Tories win West Leigh by-election

Echo: Georgina Phillips Georgina Phillips

CONSERVATIVE Georgina Phillips has won the West Leigh by-election tonight.

Southend’s newest councillor took 743 votes, beating Lib Dem Chris Bailey into second place by just 55 votes.

Ukip’s Tino Callaghan, who was predicted could split the Conservative vote, came third with 418 and Jane Norman, of Labour, got 149.

An impressive 26.22 per cent of the electorate braved hail to vote in the by-election, which was called after ill health forced former Southend mayor Gwen Horrigan to stand down.

Mrs Phillips, who lives on the Marine Parade estate in West Leigh, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that residents have selected me to represent them.

“Perseverance and a team effort helped me to victory.

“All the candidates struggled in the weather conditions today – we have had everything – and it has been a hard campaign.

“But I’ve had a terrific team behind me.”

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4:50am Fri 24 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

Things Can Only Get Better....
Things Can Only Get Better.... Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -56

8:52am Fri 24 Jan 14

Leighdweller says...

Sorry, was the weather that bad yesterday?

I seem to recall we had some rain and a 5 minute hail shower, but that was it. Now, if that caused the candidates to 'struggle' I can only say that I hope we don't get some really bad winter weather or we might not see Mrs Phillips again.
Sorry, was the weather that bad yesterday? I seem to recall we had some rain and a 5 minute hail shower, but that was it. Now, if that caused the candidates to 'struggle' I can only say that I hope we don't get some really bad winter weather or we might not see Mrs Phillips again. Leighdweller
  • Score: 11

9:38am Fri 24 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

My God!!! I am absolutely amazed that the Lib Dems got nearly 700 votes - who actually still votes for this party?
My God!!! I am absolutely amazed that the Lib Dems got nearly 700 votes - who actually still votes for this party? Sensible Man
  • Score: 20

9:59am Fri 24 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Twenty six point something percent turnout Impressive?

The seventy three point something per ent that didn't bother will probably be the ones complaining the most about everything
Twenty six point something percent turnout Impressive? The seventy three point something per ent that didn't bother will probably be the ones complaining the most about everything Howard Cháse
  • Score: 17

10:29am Fri 24 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit'

Amazing.
149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing. RochfordRob
  • Score: 20

11:03am Fri 24 Jan 14

jayman says...

Donkey wearing the blue rosette again.
Donkey wearing the blue rosette again. jayman
  • Score: 48

11:14am Fri 24 Jan 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Should only get 26% of her sallery/expenses given thats the percentage that voted.
Should only get 26% of her sallery/expenses given thats the percentage that voted. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 1

11:23am Fri 24 Jan 14

andy:) says...

RochfordRob wrote:
149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit'

Amazing.
No dumber than voting for Tories on auto-pilot as many of the blue rinse brigade do around here..how else can you explain the ultimate wast of space MP - David Amess
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.[/p][/quote]No dumber than voting for Tories on auto-pilot as many of the blue rinse brigade do around here..how else can you explain the ultimate wast of space MP - David Amess andy:)
  • Score: 28

12:25pm Fri 24 Jan 14

jayman says...

Been there got the T shirt wrote:
Things Can Only Get Better....
for who?
[quote][p][bold]Been there got the T shirt[/bold] wrote: Things Can Only Get Better....[/p][/quote]for who? jayman
  • Score: 2

12:36pm Fri 24 Jan 14

BarryTanner says...

I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons.
I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons. BarryTanner
  • Score: -4

12:40pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Leighdweller says...

BarryTanner wrote:
I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons.
That's quite funny, although a little distasteful.
[quote][p][bold]BarryTanner[/bold] wrote: I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons.[/p][/quote]That's quite funny, although a little distasteful. Leighdweller
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Fri 24 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

andy:) wrote:
RochfordRob wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.
No dumber than voting for Tories on auto-pilot as many of the blue rinse brigade do around here..how else can you explain the ultimate wast of space MP - David Amess
Oh dear, apart from you, who mentioned Tories?

Sore loser eh?

Never mind. Dry yer eyes.
[quote][p][bold]andy:)[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.[/p][/quote]No dumber than voting for Tories on auto-pilot as many of the blue rinse brigade do around here..how else can you explain the ultimate wast of space MP - David Amess[/p][/quote]Oh dear, apart from you, who mentioned Tories? Sore loser eh? Never mind. Dry yer eyes. RochfordRob
  • Score: 9

2:15pm Fri 24 Jan 14

DannyK86 says...

