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« on: August 14, 2009, 11:40:13 AM »
Does anyone know who is standing for Labour in Parks?



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Re: Parks
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 07:45:53 PM »
 
Does Labour know who is standing for labour in Parks ?  :popcorn:

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Re: Parks
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 11:10:02 AM »
Could be Wren, Darker or Mallinson they have been known to defect!
My money is on Glaholm
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Re: Parks
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 11:28:49 PM »
 
Interesting movements in the Labour group: http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php?topic=4428.msg26772#msg26772

Looks like Monty is already shuffling his pieces about.....

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Re: Parks
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 04:19:52 PM »
Apparently it is Mark Dempsey standing again in Parks?  He lost to the Conservative Graham Cherry last time the seat was contested.

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Re: Parks
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 05:13:18 PM »
 
Ah yes, the loquacious Mark Dempsey




In May 2008 I penned a few words about Parks, Barry Thompson, Mark Dempsey and the 2008 local elections.

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".... It appears that Mark been trying to wriggle his way into an elected position, almost any elected position, somewhat like a desperate sperm battering away at an unyielding egg.

Prior to the 2005 General election Mark was managing the Parliamentary Sustainable Waste Group and presumably his departure from this venture was to allow him to campaign for the September general election in which he had been selected to stand as the Labour party candidate in the Cotswold constituency.  I reckon Mark quite fancied his own chances in the 2005 election having put a shed load of effort into the area for no less than nine years. His previous activities are recorded thus:


"Leader of Young Labour Gloucestershire: Mark founded Young Labour Gloucester in 1996 and extended the group to cover the whole of Gloucestershire in 1997.  The group was extremely successful in bringing to Gloucestershire high profile speakers such as Stephen Byers and Andrew Smith to talk to young members of the party.  Young Labour Gloucestershire made significant headway in providing a forum to encourage young people into the party and into active participation within the party ranks.

Candidate in the 2005 General Election: Mark was selected as the Parliamentary Candidate for the Cotswold Constituency, where he managed the constituency campaign team, led the press strategy, ensured a full slate of local election candidates for the first time ever in the Cotswolds and made numerous speeches and public appearances".


However, when the 2005 General election rolled around, (and despite all his previous 'extremely successful' work in Gloucestershire), Mark was soundly beaten into 3rd place by the wining Tory and Liberal Democrat runner up.

2007 found Mark standing alongside his labour running mate John Keeping in Swindons Haydon Wick Ward, chasing either of the two available seats. This time Mark came fourth.


Marks 2008 local election chances must have seemed much better to him and the Swindon Labour group. If they could manage Cllr Thompsons absence intelligently, they thought Dempsey would be a 'shoe-in' in Parks, but not all of the labour group were overjoyed at this thought.  Perhaps some of them were nervous or threatened by Marks 'Rising Political Star', especially as he had previously been part of the:



"....Young Leaders Programme, Moscow: Mark was selected for an international Young Leaders Programme in Moscow. This was comprised of selected ‘leaders’ from Russia, USA and Britain derived from industry, government, and the media. The conference sessions included speeches from some of the most influential figures within Russia".


I don't think Mark Dempseys political ambitions bothered kevin Small very much when he was still aiming himself at Westminster, (perhaps Dempsey wasn't even on Smalls radar then), but after his knock-backs in the Cotswolds and Haydon Wick, Dempseys 'promotion' to Anne Snelgroves 'Parks Action Team' put Mark very firmly on the ground, right in the centre of the Swindon Labour groups political map, and with his political credentials, appeared to be a natural successor to, or direct replacement for Kevin Small himself. Cllr Small began to twitch gently.....


Who could have foreseen then that it would Monty wielding the knife on Cllr Small, and not the aspirational Mark Dempsey  :)

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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 08:39:21 AM »
I have met Mark a few times, he certainly can't be faulted for enthusiasm or support for the Labour cause.

However the night before losing the Parks seat in 2008 he found himself in the same pub as us Conservatives (Jovial Monk) for a pre-election day meal.  He confidently predicted he would win by 500 votes and Labour would gain a number of seats - opps!

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Re: Parks
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 09:50:47 PM »
Mark is also a Parliamentary candidate again this time, I think in Tewksbury - he will be busy on election day!

