Friday, 5 February 2010
I would like to thank the Branch members for selecting me to represent them this year. It is a pleasure to be the first Rushmoor Conservative Councillor to be selected this way. All Branch members were entitled to cast their vote for or against me. I am pleased to report all ballots apart from one were in my favour. One ballot paper was blank (probably mine, as it was a little terrifying being grilled by fellow party members). That said, I think it is far healthier than a small elite committee and much more open and democratic. I hope we now continue to select Empress councillors this way.