe it is a step in the right direction.

People need to know that their representative on the council always has their views at heart, there is simply no room for hidden agendas and general ignorance in local politics. This was not a hard decision to make as I truly believe this is the way things should be.

Through mail, email, the web and regular surgeries, opinions will be gathered and publicized online in order to make the right decision every time. Will any other councillors or candidates make the same promise before the election in May?

Ward budgets were designed to bypass council bureaucracy and, if someone wants a litter bin in a particular spot, Coun Porter (district council leader) says any councillor can tell them on the spot: “I have got £250 in my ward budget, I will pay for it.”

For me, it is about ensuring residents are represented, and ward budget decisions are made final by a ward and not by a councillor.

For more information and updates on this, visit my website at www.jack-mclean.co.uk/promise

Jack McLean