Thank you to Selsey electors

Would you please allow me through your letters page to thank the electors of Selsey for their kind endorsement at last Thursday’s election.

As any other councillor, I can only promise to do my very best for the people of Selsey and very much look forward to representing them for the next four years.

After the count on Friday I was asked by a BBC interviewer if the result was a protest vote. I replied that far from being a protest vote I considered that the great British public had finally realised the UK Independence Party has been telling them the truth for more than 20 years.

Bernard A Smith

County councillor elect for UKIP

Selsey division