On 27 Mar 2015 at 11:35am Pete Manyata wrote:
OK, so I've only lived in Lewes for six months, attracted by its individuality and creative spirit. Who should I vote for - or rather against - in the 7 May local elections? Who is opposing Phoenix Rising, for example, and promoting Premier Inns?
On 27 Mar 2015 at 2:31pm Lenny Henry wrote:
He's promoting Premier inns - vote UKIP
On 27 Mar 2015 at 4:15pm Belladonna wrote:
Go to the hustings on April 8 at all saints and ask the candidates ? I'd suggest the lib and lab and green candidates know about Phoenix and premier inns as all live in town. Tory candidate is being parachuted in and don't expect UKIP to know or care.
On 27 Mar 2015 at 6:13pm Localbod wrote:
I would look at what our candidates have actually been doing, not what they give the impression of doing, or what I might like to think they would do. (fluffy PR is not a yard-stick for integrity) It will be a depressing experience, but you will at least be able to make a good choice, and might even find an unsung hero or two around town.
On 27 Mar 2015 at 6:38pm Clifford wrote:
Localbod wrote: 'I would look at what our candidates have actually been doing...'
But as only Norman has been the Lewes MP how do you decide what the other candidates 'have actually been doing'?
On 27 Mar 2015 at 7:28pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Don't forget the town and district council elections will also be held on May 7th. A local vote is probably far more important.
Belladonna and Clifford seem to be referring to the general election.
On 27 Mar 2015 at 8:53pm Paul Newman wrote:
I would vote for the coalition again if I could.
On 27 Mar 2015 at 10:30pm Pete Manyata wrote:
Hello again everybody. Actually my original question was referring to the town and district elections. I would like to vote for someone who, for example, supports Phoenix Rising
On 28 Mar 2015 at 10:02pm Another voter wrote:
There are quite a few Independents to vote for at town and district this year
On 29 Mar 2015 at 12:44pm Mark wrote:
When I voted for the first time, I stood in the polling booth still undecidEd and Pondering. Wondering whether to vote for the "nice" party (Labour) who care about people and will help the underprivileged OR whether I should vote for the other party who might not be so nice but were more shrewd and had a better handle on managing the economy (they're called the Tories). Eventually I realised that the shrewdness wasn't there. The Conservatives get their money that they use to pay for their campaigning from banks and other huge, richer businesses. They have a sense of loyalty to these businesses and often also have 2nd jobs in these businesses. They are not "nice" and are very happy to introduced cruel taxes like the Bed Room Tax (impressing on people that this tax counts as "work that needs to be done" - if you watched the debate last week, you'll have heard the Pm mention "work that needs to be done" about 50 times. While this work is being done, the Shrewd(nasty) party do other work of their own. They have dramatically cut the level of tax that big businesses have to pay and have been busy inventing ways that big businesses can cut their tax bills by basing themselves overseas. The Shrewd party have also significantly cut taxes that millionaires have to pay. They even like it that people who have Mansions valued in the millions of pounds and pay the same level of council tax as people who live in nice, but fairly ordinary Lewes homes. The Liberals are sort of nice and sort of nasty. The great thing that the Liberals have to offer is an epic candidate. A real man of principle who knows the town and stands up for it on the small proportion of the issues that he has a say on.
On 29 Mar 2015 at 12:51pm Mark wrote:
Bugger, what a waste of time. Just looked back to original question and see you're asking about local elections. Damned if I know. Wish I did.
On 29 Mar 2015 at 2:43pm 1V wrote:
No worries Mark - I read your posts