Houghton Regis Town Council Labour Group leader Tony Swain applauds Tim Welch’s principled decision to join the Labour Party, making us the largest group on the Town Council and putting us in a stronger position to represent hard-pressed and hard-working residents of our town.
Tim recently won his seat in Houghton Hall ward, but has been disillusioned with the Liberal Democrats’ position on key issues while becoming impressed with the principled stands of the Labour group.
Key issues for Tim were the decision to refuse almost a quarter of a million pounds of Market Town Regeneration Funding that was on offer from Central Bedfordshire Council, and the ridiculous decision to go ahead with a vanity project to provide the Mayor of Houghton Regis with robes and a hat costing thousands of pounds to “add dignity” to the office, when residents in Houghton Regis already pay nearly the highest level of council tax in Central Bedfordshire.
The Labour group unanimously opposed these decisions, and Tim has decided that this position was in the best interest of the people of Houghton Regis and so has chosen to join us to further the interests of our community.
Tim says, “I look forward to working with my Labour colleagues to offer the people of Houghton Regis the service and support they need.”
Tim will be warmly welcomed by fellow Labour Councillors Chris Slough, Richard Scott, and Martin Kennedy, representing all wards in Houghton Regis.
(Photo credit: Tim Welch)