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John Dennis is a Conservative Party Candidate for South West Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Election 2015.
My name is John Dennis, I’ve lived in this Ward for 48 years and I am recognised widely for standing up for my beliefs. Please vote to re-elect me to the East Riding Council.
When I was first elected in 2011, I promised to ‘protect, preserve and promote’ the interests of local residents and our communities.
I have kept that promise by consistently taking a leading role in defending our boundaries and improving residents’ living standards. Please consider the following:-
1) 2014 – LAND-GRAB REFERENDUM – ‘HANDS-OFF THE EAST RIDING’.
For four months last summer I led the ‘It’s a No-No’ campaign which encouraged over 51,000 East Riding residents from Hedon to Brough to vote against Hull’s invasion plans.
Result – A 75% turnout and a ‘no’ vote of 96.5%’ Hull got the message!
2) 2014 -THORNGUMBALD TO HEDON FOOTPATH/CYCLEWAY.
After many meetings with senior ER officers and Graham Stuart our MP, my colleague Cllr Mike Bryan and I convinced the ERYC to fund this vital £280,000 project.
Result – Children now have a safe walk (or bike) to school route.
3) 2013 TO 2015 – MAYOR OF HEDON.
In November 2013 the previous Mayor resigned. As Deputy I stepped up to the plate, was elected Mayor and took on this challenge. With the support of my wife, Jennifer, I succeeded in restoring confidence within the Council.
Result – Hedon Council is back on track – It’s business as usual!.
4) 2012 MAGDALEN PARK DEMENTIA CARE HOME
In the face of opposition I actively supported this project and spoke at the East Riding Planning Meeting in favour of this much-needed facility.
Result – An award-winning development for Hedon, bringing many new jobs and specialist care to this Ward.
5) 2012 INSURANCE BATTLE TAKEN TO DOWNING STREET!
I steered a motion through Full Council to urge the government to back the “Flood-Re” affordable insurance scheme. It was passed unanimously. Cllr. Mike Bryan and I took a massive petition to Number 10.
Result – Flood insurance is now available in flood areas at realistic cost
6) 2011 – DEFENDING OUR BOUNDARIES AND IDENTITY.
We were threatened with becoming part of the East Hull Parliamentary Constituency. I spoke at the major Public Inquiry at the City Hall, Hull
Result – Following the Inquiry the proposal was dropped.
7) 2005 to 2012 – HOTI CAMPAIGN.
As press officer for HOTI (Hull and East Riding Opposing the Incinerator), I, with other activists, consistently lobbied for the rejection of the 240,000 tonne incinerator planned for Saltend
Result – The entire incinerator project has been cancelled.
In addition to these major projects, I have been working constantly within the Ward too, solving many problems for local residents. I would like to continue that work.
Finally, the Conservative-led East Riding Council has come joint second in the recent national Local Authority awards.
ERYC came out top of all the ‘rural’ local authorities in the UK, a brilliant result.
Why change a winning team?
VOTE FOR JOHN DENNIS on May 7th
‘I keep my promises!’
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