I was delighted to be re-elected last May with a much increased majority – thank you so much for your support. Please make sure you stay in touch and keep me busy! Unfortunately, and despite all our promises delivered since 2013, Labour did not win the County again; we are now the main opposition party with a Tory-led coalition in power. Early signs are not good: for example we think they are planning to close many children’s centres and they will not agree to an open discussion about seismic testing so we can air all our concerns about fracking. Rest assured the Labour group at County will fight hard to try to prevent the Tories from cutting our vital services.