Another one bites the dust

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

A by-election in the Brookside ward of Telford & Wrekin Council yesterday saw Liebour lose yet another seat on the borough.

Earlier this year the Conswervatives took control of Telford & Wrekin Council from Liebour who had held the unitary authority since it was created.  On balance the change from red to blue has been a good one – a few broken promises but more good than bad.

My candidate of choice (an independent who runs Telford Council Watch) didn’t win, unfortunately, but I would rather a Conswervative won than another Liebour candidate.

The run-up to the election wasn’t entirely without event.  The independent candidate was first out with his posters which he replaced 3 times before giving up.  His posters were torn down and Liebour posters appeared in their place.  The police reluctantly got involved, asked the local Liebour MP, David Wright, and the prospective Liebour councillor if they knew anything about it and they said yes, they’d been told who’d done it.  Unfortunately, the police weren’t really interested in finding out who did it which is a shame because trying to unduly affect the outcome of an election is a criminal offence.

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  1. Aaron (72 comments) says:

    Oh Stuart! Labour trying to manipulate and corrupt the outcome of an election? You almost sound surprised!

    … The cunts.

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    I’m not surprised that they did it, I’m surprised they were so blatant about it and I’m surprised that the police, when it was handed to them on a plate, declined to ask our MP and the Liebour candidate who it was that was breaking the law taking down John’s posters.

    I’m told by a local Conswervative that the local Liebour lot are pretty well practised at this sort of thing.

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