RochfordRob wrote:
149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit'

Amazing.
As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em...
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.[/p][/quote]As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em... DannyK86
  • Score: 0

2:21pm Fri 24 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

DannyK86 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.
As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em...
Aw diddums, was it too wet for you to get off the settee and vote for your loser too?

Never mind.
[quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.[/p][/quote]As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em...[/p][/quote]Aw diddums, was it too wet for you to get off the settee and vote for your loser too? Never mind. RochfordRob
  • Score: -2

2:24pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

What this country needs is an agreement between the Conservatives and UKIP to either join together as a coalition or to stand aside where one has the best chance of winning in a constituency.

What would be a disaster would be for a Labour government in 2015 hell-bent on mass-immigration, mass house-building, and mass benefit expansion.

We saw so much of what Labour stands for under the millionaire Mr. Tony Blair - do we really want to go back to that?

And - everyone - do all you can to support Scottish independence - a "Yes" vote should pretty well guarantee that Labour are out for good once all their Westminster MPs are sent packing.
What this country needs is an agreement between the Conservatives and UKIP to either join together as a coalition or to stand aside where one has the best chance of winning in a constituency. What would be a disaster would be for a Labour government in 2015 hell-bent on mass-immigration, mass house-building, and mass benefit expansion. We saw so much of what Labour stands for under the millionaire Mr. Tony Blair - do we really want to go back to that? And - everyone - do all you can to support Scottish independence - a "Yes" vote should pretty well guarantee that Labour are out for good once all their Westminster MPs are sent packing. Sensible Man
  • Score: 4

2:48pm Fri 24 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

Then again, there's always Lab Lib pacts and coalition government is, when all's said and done now, here to stay.

http://an-essex-man-
of-letters.blogspot.
com/2012/12/doing-do
uble.html?spref=tw … http://an-essex-man-
of-letters.blogspot.
com/2012/12/doing-do
uble.html?spref=tw …

But UKIP in government ... be sensible man.
Then again, there's always Lab Lib pacts and coalition government is, when all's said and done now, here to stay. http://an-essex-man- of-letters.blogspot. com/2012/12/doing-do uble.html?spref=tw … http://an-essex-man- of-letters.blogspot. com/2012/12/doing-do uble.html?spref=tw … But UKIP in government ... be sensible man. onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 28

2:53pm Fri 24 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

That should be:

http://t.co/ngCtGWJ6
That should be: http://t.co/ngCtGWJ6 onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 0

2:54pm Fri 24 Jan 14

DannyK86 says...

RochfordRob wrote:
DannyK86 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.
As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em...
Aw diddums, was it too wet for you to get off the settee and vote for your loser too?

Never mind.
Not my ward, numbnuts. Just pointing out the 'swivel-eyed loons' ;)
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.[/p][/quote]As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em...[/p][/quote]Aw diddums, was it too wet for you to get off the settee and vote for your loser too? Never mind.[/p][/quote]Not my ward, numbnuts. Just pointing out the 'swivel-eyed loons' ;) DannyK86
  • Score: 4

2:56pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Little John says...

Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win.

Con 743
Lib 688
UKIP 418

Juss saying.

The May election could be an interesting battle.
Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win. Con 743 Lib 688 UKIP 418 Juss saying. The May election could be an interesting battle. Little John
  • Score: 8

2:57pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Little John says...

Little John wrote:
Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win.

Con 743
Lib 688
UKIP 418

Juss saying.

The May election could be an interesting battle.
Ah. Forgot the Labour lady

LAB 149
[quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win. Con 743 Lib 688 UKIP 418 Juss saying. The May election could be an interesting battle.[/p][/quote]Ah. Forgot the Labour lady LAB 149 Little John
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Fri 24 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

http://t.co/GPORA11r
http://t.co/GPORA11r onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

Little John wrote:
Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win.

Con 743
Lib 688
UKIP 418

Juss saying.

The May election could be an interesting battle.
Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!!

