070524 Letter to Onslow Councillors

Letter to Successful Councillors in 2007 Election

Councillor Tony Phillips
tony.phillips@guildford.gov.uk

Councillor Steve Freeman
steve.freeman@guildford.gov.uk

Councillor Chris Ward
chris.ward@guildford.gov.uk

Gentlemen

Many congratulations on your election victory on May 3rd.

Now the work begins and I would like to outline to you the various issues that I campaigned on and that have met with general agreement on the doorsteps:

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070503 Recollections of an Election

Reflections on Taking Part in My First Election (3rd May 2007) – Julian Lyon

I stood for the first time as an Independent candidate in the recent local elections and took a keen interest in the processes and the outcome.

Although I came seventh of eight candidates in the Onslow ward (in which three councillors were elected), I polled 456 votes, four fewer votes than the new mayor, Mike Nevins who was favoured by 66% of people who voted in the Pirbright Ward. By contrast, a shade over 20% of those people who voted in Onslow would have liked to see me win, of which 54 voters, given three votes, opted to cast their vote only for me!

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