Former Chesham Mayor switches allegiance from Conservative to Labour

Mohammad Bhatti

Mohammad Bhatti

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A FORMER Mayor has dramatically defected to the Labour party after becoming disillusioned with Government policy on benefits and budget cuts.

Mohammad Bhatti decided the time had come to leave the Conservative Party because they had not done enough to help underprivileged people in Chesham.

And he hopes his move to another party will spell the end of Tory dominance in the town where he was Mayor in 2004-5.

Cllr Bhatti, who has served on Chiltern District Council since 1999, told the Bucks Free Press: "I'm not happy with the way the Government is running business. Their policies have wasted a lot of money, especially on transport and HS2.

"They are squeezing budgets for health and education and cutting down on benefits.

"In this area there are a lot of poor people and it's difficult for them to live on these benefits, and they are cutting down on them.

"There are no jobs in this area and many people are frustrated. I think the Conservatives and the Coalition should find a way to satisfy people."

He added the Liberal Democrats are just as much to blame as his former party for the current financial malaise affecting the country.

Cllr Bhatti, who was awarded the MBE for services to local Government and the community in the last New Year's honours, said: "The Lib Dems have done so much damage to students with university fees. They have broken their promises and people are disappointed.

"They are in the Coalition as well - they are both to blame."

He becomes the only Labour politician sitting on Chiltern District Council, where he represents the Newtown ward, and Buckinghamshire County Council, where he has the Chesham East seat.

Cllr Bhatti said: "They have had no councillors and no representation on the council for many years.

"I feel there's a lot of Labour people who are demoralised they don't have any leadership in this area.

"This is a time for change and to come out and help the Labour party to establish themselves in this area. I hope they can flourish in this area.

"I've met a lot of people who are sympathisers but felt there's no strong candidate to fight their corner."

His daughter Rabia is a Conservative member of Chesham Town Council, but he said: "We have a policy not to discuss politics at home. She will carry on with the Conservative party and I will carry on with the Labour party."

Cllr Bhatti's defection means there will need to be a rejig of who sits on Chiltern District Council's many sub committees.

The number of seats the Conservatives are entitled to hold across all the committees will reduce from 100 to 98 because of a change in the political balance of the authority. The alterations are due to be discussed at the next meeting of the full council next Tuesday.

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12:13pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Catflap says...

This may be a very simplistic view but surely if he was voted in as a conservative council and he no longer wishes to represent that party he should stand down. People vote for candidates based on the party manifest, they voted for him as a conservative candidate. i know in central aswell as local politicals this is accepted practice but it is wrong
This may be a very simplistic view but surely if he was voted in as a conservative council and he no longer wishes to represent that party he should stand down. People vote for candidates based on the party manifest, they voted for him as a conservative candidate. i know in central aswell as local politicals this is accepted practice but it is wrong Catflap
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12:14pm Tue 8 Jan 13

yog says...

PMSL - nothing to do with not being re-selected for the Tories then!!!!
PMSL - nothing to do with not being re-selected for the Tories then!!!! yog
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12:14pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Bill Taxpayer says...

Fair enough for him switching parties - I can't say I blame him (though I would question whether Labour is the right alternative, but it's his choice). Nevertheless, he was elected holding a Conservative ticket - he should stand down and offer himself for re-election as a Labour candidate, against Conservative and other opposition.
Fair enough for him switching parties - I can't say I blame him (though I would question whether Labour is the right alternative, but it's his choice). Nevertheless, he was elected holding a Conservative ticket - he should stand down and offer himself for re-election as a Labour candidate, against Conservative and other opposition. Bill Taxpayer
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12:46pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Welwyn Dowd says...

Even the LDs wouldn't take him on!
Even the LDs wouldn't take him on! Welwyn Dowd
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12:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

geoffW says...

"I feel there's a lot of Labour people who are demoralised they don't have any leadership in this area."

