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Letter: I Confirm I Will Not Be Standing in Ash South

Published on: 24 Mar, 2023
Updated on: 23 Mar, 2023

From: Paul Spooner

Conservative borough councillor for Ash South & Tongham

See also: R4GV and GGG Hope to Avoid GBC Election Contests While Member Crosses Floor

I confirmed to the Surrey Heath Conservative Association a few weeks ago that I would not be standing in the Guildford Borough Council election in May.

However, to bring others up to date I have been approached by Guildford Conservative Association and asked if I would mind being put forward as a candidate in the west or north wards of Guildford.

Whilst nothing has been signed yet I have agreed to consider it, although clearly that would be a challenge for a Conservative in the current climate! And it would be wrong to state I would be standing as a “paper” candidate as I would campaign, if I agree.

I have enjoyed most of my 12 years as a borough councillor and will miss the cut and thrust of the council chamber and the endless workload generated at GBC.

I wish everyone well for May 4, and I am sure that my replacements in Ash South and Tongham (part of the enlarged Pilgrims ward from May 4) will work hard for the community and the borough.

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