Vote for Mike in the local elections!

Vox Political’s Mike Sivier is standing as a Labour Party candidate for Powys County Council’s Llanbadarn Fawr ward – and there’s more to him than a nice smile [Image: Mike Sivier].

The people of Llanbadarn Fawr ward, in Powys, will have the chance to vote for This Writer as their representative in the forthcoming county council elections.

That’s right – I have put myself forward as a Labour Party candidate in the election on May 4.

As readers of my blog Vox Political will know, I provide a strong voice for what I think is right. Powys – and the people of Llanbadarn Fawr – need a strong voice to represent the real needs of the community.

These are times of hard choices, with funding cuts from the Conservative Government in Westminster forcing difficult decisions on councillors.

But I am pledging to:

  • Protect quality social care, provided according to need;
  • Protect education and the future of our children;
  • Create opportunities for young people to live and thrive in the county;
  • Bring cheaper, cleaner energy to all our homes;
  • Protect county council functions including waste and recycling services.

But why read about it when you can watch me explain on a short video? Take a look:

If you’re in Llanbadarn Fawr, in Powys, please consider voting for me.

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  1. NMac April 12, 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Good luck Mike. I sincerely hope you are elected.

    • Mike Sivier April 12, 2017 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Thank you very much!

  2. David Young April 12, 2017 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Brilliant news. Good luck!

    • Mike Sivier April 12, 2017 at 11:22 am - Reply


  3. bevchat April 12, 2017 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Good luck Mike I hope you get lots of support and win…! If I lived in Powys you would be my choice!

  4. Joan Edington April 12, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Good luck Mike. It’s good to see someone standing as a councillor who actually says what he wants to do locally.

    Up here we are being bombarded by Tory (the party that is saying it wants more local power) leaflets. They are all identical, “vote for us to stop another referendum”, with no mention of any local issues whatsoever.

    I just hope, when you’re elected, you still have a bit of time left for this site!

    • Mike Sivier April 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      I might have to cut the number of posts, but hopefully I’ll be able to keep it going.

  5. Thomas April 12, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Best of luck Mike.

  6. Roland Laycock April 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Good look Mike hope you crack it

  7. John Spencer-Davis April 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Not part of the ward so I can’t vote for you – but I wish you all the luck in the world. Labour needs more like you. J

  8. Sandra McCorkell April 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Good to hear you are putting yourself forward as a candidate.I hope you get elected to represent the people of your area.

  9. Lynn Dye April 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Well done, Mike, and good luck!

  10. hugosmum70 April 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    All the best Mike. hope you win.

  11. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl) April 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I wish you all the best Mike and the good luck will be ours providing you are elected as I feel very confident you will be.

  12. Mrs Christine Cullen April 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    If I lived in your area I’d vote for you. Good luck.

  13. Walter Murray April 12, 2017 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    good for you all the best.

  14. Janet Mears April 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    If I were able to do so I would be voting for you Mike.

  15. Tracie Wayling April 13, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply

    They’re lucky to have you, Mike! Good on you and the very best of luck!..x

  16. Wanda Lozinska April 13, 2017 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Good luck, Mike – and well done for putting yourself forward.

  17. casalealex April 13, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

    If I could, I certainly would. I am sure you will win x

  18. nivekd April 13, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Good luck. You’ll be brilliant!

  19. jbw31 April 13, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I know the place well but unfortunately I’m in Llangollen but I will be voting for our Labour candidate here. Good luck Mike and I hope you get in. We need all the Labour MPs we can get.

  20. rotzeichen April 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I have tweeted this article hoping to reach a few of your potential voters Mike. I couldn’t think of a better candidate but sadly can’t vote for you as I live elsewhere.

  21. katythenightowl April 14, 2017 at 12:35 am - Reply

    I would definitely have voted for you Mike, but I’m in Dyfed, not Powys, unfortunately :(
    All the best, and I hope you win :)

  22. Florence April 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    All the very best to you and I hope your constituents see the Mike we have appreciated through your blog. You have core real Labour values, and a steely determination to see wrongs righted.

  23. elizabeth April 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    good luck ! Sincerely hope you win

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