Journalist Rowenna Davis hoping to become next Labour MP for Southampton Itchen

Daily Echo: Rowenna Davis pictured in Riverside Park Rowenna Davis pictured in Riverside Park

SHE is one of the women battling to become Labour’s first female MP in Southampton.

Journalist Rowenna Davis is on the shortlist to become the Labour candidate to succeed John Denham in his Southampton Itchen constituency.

But some senior figures within the local party have expressed concerns that the person to succeed Mr Denham should have roots in the city.

Ms Davis was born in Lewisham and spent her childhood in Portsmouth and the London borough of Catford, before studying politics, philosophy and education at Oxford University.

A freelance journalist who has contributed to a number of national newspapers, she is a current member of Southwark Council having been elected in 2011.

She has visited Southampton regularly for the past year before moving to the city permanently, and says that in that time she has built up a wide knowledge of the city and its history.

She said: “I just think there are so many good things here we can achieve. This is a fantastic place to live with fantastic people living here, and I want to tell everyone about that nationally.”

The 28-year-old said she would fight to bring more skilled jobs to the city, make Southampton a living wage city and tackle deprivation and unemployment.

Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

Mr Morrison was unavailable for comment last night.

The website also has a comment from Bitterne Park Secondary School head teacher Susan Trigger, saying: "She is clearly very passionate about education".

However Mrs Trigger said last night denied that she had endorsed Ms Davis or any other candidate, saying: “All I did was confirm that she had in effect done her homework in my view in understanding the schools in the area.

“We haven’t endorsed anybody.”

Ms Davis added that there may have been some “ambiguity” over the inclusion of Mrs Trigger’s comments as an endorsement, and that the section had been changed to “what people are saying”.

A senior figure in the local Labour hierarchy, who wanted to remain anonymous, told the Daily Echo: “Going back to the 1970s the candidate has always been a local person as they know about local issues and that background is beneficial.

“My personal view is that I have always wanted a local candidate.”

Two other candidates on the all-women shortlist were revealed by the Daily Echo earlier this week. City councillors Sarah Bogle, 44, and Satvir Kaur, 28, are also in the running to succeed Mr Denham who will stand down at the next general election, expected to be in 2015.

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12:35pm Wed 22 May 13

loosehead says...

Wow so the local party want Bogle or Kaur & now this one has been chucked into the mix?
Did she take part in the original list?
So we have an ex student who talks a lot of hot air(Bogle)seemingly being given the post now Ms.Davis who hasn't got a clue about this city which one to choose?
is this the only candidate not tarred with this councils lies?
Well if you want an MP who comes from this city & knows it well then Vote Tory
Wow so the local party want Bogle or Kaur & now this one has been chucked into the mix? Did she take part in the original list? So we have an ex student who talks a lot of hot air(Bogle)seemingly being given the post now Ms.Davis who hasn't got a clue about this city which one to choose? is this the only candidate not tarred with this councils lies? Well if you want an MP who comes from this city & knows it well then Vote Tory loosehead
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12:41pm Wed 22 May 13

mouthy says...

I can't see her beating Royston Smith.
I can't see her beating Royston Smith. mouthy
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12:45pm Wed 22 May 13

Stephen J says...

Doug Morrison: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

Susan Trigger: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

Interesting.
Doug Morrison: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” Susan Trigger: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” Interesting. Stephen J
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12:52pm Wed 22 May 13

Ford Prefect says...

It may be the way that the Echo has written it, but it reads as though she has moved to Southampton. I have to ask how she is serving her council constituents in Southwark if that's the case? Or has she simply stated her intention to move to Southampton if selected, which would be fair enough?

Generally, unless there is a complete lack of good local candidates, I would prefer a local person to an outsider. I am sure either of the two local people named would be excellent as MPs.
It may be the way that the Echo has written it, but it reads as though she has moved to Southampton. I have to ask how she is serving her council constituents in Southwark if that's the case? Or has she simply stated her intention to move to Southampton if selected, which would be fair enough? Generally, unless there is a complete lack of good local candidates, I would prefer a local person to an outsider. I am sure either of the two local people named would be excellent as MPs. Ford Prefect
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1:05pm Wed 22 May 13

hulla baloo says...

