It is with a real sense of sadness that I have decided not to seek my Party’s nomination to stand for Ealing North at the next election.
I would like to thank all my friends in Northolt, Greenford, Alperton, North Hanwell, Perivale and Pitshanger for the kindness and warmth they have shown me over the years and I can say in all honesty that to have represented Hanwell from 1982 – 1998 and Ealing North from 1997 to the present day are the proudest achievements of my life.
I’ll be around until the next election – currently due in May 2022 – and assure all the people of Ealing North that I will continue to serve them to the very best of my ability until the day comes when the lights dim and I leave the stage for the last time.
I have quite a few ideas about how best to keep active in retirement but for pleasure I’ll be going back to the allotment and devoting more time to following Fulham home and away.
Thanks to everyone – I hope that I’ve been worthy of your support in the ten elections I’ve fought in Ealing.
I would particularly like to thank Diane Wall who has been my office manager for nearly fourteen years. Most of the good things that the office has been thanked for over the years are actually her work and there is no way in which I could have managed without her. Thank you Diane – you are the real star of the office.