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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #66 on: April 29, 2018, 06:28:59 PM »
Remind everyone.....how many times did you post on this forum when you were "Councillor Kev" , as simonesaffrone once described you during the great Asda battle?

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #65 on: April 29, 2018, 04:03:32 PM »
Dear Marple North Electorate.


We all know that this election next Thursday, is not a National Election. Governments are not going to be decided on the outcome of the local election of Marple North.

From many of the postings I have read on this forum, on vast and varied subjects, it is obvious to me, that in recent years, say the last three, many of you are uneasy with the way SMBC has managed our ward. We all know that whether, we think it justified or not, we are in straitened times, in the land of austerity. However we just cannot go on accepting this, as the reason for a  never ending can't do mantra. Life goes on and our elected officials must challenge this retort and this is something that in recent years, that they evidently and seemingly have not been doing.       

It is also obvious that you won't obtain improvement or change, unless you ask for it and press your requests until it happens. I have said this before but if you continue to support and vote for the same old political hegemony, nothing will alter.

Today, on the forum we complain recently about such as: footpaths, the development on Manor Road, dog-muck in the park, the leaks in our water and drain system, traffic management, law enforcement, It is a well worn cliché, but the list is truly endless. In isolation, these issues are not life-changing for many but much larger issues loom ahead and they may be. What do our council representatives, both incumbent and prospective do on this forum? That is to say those who can be bothered to come on the forum, for some of them, don't even do that.  They just treat us with the disdain, that they seemingly believe, we will accept and they ignore us. Even those who come on the forum, often just use it to verbally glad-hand and congratulate each other, for no greater achievement than they have attended a meeting. Whilst all this goes on they expect, anticipate and are even counting on us voting for them.

How can they make this outrageous assumption ?

It is all to do with the party political system that grips the nation with its un-openable vice like hand.

There is only one answer, send the political class  a message,  ON THURSDAY, DON'T VOTE FOR THEM. THIS TIME YOU HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR  AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE, WHO IS NOT ENSLAVED BY ANY POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM AND WHO WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE 'CAN'T DO, GOT NO MONEY,' MANTRA. This is an opportunity almost without precedent, don't waste your vote by going down the party route again.

To all those who are considering voting Labour. You cannot win this election. There has never been a Labour Councillor in Marple, in modern times.   Very little is impossible in this world but that outcome is as close as it gets to being it. Do you really want to be represented on the council by another Lib Dem or even worse a Conservative. Keep them out. Voting for Labour is pointless, it's a waste of a walk to the polling booth, vote Labour next year if you want to, but on Thursday vote INDEPENDENT.

To all those who are considering voting Conservative. Does the campaign the Conservatives have presented this time, deserve you vote? It's highly unlikely you'll win. You were a poor second, last time, with a strong local candidate and you don't have that this time. Do you want to be instrumental in a Lib Dem victory once again? Just because you voted Conservative, What have you got in common with the Libdems ?.  THEN DON'T VOTE CONSERVATIVE ! IT'S  A CERTAIN VOTE FOR A RUNNER-UP AND IT'S NOT THE OLYMPICS YOU GET NOTHING FOR SECOND PLACE, IN POLITICS, SO VOTE  INDEPENDENT!

To all those considering voting Lib Dem. Send them a message, fire a shot across their bows. If you keep voting for them, then they'll keep doing what they've been doing. Which is what? Well answer that for yourself.

Vote with your brains this time, not with your feet or your past party allegiance.

VOTE INDEPENDENT.

You know what you get with the others, try something different , just this once.   

DON'T WASTE YOUR VOTE.

Did you realise, that if the Independent Candidate receives 50% of the votes cast last time from the three main party votes, then he is elected.

So What have you got to lose.

VOTE INDEPENDENT ON Thursday.
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Kevin Dowling

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2018, 06:35:53 AM »
So Far Wheels,

It would seem that you are right in your assumption.
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2018, 03:13:11 PM »
Well Done Amazon,

I won't ask.
Sorry Kevan ...