One of the contenders on the list of only lady candidates which is sexist and does not mean the best person for the job, just to be politically correct and tick boxes.
One of the contenders on the list of only lady candidates which is sexist and does not mean the best person for the job, just to be politically correct and tick boxes. hulla baloo
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1:07pm Wed 22 May 13

good-gosh says...

It's not fair. She's much too charming to work for Labour.
It's not fair. She's much too charming to work for Labour. good-gosh
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1:21pm Wed 22 May 13

The Wickham Man says...

Hmmmmm ..... Degree in Politics, philosophy and education, followed by "Freelance Journalist"
= Never had a proper job.
So how is she going to empathise with the population, most of whom
a) Studied or acquired a useful skill or trade or qualification which they now use in their everyday lives
b) have proper jobs and work hard to keep them
c) Know quite a lot based on their own life experience, not what they learnt in a political theory lecture.
Hmmmmm ..... Degree in Politics, philosophy and education, followed by "Freelance Journalist" = Never had a proper job. So how is she going to empathise with the population, most of whom a) Studied or acquired a useful skill or trade or qualification which they now use in their everyday lives b) have proper jobs and work hard to keep them c) Know quite a lot based on their own life experience, not what they learnt in a political theory lecture. The Wickham Man
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1:32pm Wed 22 May 13

St Retford says...

She sounds like a bright young thing who would be a huge asset to the city.

Naturally, she doesn't stand a chance on here...
She sounds like a bright young thing who would be a huge asset to the city. Naturally, she doesn't stand a chance on here... St Retford
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2:06pm Wed 22 May 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Well all publicity is good as long as they spell your name correctly ..........
.
...... And how worried the usual Tory posters appear to be ....... What a choice ...an attractive, very intelligent youthfull candidate who has a future and not a failed past ..... compared to Cllr Smith !!!!.
.
Ummmm ... Could well be a very big vote winner
Well all publicity is good as long as they spell your name correctly .......... . ...... And how worried the usual Tory posters appear to be ....... What a choice ...an attractive, very intelligent youthfull candidate who has a future and not a failed past ..... compared to Cllr Smith !!!!. . Ummmm ... Could well be a very big vote winner Lone Ranger.
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3:44pm Wed 22 May 13

Graeme Harrison says...

I find it truly dispiriting that the Labour Party has chosen to ignore the very obvious talents of Cllr Mark Chaloner when drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates for the Itchen constituency.
Cllr Chaloner is a political heavyweight. He is twice the man the other candidates are (and not just because he's actually a man).
Every time he rises to his feet, I am reminded of a young Nijinsky such are his grace and poise. Every time he speaks in debate, I am reminded of a young Lenin such is his eloquence. Every time he passes a motion, I am reminded of a young Machiavelli such is his state-craft.
Nijinsky, Lenin, Machiavelli: all Southampton men without whom this city would be much the poorer. That's why I say that anyone who wants to see this city move forward must get behind Cllr Chaloner and give him a great big push.
I find it truly dispiriting that the Labour Party has chosen to ignore the very obvious talents of Cllr Mark Chaloner when drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates for the Itchen constituency. Cllr Chaloner is a political heavyweight. He is twice the man the other candidates are (and not just because he's actually a man). Every time he rises to his feet, I am reminded of a young Nijinsky such are his grace and poise. Every time he speaks in debate, I am reminded of a young Lenin such is his eloquence. Every time he passes a motion, I am reminded of a young Machiavelli such is his state-craft. Nijinsky, Lenin, Machiavelli: all Southampton men without whom this city would be much the poorer. That's why I say that anyone who wants to see this city move forward must get behind Cllr Chaloner and give him a great big push. Graeme Harrison
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4:11pm Wed 22 May 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

Selecting the candidate is internal matter for Thatcherised NuLabour.

But closed minded mentality of those NuLabourites who only want Southampton born and bread candidate should be a matter of concern.

On the one hand they with justification accuse UKIP of xenophobia but themselves are not willing to accept even a British citizen from area of London.