Ah, so you want to be the big man leader!
"I feel there's a lot of Labour people who are demoralised they don't have any leadership in this area." Ah, so you want to be the big man leader! geoffW
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1:06pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Malc London says...

Without any doubt, he should stand down and seek re-election.

It is the honourable thing to do.
Without any doubt, he should stand down and seek re-election. It is the honourable thing to do. Malc London
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1:39pm Tue 8 Jan 13

A VOTER says...

I agree with many of the comments above. The electorate voted for a political Party, not the man.

If he decides to switch allegiance, then the people, who originally gave him power by means of their vote, should be re-consulted by means of a new vote, in a new election.

He should not be allowed to assume that the people will support his decision to switch sides.

This is simply wrong on so many levels.
I agree with many of the comments above. The electorate voted for a political Party, not the man. If he decides to switch allegiance, then the people, who originally gave him power by means of their vote, should be re-consulted by means of a new vote, in a new election. He should not be allowed to assume that the people will support his decision to switch sides. This is simply wrong on so many levels. A VOTER
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2:12pm Tue 8 Jan 13

J B Blackett says...

Malc London wrote:
Without any doubt, he should stand down and seek re-election.

It is the honourable thing to do.
There is no honour in politics.
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Politicians only resign when they are explicitly condemned , shunned and evicted by their previous party friends. And have their expense claim forms confiscated.
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Being two-faced seems to be par for the course. Such hypocritical behaviour should be expected from ex-gang members.
[quote][p][bold]Malc London[/bold] wrote: Without any doubt, he should stand down and seek re-election. It is the honourable thing to do.[/p][/quote]There is no honour in politics. . Politicians only resign when they are explicitly condemned , shunned and evicted by their previous party friends. And have their expense claim forms confiscated. . Being two-faced seems to be par for the course. Such hypocritical behaviour should be expected from ex-gang members. J B Blackett
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3:18pm Tue 8 Jan 13

A VOTER says...

What would happen if David Cameron suddenly decided to switch from the Conservative Party, to the Labour Party?
What would happen if David Cameron suddenly decided to switch from the Conservative Party, to the Labour Party? A VOTER
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4:22pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Bill Taxpayer says...

A VOTER wrote:
What would happen if David Cameron suddenly decided to switch from the Conservative Party, to the Labour Party?
Is that likely? Do you know something the rest of us don't?
[quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: What would happen if David Cameron suddenly decided to switch from the Conservative Party, to the Labour Party?[/p][/quote]Is that likely? Do you know something the rest of us don't? Bill Taxpayer
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4:26pm Tue 8 Jan 13

A VOTER says...

Bill Taxpayer wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
What would happen if David Cameron suddenly decided to switch from the Conservative Party, to the Labour Party?
Is that likely? Do you know something the rest of us don't?
It would put the fun back in politics for a while :-)
[quote][p][bold]Bill Taxpayer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: What would happen if David Cameron suddenly decided to switch from the Conservative Party, to the Labour Party?[/p][/quote]Is that likely? Do you know something the rest of us don't?[/p][/quote]It would put the fun back in politics for a while :-) A VOTER
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7:25pm Tue 8 Jan 13

motorwayman says...

We're all in this together
We're all in this together motorwayman
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9:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

labour_fanatic says...

I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not.
im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down..
if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money...
I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not. im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down.. if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money... labour_fanatic
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12:00am Wed 9 Jan 13

Lawrence Linehan says...

