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Carolyn Leather

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2018, 11:33:34 AM »
Kevin, I think Steve has already said that he can swap shifts etc if necessary.

I am frustrated by Stephen's refusal to partake in discussions about policies and I have still no idea about his views about issues that concern me personally. I still have not seen a Stockport Lib Dem manifesto either. 

What is clear is that he is trying very hard to get this job.


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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2018, 10:45:21 AM »
Hello again Steve,

I feel that I must press  this issue.


I'll apologise if I'm wrong but in the last ten years on Stockport Council, I cannot recall one single case of a serving Emergency Services worker serving as a councillor. This is no coincidence and is quite simply because performing both tasks effectively is not possible.
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Kevin Dowling

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2018, 08:41:36 AM »
Recently moved into the area

Really, where from ? Welcome to Marple.

Post your name and address, I'll send you a campaign leaflet.
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2018, 08:33:24 AM »
Whatever I say 'Digster,' and whatever people think of it, they know who is saying it, because my name and photo is on it.

Unlike yourself.

Just joined the forum eh?  Just in time for the election, highly suspicious if you ask me, Libdem or Tory?
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2018, 07:56:47 AM »
Whatever I say 'Digster,' and whatever people think of it, they know who is saying it, because my name and photo is on it.

Unlike yourself.

Just joined the forum eh?  Just in time for the election, highly suspicious if you ask me, Libdem or Tory?




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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2018, 07:48:49 AM »
Right back at you Kevin :)
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Hello Admin,

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank-you for working both hard and creatively in providing and managing this forum. Without which this public interchange of views on a very important local issue would not be taking place.

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2018, 07:39:39 AM »
Good-Morning Everybody


Hello Steve,

Thank you for your prompt and eloquent reply to my question about you being able to carry out the dual full- time roles of Firefighter and local councillor.

1400 doors eh? The householders must be thrilled.

I don't for one minute, doubt your sincerity and your theorized commitment.  However, your self delusion in believing that you can do both jobs is amazing. You will no doubt be equally amazed and disappointed to know that I will not be voting for you.

Can I count on your vote?
Just for once do you think you can either answer a question/post a comment without having a dig at somebody/something please?

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2018, 07:24:02 AM »
If I didn't know you better, I would think that you were just trying to cause mischief. Anyway I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

Right back at you Kevin :)
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2018, 07:19:04 AM »
Good-Morning Everybody


Hello Steve,

Thank you for your prompt and eloquent reply to my question about you being able to carry out the dual full- time roles of Firefighter and local councillor.

1400 doors eh? The householders must be thrilled.

I don't for one minute, doubt your sincerity and your theorized commitment.  However, your self delusion in believing that you can do both jobs is amazing. You will no doubt be equally amazed and disappointed to know that I will not be voting for you.

Can I count on your vote?
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2018, 05:53:18 PM »
Councillor Geoff,

I write to you, not in criticism in any way of either you or the council, but because you are the only serving local councillor who gives us any information on this forum.

Condate was asking about... 'Where is the money for potholes was coming from?' So I thought that I would follow up, his valid concern.


Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, this is my question. The exact date eludes me, but I think that it was some time in 2015. The Council was considering taking on  what it described as 'Providential Borrowings.' It was a large sum ( I think £50 million was the figure) and this sum was to be used exclusively for repairs to the roads and footpath network across the borough. I believe that it was on an invest to save basis, the theory being that once the network had been raised to a certain standard, the money could be recouped by drawing back on the endless road maintenance programme. 

What actually happened with this?   

   
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2018, 05:34:57 PM »
Jimblob, of course you think it's 'bizarre.'  You are used to those trite mantras that are trotted out as National Party Dogma. When you hear something different it sounds 'bizarre.' I though, am not bound by such fetters.  I can tell the truth as I see it.  If their candidates said what I said, then their nominations would be withdrawn at Head Office.

If you have decided not to vote, then that's your decision not mine and it is probably the right one for you.

Look at poor old Condate, no wonder he huffs and puffs on this site. He hasn't even got the opportunity to vote for anybody that isn't National Party fodder, you could be in his position.   
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2018, 01:06:19 PM »

Is it not very obvious what my position is, on issues such as 'traffic congestion' and potholes ? Do you think that I would argue for more potholes ? I don't really have the time nor the inclination to answer such questions. As for 'hoping to win votes,' I have no such aspirations. In fact, if I were to win this election, in a lot of ways, it would be greatly disadvantageous to me.

I have said it many times. All I am doing is giving the electorate of North Marple the opportunity to vote for an independent candidate. Obviously, I'll approach the task in a positive way but the opportunity itself is good enough for me. If you or anybody else wishes they wish to vote for the same old coalition, then, that's up to them. In another three years time we'll still be complaining about dog-pooh in the park but I will have kept my promise, by standing.       

I'm in Marple South and so couldn't vote for you anyway. It's not at all obvious what your position is on potholes or traffic congestion. At least not on how you think the problems can be addressed and where the money to solve them will come from. I'd love to vote for an independent candidate, as I agree that party politics is ruining local government. However, I wouldn't vote for any candidate without knowing what their ideas are on how to solve the many problems councils face.

As I say, I think we need independent councillors, but independent councillors with clearly set out plans on how to tackle the issues facing the electorate.

 

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2018, 01:05:33 PM »
Well I have to say that's the post bizarre response ever. "As for 'hoping to win votes,' I have no such aspirations"
I've no party allegiance, I'm certainly not a Lib Dem supporter, definitely not Labour and was genuinely looking for an alternative to the political mainstream. Sadly, Kevin I think you've probably convinced me not to vote at all.

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2018, 12:52:40 PM »


but more importantly, how you think you can make a difference and what you'll actually do differently to the current elected Councillors.
If you're hoping to win votes, there's a distinct lack of substance to date as to why you consider yourself to be "the independent Councillor Marple North needs.
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Jimblob, I think that we are at variancce here,  a couple of points.

What IS  your actual address. Are you working for the Lib-Dems or the Tories?

Is it not very obvious what my position is, on issues such as 'traffic congestion' and potholes ? Do you think that I would argue for more potholes ? I don't really have the time nor the inclination to answer such questions. As for 'hoping to win votes,' I have no such aspirations. In fact, if I were to win this election, in a lot of ways, it would be greatly disadvantageous to me.

I have said it many times. All I am doing is giving the electorate of North Marple the opportunity to vote for an independent candidate. Obviously, I'll approach the task in a positive way but the opportunity itself is good enough for me. If you or anybody else wishes they wish to vote for the same old coalition, then, that's up to them. In another three years time we'll still be complaining about dog-pooh in the park but I will have kept my promise, by standing.       
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2018, 12:27:18 PM »
In my view fair enough asked Andrew and I hope that you will agree,fair enough answered.
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