Firstly, a salute to all the candidates. It takes courage to stand, to knock on doors, and to put your hand up as someone willing to represent a community.
Clearly I would like you all to vote conservative, but most of all I want you to vote.
This local Election really matters, for Northumberland, and particularly for the local people of the Ponteland and Tynedale areas.
3 of the Local Conservative Council candidate policies are set out below