The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win. Con 743 Lib 688 UKIP 418 Juss saying. The May election could be an interesting battle.[/p][/quote]Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!! The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!! Sensible Man
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Fri 24 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

http://t.co/PG5k2000
http://t.co/PG5k2000 onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Fri 24 Jan 14

andy:) says...

onegreatjohnny wrote:
Then again, there's always Lab Lib pacts and coalition government is, when all's said and done now, here to stay.

http://an-essex-man-

of-letters.blogspot.

com/2012/12/doing-do

uble.html?spref=tw … http://an-essex-man-

of-letters.blogspot.

com/2012/12/doing-do

uble.html?spref=tw …

But UKIP in government ... be sensible man.
Agreed..everytime a UKIP guy opens his mouth, utter drivel comes out.

People are fools if they think that leaving Europe and booting out foreign workers is a magic cure to all our problems.
[quote][p][bold]onegreatjohnny[/bold] wrote: Then again, there's always Lab Lib pacts and coalition government is, when all's said and done now, here to stay. http://an-essex-man- of-letters.blogspot. com/2012/12/doing-do uble.html?spref=tw … http://an-essex-man- of-letters.blogspot. com/2012/12/doing-do uble.html?spref=tw … But UKIP in government ... be sensible man.[/p][/quote]Agreed..everytime a UKIP guy opens his mouth, utter drivel comes out. People are fools if they think that leaving Europe and booting out foreign workers is a magic cure to all our problems. andy:)
  • Score: 3

7:03pm Fri 24 Jan 14

gary 51 says...

Put a blue rosette on a donkey in Southend and they will vote for it.
Put a blue rosette on a donkey in Southend and they will vote for it. gary 51
  • Score: 14

7:05pm Fri 24 Jan 14

gary 51 says...

The only way they feed the seagulls in Leigh and Thorpe Bay is down the toilet
The only way they feed the seagulls in Leigh and Thorpe Bay is down the toilet gary 51
  • Score: 0

9:12pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Nebs says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Little John wrote:
Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win.

Con 743
Lib 688
UKIP 418

Juss saying.

The May election could be an interesting battle.
Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!!

The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!!
It's about time voting was compulsory.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win. Con 743 Lib 688 UKIP 418 Juss saying. The May election could be an interesting battle.[/p][/quote]Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!! The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]It's about time voting was compulsory. Nebs
  • Score: -55

9:27pm Fri 24 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

http://t.co/31Oe8kAM
http://t.co/31Oe8kAM onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Fri 24 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

Nebs wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
Little John wrote:
Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win.

Con 743
Lib 688
UKIP 418

Juss saying.

The May election could be an interesting battle.
Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!!

The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!!
It's about time voting was compulsory.
True, but most Labour types would have problems spelling 'X'
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win. Con 743 Lib 688 UKIP 418 Juss saying. The May election could be an interesting battle.[/p][/quote]Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!! The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]It's about time voting was compulsory.[/p][/quote]True, but most Labour types would have problems spelling 'X' RochfordRob
  • Score: -5

9:52pm Fri 24 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

Labour types?

Do you have a political dream that is, in reality, a fantasy?



STIRRED NOT SHAKEN




Margaret McDermott was shaken to learn that the Conservative Party has held power for 54 years this century to Labour's 17. (Letters Oct 4th)

But the Tories have dominated the political scene for centuries and their outdated, dogmatic philosophy now seems positively indecent for a civilised society soon to enter the 21st century.

The Labour Party - pacts and war-coalitions apart - has held power for less time in its history than the present government will have held it by the time of the next election. And that only since 1945, just half a century after its formation!

Is it not a sobering thought that in that short time Labour governments gave the people of this nation of ours - one of the wealthiest in the world after all - national transport, fuel, water and health services. What of them now?

Labour gave us a decent, enlightened house-building programme. What is this government doing?

It gave us access to the countryside and national parks, legal aid and proper old-age pensions, to name but a few of its principled policies.

And would you believe that the Labour Party gave us one-man-one-vote by abolishing double votes for businessmen and university graduates a mere 46 years ago.

How's that for a modern democracy? Mind-boggling isn't it??

You shouldn't just be shaken Mrs.McDermott, you should be stirred. Stirred enough to ensure that this government is the swan-song of a bunch of incompetent ancient dogmatists who fully deserve to be voted into oblivion and the mists of history at the earliest opportunity.