He could resign and stand as an Independent or an Independent Conservative - if he has already been elected as a Tory then he is presumably regarded as being a man of reasonably sound general principles by Tory voters and he could pick up centre and centre-left Tory votes as well as Labour ones, and might possibly be honourably re-elected, especially if the Labour Party were to not field a candidate against him (the way that they and the Liberal Democrats withdrew their candidates in favour of the former BBC journalist Martin Bell under vastly different circumstances in Tatton in 1997).
If he is disowned by his newly-adopted party and / or stands as a Labour candidate at the next election and is beaten, then he will lose his position in local government in an undignified way – if he resigns and is beaten as an Independent Conservative he will have been honourably dismissed and could return at some future date.
He could resign and stand as an Independent or an Independent Conservative - if he has already been elected as a Tory then he is presumably regarded as being a man of reasonably sound general principles by Tory voters and he could pick up centre and centre-left Tory votes as well as Labour ones, and might possibly be honourably re-elected, especially if the Labour Party were to not field a candidate against him (the way that they and the Liberal Democrats withdrew their candidates in favour of the former BBC journalist Martin Bell under vastly different circumstances in Tatton in 1997). If he is disowned by his newly-adopted party and / or stands as a Labour candidate at the next election and is beaten, then he will lose his position in local government in an undignified way – if he resigns and is beaten as an Independent Conservative he will have been honourably dismissed and could return at some future date. Lawrence Linehan
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12:26am Wed 9 Jan 13

J B Blackett says...

What ever happened to all the Bhatti Boys ?
What ever happened to all the Bhatti Boys ? J B Blackett
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11:31am Wed 9 Jan 13

JSCBUCKS says...

labour_fanatic wrote:
I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not. im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down.. if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money...
Labour fanatic?? Are you & Mr Bhatti going to claim unemployment benefits?

Mr Bhatti Planned in advance !!
[quote][p][bold]labour_fanatic[/bold] wrote: I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not. im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down.. if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money...[/p][/quote]Labour fanatic?? Are you & Mr Bhatti going to claim unemployment benefits? Mr Bhatti Planned in advance !! JSCBUCKS
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12:32pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

labour_fanatic wrote:
I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not.
im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down..
if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money...
Here we have your stereotypical Labour voter - barely literate.
[quote][p][bold]labour_fanatic[/bold] wrote: I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not. im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down.. if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money...[/p][/quote]Here we have your stereotypical Labour voter - barely literate. Ivor'sbestfriend
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1:03pm Wed 9 Jan 13

DontTakeItEasy says...

I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it:::::::: DontTakeItEasy
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1:21pm Wed 9 Jan 13

A VOTER says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for? A VOTER
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1:28pm Wed 9 Jan 13

DontTakeItEasy says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point
lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it::
unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more:::
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it:: unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more::: DontTakeItEasy
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1:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

A VOTER says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point
lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it::
unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more:::
Winston Churchill changed parties in 1904 from the Conservatives to the Liberals prior to an election, and won the seat of Manchester North West.

He therefore gave the voters the chance to vote him in or out.
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it:: unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more:::[/p][/quote]Winston Churchill changed parties in 1904 from the Conservatives to the Liberals prior to an election, and won the seat of Manchester North West. He therefore gave the voters the chance to vote him in or out. A VOTER
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1:39pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Bill Taxpayer says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You can't put a price tag on democracy. It's already been paid for in much more than cash.
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You can't put a price tag on democracy. It's already been paid for in much more than cash. Bill Taxpayer
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1:41pm Wed 9 Jan 13

DontTakeItEasy says...

A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal:::
if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections:::
your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
[quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE DontTakeItEasy
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1:49pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal:::
if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections:::
your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
Are you another Labour supporter by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE[/p][/quote]Are you another Labour supporter by any chance? Ivor'sbestfriend
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1:58pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Voyeur says...

It is a rare event indeed when someone defects from one political party to another and resigns and stands for re-election under the new Party or whatever. I cannot think of one example.
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There will be a county council election held in May this year and voters will have the chance to express their wishes then.
It is a rare event indeed when someone defects from one political party to another and resigns and stands for re-election under the new Party or whatever. I cannot think of one example. . There will be a county council election held in May this year and voters will have the chance to express their wishes then. Voyeur
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5:00pm Wed 9 Jan 13

DontTakeItEasy says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal:::
if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections:::
your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
Are you another Labour supporter by any chance?
who's supporter I am Is None Of Your Business::: all i am discussing with yourself is common sense
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE[/p][/quote]Are you another Labour supporter by any chance?[/p][/quote]who's supporter I am Is None Of Your Business::: all i am discussing with yourself is common sense DontTakeItEasy
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7:29pm Wed 9 Jan 13

yog says...

