Yesterday Suffolk County Conservatives voted for the right candidate. Not only has he experience in leading a local authority as leader of Waveney District Council but he went into politics for the right reason and that is to make a difference and leave things in better shape than when he started and this he will do.
He has already made a difference.
Mark Bee was the candidate who would have cuts focus on the Unison dues paying middle managers and not crossing patrols. Hence, two hours after being elected he announced that Lollypop Patrols will not be axed.
“In the case of school crossing patrols, I can assure residents that in the areas where the patrols are most needed, they will not now be stopped, unless or until a suitable alternative arrangement has been found.”
He has already done one of the things I said the new leader should do here.
Also yesterday, Andrea Hill went on a two week break. Hopefully to plan her exit strategy.