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County Council elections

On 9 Apr 2013 at 1:16pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Plenty of candidates to vote for in the County Council elections in three weeks' time. Should be someone to suit everyone on the forum.
On 9 Apr 2013 at 1:58pm Extra wrote:
If you read the candidates publicity, it's very vague, lots of pictures and little content. I believe that local government should not involve politics, but candidates should seek to serve their community using their gifts and talents in the best possible way, at all times.
On 9 Apr 2013 at 6:05pm Bored of local politics wrote:
It's a nice idea but then we'd end up with a council of independents which is in my view more dangerous than a council of Tories, and that's saying something!
On 9 Apr 2013 at 6:16pm Vic wrote:
I'd rather vote for an Independent than a LibDem or Tory any day. Good luck to the Independent Candidates in and around Lewes. The ESCC Election runners and riders can be found on the link.

Check it out here »
On 9 Apr 2013 at 7:02pm Bored of local politics wrote:
I'd rather read the manifestos from independents and parties, decide if they are populist headlines seeking votes or if they are giving actual opinions that allow me to judge if they represent me and how they might vote on future major issues that may not be presently known, then I'll make a decision on how to vote, I'm shocked people would play Russian Roulette with their representation and vote for people just because they aren't in a Party without first establishing if they'd represent them or not! Anyone could say recycling is good, what matters is predicting how they'll vote on the big issues we don't yet know about. Especially in the county where Lewes itself is a small part of the picture and they'll have other pressures. Each to their own though.
On 9 Apr 2013 at 7:42pm Sussex Jim wrote:
The main thing is to go out and vote. You cannot complain if a candidate not of your choosing gets in unless you at least did your bit to vote otherwise.
On 9 Apr 2013 at 10:09pm Loopy wrote:
Spot on Bored of Local Politics. For example, Ruth Okeeffe abstained on the budget vote on 12 Feb that put forward the financial plan for the next three years with £60 million cuts, loads of which from important services.
On 9 Apr 2013 at 10:16pm Alfie Stirling wrote:
Hello, somebody mentioned that they thought the candidate's publicity was devoid of content.
Very happy to answer any questions on here... until they get rude
You can also contact me privately if you prefer: alfie.stirling@greenparty.org.uk
On 9 Apr 2013 at 10:29pm Ed Can Do wrote:
But the Tories at both District and County levels have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they care not one jot what the population actually want. If you're concerned about electing people who will represent you then Tory is a baaaaad idea.

The Lib Dems wring their hands a lot about being stymied by the Tories but don't do a great deal to actually reign them in and whilst they are good at posing for photos, they're party literature is really light on useful stuff.

The Labour party don't think they've a chance of winning here so dump meaningless candidates on us and the Greens have made a right mess of Brighton.

Yes, I'd want to know what an independent was standing for before I voted for them but party politics has done Lewes no favours.
On 12 Apr 2013 at 11:08am Nevil Rook wrote:
"The Labour party don't think they've a chance of winning here " In the most recent elections (the police ones) there was very little in it !

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