This Cllr has spent years as voting fodder for the Tories voting through cut after cut and now after he failed to be selected by the Tories he makes the decision to join the only party who have a vacancy for Mays elections. The only party Bhatti is interested in is the Bhatti party.
This Cllr has spent years as voting fodder for the Tories voting through cut after cut and now after he failed to be selected by the Tories he makes the decision to join the only party who have a vacancy for Mays elections. The only party Bhatti is interested in is the Bhatti party. yog
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7:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

labourfan says...

Cllr Bhatti did right to switch to labour, two tory minsters have left the party this week. this is because the tories are so out of touch with the common man.

I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE COALITION POLICIES OVER EDUCATION, HEALTH, BENEFIT CUTS AND THE RAISE IN UNI FEES. NOT TO MENTION RAISING LIVING COSTS

i will vote for him and urge others to do the same.
Cllr Bhatti did right to switch to labour, two tory minsters have left the party this week. this is because the tories are so out of touch with the common man. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE COALITION POLICIES OVER EDUCATION, HEALTH, BENEFIT CUTS AND THE RAISE IN UNI FEES. NOT TO MENTION RAISING LIVING COSTS i will vote for him and urge others to do the same. labourfan
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7:38pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Qwerty007 says...

I understand that many people vote for the party, but at a local level I feel it is more about the individual and the work that they carry out for their community. I dont know the history of Mr Bhatti, but he must have got an MBE for a reason? It looks like he has less than 5 months to convince his voters why he has made this bold move at this stage.

Is there anyone out there from his ward? Did you vote for him and would you again?
I understand that many people vote for the party, but at a local level I feel it is more about the individual and the work that they carry out for their community. I dont know the history of Mr Bhatti, but he must have got an MBE for a reason? It looks like he has less than 5 months to convince his voters why he has made this bold move at this stage. Is there anyone out there from his ward? Did you vote for him and would you again? Qwerty007
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7:48pm Wed 9 Jan 13

KEVIN234 says...

yes i am from his ward, ive only just heard the news.

i would vote for him again, again and again....as he does a lot for us.

he has proved he is a very hard working cllr, dont care which party he is with, we have a good cllr.

Although, i must add im feed up with the current government.
yes i am from his ward, ive only just heard the news. i would vote for him again, again and again....as he does a lot for us. he has proved he is a very hard working cllr, dont care which party he is with, we have a good cllr. Although, i must add im feed up with the current government. KEVIN234
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7:49pm Wed 9 Jan 13

rana sarfraz says...

Mohammad Bhatti right decided to leave the Conservative Party because they had not done enough to help underprivileged people in Chesham.

Cllr Bhatti, who has served the Chiltern District Council since 1999, many time he has shared his feelings with us, he said "I'm not happy with the way the Government is running business. Their policies have wasted a lot of money, especially on transport and HS2.

Being a supporter of Councillor Bhatti, we agree with his decision always.
Mohammad Bhatti right decided to leave the Conservative Party because they had not done enough to help underprivileged people in Chesham. Cllr Bhatti, who has served the Chiltern District Council since 1999, many time he has shared his feelings with us, he said "I'm not happy with the way the Government is running business. Their policies have wasted a lot of money, especially on transport and HS2. Being a supporter of Councillor Bhatti, we agree with his decision always. rana sarfraz
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7:49pm Wed 9 Jan 13

rana sarfraz says...

Mohammad Bhatti right decided to leave the Conservative Party because they had not done enough to help underprivileged people in Chesham.