JOHN HARAN
Leigh

8th of October 1994 - Published in the Echo in full.
Labour types? Do you have a political dream that is, in reality, a fantasy? STIRRED NOT SHAKEN Margaret McDermott was shaken to learn that the Conservative Party has held power for 54 years this century to Labour's 17. (Letters Oct 4th) But the Tories have dominated the political scene for centuries and their outdated, dogmatic philosophy now seems positively indecent for a civilised society soon to enter the 21st century. The Labour Party - pacts and war-coalitions apart - has held power for less time in its history than the present government will have held it by the time of the next election. And that only since 1945, just half a century after its formation! Is it not a sobering thought that in that short time Labour governments gave the people of this nation of ours - one of the wealthiest in the world after all - national transport, fuel, water and health services. What of them now? Labour gave us a decent, enlightened house-building programme. What is this government doing? It gave us access to the countryside and national parks, legal aid and proper old-age pensions, to name but a few of its principled policies. And would you believe that the Labour Party gave us one-man-one-vote by abolishing double votes for businessmen and university graduates a mere 46 years ago. How's that for a modern democracy? Mind-boggling isn't it?? You shouldn't just be shaken Mrs.McDermott, you should be stirred. Stirred enough to ensure that this government is the swan-song of a bunch of incompetent ancient dogmatists who fully deserve to be voted into oblivion and the mists of history at the earliest opportunity. JOHN HARAN Leigh 8th of October 1994 - Published in the Echo in full. onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 1

9:55pm Fri 24 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

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9:09am Sat 25 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

Yes, good old Labour. Bankrupted the country and handed the mess to someone else every time they left office.

Who said:

I saved the world
No more boom & bust (well boom anyway)
Sorry, there's no money left
Education, education, education
Tough on crime tough on the causes of crime
Endogenous growth theory

Etc etc etc.

Then signed the Lisbon treaty in the dead of night
opened the immigration floodgates
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan

Their list of incompetence is endless.
Yes, good old Labour. Bankrupted the country and handed the mess to someone else every time they left office. Who said: I saved the world No more boom & bust (well boom anyway) Sorry, there's no money left Education, education, education Tough on crime tough on the causes of crime Endogenous growth theory Etc etc etc. Then signed the Lisbon treaty in the dead of night opened the immigration floodgates Iran Iraq Afghanistan Their list of incompetence is endless. RochfordRob
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Sat 25 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

In the first place, the country is not bankrupt ... GB PLC carries debt just like any business must do in order to finance its endeavours - not to mention the vast majority of its people ditto.

In fact, the national debt has risen under this government's obsession with the yearly deficit to its cost - unemployment being, as ever, the Tory price worth paying. Not to mention low paid jobs that cannot sustain a decent existence without benefits in one of the wealthiest nations in the world still.

Might as well go howl at the moon if you don't like the monetary system we all labour under.

Moreover, Labour's commitment to social justice and a more equitable society are second to none and people should check out the form book before betting their vote.

Then there's military interventionism that goes wrong with the best of intentions ... but hey, there was also Kosova, Bosnia and Sierra Leone that were all successful.

As for the EU ... we've been successful members of this enlightened endeavour to unite the most war-torn continent on the face of the planet after WWII for forty years.

It would have been over half-a-century if we weren't kept out for 13 previous years by the French who thought we would not be enthusiastic members.

Doubtless we should have been in from the start to shape it more our way.

But no political party worth its salt would leave now.

Get over it.
In the first place, the country is not bankrupt ... GB PLC carries debt just like any business must do in order to finance its endeavours - not to mention the vast majority of its people ditto. In fact, the national debt has risen under this government's obsession with the yearly deficit to its cost - unemployment being, as ever, the Tory price worth paying. Not to mention low paid jobs that cannot sustain a decent existence without benefits in one of the wealthiest nations in the world still. Might as well go howl at the moon if you don't like the monetary system we all labour under. Moreover, Labour's commitment to social justice and a more equitable society are second to none and people should check out the form book before betting their vote. Then there's military interventionism that goes wrong with the best of intentions ... but hey, there was also Kosova, Bosnia and Sierra Leone that were all successful. As for the EU ... we've been successful members of this enlightened endeavour to unite the most war-torn continent on the face of the planet after WWII for forty years. It would have been over half-a-century if we weren't kept out for 13 previous years by the French who thought we would not be enthusiastic members. Doubtless we should have been in from the start to shape it more our way. But no political party worth its salt would leave now. Get over it. onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 5

6:13pm Sat 25 Jan 14

southendfanman says...

