A lone voice at the conference I enquired about these unfortunates of the broken and lost communities of Langworthy, Weaste and Ordsall. What, after all the upheaval and loss, was in it for them?
“Local people are being catered for, they are working in the Holiday Inn, the shops, restaurants, security…” stated Mr. Newman.
And is that what local people can expect is it? Ancillary jobs but not core professional jobs?
“What do want? Would you prefer if it was still a car park” replied Newman.
This is part of a report off the star in regards to media city Mr Newman says in answer to the Star Would you prefer if we where still a car park.Makes me think back to a meeting i had with John Merry over jobs in Salford he said what do you want me to do bring back the pits.Strange how all the answers are the same in some way.
Lib Dem Councillor defects to Greens
Alan Weeks, Hampshire County Councillor for Totton North, has announced his decision to leave the Liberal Democrats and to join the Green Party. Alan will be the first Green Party County Councillor in Hampshire.
Explaining his decision, Alan said:
“When I was campaigning local voters made it clear to me that they were angry about the way they have been let down by the national Lib Dem party. What they were saying was right. I have been a Lib Dem (and Liberal before that) for about 25 years and it is not me that has changed. It is the values of the national Liberal Democrats that have changed. For example, on the tuition fees issue, it was untrustworthy for MPs to break personal pledges that they had made.
“It was a tough decision for me to resign and join the Green Party after almost 25 years of service as a Lib Dem councillor. But my heart has to be in what I do and I could no longer support the direction taken by Lib Dem leaders.
“Now I am looking forward and I am excited to be joining the Green Party. I realise that Green Party values of putting people and the environment before profit, provision and not privatisation of public services, promoting renewable energy and a high priority for animal welfare are in line with mine. After all, I already personally follow the philosophy by driving a car powered by electricity generated by my own PV solar panels.
“I look forward to working with some old friends and new Green friends, in providing a realistic alternative to the Conservative Party in Totton. I intend to work hard so that I continue to be Hampshire’s first Green County Councillor after the next election in 2013.”