It is with great pleasure that the Wigan Independents are pleased to announce that the party is growing and so is the Cllr group on Wigan Council.
Cllr Steve Jones and Cllr Bob Brierley have now joined the group and party. The group will be known on Wigan Council as the Wigan Independents, whilst they all are memebrs of their ward branches in terms of Party.
Cllr Debbie and George Fairhurst are still Standish Independents
Cllr Steve Jones - Bryn Independents
Cllr Bob Brierley - Hindley Green Independents.
The new additional members will demonstrate the core values of all four Cllrs that they first represent the people in their Wards, and then Wigan Council Chamber
Cllr Steve Jones said, "We wanted to join an effective opposition in the Council Chamber. I also wanted to be truly independent of any national political party, and with prominent Independent Network favouring a coalition with the Tories, I knew the people of Bryn wouldn't want me to do this. I would like to wish Independent Network all the best but the first and important thing for me to do is represent the people of Bryn."
Cllr Bob Brierley added, "For me, I wanted to come together with a group of people that I trust, and also to join with people that fight for the people that we represent and get a better Deal for them!"
Cllr George Fairhurst said, " With the new addition I am confident that collectively we will work better, smarter and more importantly keep the people of Wigan first."
In another ground breaking development, Wigan political scene has it's first Female Political Leader in Cllr Debbie Fairhurst. Never before has a female led a group of Cllrs on Wigan Council, and this demonstrates that the party and group represent everyone.
Cllr George Fairhurst added, "I believe that Debbie will be an excellent leader of our group on the council. In all her years as a Cllr, she is keen to listen to all and work through issues to get the best outcome for the people of Standish and Wigan.
The necessary paper work for the new group has now been completed and submitted to Wigan Council.