PBROTRIB ELECTION ROUNDUP
Has anyone seen the TV 'reality' show Lizard Lick Towing? Its about a bunch of American 'up country' repo men and women, they snatch back cars, and trucks, almost anything when the bank says payments have been cut off and not been made to keep the contract going? Only back in Peterborough, this council goes out, and relentlessly borrows more hard cash - your cash - rather than handing the keys back, and keeping basic services such as care homes, childrens centres and local bus routes alive. So its all a bit like the current Peterborough City Council set up, and perhaps prospective local election candidates should adopt the shows favourite slogan:
It would be easy enough to post a list of those candidates who should be awarded a seat in council after the local elections on May 22nd, but for Peterborough, individual voters need to be strategic and think way beyond traditional or local party 'worthies' or favourites.
To VOTE tactically, some real thought first needs to be given as to where the 'X' is placed. BUT ABOVE ALL DO VOTE!
Simply if anything is to be done in this City, there has to be a change at the top and a massive cabinet clearout, (in the process isolating the recently CONvicted by magistrates, key scoring yobbo Cllr Peter Hiller).
So the PBROTRIB is asking everyone (including those who are considering not voting) to physically turn up on voting day May 22nd and use your vote tactically. To effect change is very simple it just needs six conservative councillors to be dumped ,and to be effective the Conservatives should not win any new seats. That is all it would take.
Not a tall order as voting levels are at a shameful circa 33%, so just a handful of votes in many wards will move the goal posts, see the current Tory majority implode and put a NEW administration, or a coalition in power.
For the first time in many years, if hard working and cash strapped Peterborough residents, all vote tactically, the Tories could lose the power of directed robotic voting, instead of playing games on their publicly funded smartphones, reading newspapers or writing letters whilst in the council chamber; they will have to properly listen and contribute, make speeches even (!) as all the vote patterns/directives will not be settled secretly in advance of any debate by controlling party pre-council meetings.
The advantage will be that although the current Conservative administration has left a number of huge financial 'poison pills' in place with many long term contracts already let, any new administration, will be in a position to kill off some of the dafter 'off balance sheet' 'public realm' vanity projects, and fully open up the books on the solar parks debacle, exposing any 'sweetheart deals' - the scandal of the Brian Rush supported locked, never used Bowling Green in Stanground. The list of nutty public realm schemes is seemingly endless, the PBROTRIB has covered most of them, and indeed you have told us of many more, these are still under investigation and will feature on here in the future.
We are asking you all to push the voting level for the first time in many years to a 50% turnout at the polling stations and vote for a name you fancy, not a bland political label or dogma. ASK each individual, party vounteer, candidate, stuffing leaflets through your letterbox or on your doorstep or at a public meeting, what they can do for your neighbourhood in Peterborough?
Forget about world, Europe and national politics, what we should all be about is setting up a situation that will see further massive changes for Peterborough, this year AND next year, General Election Year.
So print this out and keep, show it to all prospective voters. EVERY VOTE COUNTS JUST A FEW CAN SWING IT EITHER WAY and as you look again at your power to choose a soon to be elected representative, think 'Lizard Lick' :
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