The Grapevine Issue 170 2014| 5 | Dear Grapevine Friends, It’s a real pleasure to address you again and share with you some of the things that have taken place over the last few weeks. During this time, apart from my work at the Town Hall, I had to attend to my duties as an MP in the Provincial Government. I was also involved in many activities related to the European Election campaign. May I take this opportunity to thank the voters of Xàbia for the confidence they have shown in me and my party the PSOE. Proportionally our percentage of the total votes in Xàbia substantially improved over the 2009 European Elections. During May I had more than 70 engagements, committees, meetings with citizens, plenary sessions both in the Town Hall and in Alicante. I was also present at many events such as the Gala Dinner for the Fogueres de San Juan fiestas, the annual dinner of the Rotary Club, a celebration with the municipal employees on the feast of St. Rita, the opening of the Festival del Mar, gala dinner of the International Festival, a lunch with the Pensioners Association of the Pueblo, the end of term celebrations at the Institute, and many more events too long to list. I enjoy attending and sharing these moments with the people of my town which give me the opportunity to listen and to talk with everyone.