On Sat 20 Apr at 4:54pm Intrigued Tory wrote:
I am standing within the Priory ward as a candidate for the Conservative Party for the upcoming local elections. Why I put myself before Lewes Forum exclaiming this fact, some may ask, however, I want to gauge the opinions of fellow Lewes residents. It is too easy to stand behind a manifesto without acknowledging the concerns and queries that we all have.
By no means is this a canvasing post on behalf of the party - they have enough of a PR situation as it is. This is more of an opportunity to gauge solutions and propose an agenda that isn't merely slandering one party or another.
An intrigued Tory candidate
On Sat 20 Apr at 5:14pm Bert wrote:
Well, we've been inundated with the independent candidates, even a labour flier cautiously through the door, but the conservative contingency have been noticeably absent. Plus if the council is merging with Eastbourne, why do we need the further expense and interference from more councillors at the trough ? I need convincing of the reason why our current crop of councillors cant operate a council properly and why we should re-elect them.
On Sat 20 Apr at 9:24pm Sussex Jim wrote:
An election poster in a widow up Schooll Hill has the names "Baah" and "Lamb" on it. Presumably the sheep (most of the electorate) will vote for them...
On Sat 20 Apr at 11:03pm Basil wrote:
'I am standing within the Priory ward...'
No, you're standing 'in'. Within isn't a posh way of say in even though many people seem to think it is.
On Sun 21 Apr at 9:09am Nevillman wrote:
To be honest intrigued Tory, I would prefer to vote for someone whose post I could understand.
On Sun 21 Apr at 2:18pm Ferret wrote:
I've only come across one Tory councillor who truly cared about local people, and even he told me that the only reason he joined the Conservatives was to help his business. Naming no names of course.
On Mon 22 Apr at 10:47am The Old Mayor wrote:
I've read that Tory candidates have been warned not to mention Mrs May's name on the doorstep and to expect abuse when calling. I wonder why ?? Please understand irony before commenting further.
On Mon 22 Apr at 1:52pm Mark wrote:
Oh dear... I've read it twice and still don't get it. There's a run on sentence in the first paragraph that's quite remarkable.
On Mon 22 Apr at 6:18pm A Person wrote:
It's interesting. All the other candidates are really local people; they either live in the ward they're standing in or they're in a neighbouring one. They know us and we know them, on the whole.
The Conservative Party candidates for Priory Ward come from Hassocks, Westmeston and - nearly local but no cigar - Ringmer. Was there really no-one willing to stand up for the Tories??? It does explain why "Intrigued Tory" is intrigued though: he hasn't a clue about what Lewes residents care about and he's hoping to find out!
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On Mon 22 Apr at 10:54pm Local99 wrote:
Lewes residents care mainly about their own opinions, convictions and interests. All of which are seemingly always right. And very, very important.
On Mon 22 Apr at 11:50pm Sensible wrote:
Considering that the majority of the British people have expressed a sincerely held wish to leave the Common Market (and later opinion polls confirm this, as a number of people in authority have rightly asserted in public media interviews in recent weeks), it is a matter for profound regret that the UK Independence Party, which is the only political force addressing the issues that matter to the man in the street, is not fielding candidates here. We would be far better prepared for the changes we will enjoy in our refreshed Britain if UKIP patriots ran our councils. We must all therefore vote for the Conservative Party candidates for now.
On Tue 23 Apr at 1:47pm Mark wrote:
Have a look at the actual polls, Sensible. Perhaps google YouGov. You'll see that Brexit is happening against the will of the people.
On Tue 23 Apr at 6:39pm A Person wrote:
Sensible, what are the issues "that matter to the man in the street"?
And what does leaving the EU (not the Common Market - that's 30 years out of date) achieve for the "man in the street" which he has been cruelly deprived of thus far?
As for our councils UKIP doesn't have a great track record in Thanet. I'm confident they'd be even worse here. Luckily there is no prospect whatsoever of that coming about. And honestly I'd sooner put my eyes out than vote for the Tory candidate whose only method of discovering what Lewes needs is to post messages on a local forum, because they don't live in the town and are not prepared to knock on doors to find out.
On Sun 28 Apr at 11:48pm Sensible wrote:
It has been repeatedly stated in national media by experts that the majority wants immediate Brexit and that the majority is growing. All opinion polls show UKIP and the Brexit Party together will win some regions of England in the European Elections so convincingly that there will, in fact, be no other parties sent to the European Parliament from those regions. This is generally acknowledged. UKIP will win across the board where their expert candidates stand for local councils. Patriots in your town this weekend have expressed the views of the expanding British majority in their direct statements of legal truth placed at the sites of extreme provocation in the form of election posters promoting anti-democratic seditious elements who try to overthrow a majority. In my family and on my land, we who take back Britain are the majority. We are more numerous than the weakening, foreign-loving opposition. We are growing. We are in charge, the real majority. What we say, goes. The future will be run our way, a tough way, not by unelected bureaucrats guzzling the taxes my land generates.
On Mon 29 Apr at 1:02pm Green Sleeves wrote:
Lol at troll post by the aptly named "sensible". The tyranny of a non-existent majority sounds terrific.
On Mon 29 Apr at 8:10pm Basil wrote:
Sensible, your idiot ranting makes me embarrassed to be a Leave voter.