I am writing to ask for your support in the important upcoming local elections.

Having been born and raised in Grantham and the surrounding area, I know our town has a great deal to offer. There are lots of good reasons why I am asking for your vote to return me as your local councillor.

I have achieved real change, and I am proud of what I have delivered since being elected in 2009. We have seen an unprecedented amount of investment in Grantham such as the Market Place and Westgate improvements, and I am delighted to see the much-needed Grantham bypass is now nearing completion. Finally we’ll see an end to the A52 going down Barrowby Road and through the town centre.

I care. Time and time again I have been humbled by people asking for my help, from fighting to get local children into the best school for them, to assisting families to get the support their loved ones’ needs.

The Conservative team at the County Council has successfully managed our finances in difficult times, while delivering really good services for all of our residents. This is in the context of keeping Council Tax at one of the lowest in the country and services, which are assessed independently, as some of the best.

We have reacted swiftly and effectively to the local effects of Covid-19 and are financially supporting local businesses so they can emerge stronger after this pandemic’s potentially damaging effects on our economy. But we have not taken our foot off the pedal during this time and have continued to deliver major new projects such as Grantham bypass and improved broadband connectivity across our county.

After a period of unprecedented times, I hope that my local record and that of the Council will give you confidence to support me once again.