Watford Borough Council: UKIP and Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts party beef up presence

Malcolm Meerabux will fight for re-election to the borough council as an independent

Malcolm Meerabux will fight for re-election to the borough council as an independent

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The UK Independence Party and Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts party have beefed up their presence in Watford ahead of the local elections.

UKIP is set to contest all 12 wards in the town for the first time on May 22 ballot, official nomination papers have shown.

The TUSAC party is also standing in six seats across Watford. The party has stood in the town in last year's county council elections but fielded no candidates in the last borough elections.

Meanwhile the Green Party is showing a diminished presence in the town as it has only mustered six candidates. In 2012, the last round of Watford Council elections, it stood in all 12 wards.

The party has also failed to put up a candidate in the Watford mayoral elections, which will be held on the same day, for the first time since the office was founded in 2002.

The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards.

There will be 13 seats up for grabs next month, with the resignation of Green councillor, Steve Rackett, triggering an extra by-election in Callowland.

Other notable contests will see Councillor Malcolm Meerabux fight for re-election to the borough council as an Independent. He won his Park seat in 2010 as a Conservative, but was expelled from the local party in 2012.

The former leader of the Conservatives on the council, Leggatts councillor Steve Johnson, who defected to the Liberal Democrats last year, is set for fight for the seat in Tudor for his new party.

The full list of candidates standing ward by ward:

Callowland

CandidatePartyVotes
Zaheer AhmedLiberal Democrat411
Sohail Bashir - WinnerLabour653
John DowdleGreen Party364
Ian GreenUK Independence Party288
Len KerswellConservative178
Su MurrayGreen Party424
Sally PunterConservative183
Dennis WhartonLiberal Democrat459
Seamus Williams - WinnerLabour511

Central

CandidatePartyVotes
Stephen Bolton - WinnerLiberal Democrat813
Avril HaleyLabour698
Joanne NorwoodConservative252
Mark O'ConnorTrade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts50
Renie PriceUK Independence Party243

Holywell

CandidatePartyVotes
Sajith AttepuramTrade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts33
Jackie Connal - WinnerLabour1164
Simonie JeffreeLiberal Democrat231
Caroline PennUK Independence Party346
Anne SanderConservative221

Leggatts

CandidatePartyVotes
Bobby AminLiberal Democrat433
Thineshkumar BalasingamTrade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts35
Logan BrowneUK Independence Party420
Bilqees Mauthoor - WinnerLabour855
Neil PunterConservative289
Alison WiesnerGreen Party151

Meriden

CandidatePartyVotes
Favour EwudoLabour452
Kareen Hastrick - WinnerLiberal Democrat826
Nicholas LincolnUK Independence Party532
Mark WhitmanConservative288

Nascot

CandidatePartyVotes
Sally IvinsGreen Party164
Daniel KerryLabour272
Camilla KhawajaConservative647
David PennUK Independence Party315
Mark Watkin - WinnerLiberal Democrat1260

Oxhey

CandidatePartyVotes
Sharon Belsham-WrayTrade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts32
Joyce BurrowsUK Independence Party268
Penelope MortimerConservative276
Iain Sharpe - WinnerLiberal Democrat1236
Sue SleemanLabour289

Park

CandidatePartyVotes
Peter BloggUK Independence Party258
David ConnalLabour247
Malcolm MeerabuxIndependent518
Binita Mehta - WinnerConservative939
Dorothy NixonGreen Party117
Anne RindlLiberal Democrat906

Stanborough

CandidatePartyVotes
Penny BarefootUK Independence Party400
Christopher HawesConservative305
Keith Crout - WinnerLiberal Democrat898
John McShaneTrade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts33
Benson ObasogieLabour249

Tudor

CandidatePartyVotes
Dan ChanningUK Independence Party397
Diana IvoryLabour348
Stephen Johnson - WinnerLiberal Democrat730
Amanda NorwoodConservative348
Martin WiesnerGreen Party94

Vicarage

CandidatePartyVotes
Robert CarterUK Independence Party234
Jagtar Singh Dhindsa - WinnerLabour1403
Dave EaleyConservative207
Joe FahmyLiberal Democrat346
James O'ConnorTrade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts56

Woodside

CandidatePartyVotes
Karen Collett - WinnerLiberal Democrat725
Andrew CoxUK Independence Party441
Steve PalmerLabour292
Tony RogersConservative348

 

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3:33pm Thu 1 May 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards".

Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.
"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards". Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -4

3:40pm Thu 1 May 14

TRT says...

Annoyingly, there seems to be two green candidates for Callowland and none for Oxhey!
Annoyingly, there seems to be two green candidates for Callowland and none for Oxhey! TRT
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Thu 1 May 14

ramage1996 says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards".

Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.
I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip..

Bit arrogant that Phil..
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: "The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards". Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.[/p][/quote]I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip.. Bit arrogant that Phil.. ramage1996
  • Score: 7

4:04pm Thu 1 May 14

ancientandageing says...

Malcolm the independent has a big ask, what with both the Torys and UKIP after his voters, it looks like a clear case of

VOTE UKIP GET LIBDEM in Park ward
Malcolm the independent has a big ask, what with both the Torys and UKIP after his voters, it looks like a clear case of VOTE UKIP GET LIBDEM in Park ward ancientandageing
  • Score: -8

4:10pm Thu 1 May 14

ancientandageing says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards".

Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.
I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip..

Bit arrogant that Phil..
yer but Farrage won't stand, some say he is chicken others that he can only ride one gravy train at a time, no doubt UKIP supporters say its in deference to local politics. As for what I say well ...
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: "The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards". Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.[/p][/quote]I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip.. Bit arrogant that Phil..[/p][/quote]yer but Farrage won't stand, some say he is chicken others that he can only ride one gravy train at a time, no doubt UKIP supporters say its in deference to local politics. As for what I say well ... ancientandageing
  • Score: 3

5:30pm Thu 1 May 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards".

Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.
I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip..

Bit arrogant that Phil..
I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties.

Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this.

UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently.

UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide.

As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: "The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards". Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.[/p][/quote]I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip.. Bit arrogant that Phil..[/p][/quote]I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties. Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this. UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently. UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide. As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -9

5:40pm Thu 1 May 14

TRT says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards".

Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.
I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip..

Bit arrogant that Phil..
I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties.

Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this.

UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently.

UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide.

As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation.
"As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation."

Well, you've just lost my vote.
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: "The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards". Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.[/p][/quote]I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip.. Bit arrogant that Phil..[/p][/quote]I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties. Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this. UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently. UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide. As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation.[/p][/quote]"As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation." Well, you've just lost my vote. TRT
  • Score: 2

5:57pm Thu 1 May 14

ramage1996 says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards".

Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.
I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip..

Bit arrogant that Phil..
I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties.

Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this.

UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently.

UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide.

As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation.
Well that's all well and good Phil but as a party with no MP's and with the Greens having an elected MP, they have more credence..

So are you saying that Ukip will get more MP's than the Lib Dems next election?

Farage might get a seat if he doesn't bottle running like he did the other day..

I guess picking up the Euro MP salary and expenses while never turning up and voting would be to much to give up?
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: "The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards". Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.[/p][/quote]I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip.. Bit arrogant that Phil..[/p][/quote]I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties. Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this. UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently. UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide. As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation.[/p][/quote]Well that's all well and good Phil but as a party with no MP's and with the Greens having an elected MP, they have more credence.. So are you saying that Ukip will get more MP's than the Lib Dems next election? Farage might get a seat if he doesn't bottle running like he did the other day.. I guess picking up the Euro MP salary and expenses while never turning up and voting would be to much to give up? ramage1996
  • Score: 10

6:43pm Thu 1 May 14

WatfordAlex says...

My prediction: Labour and Lib Dems will win in the wards they won last year. Maybe Callowland's 2 seats will be a green/labour split. UKIP will do relatively well and won't come last in all wards, but probably their best result will be third in one of the outlying areas.
My prediction: Labour and Lib Dems will win in the wards they won last year. Maybe Callowland's 2 seats will be a green/labour split. UKIP will do relatively well and won't come last in all wards, but probably their best result will be third in one of the outlying areas. WatfordAlex
  • Score: 8

7:30pm Thu 1 May 14

ancientandageing says...