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Re: Parks
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 10:17:09 PM »
Politics


Mark is active in politics:

 Young Leaders Programme, Moscow: Mark was selected for an international Young Leaders Programme in Moscow. This was comprised of selected ‘leaders’ from Russia, USA and Britain derived from industry, government, and the media. The conference sessions included speeches from some of the most influential figures within Russia.
 

Candidate in the 2005 General Election: Mark was selected as the Parliamentary Candidate for the Cotswold Constituency, where he managed the constituency campaign team, led the press strategy, ensured a full slate of local election candidates for the first time ever in the Cotswolds and made numerous speeches and public appearances. 
 

Leader of Young Labour Gloucestershire: Mark founded Young Labour Gloucester in 1996 and extended the group to cover the whole of Gloucestershire in 1997.  The group was extremely successful in bringing to Gloucestershire high profile speakers such as Stephen Byers and Andrew Smith to talk to young members of the party.  Young Labour Gloucestershire made significant headway in providing a forum to encourage young people into the party and into active participation within the party ranks.


Seems determined to give up work. He is also a Warmist.

I believe that it is vital for us to face the urgent challenges posed by Climate Change and environmental issues.  This is one of the most serious problems to face mankind and to be effective we need people with expertise and commitment to environmental issues to be at the heart of Westminster. 

I started my career as an environmental specialist at the University of Gloucestershire working on practical projects to improve the environment across the South West.  I then moved onto Westminster where I managed an environmental group based in the Houses of Parliament.  I now work for Hewlett Packard as their European Environmental Policy Advisor helping to shape the next chapter of environmental policy.  Working in Westminster and Brussels has helped me to understand how these institutions work and how to get things done.


Don't get my vote, seems to be one of those negotiable constituency types which I find a tad distasteful.
Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door.

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Re: Parks
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010, 01:51:29 AM »

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"...seems to be one of those negotiable constituency types which I find a tad distasteful."

Yep. Constituency parachutists range from 'mercenary' to 'whoring themselves' imho,  depending on how many jumps they make.

This chap is definitely sluttish. :)

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Re: Parks
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2010, 07:22:47 AM »
Mark is also a Parliamentary candidate again this time, I think in Tewksbury - he will be busy on election day!

it's cotswold, which he contested in 2005 & came 3rd

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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010, 10:04:01 PM »
Bona fide slut then.
Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door.

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Re: Parks
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2010, 02:29:23 PM »
Nice to see Justin Tomlinson in the Parks, but I thought it was in South Swindon.  Obviously Justin feels that Robert Buckland needs a hand because he has already won in the North!!!

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Re: Parks
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2010, 09:36:21 AM »
What's happened to Graham Cherry these days?  Used to see him regularly in Cavvy.  I believe he is up for election this time?  Gone very quiet or has he gone fishin?

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Re: Parks
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2010, 09:39:46 AM »
As previously posted the tremendous effort put in to elect him has already been gearing up for this  election. Well that is as I understand it. :banana:
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Re: Parks
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2010, 12:52:06 PM »
As previously posted the tremendous effort put in to elect him has already been gearing up for this  election. Well that is as I understand it. :banana:

Well that's interesting, Steve, especially as I believe it was the eight weeks night after night that Claire Ellis and I trudged the streets of the Parks drumming up the vote that got him elected.  And at the time he was sadly so busy fishing he didn't even have time to deliver the pledge letters.  I don't think on the strength of that Claire and I are available this year!!

and this time if Mark Dempsey gets out of bed earlier and does not leave it to the final ten days he could get himself elected.

It would interesting to hear opinions on the size of his majority?
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Re: Parks
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2010, 02:45:01 AM »

The size of Cllr Cherry's majority?

About the same as a walnut whip I shouldn't wonder :)

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Re: Parks
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2010, 04:11:46 PM »
is Mr Cherry still fishin, anybody know? haven't seen him for a while now

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Re: Parks
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2010, 04:14:49 PM »
Yes from what I gather he is never away from the plaice (pun intended)
But then again he is not the only councillor that has been known to "dangle his worm"
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Re: Parks
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2010, 04:16:13 PM »
you talking about who BB