Tory idiots. Tories have screwed the country and everyone in it. UKIP all the way for me.
Tory idiots. Tories have screwed the country and everyone in it. UKIP all the way for me. southendfanman
  • Score: -2

6:58pm Sat 25 Jan 14

profondo asbo says...

2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote liberal - lard rennard.

2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote labour - ed milliballs.
2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote liberal - lard rennard. 2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote labour - ed milliballs. profondo asbo
  • Score: 0

10:12pm Sat 25 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

RochfordRob wrote:
DannyK86 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.
As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em...
Aw diddums, was it too wet for you to get off the settee and vote for your loser too?

Never mind.
Did you vote in this?
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: 149 morons still voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette 'cos me dad did and so did me grandad innit' Amazing.[/p][/quote]As did 418 morons who believe everything the Daily Mail tells 'em...[/p][/quote]Aw diddums, was it too wet for you to get off the settee and vote for your loser too? Never mind.[/p][/quote]Did you vote in this? ThisYear
  • Score: 0

10:19pm Sat 25 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

Nebs wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
Little John wrote:
Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win.

Con 743
Lib 688
UKIP 418

Juss saying.

The May election could be an interesting battle.
Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!!

The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!!
It's about time voting was compulsory.
That is the most thumbs down vote I have ever seen on these boards..lol.

Time for a re-think Nebs.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win. Con 743 Lib 688 UKIP 418 Juss saying. The May election could be an interesting battle.[/p][/quote]Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!! The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]It's about time voting was compulsory.[/p][/quote]That is the most thumbs down vote I have ever seen on these boards..lol. Time for a re-think Nebs. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Sat 25 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

RochfordRob wrote:
Yes, good old Labour. Bankrupted the country and handed the mess to someone else every time they left office.

Who said:

I saved the world
No more boom & bust (well boom anyway)
Sorry, there's no money left
Education, education, education
Tough on crime tough on the causes of crime
Endogenous growth theory

Etc etc etc.

Then signed the Lisbon treaty in the dead of night
opened the immigration floodgates
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan

Their list of incompetence is endless.
Hey Bob...your slip is showing..
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: Yes, good old Labour. Bankrupted the country and handed the mess to someone else every time they left office. Who said: I saved the world No more boom & bust (well boom anyway) Sorry, there's no money left Education, education, education Tough on crime tough on the causes of crime Endogenous growth theory Etc etc etc. Then signed the Lisbon treaty in the dead of night opened the immigration floodgates Iran Iraq Afghanistan Their list of incompetence is endless.[/p][/quote]Hey Bob...your slip is showing.. ThisYear
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Sat 25 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

profondo asbo wrote:
2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote liberal - lard rennard.

2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote labour - ed milliballs.
Two words for those who are getting wise..Dont Vote.
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: 2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote liberal - lard rennard. 2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote labour - ed milliballs.[/p][/quote]Two words for those who are getting wise..Dont Vote. ThisYear
  • Score: -1

2:29pm Sun 26 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
Little John wrote:
Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win.

Con 743
Lib 688
UKIP 418

Juss saying.

The May election could be an interesting battle.
Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!!

The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!!
It's about time voting was compulsory.
That is the most thumbs down vote I have ever seen on these boards..lol.

Time for a re-think Nebs.
Not at all - it demonstrates that Labours' core vote don't like being disturbed from the comfort of their flat screens, the bookies or the pub.

It's a bit like making work compulsory - they wouldn't like that either.

Hence the high score - all done from the comfort of a state sponsored settee.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: Whatever your political alliance's are the thing that stands out to me is out of the 26% that bothered voting, which is an appalling figure, the majority didn't want the Conservative candidate to win. Con 743 Lib 688 UKIP 418 Juss saying. The May election could be an interesting battle.[/p][/quote]Of course what is equally obvious - given that she got the most votes - is that EVEN MORE people did not want any of the other parties to win!!! The way forward is for a centre-right UKIP / Conservative coalition and independence for Scotland. LABOUR GONE FOREVER!! YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]It's about time voting was compulsory.[/p][/quote]That is the most thumbs down vote I have ever seen on these boards..lol. Time for a re-think Nebs.[/p][/quote]Not at all - it demonstrates that Labours' core vote don't like being disturbed from the comfort of their flat screens, the bookies or the pub. It's a bit like making work compulsory - they wouldn't like that either. Hence the high score - all done from the comfort of a state sponsored settee. RochfordRob
  • Score: 2

2:32pm Sun 26 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

And as for most thumbs down, if anyone would know - it'd be you in one or many of your guises.
And as for most thumbs down, if anyone would know - it'd be you in one or many of your guises. RochfordRob
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Sun 26 Jan 14

rhowes says...