Cllr Bhatti, who has served the Chiltern District Council since 1999, many time he has shared his feelings with us, he said "I'm not happy with the way the Government is running business. Their policies have wasted a lot of money, especially on transport and HS2.

Being a supporter of Councillor Bhatti, we agree with his decision always.
Mohammad Bhatti right decided to leave the Conservative Party because they had not done enough to help underprivileged people in Chesham. Cllr Bhatti, who has served the Chiltern District Council since 1999, many time he has shared his feelings with us, he said "I'm not happy with the way the Government is running business. Their policies have wasted a lot of money, especially on transport and HS2. Being a supporter of Councillor Bhatti, we agree with his decision always. rana sarfraz
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9:31pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Lawrence Linehan says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
labour_fanatic wrote:
I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not.
im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down..
if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money...
Here we have your stereotypical Labour voter - barely literate.
If you think that then you should see the comments of ‘buftonp13’ (whom I take to be a Conservative) at 6:29am on Sunday 6 January (http://www.bucksfre
epress.co.uk/news/10
142031.New_11__test_
to_be_designed_at_Du
rham_University/)

(And this person is apparently in favour of educational elitism as well !)
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]labour_fanatic[/bold] wrote: I can congratulate Mr.Bhati MBE he joined labour party and its right time to do so because we are laboure supporter. i would not support him for re elections because it will be very costly process for tax payer and his decision is in public interest not to waste tax payer money as country is already in big debt, if he decides to stand for labour party candidate than you have a choice to vote for him or not. im sure we the labour voter and suppoter would not let him down.. if he has resigned and seeks for re election as a labour candidate than you people will say he is wasting public money...[/p][/quote]Here we have your stereotypical Labour voter - barely literate.[/p][/quote]If you think that then you should see the comments of ‘buftonp13’ (whom I take to be a Conservative) at 6:29am on Sunday 6 January (http://www.bucksfre epress.co.uk/news/10 142031.New_11__test_ to_be_designed_at_Du rham_University/) (And this person is apparently in favour of educational elitism as well !) Lawrence Linehan
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9:35pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Lawrence Linehan says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::


The sort of society that produces that type of behaviour is amusingly discussed by Mark Steel in the Independent – see:
http://www.independe
nt.co.uk/voices/comm
ent/luis-surezs-hand
ball-cheating-isnt-c
heating-if-you-dont-
think-it-is-8443202.
html
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote][italic] [quote] why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it:::::::: [/quote][/italic] The sort of society that produces that type of behaviour is amusingly discussed by Mark Steel in the Independent – see: http://www.independe nt.co.uk/voices/comm ent/luis-surezs-hand ball-cheating-isnt-c heating-if-you-dont- think-it-is-8443202. html Lawrence Linehan
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9:38pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Lawrence Linehan says...

A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?

This is a good comparison except that even in these New Labour post-Blair days voting Conservative and getting Labour would be more like ordering mincemeat and getting fillet steak than the other way round.
[quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote][italic] [quote] It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for? [/quote][/italic] This is a good comparison except that even in these New Labour post-Blair days voting Conservative and getting Labour would be more like ordering mincemeat and getting fillet steak than the other way round. Lawrence Linehan
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9:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Lawrence Linehan says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point
lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it::
unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more:::
I don't think even Mr Bhatti's mum would compare him with Churchill. Churchill was regarded as a wild card by his contemporaries and, even if he redeemed himself in 1940, it still doesn't justify his Lib/Tory tergiversations or Mr Bhatti’s volte-face.


(PS if Mr Bhatti’s mum is reading this and she thinks her son IS comparable with Sir Winston Churchill then there was no offence meant and maybe you are right.)
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it:: unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more:::[/p][/quote]I don't think even Mr Bhatti's mum would compare him with Churchill. Churchill was regarded as a wild card by his contemporaries and, even if he redeemed himself in 1940, it still doesn't justify his Lib/Tory tergiversations or Mr Bhatti’s volte-face. (PS if Mr Bhatti’s mum is reading this and she thinks her son IS comparable with Sir Winston Churchill then there was no offence meant and maybe you are right.) Lawrence Linehan
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11:52pm Wed 9 Jan 13

J B Blackett says...

