A Happy New Year to you all lovely readers and welcome back to full service again.
For the first time in a long time I had a festive break that was virtually (though not entirely) uninterrupted by Press and/or crisis’ to deal with as was always the case both when we were in power and before when I was in the Parish.
I had some constituents at the door on a couple of occasions but that's par for the course with me and I am happy they feel they can ring the bell and ask for help. But in the main I had lots of time with the kids (even managed a quick snowball fight with the brief snowfall on Thursday) which was great. I would still rather have won the election but there are always positives in every situation.
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