Hustings Sunday 27th

28th February, 2011

All Labour candidates were at the hustings in the Town Hall on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for attending and giving up their Sunday morning. Also thanks for the positive feedback from many of you that were there. I did my best even with a cold… Read full article

Cultural Quarter hailed a success

23rd February, 2011

I was delighted to read today’s Mercury story about the success of the Cultural Quarter. The Labour Group has suffered more than its fair share of criticism for this bold initiative. I am extremely proud that a Labour controlled council, under my leadership delivered not… Read full article

Douglas Bader Centre

21st February, 2011

On Saturday I was visited by one of my constituents, Vilas, who is a regular user of the centre and was concerned about its future. She told me how the centre had provided lifeline to her after she had a stroke. Without the centre she… Read full article

Ross makes pledge on future of museums

9th February, 2011

If I become Mayor I will keep open to the public the Guildhall, Belgrave Hall, Abbey Pumping Station, Jewry Wall, Newarke Houses, and New Walk Museum. I want us to work with the Friends bodies, volunteers,  and our universities to see them flourish and end… Read full article

Museums and Care and Repair saved

8th February, 2011

Many thanks to all those people who campaigned against the proposed closure of our museums, the art gallery and the Care and Repair service. Along with fellow council back benchers I supported alternatives to these cuts which means they will not go ahead. This is… Read full article

Busy weekend!

7th February, 2011

New Council Housing I had the great pleasure at the weekend of welcoming some of the first new tenants into our new council housing. Working in partnership with the Labour Government we were able to start building Council Houses for the first time in 35 years…. Read full article

Significant support in South

6th February, 2011

My thanks got to Malcolm Unsworth for his statement below, and all of you who have offered your support to me. “I support  Ross Willmott’s candidature for the post of Elected Mayor of Leicester in the forthcoming elections. He has achieved both a high profile… Read full article

I pledge to reverse museum closures if elected Mayor

5th February, 2011

I was pleased to be  invited to speak at the trade union rally against the Tory led government cuts yesterday. I was disappointed that I was the only Councillor present. Speaker after speaker made it clear that the cuts are unnecessary and are putting in… Read full article

Update on Aylestone Meadows

2nd February, 2011

Many thanks to all those people who took time to register on the poll and make comments. The poll registered exactly 2 to 1 in favour of having the football facilities with 486 people polling. This is a remarkable number of people given that its… Read full article

Ross thanks Dennis ‘Sugar’ Christopher for his backing

31st January, 2011

I was approached by various friends of mine who suggested that I stand for the elected Mayor of Leicester, but after giving it some thought, and seeing the candidates who were standing for election, and also the fact that I had two former leaders in… Read full article

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