A sad day for the town, but a good result for the Lib Dems, only 55 behind.

Thank God we have another chance to oust the Tories on May 22nd!
A sad day for the town, but a good result for the Lib Dems, only 55 behind. Thank God we have another chance to oust the Tories on May 22nd! rhowes
  • Score: 0

7:28am Mon 27 Jan 14

southendfanman says...

This guy gets my vote all day, every day http://youtu.be/V1Lp
HODOgjM
This guy gets my vote all day, every day http://youtu.be/V1Lp HODOgjM southendfanman
  • Score: 0

12:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Alekhine says...

ThisYear wrote:
profondo asbo wrote: 2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote liberal - lard rennard. 2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote labour - ed milliballs.
Two words for those who are getting wise..Dont Vote.
Why is that not a surprise? Make sure to keep them personal details a secret, the taxman could be watching.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: 2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote liberal - lard rennard. 2 words for anyone dumb enough to vote labour - ed milliballs.[/p][/quote]Two words for those who are getting wise..Dont Vote.[/p][/quote]Why is that not a surprise? Make sure to keep them personal details a secret, the taxman could be watching. Alekhine
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Mon 27 Jan 14

openspace says...

gary 51 wrote:
Put a blue rosette on a donkey in Southend and they will vote for it.
I have no real political allegiance but are you saying that people would rather vote for a donkey than vote labour. You could be right I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]gary 51[/bold] wrote: Put a blue rosette on a donkey in Southend and they will vote for it.[/p][/quote]I have no real political allegiance but are you saying that people would rather vote for a donkey than vote labour. You could be right I suppose. openspace
  • Score: 1

2:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

If Richard Wiggins is irritated by the spectacle of David Amess perched on the two stools of Basildon and Southend West, he'll doubtless be interested to know that Mr. Amess has already bought a house in his newly-beloved constituency before any election has taken place.

Hardly false confidence when you consider that Paul Channon has held the seat for nigh-on the past thirty years and his father 'Chips' Channon thirty more before him.

Indeed, as Guinness family heirs it lead, over time I understand, to the constituency being known as Guinness-on-Sea in certain political quarters.

Indeed, it would take a seismic shift in electoral attitudes for Mr. Amess' amorous overtures to be thwarted hereabouts and a tactical vote - at its best the combined Labour and Liberal Democrat vote is less than four-fifiths of the Conservative turn-out - of heroic proportions for the old order to crack up.

Possibly, sadly, too tall an order for some 'political purists' to contemplate but that is certainly what it will tactically require.

Otherwise our new man's seat is as safe as houses ... as ever.

JOHN HARAN
Leigh.
12th of March 1997 - Edited.
If Richard Wiggins is irritated by the spectacle of David Amess perched on the two stools of Basildon and Southend West, he'll doubtless be interested to know that Mr. Amess has already bought a house in his newly-beloved constituency before any election has taken place. Hardly false confidence when you consider that Paul Channon has held the seat for nigh-on the past thirty years and his father 'Chips' Channon thirty more before him. Indeed, as Guinness family heirs it lead, over time I understand, to the constituency being known as Guinness-on-Sea in certain political quarters. Indeed, it would take a seismic shift in electoral attitudes for Mr. Amess' amorous overtures to be thwarted hereabouts and a tactical vote - at its best the combined Labour and Liberal Democrat vote is less than four-fifiths of the Conservative turn-out - of heroic proportions for the old order to crack up. Possibly, sadly, too tall an order for some 'political purists' to contemplate but that is certainly what it will tactically require. Otherwise our new man's seat is as safe as houses ... as ever. JOHN HARAN Leigh. 12th of March 1997 - Edited. onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

David Amess MP is leaving his beloved Basildon, before he gets chucked out, and standing as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Southend West in the looming General Election and who can blame him?

Who can blame him because Paul Channon is vacating a seat that has been held in his family on behalf of the Conservative Party for the past 61 years - since 1935 in fact, with three other members of his world renowned Guinness family prior incumbents - and the political barometer of the land, Basildon, is indicating change no question?

