Thank you to everybody that voted for an EYI candidate on Thursday.
We polled as follows:-
|Pocklington Provincial||Jeff Shepherd||1698|
|Wolds Weighton||Nigel Chicken||1277|
|Goole North||Josie Head||1072|
|Goole South||Kevin Flynn||569|
We are delighted to report that Josie Head has become the first elected ERYC Councillor for East Yorkshire Independents and we are all very proud of her.
With nearly 12,000 votes and in most wards where we stood we are the next party after the winning candidate's party we have had a remarkable result in such a short time.
Thank you to everybody that supported us and helped us during the campaign.
This is only the beginning.
At the last General Election the people that voted expressed an opinion that none of the major parties were suitable to form a Government.
The number of people that bothered to vote was also very low.
The recent MP’s expenses scandal added fuel to the fire that is burning inside the electorate that politicians are not listening to them and are there either to feather there own nest or to do as they are told by the main Party managers, whips and officials.
What happened on the national stage is also happening right here in the county we live in East Riding of Yorkshire.
The East Yorkshire Independents, is a brand new party, and was formed to give the electorate a choice in the forthcoming 2011 county council elections.
A choice of either voting for the ‘old’ way; for a main party candidate, who, you know, will do as the party wishes and will never ever stand up and be counted.
Or the ‘new’ way, a vote for the East Yorkshire Independent candidate, where your vote will really count.
Your East Yorkshire Independent candidate will do whatever it takes to ensure that you, your family and your local community gets a fair share of the money and resources that are currently being spent in the county according to party dogma and not according to the real needs of the local people.
We believe the current animosity between the county councillors and local parish and town councillors is working against the needs and benefits of the local people.
Surely the best possible way to get the maximum support and resources from County Hall is not to be continually arguing and disagreeing but to be working together to get the best possible outcome we can for the local people and economy and that is what East Yorkshire Independents intend to do.
The founders of the new group are all established local councillors, from Pocklington, Market Weighton and Driffield, and have many years experience and include the current mayor and deputy mayor of Market Weighton, the current deputy mayor of Pocklington and the two previous mayors of Pocklington.
They all have many years experience of being on the sharp end of dealing with East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) at a local town and parish level.
They have the view that the current ERYC councillors are not listening to the local people and local Council’s views and needs and are being told, by the main party managers and officials, what to say and what to vote for.
Time after time the county councillors seem to act as employees of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and not as democratically elected representatives of the people that voted them into office.
Indeed it is probably true that they can never truly represent the people that vote for them because in the end they have to tow the party line and do what they are told by the main party whips and officials.
We know voters are disillusioned with politics and we want to change that.
We will listen, we will be approachable, we will be there to help and we will work really hard for the people that voted us and the community at large.
East Yorkshire Independents have no party line and have no managers, whips or officials telling the candidates what to do.
When elected next year, if ERYC have a good policy that benefits the many and is fair and can really help our community we will support it no matter who proposed it.
We will not vote against it just because the ‘other side’ thought of it like politicians do today.
And equally if ERYC try to impose policies that are clearly against the wishes of our community and are not fair we will work tirelessly to get that policy changed or stopped.
The East Yorkshire Independent Party – at last you have a real choice – the ‘old’ disgraced ways of party dogma and selfish conformity or the new fair hard working local representative who really wants the best for you, your family and the community we live in.
We respectfully ask for your vote on 5th May – vote NO to Party politics and YES to a better way for you, your family and your community - ONLY The East Yorkshire Independents can give you that.
Designed by CS.