We act as representatives of our respective councils.So I represent NYCC,which contributes a significant proportion of funding to the NESFC,which in turn looks after everyones interests along the coastline from Durham down to the Humber.But I am there to represent the people who I serve,ie you and eveyone in my county division.I do not follow any line or party,and am not subject to a'whip'.If you saw the report in the gazette, you would have noted my comments about the lack of representation from the angling fraternity,and how councillors like me know very little about fishing matters.I suppose there are those councillors who do take a narrow view and represent specific fishermen,ie commercial sectors.I do not.Hope that helps.
On a different note.I have had a number of emails from anglers about the east pier bridge.I have told them to get a petition going,and to contact you,if that's ok.I'l do all I can to help.I emailed John Riby at SBC for an update on the replacement and repairs of same.
>>> "Topcat" 02/22/06 12:47pm >>>
Just been discussing on an internet forum the purpose of councillours on the
NESFC. I would like to ask you the question of who you actually represent on
the committee. DO you represent solely the council and have to tow the
council line on issues dealt with by nesfc, or do you represent the people
who voted you onto the council (ie. me and many others).
Kind regards - Glenn
Edited by @Winter@, 28 February 2006 - 04:09 PM.