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2018, 10:06:56 AM »
What an excellent question Kevin for the development you mention really is an outstanding example of a tacky poorly designed development with the most inconsiderate of developers.

I doubt you will get an answer however as I don't expect the Bredbury Tory even knows what you're talking about.

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2018, 08:47:55 AM »
Question for Hannah,

By the way welcome to the website.


You say in your leaflet that you will... protect Marple North from inappropriate residential development.'  What exactly do you mean by 'inappropriate.' I appreciate that it is an open question, so, just to localise it a bit. How would you classify the current/ongoing residential development on Manor Road ?
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Kevin Dowling

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #60 on: April 27, 2018, 05:22:12 PM »
Well Done Amazon,

I won't ask.
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #59 on: April 27, 2018, 05:10:36 PM »
Hello Carolyn,

I'd put it on the forum If I knew how, it certainly deserves to be.

Admin would probably censor it though...Ah, Well.
Voted done dusted .

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #58 on: April 27, 2018, 04:44:11 PM »
Hello Carolyn,

I'd put it on the forum If I knew how, it certainly deserves to be.

Admin would probably censor it though...Ah, Well.
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Carolyn Leather

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2018, 03:45:30 PM »
What do you mean??
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2018, 02:05:22 PM »
That's what I call a poster!   
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2018, 09:06:59 AM »
Postal vote process starts today.


Who is the Conservative candidate for Marple North?

Where is the Conservative candidate for Marple North?

If you are the Conservative candidate for Marple North, Why are you invisible?
 
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Kevin Dowling

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2018, 07:46:47 PM »
andrewbowden,


Apologies for spelling your name incorrectly.
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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2018, 03:35:49 PM »
Carolyn, Andrew Boden and others,

I did not wish to initiate a debate about members allowances. They differ from council to council anyway. For example, in neighbouring Manchester, the basic, annual allowance for 2016/17 was £16,470.00. In fact the top allowance paid to one member was £57,608.00. In addition to this most council scheduled meetings in Manchester are during the day whereas in Stockport they are in the evening. The debate rages over allowances, and opinions range from one extremity to the other, mostly the views of councillors, the electorate doesn't seem to care that much. I can honestly say that I have never come across a councillor (any party colour) who was doing it for the money.

If I can just drag us back to the matter in hand, which is the forthcoming local election in Marple North. Money is irrelevant to this and my point is about time not money.

It is not the scheduled meetings that are the problem. By definition they are 'scheduled' and can be planned for. It is the multiplicity of business that arises from them and outside of them, which often an ordinary, elected member is unaware of in advance and relatively short notice dictates, that if one is to be effective, one's time needs  to be one's own. 

Anyway, I have said enough on this matter now and I hope that my view is clear and on the record.   

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Re: Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2018, 02:29:53 PM »
Thanks Kevin - I do try to keep people updated when I can say something useful.

You were a Lib Dem exec member at the time this was started and you remember correctly.  £100m  capital was borrowed on the Highways Improvement Programme to repair each ward's roads and footpaths in turn.  The idea being that maintenance and insurance claims would consequentially reduce.  Marple North was done a few years ago, with a variety of treatments.  (This good idea was first done by Tory-run Blackpool.) 

The Labour admin have continued with this scheme.  I have looked at the remaining wards and I have not yet seen Marple South mentioned as being done this year, and Windlehurst/Hibbert in particular are bad for potholes. 
(And the Labour council leader has another job, but is a doing good stab at running the council at the moment.  Hope you notice me mentioning 2 other parties in a positive light - credit where it's due!)

In addition, as this year's council tax is going up so much, Lib Dems proposed reducing the number of exec members, rather than the basic allowance, and that would reduce the overall bill.


Thanks Geoff, greatly appreciated.
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