This Thursday, 12 March, a by-election will be held in the St Mary’s West ward to elect a new councillor to Beverley Town Council.
The well known and respected campaigner, David Tucker, will contest the seat for the Liberal Democrats who won all 7 St Mary’s seats on Beverley Town Council last May, in addition to 3 councillors on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
David Tucker sets out his credentials for electors to consider;
“This Thursday, 12 March, people in St Mary’s West get the chance to vote in a Beverley Town Council by-election.
Please ask yourself who will really stand up for Beverley?
“I have lived in the town for 48 years, and have been involved with Beverley campaigning issues for much of that time.
I began my teaching career at Beverley Girls’ High School in the 1970s, where I also became a school Governor.
“I am passionate about preserving our town’s heritage, and since the 1970’s I have campaigned on various issues, including saving Old Walkergate from being demolished by the Council and preserving the cobblestones in Saturday Market.
More recently I founded and chaired the North Beverley Action Group which opposed the inappropriate housing developments in North Beverley.
I am standing for election because I want to continue the hard work of the Beverley Liberal Democrat team.
Most people here agree that East Riding ward councillors Denis Healy, Linda Johnson and Dave Boynton are accessible to their residents, ask for people’s opinions, and get things done to fix residents’ problems. That’s the kind of driven team that I want to be part of
With Lib Dem councillors, you see real change in local communities, and I feel that I could make a hugely positive contribution to the work that they do.
The alternative is Conservative Councillors on Beverley Town Council, who only show an interest in our community at election times – and do not listen to local people.
Everyone knows that Labour and the minor parties can’t win here – it’s Lib Dem or Conservative.
I have recently retired after 25 years as a Director and Senior Lecturer at Hull University Business School, and after a lifetime of service in the education sector, I think it’s time to give something back to the town I’m very lucky to live in.
If elected to Beverley Town Council, I will work tirelessly alongside Denis, Linda and Dave to make this unique town an even better place to live in.”
“If you want a passionate local councillor who has the experience to do a good job for you, then please support me on Thursday.”