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LEWES Bridge Ward Bye Election

On 27 Sep 2013 at 12:50am That's Me in the Corner wrote:
The list of candidates may be viewed at the attached link.
I am bemused that a Ward of LEWES Town Council is attracting candidates from Glynde (2), Ringmer and Barcombe!
How amazing that those candidates should (suddenly) be interested in the (very) local issues dealt with by Lewes Town Council. Or am I misinformed? Are Glynde, Ringmer and Barcombe within the Lewes boundary - I think not as they each have their own Parish Councils.
I suspect there are darker, political, forces at work here rather than an overriding interest in the issues affecting our locality which is what determines how I vote in an election such as this.

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On 27 Sep 2013 at 8:24am drone wrote:
Not many of them actually live in the Ward.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 8:53am Local wrote:
Sad to see there are no independents running.

Strange to see Donna Edmunds running too when she's already Lewes District Councillor for Barcombe, and doesn't have enough time to do that small role justice.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 11:04am Old Cynic wrote:
For the first time ever I won't be bothering to vote, or if I do go Ill spoil my paper - we are presented with a sorry bunch! The Lib Dems have proved themselves totally untrustworthy, the Torys have shown they are just as nasty as they ever where and look after their posh/wealthy mates, UKIP members are all swivel eyed loons, the Greens have made a right mess of Brighton and the Labour Party seem to be clueless, have a clueless leader (picked the wrong Milliband) and are making grand statements they won't be able to keep - we really need an independent :-(
On 27 Sep 2013 at 11:25am drone wrote:
I think in some cases, with the Town Council, you can make a value judgement as to who is the best man or woman for job, regardless of party affiliations.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 11:38am Voter wrote:
I agree with Old Cynic, but would ask OC to vote for his/her 'least worst' option. Otherwise we could end up with the worst option. It is a sorry state of affairs, but that is what we are faced with, and not voting at all simply enables the kind of result that used to exist when many of us weren't allowed to vote at all. What I do is think of my vote keeping someone out, rather than your voting someone in. Sad, but pragmatic.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 11:49am Lewesian wrote:
In agreement, except I would vote just to keep the worst ones out and for me that is UKIP, in which case I'd probably vote Green.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 4:35pm Humbert wrote:
I'd probably be voting Green because they are the only ones standing up to the Lib Dems at any level. I would vote Labour but the last thing I want is Labour thinking their totally useless national party is making headway because of gained votes in a small local election.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 5:17pm It`s green for me wrote:
It`s Green for me too,all the others support fracking.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 6:23pm Clifford wrote:
Old Cynic wrote: '(picked the wrong Milliband)'

Well, I suppose so if you wanted the Heir to Blair who thought he was entitled to be leader. He was defeated in an election and ran off to the US to get rich doing 'charitable' work.

'David Miliband is expected, however, to cost the International Rescue charity in New York around 1million in his first year, taking into account his own 300,000 salary and relocation and other costs, together with the costs of his imported sidekicks, Ravi Gurumurthy and Ollie Money, respectively his former political strategist and PR man.'
On 27 Sep 2013 at 7:06pm The right Milliband wrote:
No they picked the right i.e. non Blarite Milliband.Not only that but he was right on Iraq and Syria and right on controlling the power companies.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 8:24pm Belladonna wrote:
Greens for me too. I do rather like the sound of the young Labour and coop candidate, but the national party lost my support long ago because of Blair and the Iraq war shenanigans.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 8:29pm Kettle wrote:
Greens. Anything else is just rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 8:30pm Deelite 2 wrote:
Supposedly just stating that he'd freeze power bills knocked power companies share prices (I haven't checked this, but find it a bit hard to believe). If so, imagine what would have happened if he'd said he'd nationalise them.... which of course he can't say..... but he should do it as soon as he gets a chance.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 8:38pm Zebedee wrote:
What gets me us the career politicians using the LDC and LTC elections as a career stepping stone. Gaining a seat on a local body is not to do any local good but to further their own career. I put Donna Edmunds squarely in the frame for this.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 9:16pm Gertie wrote:
The Labour and Coop candidate sounds more like a Green than a Labour. Seems to be in the wrong party.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 9:46pm Donna demagogue wrote:
Donna Edmunds will claw her way to power in any way possible.She`s completely ruthless.She`s a very dangerous person, a future demagogue in the making.All the signs are there if you know what to look for.
Borderline psychopath.
On 27 Sep 2013 at 10:25pm Whipper snapper wrote:
Very funny
On 28 Sep 2013 at 10:03am Lloyd Russell-Moyle wrote:
"Labour and Coop candidate sounds more like a green"
It is certain that I do value the environment (I take part in the negotiations in the UN on this very issues as part of my day job) but I do it as a tool for people to live a better life. Just as the economy should also serve people and not the other way around. These values are very Labour/Cooperative if you ask me, people taking control of their economy and environment collectively from big interests.
I'm more than happy to engage anyone in a discussion about the issues of the town (for that's what this election is about and where I live) and how we can improve it. Notably:
- monitoring the pells play area / Phoenix development
- reducing/abolishing car parking charges to bring the town alive on weekend and evenings;
- better planning with integrated transport facilities built in;
- using new Parish powers to save and open new post offices/corner shops and adding my voice to keep Royal Mail public;
- scrutinising how the All Saints Centres is fullfilling it's mission to reach out to youth and be lead by community arts groups;
- making sure the Tory county council doesn't run down the Phoenix community centre;
- fighting poverty though my experience of community help cooperatives to create dignity and not just hand outs;
- making sure that if the district off loads parks, playing fields and car parking to the town we get a fair deal for Lewes.
As your councillor I would be willing to work will all, Greens and independents alike to make sure that Lewes is not dominated by one party (lets not be Druv by the old powers that be in the town hall) and the towns intrests are put on the top.
You can always call me on 07899785265
On 28 Sep 2013 at 10:57am Border Control wrote:
Russell-Moyle - That sounds more a Tory surname than Labour, but then again New Labour is Tory, silly me ! Hope all your wishes come true ! Aren't they idyllic, no one has managed any of them so far, or even tackled one. haha.
On 28 Sep 2013 at 3:14pm drone wrote:
Thought BC was about to post something half way intelligent. False alarm
On 28 Sep 2013 at 4:56pm Gertie wrote:
Lloyd, you seem like a nice guy and if you're serious about politics you'll know that the Greens are about a lot more than the environment. Your statement of the economy serving society not the other way round is something the Greens were saying while Labour were reneging on their promise to regulate the City too...you really should have a look at the Greens, they seem much more in keeping with your comments than the Labour party.
On 28 Sep 2013 at 9:34pm Green Socialist wrote:
That`s true about the Greens.The labour party seriously needs greening though and if the coop party can begin to do this than more power to their photovoltaic panels.
On 28 Sep 2013 at 11:42pm Deelite 2 wrote:
Labour just seem out of touch and out of sync with the current zeitgeist. It's like they are ever so slightly not on the same planet as the rest of us.
They certainly do need to be green, and to be anti-fracking too. Otherwise they are missing a trick, and otherwise there's very little to discern between them and the current hateful government (spit!).

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