Moreover, Southend West is a constituency that has never had anything but a Tory MP in its entire history, and whatever you think of Mr. Amess' desertion one way, his survival instinct the other cannot be faulted.

Most Tories out this way are thoroughly decent folk, I know, but even the best of them are still blinkered in the way that only Tories can be blinkered and, as far as I can ascertain, they are not even particularly 'political' people - more 'clubbable' than anything I would say.

And it is this very 'clubability' that makes this the sort of constituency that would elect the fabled 'Pig's Bladder on a Stick' if it wore a blue rosette.

This is in no way to disrespect Paul Channon, whose own unstated style and largely unnoticed efforts - particularly where Northern Ireland and allowing his Chelsea, Cheyne Walk home to be used for, albeit abortive, peace talks with the IRA in 1972 is concerned - is diametrically opposed to the 'in yer face' approach of his heir apparent.

Whether this upfront 'in yer face' young blood - to the retiring 'behind the scenes' political heavyweight - will prove to be what Southend West Conservatives really want when they get him - as they undoubtedly will unless there is some nifty tactical oppositional manoeuvring - remains to be seen.

No matter, but it moved Jack Gardiner to describe David Amess' contribution to your 'Political Viewpoint' as " ... plunging political comment to a level which can generously be described as pathetic drivel!"
(Southend on Sunday Nov 10th)

And it's hard to disagree with this assessment when comparing the following week's contribution from Mr. Amess' main challenger in the constituency - Nina Stimson, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Southend West - a mature, thoughtful, caring piece on the NHS.

More pertinent by far, in my opinion, than David Amess' gushing guff and obsequious fawning over a system of state-sponsored filial favouritism standing, Darwinian-like, at the pinnacle of political evolution making us, he says, the envy of foreigners.

And this in a 20th century European democracy on the verge of the 21st!

JOHN HARAN
Leigh.
12th of November 1996 - Not published.
David Amess MP is leaving his beloved Basildon, before he gets chucked out, and standing as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Southend West in the looming General Election and who can blame him? Who can blame him because Paul Channon is vacating a seat that has been held in his family on behalf of the Conservative Party for the past 61 years - since 1935 in fact, with three other members of his world renowned Guinness family prior incumbents - and the political barometer of the land, Basildon, is indicating change no question? Moreover, Southend West is a constituency that has never had anything but a Tory MP in its entire history, and whatever you think of Mr. Amess' desertion one way, his survival instinct the other cannot be faulted. Most Tories out this way are thoroughly decent folk, I know, but even the best of them are still blinkered in the way that only Tories can be blinkered and, as far as I can ascertain, they are not even particularly 'political' people - more 'clubbable' than anything I would say. And it is this very 'clubability' that makes this the sort of constituency that would elect the fabled 'Pig's Bladder on a Stick' if it wore a blue rosette. This is in no way to disrespect Paul Channon, whose own unstated style and largely unnoticed efforts - particularly where Northern Ireland and allowing his Chelsea, Cheyne Walk home to be used for, albeit abortive, peace talks with the IRA in 1972 is concerned - is diametrically opposed to the 'in yer face' approach of his heir apparent. Whether this upfront 'in yer face' young blood - to the retiring 'behind the scenes' political heavyweight - will prove to be what Southend West Conservatives really want when they get him - as they undoubtedly will unless there is some nifty tactical oppositional manoeuvring - remains to be seen. No matter, but it moved Jack Gardiner to describe David Amess' contribution to your 'Political Viewpoint' as " ... plunging political comment to a level which can generously be described as pathetic drivel!" (Southend on Sunday Nov 10th) And it's hard to disagree with this assessment when comparing the following week's contribution from Mr. Amess' main challenger in the constituency - Nina Stimson, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Southend West - a mature, thoughtful, caring piece on the NHS. More pertinent by far, in my opinion, than David Amess' gushing guff and obsequious fawning over a system of state-sponsored filial favouritism standing, Darwinian-like, at the pinnacle of political evolution making us, he says, the envy of foreigners. And this in a 20th century European democracy on the verge of the 21st! JOHN HARAN Leigh. 12th of November 1996 - Not published. onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 0

3:15pm Mon 27 Jan 14

onegreatjohnny says...

http://an-essex-man-
of-letters.blogspot.
co.uk/2013/01/safe-a
s-houses-2.html

http://an-essex-man-
of-letters.blogspot.
co.uk/2013/01/hes-co
ming-this-way.html
http://an-essex-man- of-letters.blogspot. co.uk/2013/01/safe-a s-houses-2.html http://an-essex-man- of-letters.blogspot. co.uk/2013/01/hes-co ming-this-way.html onegreatjohnny
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

rhowes wrote:
A sad day for the town, but a good result for the Lib Dems, only 55 behind.

