Well, the decision has been taken and I have decided that I will be seeking re-election as Councillor for Bowthorpe Ward.
You might remember the little issue of being removed from office by the High Court after the quashing of the Unitary verdict, but I have now applied to the Norwich South Conservatives to be the candidate for Bowthorpe at the 9th September by-election. The final decision will be made at a special meeting in late July.
The decision to remove the Councillors came as a huge shock but the time it has given me, because I could no longer do council duties, has given me the space to consider my personal future.
I would be lying if I said I had not been tempted to stand down and take a few years out of politics to catch my breath.
I am very grateful to all of the local people in both Bowthorpe and Earlham who have been urging me to re-stand and their voices have helped me to make my mind up.
I first stood for the City Council because I believe in public service and feel I could make a difference for the people of Bowthorpe and Earlham.
Fundamentally, I believe that residents ought to make the decision if I have been a good local Councillor and if they wish to give me another term in office, rather than it being the decision of an unelected judge.
I still have a lot more I wish to do for the people of Bowthorpe and Earlham, so I have decided to give it a shot at winning their trust to serve on the council.
I am grateful to the support of my family, my council colleagues from all parties and local people in helping me make this decision.
So let's get down to it - campaignin' time again!