Question mark over future of Tory leader

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A question mark hangs over the future of Warrington Borough Council’s Conservative leader Cllr. Paul Kennedy – who has seen the parishes he represents set to be wiped off the political map.

Cllr Kennedy, who currently represents the parishes of Hatton, Walton and Stretton on the borough council, will see them absorbed into Appleton and Stockton Heath, if, as expected the boundary commission review is rubber stamped in parliament. Half of Walton will become part of Stockton Heath with the other half becoming part of Appleton.

“To be honest I am not surprised by the boundary commission’s decision although I obviously fought against it and I am extremely disappointed for my constituents,” he said.

“But there is no point whinging and moaning about it as people don’t like whingers and they like whinging politicians even less!

“I have really enjoyed working in a single member ward and come next May I will have served eight years on the council which I consider to be a good chapter in my life.

“I have got to give great consideration to the situation I find myself in and I will be having a few discussions.

“I hopefully have a few more chapters ahead of me in my life but I don’t know what they will be.

“This situation has given me the opportunity to have a look at things. It wasn’t the decision I wanted but I have to accept it is highly likely to happen when the boundary commission proposals go before parliament.”

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    • Entirely agree with you Gary. Paul is one of those rare local politicians who works hard not just in his constituency but others as well outside his area, whose causes he from time to time takes up.

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