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Elections => Swindon Council Elections 2007 => Topic started by: Winston Smith on April 17, 2007, 04:33:57 PM

Title: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Winston Smith on April 17, 2007, 04:33:57 PM

First off, thank you admin for doing the techy part of making this leaflet available  :)

This was pushed through my letterbox the other day, and I have to say it's got me a bit worried.


(http://www.talkswindon.org/politics/council/toothill&westlea_Page_1.jpg)

(http://www.talkswindon.org/politics/council/toothill&westlea_Page_2.jpg)


Can anyone tell me whether there is any truth in the allegations, or is it just rhetoric ?


Thanks.
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Alan Hayward on April 22, 2007, 07:01:18 PM
Chris Shepherd is worth a shout again.

Top man. Shops in Asda in West Swindon so he must be serious about local politics.  ;)
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: ZPW on April 22, 2007, 08:06:22 PM
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Chris Shepherd is worth a shout again.

Top man. Shops in Asda in West Swindon so he must be serious about local politics.  ;)
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I shop in Asda West Swindon - am I therefore included in the serious-about-local-politics category?

Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Simon on April 22, 2007, 08:32:59 PM
I live in F&GP but I prefer to bypass Asda to visit the farmers market at the Outlet Village, and then pick up anything not available there from Sainsburys. Does that mean I'm not serious about local politics? Or does it just mean I think Sainsburys sucks slightly less than Asda, and that farmers markets beat them both hands down for low food miles and cheerful conversation?
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Alan Hayward on May 04, 2007, 09:57:42 PM
No "Asda Happy" Chris then.

I should have known that Mr Wakefield would get back in again...

I think you should stand at the next elections, Simon. On a pro-farmers' market/anti-Asda platform.
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Dick Norman on May 05, 2007, 09:03:23 PM
 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

Steve Wakefield was re elected for one reason and one reason only - he looks after his ward and doesn't poke his nose in elsewhere whilst not doing so unlike some Labour Councillors I could name.
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Steps on May 06, 2007, 01:14:32 PM
I think you'll find it's not just Labour candidates that do this.  Michael Dickinson claimed to the councillor for FB & GP long before the election.  What a slap in the face to his electorate in Eastcott or Central or whereever he was councillor.  He's not fit to hold a public office.
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Geoff Reid on May 07, 2007, 12:56:09 PM

Well, it has to be said that 49% of the voters of FG&GP seem to have given Mr Dickinson their approval and returned him with a clear majority of 483.

Whether his popularity as a councillor/candidate was decide by charisma or national party policies remains to be seen.
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Steps on May 07, 2007, 03:50:43 PM

Well, it has to be said that 49% of the voters of FG&GP seem to have given Mr Dickinson their approval and returned him with a clear majority of 483.

Whether his popularity as a councillor/candidate was decide by charisma or national party policies remains to be seen.


True, but I suspect that this is a case of people voting for the party and not the candidate.  His literature implied that he was already their councillor and therefore he was blatantly piggy backing ont he good work of the other members of his party in that ward.

I just hope that the people of FB &GP don't get short changed by him in the same way as the people of his old ward were.
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Geoff Reid on May 07, 2007, 04:40:47 PM

I just hope that the people of FB &GP don't get short changed by him in the same way as the people of his old ward were.

I'm sure the good people of fb&gp, assisted by the sharp eyed members of Talkswindon will be putting Tricky Micky under scrutiny throughout his second term here.  :)
Title: Re: I too had some worrying stuff thrust through my door
Post by: Mickraker on May 03, 2013, 07:36:00 PM
Geoff, bump is this the one  :-\