#Lewisham2014

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Eagle
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Post by Eagle »

Well said Tadpole.

If he truly gets 100k surely he could afford a razor ?
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According to this link he's on a base salary of £78,835 plus perks.

http://alternativese4.com/tag/mayor-of-lewisham/

I didn't vote for us to have a mayor and I'm miffed that there has never been an option to end having one.
Plenty of other people stand against him but with so many, the votes get diluted so he's still there. This is another problem as far as I'm concerned if we continue to have one, as power goes to peoples head. So I think it should be 2 terms and you're out if we're stuck with a mayor.
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Tadpole

There is no chance of changing Mayor until the Party Apparatchik's at The Town Hall authorise a change.

You must remember Lewisham has been a One Party State for decades. The Party decides. All power to the Party
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I know you're right Eagle, and yes, decades of them.
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If you're beyond 18 and don't vote then you're an idiot.
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Post by Eagle »

Well said Paul.

In a democracy it is your bound and duty to exercise your franchise.

It is called Social Responsibility.
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paultreacy wrote:If you're beyond 18 and don't vote then you're an idiot.
Insulting people is not exactly the language to win them over. It's why on the 'Voting for Housing' thread I used the language
even when we know it's not going to make a difference, voting is a good habit to get into - a bit like brushing your teeth.
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Post by hairybuddha »

Eagle wrote:In a democracy it is your bound and duty to exercise your franchise.
No it isn't.
Tim Lund wrote:Insulting people is not exactly the language to win them over.
Quite - Surely declining to vote is every bit as legitimate as a political statement as voting? Or indeed, as in most cases, a reflections of complete and utter apathy? I'm sure the self righteous bleating of people like Eagle and Paul will really help get that turnout up...
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The UKIP candidate will be Peter Lello, and can be followed on Twitter on @PeterLello
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Sydenham is almost a UKIP free zone. Fifteen people are running to be the three councillors for our ward. Its the three for Labour, Conservative, Lib Dem & Green. Plus one each for Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition, Lewisham Before Profit and UKIP. Full list here: https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcou ... PN2014.pdf

Same party line-up for Mayor - seven candidates here: https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcou ... PN2014.pdf

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Oh and for our friends from the north (and Kirkdale) here are your ward contestants:
https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcou ... PN2014.pdf

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admin wrote:Oh and for our friends from the north (and Kirkdale) here are your ward contestants:
https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcou ... PN2014.pdf

Admin
You telling me you've no friends from the North East (Perry Vale)?

https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcou ... PN2014.pdf
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Is the Good Mayor being sponsored by Gillette ?
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Eagle wrote:Is the Good Mayor being sponsored by Gillette ?
No. The Beard Liberation Front is doing the honours.
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The LPBP Mayoral candidate was handing out leaflets at Sydenham Station this morning. Normally I'd not consider voting for a "no hoper" party like that but a central plank of their manifesto is to remove the Mayor position. I agree with that as I consider the Mayor to be a waste of resources and a way of essentially removing the correct council process. So maybe, just maybe, he'll get my vote!
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I agree the position of Mayor a complete waste of money and just jobs for the boys in the one party state.

Not sure I like the other postions of the outfit you mention.
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Eagle wrote:Not sure I like the other postions of the outfit you mention.
No I'm not a fan. I'd not vote for them in the council elections.
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Eagle wrote:... just jobs for the boys in the one party state.
Mistaken this for #Pyongyang2014?

This is a seven party mayoral election see post, link and discussion above. In this country the party may choose the candidate but the electorate is free choose whatever candidate or the party is on the ballot paper. Unless you are suggesting someone is stuffing ballot boxes. In which case you should be posting to the returning officer - not here.

Please keep on a topic which would not be necessary in a one party state.

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I was not trying to suggest one party state in actuality , however because decades since Labour did not have power , we do have it in theory.
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Post by SquashedCommuter »

Hello all,

I'd recommend considering voting for local candidates not representing central government parties. They are free to really serve the local people instead of obeying central commands.

There is not much choice, but you could consider People before Profit for one of your votes. http://peoplebeforeprofit.org.uk/ (By the way I am not a representative for them.)

I am concerned about extravagantly high house prices due to the increasing overpopulation of our city. I'll leave you to guess who I'm voting for.

Best Wishes,

Squashed Commuter
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