Goldenhill & Sandyford Ward Councillor Martin Garner “Thanks Residents”

May I take this opportunity to thank the people of Goldenhill & Sandyford for electing me as your councillor. I’m very grateful to the people who voted for me, and hope that over time I can win the trust of those who did not.

I’d also like to thank the two candidates who ran positive campaigns and whose genuine commitment to the area is beyond doubt. It was very clear from the votes that the people of Goldenhill & Sandyford have overwhelmingly rejected the message of hate and division from the England First Party.

As many will know I was not able to campaign as I wanted due to my recent illness so did not get to meet as many people as I would have liked. Hopefully I can now put this right. My doctor has asked me to take it easy for another couple of weeks, but after this I should be able to hit the ground running.

I don’t formally become a councillor until Monday when I sign the acceptance of office and go through an induction to the council. In the meantime, I’ll be looking to arrange an advice surgery and set up a blog as I promised.

After being away from the council for so long (I was previously a councillor from 1994-1998 when I was just a lad!) it’s bound to be a learning curve for me. Although we’re bound to disagree on issues from time to time I can assure you that I’m committed to doing everything within my ability to get justice and fairness from the council for the people of Goldenhill & Sandyford.

Thank you again for all your support.

Martin Garner

Goldenhill and Sandyford results

Election Candidate Party Votes %
Martin Garner Labour 436 41.25% Elected
Councillor Megan Ryan Independent 337 31.88% Not elected
Craig Arthur Pond England First Party 101 9.56% Not elected
Councillor David Sutton unaffiliated 97 9.18% Not elected
Matthew Douglas Wyman Liberal Democrat 86 8.14% Not elected

Follow the link to see all declared council election results for Stoke on Trent

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/elections/Elections-2011-Stoke-Trent-City-Council/article-3528623-detail/article.html

1 comment to Goldenhill & Sandyford Ward Councillor Martin Garner “Thanks Residents”

  • Hold on a minute.

    What message of hate and division?
    I can totally understand you mistaking the truth for division, especially as Labour and the truth are virtual strangers.

    I was impressed by the willingness of the people of S&G to come out to meetings, to show willing, but clearly that doesn’t happen at elections. You crept in on the back of a 25% turnout, but that’s OK, the people of S&G have made their choice, now they have to live with you shower for the next 4 years.

    If this doesn’t teach them just what a poisoned chalice Labour is, there’s no hope for this city, that’s if there’s anything left of it after you Labour communists have finished lying, cheating, stealing, and wasting the resources of this city.

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