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Re: MIA political bias?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 03:16:20 PM »
I noted this on the locked "latest MIA news" thread :

LOCAL ELECTION SPECIAL – Marple in Action wants to know where candidates stand on the threat to damage Marple by building a giant superstore on Hibbert Lane.

This is the Labour Candidates statement:

20 April 2012 - Marple Labour 2012 Local Election Statement
As the Labour candidates in the May 3rd Stockport Metropolitan Borough Elections, David Rowbottom (Marple North) and Clifford Stanway (Marple South) remain clear and firm in their outright opposition to the plan to build a huge supermarket on the Hibbert Lane site of Cheadle and Marple College. Labour stands by the position set out at the Rally in the Park by David Rowbottom that the proposal is an unacceptable threat to Marple town centre and not an appropriate use of the site.

We would like to pay tribute to the excellent work of Marple-in-Action's team of volunteers in leading the fight against this unwanted development. Marple residents are fortunate to have such resourceful and articulate campaigners on their behalf. Their non-partisan approach has succeeded in uniting Marple people to say NO to the supermarket developers and College governors.

If elected, we would continue to work with Marple people and businesses to promote and maintain our town centre as a focus for the Marple community. A thriving town centre is vital for Marple.

David Rowbottom and Clifford Stanway

Please note that Marple in Action has no political bias and that these views are those of the candidate(s) only. All candidates are invited to put up a statement for consideration for inclusion on this website.


Given the fact all candidates has put forward their views (some with less hysteria than others) would it not be fair to include them all? Carl even posts his view on here,  why be so selective?

I am putting together a Conservative statement with Annette Finnie (Marple North) to MIA as I type this.

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Re: MIA political bias?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 03:15:53 PM »
I think the line: "All candidates are invited to put up a statement for consideration for inclusion on this web site" explains the situation.

My understanding is that the labour candidates are the only ones to submit a statement to MiA to include on their web site at present, but all other candidates are invited to do so.

This is rather than copying any statement that has been made elsewhere and publishing it without permission. Any candidates wishing to make a statement for this purpose, or wishing for an existing statement to be included on the MiA web site should get in touch with MiA Chairman David Hoyle using info@marple-in-action.org.uk
 
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MIA political bias?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 03:04:24 PM »
I noted this on the locked "latest MIA news" thread :

LOCAL ELECTION SPECIAL – Marple in Action wants to know where candidates stand on the threat to damage Marple by building a giant superstore on Hibbert Lane.

This is the Labour Candidates statement:

20 April 2012 - Marple Labour 2012 Local Election Statement
As the Labour candidates in the May 3rd Stockport Metropolitan Borough Elections, David Rowbottom (Marple North) and Clifford Stanway (Marple South) remain clear and firm in their outright opposition to the plan to build a huge supermarket on the Hibbert Lane site of Cheadle and Marple College. Labour stands by the position set out at the Rally in the Park by David Rowbottom that the proposal is an unacceptable threat to Marple town centre and not an appropriate use of the site.

We would like to pay tribute to the excellent work of Marple-in-Action's team of volunteers in leading the fight against this unwanted development. Marple residents are fortunate to have such resourceful and articulate campaigners on their behalf. Their non-partisan approach has succeeded in uniting Marple people to say NO to the supermarket developers and College governors.

If elected, we would continue to work with Marple people and businesses to promote and maintain our town centre as a focus for the Marple community. A thriving town centre is vital for Marple.

David Rowbottom and Clifford Stanway

Please note that Marple in Action has no political bias and that these views are those of the candidate(s) only. All candidates are invited to put up a statement for consideration for inclusion on this website.


Given the fact all candidates has put forward their views (some with less hysteria than others) would it not be fair to include them all? Carl even posts his view on here,  why be so selective?