We have made radical changes in the way County operates over the past five years and Chris, being one of my assistants, has been at my side every step of the way. Chris is therefore in a strong starting position and from the nomination process it is clear that she has your support. As such, I know you will join with me in congratulating Chris on her new role and look forward to working with her as she embarks on leading the County through the next five years.
In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you have given to guiding in Essex West. I really do appreciate it, as do our girls. Essex West really is the best.