Lawrence Linehan wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point
lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it::
unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more:::
I don't think even Mr Bhatti's mum would compare him with Churchill. Churchill was regarded as a wild card by his contemporaries and, even if he redeemed himself in 1940, it still doesn't justify his Lib/Tory tergiversations or Mr Bhatti’s volte-face.


(PS if Mr Bhatti’s mum is reading this and she thinks her son IS comparable with Sir Winston Churchill then there was no offence meant and maybe you are right.)
Pre-1940 , because of what some people perceived as his traitorousness and sophistry over the years, Churchill spent a long time in the political wilderness.
.
It took a world war for him to get back into power.
[quote][p][bold]Lawrence Linehan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: even the great Sir Winston Churchill changed his political party @ one point lib dams MPs have no moral grounds to sit in the parliament as they won the elections on the promise to oppose the student fees but ended up supporting it:: unfortunately there are no morals in the politics any more:::[/p][/quote]I don't think even Mr Bhatti's mum would compare him with Churchill. Churchill was regarded as a wild card by his contemporaries and, even if he redeemed himself in 1940, it still doesn't justify his Lib/Tory tergiversations or Mr Bhatti’s volte-face. (PS if Mr Bhatti’s mum is reading this and she thinks her son IS comparable with Sir Winston Churchill then there was no offence meant and maybe you are right.)[/p][/quote]Pre-1940 , because of what some people perceived as his traitorousness and sophistry over the years, Churchill spent a long time in the political wilderness. . It took a world war for him to get back into power. J B Blackett
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9:26am Thu 10 Jan 13

Cressex Offender says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal:::
if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections:::
your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar.

Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers.

In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE[/p][/quote]Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar. Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers. In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else. Cressex Offender
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10:50am Thu 10 Jan 13

DontTakeItEasy says...

Cressex Offender wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal:::
if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections:::
your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar.

Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers.

In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.
your name is like some one just released from PRISON::::
I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL::::
its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar
[quote][p][bold]Cressex Offender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE[/p][/quote]Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar. Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers. In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.[/p][/quote]your name is like some one just released from PRISON:::: I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL:::: its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar DontTakeItEasy
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12:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Bill Taxpayer says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
Cressex Offender wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar. Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers. In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.
your name is like some one just released from PRISON:::: I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL:::: its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar
Crikey!
Who left the gate open?
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cressex Offender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE[/p][/quote]Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar. Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers. In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.[/p][/quote]your name is like some one just released from PRISON:::: I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL:::: its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar[/p][/quote]Crikey! Who left the gate open? Bill Taxpayer
  • Score: 1

12:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

J B Blackett says...

Bill Taxpayer wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
Cressex Offender wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar. Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers. In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.
your name is like some one just released from PRISON:::: I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL:::: its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar
Crikey!
Who left the gate open?
Fortiter occupa portum. Are people now on the threshold ?
[quote][p][bold]Bill Taxpayer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cressex Offender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE[/p][/quote]Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar. Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers. In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.[/p][/quote]your name is like some one just released from PRISON:::: I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL:::: its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar[/p][/quote]Crikey! Who left the gate open?[/p][/quote]Fortiter occupa portum. Are people now on the threshold ? J B Blackett
  • Score: 0

12:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Cressex Offender says...

DontTakeItEasy wrote:
Cressex Offender wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
A VOTER wrote:
DontTakeItEasy wrote:
I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections::::
why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::
You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected?

It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor.

It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?
yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal:::
if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections:::
your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE
Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar.

Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers.

