Not simply trotting out secondhand policy cranked out from the distant Labour press machine. She has to raise her game, still she isn't helped by Ed Milibands recent TV appearances. Not Prime Minister material but there again former TV Company PR man old Etonian David Cameron is currently squatting in No.10 so anything is possible!
Whoever gets in expect massive cuts and contrary to what the Tories would have us believe, there is no long term plan, and they have yet to account for some £8billion shortfall. The say they have the solution, but will only let on once they are elected!
Lisa Forbes will also have to face down the recent jailing of one of her officers on child sex offences. Luckily for her election campaign the next person being investigated on a very serious matter (claim local Labour Party sources) is none other than Community Champion Kevin Bell (innocent until proven guilty) he has an appointment in mid May with police, well after the election! Someone at Thorpe Wood is clearly batting for Lisa...
Stewart you will recall also fell out with the Dear Leader Marco Cereste (another Tory) and called for his resignation over the solar panels debacle, and Marcos spending of borrowed public money like water, on a variety of duff vanity projects, and things that don't work (the Cereste Memorial Fountains, the abortion that is Bridge Street - a good place for retail businesses to fail... )
It cannot be rocket science to unseat Marco and his happy band of Tory robotically voting brigands with Marco pulling all the strings. If everyone who is registered to vote actually uses their vote, then we would see a more representative selection of councillors and some who will stand up to the likes of political bullies.
Dumping Stewart Jackson as the MP for part of Peterborough clearly won't be missed by the Tory high commend. Stewart was sitting on the back benches and bearing the stigma of being an ex Lloyds Bank Manager (Oh Yes!).We could also do with a MP/Minister batting for the City of Peterborough before the Unitary Authority gets swallowed up by the County; The City Council consigned to history...still it would mean we get fresh thinking and the financial scraps from the Cambridge table. Investment funding is pouring into that City whilst we seem to be opening up mass produced format cafes and yet more Pizza cafes. Simply potential big ticket investors in this City have to go through Marcos office...... his way or the highway.
The voters in Stanground are being poorly served by the former Stanground gang of councillors. Don't think we've seen so much activity in CARDEA by the Stanground Tories who are trying to shoehorn a retired Northern Ireland policeman into the Stanground Central seat vacated in the last few days by Irene Walsh. Perhaps white caravan owning Cllr Turnip (aka Cllr? Harper Stanground East) should take the hint, and accept our thanks for five wasted years and follow the Irene Walsh example and retire?
Views From The Ground: The Battle For Peterborough
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