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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2014, 05:51:06 PM »
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UKIP all day long.

I can't see the relevance of UKIP in a local election. EU membership, immigration policy etc are .....

I like them because of their irrelevance. Eventually they'll become relevant, if enough people vote for them.

Only a matter of time before the Lib Dems coalesce with them probably.
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2014, 09:00:59 PM »
Would the people of Haydon Wick trust Garry Perkins to run a whelk stall ?.


I thought he was a Shaw councillor until 22nd May  :-\ http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10998639.print/
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2014, 10:30:29 PM »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10998639.print/

The mayor, whose wife Mary will be standing for the vacated Shaw seat, declined to comment on either the disagreement or the alleged comments.

He said: “I am delighted that a councillor of 12 years’ experience at Toothill and Freshbook has been selected to stand and I congratulate Coun Perkins on being selected for Haydon Wick.”


What this article fails to say is that Mary Martin seeks to join her husband as a Councillor for Shaw and if he didn't say the above he would not very loyal to his wife, would he?

Additionally, of course, the electorate of Lydiard Freshbrook chose not to re elect Mary in 2012 and she was replaced by Labour Candidate Cindy Matthews or was it the UKIP vote that done it Nick as you were shouting in the gents at the count?
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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2014, 11:29:36 PM »
What has happened to the elections?

Is this going to be the biggest non event of the year with very few people voting?
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2014, 08:17:14 AM »
Shame they are not like the olden days - the REALLY olden days, Mum used to tell me that even the kids walked around chanting:

Vote, Vote for Mr (it was always male) Doodah, Kick ol' (opponent) up the A%*
and then there was another line or two getting ruder.

Elections must have been so much more fun then!

Some of it's going on on facebook.
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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 07:05:05 PM »
What has happened to the elections?

Is this going to be the biggest non event of the year with very few people voting?

A low turn out seems par for the course these days.

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« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2014, 07:46:59 PM »
What has happened to the elections?

Is this going to be the biggest non event of the year with very few people voting?

A low turn out seems par for the course these days.

The question is how low is low?
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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2014, 08:52:20 PM »
New subject on elections, can anyone, tell me what ward, the east side of Drove road is in, that is the part from Upham Road, down to Walcot road??

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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2014, 09:02:06 PM »
It is in Walcot and Park North.

The maps on the SBC website are very poor, but there is a good one on the South Swindon Labour website.

http://southswindonlabour.co.uk/page/ward-map-south-swindon-constituency

It lets you zoom in so that you can read the street names.

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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2014, 09:42:00 PM »
that's funny, Ms Ellis says she lives in old town....... (touch of the Mr Bluh and Clifton st\old town.......)

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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2014, 06:47:51 PM »
Improving Highways and Potholes
Garry welcomes the significant additional money to fill potholes and make improvements to our roads. He also wishes to widen the road by Morrison's to improve traffic flows and upgrade the crossing on The Street.

Potholes seem to be a big issue for the Tories during this election campaign. A friend at the council tells me that David Cameron is popping into the Civic next week to talk about government funding for potholes.

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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2014, 07:05:10 PM »
That'll be the civic getting  a spruce up then? 
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2014, 07:28:11 PM »
When Gordon brown visited Drove School in 2010, Swindon Council banned the media from attending. A spokesman said the Local Government Act 1986 meant the authority "cannot allow electioneering on any council premises or property in the official pre-election period".

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8109742.swindon_council_bans_media_from_gordon_brown_visit/

When David Cameron attends Swindon, I wonder if the media will also be banned from council property.

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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2014, 03:45:59 PM »
I have just received the Labour leaflet.

The Tories posted a leaflet asking me to vote for Garry Perkins and listing 12 reasons why they think I should (See Post #10).

Labour's leaflet is shaped like a green wheelie bin and promises to reverse the green collection charge if they get in. There is no mention of who their candidate is.

I will be surprised and disappointed if Labour are going to fight this election on a single policy.

I am not a fan of the £40 green collection charge, but I pay £1600 per year in council tax. Are Labour seriously hoping to win my vote over something which accounts for 2.5% of my bill? What about the other 97.5%? Are labour suggesting that they think the Tories have got everything else right?  :WTF:

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« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2014, 06:41:09 PM »
An interesting quiz which compares your views on key topics with the main political parties.

http://uk.isidewith.com/political-quiz

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« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2014, 07:50:02 PM »
Thanks for that link Spunk. Quite interesting. I won't be posting my results, but interesting.

Bit weird though. I am hugely against Scottish independence, yet I get them fairly high in my matches.....so they aren't really prioritising properly :-)

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« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2014, 07:03:53 PM »
UKIP 87%

With a bit of Labour for Education, and a couple of Conservative bits.
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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2014, 03:28:33 PM »
Have you all received your election letter from the council, and noted how they have now produced two election lists, one for the electoral stint and one, which now called the 'open register', this one, with your details on it, is available to anybody who wishes to purchase it, for whatever means, and all you details will be given to them.  That is, if you don't ring in to the number provided and take your name out of the register..

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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2014, 04:17:14 PM »
Have you all received your election letter from the council, and noted how they have now produced two election lists, one for the electoral stint and one, which now called the 'open register', this one, with your details on it, is available to anybody who wishes to purchase it, for whatever means, and all you details will be given to them.  That is, if you don't ring in to the number provided and take your name out of the register..

Just done it! Interesting that it uses a charged 0800 number and takes almost 2 minutes per person in the household. Yet another money spinner!

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« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2014, 04:35:42 PM »
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Have you all received your election letter from the council, and noted how they have now produced two election lists, one for the electoral stint and one, which now called the 'open register', this one, with your details on it, is available to anybody who wishes to purchase it, for whatever means, and all you details will be given to them.  That is, if you don't ring in to the number provided and take your name out of the register..

Do what?! I thought bullshit like this was supposed to be opt in rather than opt out? So, given I haven't had a letter, am I doomed to receive even more environment busting junk mail I don't even bother opening, and a deluge more pointless unsolicited automated calls from India?!

I have an active list in my kitchen now - any - and I mean ANY - companies who write to me or call me by name with an unsolicited approach are automatically but on my boycott list.  :tickedoff:
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