I can't stand UKIP because I believe
1) they are a racist party, in league with racists in europe; (this is a view shared by one third of people, one third have no opinion and one third disagree)
2) they take money to do a job and don't do it, I am sorry but if you stand to be an MEP and so many ofour laws are made there then you ought to be there doing the job you are paid for.
3) these people are making us a laughing stock with their pathetic antics
4) locally we have a Mayoral candidate that wants to do gawd knows what with our hospital (well maybe he knows, but the candidate doesn't) and UKIP want to privatise the NHS
No voting UKIP isworse than a wasted vote IMHO
I can't stand UKIP because I believe 1) they are a racist party, in league with racists in europe; (this is a view shared by one third of people, one third have no opinion and one third disagree) 2) they take money to do a job and don't do it, I am sorry but if you stand to be an MEP and so many ofour laws are made there then you ought to be there doing the job you are paid for. 3) these people are making us a laughing stock with their pathetic antics 4) locally we have a Mayoral candidate that wants to do gawd knows what with our hospital (well maybe he knows, but the candidate doesn't) and UKIP want to privatise the NHS No voting UKIP isworse than a wasted vote IMHO ancientandageing
  • Score: 8

7:52pm Thu 1 May 14

ancientandageing says...

WatfordAlex wrote:
My prediction: Labour and Lib Dems will win in the wards they won last year. Maybe Callowland's 2 seats will be a green/labour split. UKIP will do relatively well and won't come last in all wards, but probably their best result will be third in one of the outlying areas.
that would see labour gaining 1 from the Libdems and 1 or 2 from the greens at 10 or 11
Libdems would gain Park so would be on the same
UKIP & Tory nothing
[quote][p][bold]WatfordAlex[/bold] wrote: My prediction: Labour and Lib Dems will win in the wards they won last year. Maybe Callowland's 2 seats will be a green/labour split. UKIP will do relatively well and won't come last in all wards, but probably their best result will be third in one of the outlying areas.[/p][/quote]that would see labour gaining 1 from the Libdems and 1 or 2 from the greens at 10 or 11 Libdems would gain Park so would be on the same UKIP & Tory nothing ancientandageing
  • Score: 4

9:52pm Thu 1 May 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

TRT wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
"The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards".

Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.
I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip..

Bit arrogant that Phil..
I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties.

Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this.

UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently.

UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide.

As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation.
"As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation."

Well, you've just lost my vote.
I'm sorry to hear that TRT as I respect your posts as thoughtful, informed and considered.

Green is good, green party is not. Just look at what they are up to, their infighting, fiscal incompetence and ideas.

Did you not see the article in the Daily Mail about the council in Brighton? It was in the last week. I defy you to read that and not have doubts about their abilities once elected.

I seriously would like your opinion on that if you have the time.
[quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: "The three main parties are standing candidates in all of the 12 wards". Yes, we are. I think you will find the LibDems are standing in all wards as well at this election.[/p][/quote]I think you should perhaps get someone elected to parliament before you suggest Ukip are a bigger party than the Lib Dems, even the Greens have 100% more MP's than Ukip.. Bit arrogant that Phil..[/p][/quote]I am just going by how political commentators describe the standing of the parties. Many political commentators class UKIP as the third party in British politics. If you read the press you will see this. UKIP poll more than the LibDems. Consistently. UKIP is on the up, the LibDems have fallen so far there is not much further for them to slide. As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation.[/p][/quote]"As for the greens, their chickens are coming home to roost in their stronghold Brighton as one of the most incompetent and silly parties ever to be elected to a position of authority. They remind me of the Monster Raving Loony Party but without the humour and self-deprecation." Well, you've just lost my vote.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry to hear that TRT as I respect your posts as thoughtful, informed and considered. Green is good, green party is not. Just look at what they are up to, their infighting, fiscal incompetence and ideas. Did you not see the article in the Daily Mail about the council in Brighton? It was in the last week. I defy you to read that and not have doubts about their abilities once elected. I seriously would like your opinion on that if you have the time. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -4

10:00pm Thu 1 May 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

WatfordAlex wrote:
My prediction: Labour and Lib Dems will win in the wards they won last year. Maybe Callowland's 2 seats will be a green/labour split. UKIP will do relatively well and won't come last in all wards, but probably their best result will be third in one of the outlying areas.
Spoken like a true Liberal Democrat.

