Friday, 6 May 2016
Thank you to all those that supported me in this Local Elections. I know people want to hear more from me and next week I will say more. At this time I think it is right that I thank the voters that voted for me and those that also helped in the campaign.
Posted by Cllr Gareth Fairhurst at 13:12
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Cllr George Fairhurst says, “ Gareth is an incredibly hard working Cllr and what he did back in 2012 to stop the Council selling Ashfield Off for houses was amazing. I know he was disappointed that we did not get the Village Green status but for many residents that I speak too they are very grateful for his help.
Gareth also works hard on many other issues whether it is in the Council Chamber and committee meetings or dealing with residents small issues too.”
Cllr Debbie Fairhurst says, “I am incredibly lucky to be working with both George and Gareth. For me the team works well and we need to stop any more houses coming and Gareth is one of the leading voices against any more houses in Standish. The warmth that many residents talk to me about how he has helped them, is amazing.”
Posted by Cllr Gareth Fairhurst at 11:03
Monday, 2 May 2016
Gareth works so hard for us on both big issues and little issues. We were battling the disgraceful state of the footpath on my street and Gareth was able to help and work with me and the other residents to get the path redone. It things like this that make Gareth a Great Cllr and I hope Standish agrees with me and also backs Gareth.
Good luck Gareth.
Posted by Cllr Gareth Fairhurst at 11:41
Sunday, 1 May 2016
So this week it is mainly election election and not guilty.
So with less than a week to go before the local elections the main drive is the Local Election. Obviously my main focus is my re-election campaign and all parties first priority are the defending seats.
We have had a great response over the election campaign and we are only now moving into the last stages. The trailer is a great tool for people and the love it. So many peole have their pics next to it or just take a pic on their phones to share with their friends.
In 2012 with Save Ashfield I used Social Media to engage with a number of people and that works well for us, hence the blog with 10,000 hits per month. But also the people that do not do social media don't know what's going on and we have had a huge focus this election with our leaflets. Over the period we have done 3 leaflets and a postal voters letter. Massive effect to get them all out but the team getting them all out is growing day by day. We are currently getting our latest leaflet out and we did 3500 in a few hours because we had a team of 20 out at one point. Massive effect but then it makes it simple to get them out. We will finish this latest leaflet off in the next day or two as the weather is not good today.
Labour absolutely blasted Standish last year and this year has done hardly anything. Tells a story that they are not expecting to win and finding it tough on the doorstep.The Internal row with Jeremy Corbyn hasn't helped. as for the Tories people are simply disgusted at this government looking after the rich and the cuts are now going too far.
So I have this blog and I have done it for years. Labour candidate has started her own. Since 2010 we have done we're backing campaign and now the Tory candidate has copied this. Only thing he uses actors, people from outside Standish, inc developers to support him. Doesn't he realise that Standish don't want houses? Typical Tory looking after their donors before residents.
A Labour supporter reported me for some nonsense and this was investigated. To be fair it shouldn't but the Labour Supporter insisted it was. I requested an external investigator and the findings are that I did not breach the code of conduct that Cllrs sign up too and this Labour supporter has wasted over £15,000 of tax payers money.
Our candidate has had a great response in Shevington and we have had a great effect there and we feel that we are now in a position to take that seat too of Labour. Good Luck to Janet there.
If you see me round give us a shout and if you need me you know where I am.
Thursday 5th May
Vote for Gareth Fairhurst
Posted by Cllr Gareth Fairhurst at 15:18
Gareth is such a character and friend. When the other candidates have their personal attacks on him you just know that he gets stuck in and that is why Labour see him as a threat to them and their monopoly in Wigan.
Gareth is a straight talker and gets things done. Where other talk the talk Gareth walks the walk.
Good Luck Gareth.
Posted by Cllr Gareth Fairhurst at 09:55