In your election ‘Comment’ (May 14th p.38) you suggested that Mrs Croft was ‘rejected by her peers in Horsham and then the electorate in Henfield’!
May I point out 1,032 of us, i.e. over one third of actual voters, were IN FAVOUR of her election . . . AND she narrowing missed ousting the current chairman of Horsham District Council!
I mean no disrespect to Brian O’Connell (said gentleman) - but merely want to point out Helena Croft is no reject!
Further, I am not convinced she was ‘rejected by her peers in Horsham’ either - except by power-brokers within Horsham Conservative Association - who strangely, had just been investigated following HER complaints regarding their ‘process and procedure’ on candidate selection . . . Mmmm, interesting? Do I detect a wisp of smoke?
Personally, I still prefer Roy Cornell’s (Con,Roffey South) generous description of Helena as ‘the hardest working person he had ever met’!
Perhaps, when a vacancy becomes available, Helena might be encouraged to dust off her plumbline of integrity and dignity - if she is still of a mind to serve our community on HDC . . . in spite of your judgement, questioning ‘whether politics is the right future for her’?
Furners Lane, Henfield
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