And a worried one at that!
[quote][p][bold]WatfordAlex[/bold] wrote: My prediction: Labour and Lib Dems will win in the wards they won last year. Maybe Callowland's 2 seats will be a green/labour split. UKIP will do relatively well and won't come last in all wards, but probably their best result will be third in one of the outlying areas.[/p][/quote]Spoken like a true Liberal Democrat. And a worried one at that! Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -7

10:30pm Thu 1 May 14

ancientandageing says...

oh no the UKIP earthquake is coming

Run to the earthquake shelters etc, that is after you pick yourself of the floor laughing, sadly it seems that this awful party will get MEP's and that we will have to pay for these people not to do their job, but it is just pure fantasy to suggest they will gain any seats locally

So come on Phil name a couple of seats you are hopeful of wining
oh no the UKIP earthquake is coming Run to the earthquake shelters etc, that is after you pick yourself of the floor laughing, sadly it seems that this awful party will get MEP's and that we will have to pay for these people not to do their job, but it is just pure fantasy to suggest they will gain any seats locally So come on Phil name a couple of seats you are hopeful of wining ancientandageing
  • Score: 3

10:40pm Thu 1 May 14

TRT says...

I hardly regard the Daily Mail as a reputable source of investigative journalism.
I hardly regard the Daily Mail as a reputable source of investigative journalism. TRT
  • Score: 6

10:54pm Thu 1 May 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

I know what you mean and I understand, they have an agenda as most newspapers do, but they also don't make stuff up, not normally anyway.

They might put a slant on it, maybe even a heavy slant, but I doubt the basic tenets of the story are made up.

Just have a read and let me know. Tell me what you think, honestly. Here is the link.

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2613905/Lunacy-town-
turned-green-A-ban-b
acon-butties-Traffic
-calming-sheep-Trans
gender-toilets-Sound
s-like-send-In-fact-
real-story-Britains-
loopiest-party-took-
Brighton.html
I know what you mean and I understand, they have an agenda as most newspapers do, but they also don't make stuff up, not normally anyway. They might put a slant on it, maybe even a heavy slant, but I doubt the basic tenets of the story are made up. Just have a read and let me know. Tell me what you think, honestly. Here is the link. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2613905/Lunacy-town- turned-green-A-ban-b acon-butties-Traffic -calming-sheep-Trans gender-toilets-Sound s-like-send-In-fact- real-story-Britains- loopiest-party-took- Brighton.html Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -6

10:03am Fri 2 May 14

ancientandageing says...

so Phil Cox
can't find the local UKIP manifesto but found the 2014 UKIP manifesto

Answer me this:-
If as it says UKIP will "Cut councillors’ excessive allowances and expenses" & "Slash excessive pay deals for senior council staff"

How by the gods of almighty Irony do YOU justify your statement that if elected you would not cut the Mayoral salary as its about right ??

oh I forgot UKIP don't do answers
so Phil Cox can't find the local UKIP manifesto but found the 2014 UKIP manifesto Answer me this:- If as it says UKIP will "Cut councillors’ excessive allowances and expenses" & "Slash excessive pay deals for senior council staff" How by the gods of almighty Irony do YOU justify your statement that if elected you would not cut the Mayoral salary as its about right ?? oh I forgot UKIP don't do answers ancientandageing
  • Score: 1

11:17am Fri 2 May 14

TRT says...

OK, I read it. Typical smear campaign rubbish and frankly farcical. They vilify the party for a lack of experience and say that's a reason to keep them from getting any? There's a reason the Green Party got so many votes in Brighton, and that's because there are plenty of people there who are concerned with the environment, disillusioned with the big 3 parties and who are seeking a better alternative. I'm surprised that in the lead up to the article even the Daily Mail had to acknowledge that the Greens have got quite a lot right.
I agree with meat-free Monday - I'm not a veggie, but I don't eat meat every day. I wouldn't be up in arms if it happened at my children's school or my workplace - I'd consider it a health benefit! And as for transgender toilets... there's plenty of unisex toilet blocks around the country, and why isn't there a box for "M" for people who don't consider gender or marital status important in identifying themselves?
I think it's a shame that the average voter in this country, someone with a conscience who is interested in politics both local and national, is forced to adopt a tactical voting strategy because of the lack of true democracy delivered by first-past-the-post electoral systems.
OK, I read it. Typical smear campaign rubbish and frankly farcical. They vilify the party for a lack of experience and say that's a reason to keep them from getting any? There's a reason the Green Party got so many votes in Brighton, and that's because there are plenty of people there who are concerned with the environment, disillusioned with the big 3 parties and who are seeking a better alternative. I'm surprised that in the lead up to the article even the Daily Mail had to acknowledge that the Greens have got quite a lot right. I agree with meat-free Monday - I'm not a veggie, but I don't eat meat every day. I wouldn't be up in arms if it happened at my children's school or my workplace - I'd consider it a health benefit! And as for transgender toilets... there's plenty of unisex toilet blocks around the country, and why isn't there a box for "M" for people who don't consider gender or marital status important in identifying themselves? I think it's a shame that the average voter in this country, someone with a conscience who is interested in politics both local and national, is forced to adopt a tactical voting strategy because of the lack of true democracy delivered by first-past-the-post electoral systems. TRT
  • Score: 3

11:19am Fri 2 May 14

TRT says...

