A MESSAGE FROM FLOYD PATERSON
Thank you to all the residents of Denton North East who voted for me yesterday.
While I am disappointed not to have won, I take heart from the warmth of support I received during the election.
However, the plain truth is simple, we faced a very determined Labour team who could call upon resources that the Conservatives cannot yet muster in Tameside, although that is changing by the day with our increasing membership.
Nonetheless, my campaign team worked their socks off for me, and my wholehearted thanks goes to each and every one of them. In total we delivered over 12,000 leaflets in just three weeks, and knocked on countless doors during the process.
It was a magnificent effort, and proved that the Conservatives are a focussed and unified team – the only credible alternative to Labour in Denton and Tameside.
Unfortunately, in a by-election, situation Labour were able to swamp the ward and residents lost count of the number of Labour leaflets they received. In the end, Labour were able to ‘get out their vote’.
Being new to politics it was certainly an enlightening experience to me! One that I want to repeat as soon as possible!
I congratulate Denise Ward on her victory. While I had my criticism of her campaign, which is outlined elsewhere on this website, I wish her the very best of luck as a councillor, and look forward to scrutinising her work during her term of office.
All that is left for me to say is that this may have been my first attempt to work on behalf of the people of Denton, but it certainly won’t be may last! Thank you.