I get a ‘phone call from Brian Lazenby (former Lib-Dem Councillor for South Cosford) to talk over various social issues. We discuss the possibility of my being nominated as a trustee for the South Suffolk Leisure Trust. In talking to Jennie Jenkins (to promote my cause) he mentions that initially he didn’t like me as a Tory and was surprised that I got elected in what was considered a solid Labour ward.
However having heard me speak on social justice issues at Council and seeing the way I nurtured my relationship with the residents of the ward he had changed his mind and reckoned that I was a good chap to have on board.
High praise indeed!