What I want to read on here, (Mike, are you listening?) are manifesto summaries for all the party candidates. Not a word from TUSC so far, and I know for a fact that it's not for want of trying. They've met the minimum representation criteria for BBC coverage, so why aren't they getting any?
What I want to read on here, (Mike, are you listening?) are manifesto summaries for all the party candidates. Not a word from TUSC so far, and I know for a fact that it's not for want of trying. They've met the minimum representation criteria for BBC coverage, so why aren't they getting any? TRT
  • Score: 5

1:44pm Fri 2 May 14

ancientandageing says...

TRT wrote:
What I want to read on here, (Mike, are you listening?) are manifesto summaries for all the party candidates. Not a word from TUSC so far, and I know for a fact that it's not for want of trying. They've met the minimum representation criteria for BBC coverage, so why aren't they getting any?
http://www.tusc.org.
uk/pdfs/TUSCmanifest
o.pdf
it would be interesting to see some explanation off this in terms of local policy specifically one area leaps out; that is in relation to the health campus as a vehicle for privatisation of the NHS as well as it being a private/public development scheme.
[quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: What I want to read on here, (Mike, are you listening?) are manifesto summaries for all the party candidates. Not a word from TUSC so far, and I know for a fact that it's not for want of trying. They've met the minimum representation criteria for BBC coverage, so why aren't they getting any?[/p][/quote]http://www.tusc.org. uk/pdfs/TUSCmanifest o.pdf it would be interesting to see some explanation off this in terms of local policy specifically one area leaps out; that is in relation to the health campus as a vehicle for privatisation of the NHS as well as it being a private/public development scheme. ancientandageing
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2:47pm Fri 2 May 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

TRT wrote:
OK, I read it. Typical smear campaign rubbish and frankly farcical. They vilify the party for a lack of experience and say that's a reason to keep them from getting any? There's a reason the Green Party got so many votes in Brighton, and that's because there are plenty of people there who are concerned with the environment, disillusioned with the big 3 parties and who are seeking a better alternative. I'm surprised that in the lead up to the article even the Daily Mail had to acknowledge that the Greens have got quite a lot right.
I agree with meat-free Monday - I'm not a veggie, but I don't eat meat every day. I wouldn't be up in arms if it happened at my children's school or my workplace - I'd consider it a health benefit! And as for transgender toilets... there's plenty of unisex toilet blocks around the country, and why isn't there a box for "M" for people who don't consider gender or marital status important in identifying themselves?
I think it's a shame that the average voter in this country, someone with a conscience who is interested in politics both local and national, is forced to adopt a tactical voting strategy because of the lack of true democracy delivered by first-past-the-post electoral systems.
Thank you TRT.

Most people believe in green ideals but I am not sure the Green party is the right vehicle to implement them.
[quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: OK, I read it. Typical smear campaign rubbish and frankly farcical. They vilify the party for a lack of experience and say that's a reason to keep them from getting any? There's a reason the Green Party got so many votes in Brighton, and that's because there are plenty of people there who are concerned with the environment, disillusioned with the big 3 parties and who are seeking a better alternative. I'm surprised that in the lead up to the article even the Daily Mail had to acknowledge that the Greens have got quite a lot right. I agree with meat-free Monday - I'm not a veggie, but I don't eat meat every day. I wouldn't be up in arms if it happened at my children's school or my workplace - I'd consider it a health benefit! And as for transgender toilets... there's plenty of unisex toilet blocks around the country, and why isn't there a box for "M" for people who don't consider gender or marital status important in identifying themselves? I think it's a shame that the average voter in this country, someone with a conscience who is interested in politics both local and national, is forced to adopt a tactical voting strategy because of the lack of true democracy delivered by first-past-the-post electoral systems.[/p][/quote]Thank you TRT. Most people believe in green ideals but I am not sure the Green party is the right vehicle to implement them. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
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