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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Why did CONSERVATIVE CHRIS HARPER allegedly call his ward voters 'SCUM' ?

The matter is being raised again by Local Government Election candidates over the use of the word 'SCUM' allegedly by the current Conservative candidate for Stanground East Ward Chris Harper, when referring to Housing Association residents living on the Park Farm Estate.

The remarks were also put in the form of a legal statement at the time, but as far as we are aware no formal apology from Mr Harper [aka Cllr Turnip] or from his Conservative Association  or his Election Agent has been made to our Housing Association residents, to Park Farm and Stanground East Residents generally.

If Mr Harper wishes to be taken seriously - he only polled some 478 votes ! - our considered view is that he has wasted the last four years, and has directed much of the community funding for Stanground East ward to his other pet projects  elsewhere in the City - he should clear this matter up once and for all. He should also fully explain why using Neighbourhood Watch funds, he ordered  and paid for boxes of foul smelling aerosol attack dye marker sprays for use by tabarded STREET PATROLS.

The only people those sprays could have been used on, are other residents of Park Farm and Stanground East. 

POSTAL VOTE COCK-UP NOTE: Stanground East is one of the wards where the postal ballot voting papers were messed up and the wrong ones sent out under the authority of Returning Officer Gillian Beasley. As of  todays date Thursday April 23rd 2015 at 11:10am, no replacement voting papers or packs or any form of official explanation, phone call e-mail or letter, has been received by Stanground East voters.

-----Original Message-----
From: John
Sent: 02 January 2008 18:20



I can confirm that
Chris Harper used the word 'scum' in our presence when
referring to the housing
association residents on the Park Farm



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THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

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ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).


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