Take a good look at who you are being asked to vote for. Don’t vote without asking certain questions on Policy. Look at Local Cllr archives and look just how you Local Man raised the issues.What was the result did he win or did he loose. Bluff or Bluster– remember it’s a big decision to make.Think back when you asked for support did you get it? what help was he or she to you?
- Do they support the Blood Bath in Afghanistan? what would they have done differently.
- Immigration Controls. For or Against?
- Green Policies, Rip up Barton or Leave it.
- Children and Young People.
- Hate Crime/
- Teenage Pregnancy.
- Local Government Finance.
- The Environment.
- Just a few to start,
Why not write to them, why are the papers not asking the questions? i am sure you could think of a few.
Perhaps Salford Council should think about it when putting out Budgets for each Department. Again you see how ill prepared we where for an emergency. The Snow falls and we go into meltdown. I noticed in this weeks Advertiser about the Swinton Women falling, well it’s not the first with my son we have been asking about why we are so ill prepared. I am waiting at this time for a response along with Martin over this issue, we are also asking why grit containers which where placed around Victoria park have been removed. It seems sad that once again it shows how we under funded key areas really are and how we waste large sums of money on others.We have suffered a mild cold snap imagine if this was prolonged we would be unable to provide adequate services. I would like to ask anyone who as fallen in any degree if they could make contact.We will publish any response we get.
Well With One Langworthy Liberal Democrat taking the Identity of one Conservative Cllr /PPC I think they have. When i get post in future i will have to check who i am writing to. I think this action is very dangerous. and it offers me grave concern as to what they will do next,
It makes sense to me if i was a resident to talk with a very senior member of Salford Labour Group. and of course with Cllr Warmisham being the Ward Cllr he would have been my first port of call. I have spoken with Cllr Warmisham on many occasions and he as been helpful to me and the residents of Swinton South. I am amazed how Local Langworthy Liberal democrats can win-GE they can’t get lights fixed for their residents. If you need is phone number it’s on the net. I am even more surprised you can put pictures of roads in the same condition without saying what attempts you have done to get them fixed?.
My apology to Cllr Ian Lindley i am a little shocked how certain political groups will behave. And we are not even into January. I don’t no what will happen when the independent candidate stands in Langworthy i hope he receives a fair fight.Of course i will have to get my street maps out.
Cameron offers olive branch to Lib Dems ahead of general election year
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David Cameron has offered an olive branch to the Liberal Democrats ahead of a general election that could leave the third party holding the balance of power.
In a New Year message, the Tory leader effectively fired the starting gun on his party’s campaign, warning that the “gloves will be off” from the start of 2010.
But he insisted he wanted a “good clean fight” and would be highlighting policy differences, rather than resorting to “point-scoring, positioning and political dividing-lines” like Gordon Brown.
Mr Cameron went out of his way to stress that there was a “lot less disagreement than there used to be” between the Conservatives and Nick Clegg’s Lib Dems. Many believe the poll could deliver a hung parliament, in which case support from Mr Clegg will be crucial for him to reach 10 Downing Street.
In the message, Mr Cameron urged politicians to recognise that “most people in the country will be contemplating the prospect of months of electioneering with emotions somewhere on a scale between indifference and dread”.
He said that, particularly in the wake of the expenses scandal, the public were sick of MPs never admitting they were wrong, and squabbling when things needed to be done.
“My resolution this new year is to work harder for a new politics in this country,” Mr Cameron said.
“I don’t want to mislead people: there’s an election campaign coming, and I think it’s reasonable for political parties to point out the consequences of their opponents’ policies, records and judgments as well as the benefits of their own.
“The House of Commons – particularly on set-piece occasions like Prime Minister’s Questions – is an adversarial place.
“But let’s make sure the election is a proper argument about the future of the country, not some exercise in fake dividing lines.
“Let’s at least recognise the good intentions of our opponents. Let’s be honest that whether you’re Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat, you’re motivated by pretty much the same progressive aims: a country that is safer, fairer, greener and where opportunity is more equal.
“It’s how to achieve these aims that we disagree about – and indeed between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats there is a lot less disagreement than there used to be.”
Mr Cameron took his apparent appeal to the Lib Dems further by insisting parties would have to co-operate after the election.
“Once the battle is over, we will need to rise above our differences and come together because that is the only way – strong, united leadership is the only way – we will sort out Britain’s problems, halt our decline, and give this country the success that I know we can achieve,” he added.
But Mr Clegg’s chief of staff, Danny Alexander said the Tory leader’s “vacuous spin” was “fooling nobody”.
“David Cameron seems to be confused about what a fairer Britain means,” he said.
“For the Liberal Democrats it means cutting taxes for the lowest paid, for him it means cutting them for millionaires.
“Anyone who wants a fairer Britain knows Labour has failed to deliver and the Conservatives cannot be trusted where fairness is concerned.”
I find his comments strange.perhaps he should try contacting the Local Councillor if he his having trouble. I have found urban vision excellent in their responses to issues like this.I do believe the lead member for children’s services represents that area give him a call
Hampers for Higher Broughton
Elsie Fox and Hazel Blears
The Hill Street Residents Association in Higher Broughton played host to Hazel Blears MP and Mike Creamer, Chief Executive of local housing association Contour Housing Group this week.
Mike and Hazel were delivering Christmas Hampers to the Residents Association which intends to raffle off the goodies to local people.
“Colleagues at Contour have been collecting food and drink to provide hampers for local residents associations and housing offices,” said Mike. “We have managed to collect around 17 hampers and several of them have been ear-marked for groups in the Salford area.”
There are around 160 households in the Higher Broughton area that are owned and managed by Contour and the company was keen to thank the Residents Association for its work on alley gating and greening the local alley ways. Monies raised by raffling the hampers will provide further funding for the Association.
Mike and Hazel joined residents for lunch and a chat as they delivered the hampers.
Hazel said, ‘I was delighted to be able to help hand over the lovely hampers to the Hill Street residents, who have done fantastic work improving the environment in their local area. I’m pleased that Contour’s generosity has recognised the dedication and commitment of local residents and it was great to hear the resident’s plans for 2010.
To many people in Bands trying to jump on the wagon? i am amazed from one person who sat at the meeting and could not string together four constructed sentences or questions. Oh well perhaps a change of heart, or perhaps his script writer as a better feel for the situation?