Thank God we have another chance to oust the Tories on May 22nd!
LibDumbs?

Like Cleggy and Mike Hancock ?

Solids are just hitting the fan on that issue.
[quote][p][bold]rhowes[/bold] wrote: A sad day for the town, but a good result for the Lib Dems, only 55 behind. Thank God we have another chance to oust the Tories on May 22nd![/p][/quote]LibDumbs? Like Cleggy and Mike Hancock ? Solids are just hitting the fan on that issue. RochfordRob
  • Score: -2

11:06pm Mon 27 Jan 14

rhowes says...

Leighdweller wrote:
BarryTanner wrote:
I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons.
That's quite funny, although a little distasteful.
You should be more concerned with what's under the hair!

The thought - and the mouth! She will be a spokeswoman for the resident's of West Leigh Ward.
[quote][p][bold]Leighdweller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarryTanner[/bold] wrote: I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons.[/p][/quote]That's quite funny, although a little distasteful.[/p][/quote]You should be more concerned with what's under the hair! The thought - and the mouth! She will be a spokeswoman for the resident's of West Leigh Ward. rhowes
  • Score: 2

10:06am Tue 28 Jan 14

profondo asbo says...

RochfordRob wrote:
rhowes wrote:
A sad day for the town, but a good result for the Lib Dems, only 55 behind.

Thank God we have another chance to oust the Tories on May 22nd!
LibDumbs?

Like Cleggy and Mike Hancock ?

Solids are just hitting the fan on that issue.
http://blogs.telegra
ph.co.uk/news/damian
thompson/100256554/t
he-liberal-democrats
-are-a-nasty-party-t
hat-stands-for-nothi
ng-put-it-out-of-its
-misery/

this piece in saturday's telegraph nailed it.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rhowes[/bold] wrote: A sad day for the town, but a good result for the Lib Dems, only 55 behind. Thank God we have another chance to oust the Tories on May 22nd![/p][/quote]LibDumbs? Like Cleggy and Mike Hancock ? Solids are just hitting the fan on that issue.[/p][/quote]http://blogs.telegra ph.co.uk/news/damian thompson/100256554/t he-liberal-democrats -are-a-nasty-party-t hat-stands-for-nothi ng-put-it-out-of-its -misery/ this piece in saturday's telegraph nailed it. profondo asbo
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

rhowes wrote:
Leighdweller wrote:
BarryTanner wrote: I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons.
That's quite funny, although a little distasteful.
You should be more concerned with what's under the hair! The thought - and the mouth! She will be a spokeswoman for the resident's of West Leigh Ward.
Isn't that the reason why she was elected??
[quote][p][bold]rhowes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Leighdweller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarryTanner[/bold] wrote: I do hope "Georgina" isn't wearing that wig for medical reasons.[/p][/quote]That's quite funny, although a little distasteful.[/p][/quote]You should be more concerned with what's under the hair! The thought - and the mouth! She will be a spokeswoman for the resident's of West Leigh Ward.[/p][/quote]Isn't that the reason why she was elected?? RochfordRob
  • Score: 0

11:45am Wed 29 Jan 14

Eric the Red says...

UKIP vote up 21% - great. Bring on May!!
UKIP vote up 21% - great. Bring on May!! Eric the Red
  • Score: 1

2:06pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

I still do not understand - how can anyone still be voting Lib Dem??? It truly beggars belief.
I still do not understand - how can anyone still be voting Lib Dem??? It truly beggars belief. Sensible Man
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Wed 29 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

What a pity ! Roll on May maybe we will have better luck then - if people bother to vote ! come on people get out and vote or else you cannot blame anybody except yourself for what happens to the town.
What a pity ! Roll on May maybe we will have better luck then - if people bother to vote ! come on people get out and vote or else you cannot blame anybody except yourself for what happens to the town. jolllyboy
  • Score: 3

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