In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.
your name is like some one just released from PRISON::::
I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL::::
its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar
Oh my goodness, I hadn't realised that my name was nearly a pun on the phrase sex offender. Thank you for pointing that out to me. I look forward to seeing you on Mastermind.

As for your drivel about traffic lights I neither understand, nor intend to invest the effort to disinter a message in your drivel.
[quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cressex Offender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A VOTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DontTakeItEasy[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the people saying that he should resign and get re elected::: FOR GOD SAKE it costs lot of money to hold the elections.... please save the tax payers money and spend the money on some thing better then this stupid idea of re elections:::: why didn't lib dams MPs resign coz they got elected coz they promised to oppose student fee but ended up supporting it::::::::[/p][/quote]You don't understand why people are saying that he should resign and try to get re-elected? It's because the people voted for a conservative councillor. They didn't vote for a labour councillor. It’s the same as you going to the shops to buy fillet steak, but when you get home, you find that the shopkeeper gave you low quality minced meat. Would you be happy to keep the cheap minced meat, or would you demand that the shopkeeper gave you the fillet steak that you paid for?[/p][/quote]yeah i am in support of re election ONLY if its not paid by the taxpayer::: may be bill should go to the fanatics like yourself who are making it big deal::: if my councilor changes his party then SIMPLY I would not vote for him in next elections if i did not like the new party of his::: rather then asking for EXPENSIVE re elections::: your example of minced meat does not make any sense in the situation we are discussing AS re election would be expensive game and in me walking back to the shop keeper costs ZERO::: COMMON SENSE[/p][/quote]Are you by chance a simpleton? How does the quite reasonable expectation of a re-election after a major party switch make someone a fanatic? Also writing key words in capitals makes you look like a 7 year old who has consumed too much sugar. Of course he should stand for re-election, I usually base my votes for local council on the party not the man as for the most part local councillors are self serving no marks with nothing to distinguish them from their peers. In answer to your repeated assertions about how expensive another election will be, I would counter by saying it's not like they spend the money wisely anyway is it, so they may as well waste it on this as something else.[/p][/quote]your name is like some one just released from PRISON:::: I would accept your counter ONLY if you let your car go through the red light 2nd time after killing some one on first occasion by thinking that because i have done before MAY AS WELL:::: its only matter of weeks before county elections and people can vote him out if its a bad decision in voters view:: the people who are asking for EXPENSIVE re election for sake of few weeks, feels like are the GROWN UPS who had lot of sugar[/p][/quote]Oh my goodness, I hadn't realised that my name was nearly a pun on the phrase sex offender. Thank you for pointing that out to me. I look forward to seeing you on Mastermind. As for your drivel about traffic lights I neither understand, nor intend to invest the effort to disinter a message in your drivel. Cressex Offender
  • Score: 0

10:54am Fri 11 Jan 13

AngryVote6 says...

I have always voted for Conservative, its my personnel experience that Conservative party in Chesham have let down the people of Chesham but i am fed up with the promises made by the Conservative at county level. Now i will vote for UKIP on the coming elections as its the only alliterative for Conservative voter. I am not happy to waste the tax payers money for re-election . UKIP will win Chesham east ward. He was a Strong Candidate for The Tories. Now Mr Bhatti have joined the labour party "I dont blame him "
I have always voted for Conservative, its my personnel experience that Conservative party in Chesham have let down the people of Chesham but i am fed up with the promises made by the Conservative at county level. Now i will vote for UKIP on the coming elections as its the only alliterative for Conservative voter. I am not happy to waste the tax payers money for re-election . UKIP will win Chesham east ward. He was a Strong Candidate for The Tories. Now Mr Bhatti have joined the labour party "I dont blame him " AngryVote6
  • Score: 0

9:34pm Sat 12 Jan 13

KEVIN234 says...

