Statement to voters
I was born in the Borough of Bedford, having lived and worked here all my life. My background is Chartered Accountancy and business owner here in Bedford employing in excess of 50 people, bringing work and prosperity to the local economy from other counties including London. I am acutely aware of the successes in Bedford and what is required to improve our Borough for All, not least the traffic issues and re-generation required whilst maintaining quality of life.
I am married have 2 children and currently 3 grandchildren understanding the needs of the generations. My family have been in the area nearly 200 years.
I have been a School Governor in Bedford with the children’s education paramount, rather than vested interests. This was a further catalyst for becoming actively involved in the local community.
I am a practising Christian. I am a member of the Resources Impact Group at Christ Church.
I retired from full time work 3 years ago having refused to stand as a “paper candidate”
At a local level I have been extremely active in Putnoe, passionate about working in partnership with local communities and organisations (public voluntary, community and private sectors) to develop a vision for Putnoe working collaboratively to improve services and quality of life for residents. My Facebook page @MIKEFORPUTNOE and leaflets show achievements and involvement to date since deciding to stand for election. I am completely comfortable in resolving local issues and representing residents’ views on the Council.
I have an enquiring mind and will act as a scrutineer for Putnoe anchored in the local community. I will question why services are delivered in the way they are. I describe myself as a facility of the community. I have a track record of asking residents’ views plus asking questions of constituents and thank all residents for their time spent with me over the last 2.5 years.
I describe myself as tenacious, with good communication and engagement. I will be accessible to all (as now) and ensure I involve myself with community groups e.g. Community Policing / Putnoe Scouts / elderly residents’ homes on a quarterly basis. This is in response to my long held belief that surgeries are no longer of value, as people are generally more informed these days and wish to participate more and to take greater control over their own lives and their communities.
I remain deeply disappointed that the Council no longer run the Children’s Summer Play-schemes in Putnoe.
The Borough Council elections are on 2nd May 2019
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Bedford and Kempston Conservatives
Mike Seamarks's local party is the Bedford and Kempston Conservatives.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The Bedford Borough Council, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Putnoe
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