AngryVote6 wrote:
I have always voted for Conservative, its my personnel experience that Conservative party in Chesham have let down the people of Chesham but i am fed up with the promises made by the Conservative at county level. Now i will vote for UKIP on the coming elections as its the only alliterative for Conservative voter. I am not happy to waste the tax payers money for re-election . UKIP will win Chesham east ward. He was a Strong Candidate for The Tories. Now Mr Bhatti have joined the labour party "I dont blame him "
what make you think UKIP will win, our Chesham east ward next county election?

WHY NOT LABOUR OR CONSERVATIVE?
[quote][p][bold]AngryVote6[/bold] wrote: I have always voted for Conservative, its my personnel experience that Conservative party in Chesham have let down the people of Chesham but i am fed up with the promises made by the Conservative at county level. Now i will vote for UKIP on the coming elections as its the only alliterative for Conservative voter. I am not happy to waste the tax payers money for re-election . UKIP will win Chesham east ward. He was a Strong Candidate for The Tories. Now Mr Bhatti have joined the labour party "I dont blame him "[/p][/quote]what make you think UKIP will win, our Chesham east ward next county election? WHY NOT LABOUR OR CONSERVATIVE? KEVIN234
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Scarletto says...

No point in voting UKIP - it's a one topic party (getting us out of the EU) and has no coherent policies on other vital local issues such as education, highways, transport social services, housing etc.
UKIP also contains oddly disgruntled Tories, or people who partly support the BNP, or think the earth is flat,or used to support Lord Sutch, or are confused and fed up, or on medication etc. etc.
UKIP has cornered and gathered support of most of the UK's embittered loonies.
Simply and sadly don't vote - or vote for one of the 3 main parties or a sensible independent. Don't waste your vote on UKIP..
No point in voting UKIP - it's a one topic party (getting us out of the EU) and has no coherent policies on other vital local issues such as education, highways, transport social services, housing etc. UKIP also contains oddly disgruntled Tories, or people who partly support the BNP, or think the earth is flat,or used to support Lord Sutch, or are confused and fed up, or on medication etc. etc. UKIP has cornered and gathered support of most of the UK's embittered loonies. Simply and sadly don't vote - or vote for one of the 3 main parties or a sensible independent. Don't waste your vote on UKIP.. Scarletto
  • Score: 0

5:03pm Mon 14 Jan 13

A VOTER says...

Scarletto wrote:
No point in voting UKIP - it's a one topic party (getting us out of the EU) and has no coherent policies on other vital local issues such as education, highways, transport social services, housing etc.
UKIP also contains oddly disgruntled Tories, or people who partly support the BNP, or think the earth is flat,or used to support Lord Sutch, or are confused and fed up, or on medication etc. etc.
UKIP has cornered and gathered support of most of the UK's embittered loonies.
Simply and sadly don't vote - or vote for one of the 3 main parties or a sensible independent. Don't waste your vote on UKIP..
How very wrong you are Scarletto.
UKIP has a full manifesto covering all the standard government issues, which includes all the ones you have quoted above.

Please educate yourself by reading it:
http://www.ukip.org/
media/pdf/UKIPmanife
sto1304a.pdf
[quote][p][bold]Scarletto[/bold] wrote: No point in voting UKIP - it's a one topic party (getting us out of the EU) and has no coherent policies on other vital local issues such as education, highways, transport social services, housing etc. UKIP also contains oddly disgruntled Tories, or people who partly support the BNP, or think the earth is flat,or used to support Lord Sutch, or are confused and fed up, or on medication etc. etc. UKIP has cornered and gathered support of most of the UK's embittered loonies. Simply and sadly don't vote - or vote for one of the 3 main parties or a sensible independent. Don't waste your vote on UKIP..[/p][/quote][bold] How very wrong you are Scarletto. [/bold] UKIP has a full manifesto covering all the standard government issues, which includes all the ones you have quoted above. Please educate yourself by reading it: http://www.ukip.org/ media/pdf/UKIPmanife sto1304a.pdf A VOTER
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