Is this not hypocrisy of the highest order?

Should Conservatised NuLabour not be kicking the back sides of such narrow minded cowards who are not willing to let the press quote their names out of their party? If not why not?

Strangely the best MP Southampton had was Bryan Gould a New Zealander. Before selection as candidate he used to live near Oxford.

Both current NuLabour MPs (John and Alan) also moved to Southampton as students. Yes I may think politically Denham to be dodgy, but like his colleague Whitehaed he too is very good constituency MP. Both are very good at helping their constituents.

Political parties should be selecting candidates on the basis of their abilities and commitment to the party policies.

But sadly these days it is difficult to know what NuLabour stands for, so I feel sorry for possible candidates!!!

Example they promised the nation a refrendum after Lisbon, but then their lousy right wing leadership decided against it, thus exposing loyal members to be called cheats and liars.

So no surprise while pretending to be open minded free of prejudice some of the hypocrite NuLabourites can't even accept one of their own who moved from London to Southampton.

Shame on the party that has members like those.
Selecting the candidate is internal matter for Thatcherised NuLabour. But closed minded mentality of those NuLabourites who only want Southampton born and bread candidate should be a matter of concern. On the one hand they with justification accuse UKIP of xenophobia but themselves are not willing to accept even a British citizen from area of London. Is this not hypocrisy of the highest order? Should Conservatised NuLabour not be kicking the back sides of such narrow minded cowards who are not willing to let the press quote their names out of their party? If not why not? Strangely the best MP Southampton had was Bryan Gould a New Zealander. Before selection as candidate he used to live near Oxford. Both current NuLabour MPs (John and Alan) also moved to Southampton as students. Yes I may think politically Denham to be dodgy, but like his colleague Whitehaed he too is very good constituency MP. Both are very good at helping their constituents. Political parties should be selecting candidates on the basis of their abilities and commitment to the party policies. But sadly these days it is difficult to know what NuLabour stands for, so I feel sorry for possible candidates!!! Example they promised the nation a refrendum after Lisbon, but then their lousy right wing leadership decided against it, thus exposing loyal members to be called cheats and liars. So no surprise while pretending to be open minded free of prejudice some of the hypocrite NuLabourites can't even accept one of their own who moved from London to Southampton. Shame on the party that has members like those. Paramjit Bahia
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4:22pm Wed 22 May 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well all publicity is good as long as they spell your name correctly ..........
.
...... And how worried the usual Tory posters appear to be ....... What a choice ...an attractive, very intelligent youthfull candidate who has a future and not a failed past ..... compared to Cllr Smith !!!!.
.
Ummmm ... Could well be a very big vote winner
Is your party putting up candidates for parliament or contestants for some beauty contest?

What has attractiveness got to do with a person's ability to do the job?

What is your definition of "attractive"? It can only be subjective.

Are you indirectly suggesting others on females are ugly?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well all publicity is good as long as they spell your name correctly .......... . ...... And how worried the usual Tory posters appear to be ....... What a choice ...an attractive, very intelligent youthfull candidate who has a future and not a failed past ..... compared to Cllr Smith !!!!. . Ummmm ... Could well be a very big vote winner[/p][/quote]Is your party putting up candidates for parliament or contestants for some beauty contest? What has attractiveness got to do with a person's ability to do the job? What is your definition of "attractive"? It can only be subjective. Are you indirectly suggesting others on females are ugly? Paramjit Bahia
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4:36pm Wed 22 May 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

I can accept Echo may not be paying its hacks well, but surely they can afford bit of coffee before submitting the copy.

According to Mr. Franklin "SHE is one of the women battling to become Labour’s first female MP in Southampton."

Wake up James, parts of Southampton are already represented by a female Tory MP. Surely she has not changed her sex yet, otherwise you would have splashed it all over like your paper tried to shamelessly do with her private life
I can accept Echo may not be paying its hacks well, but surely they can afford bit of coffee before submitting the copy. According to Mr. Franklin "SHE is one of the women battling to become Labour’s first female MP in Southampton." Wake up James, parts of Southampton are already represented by a female Tory MP. Surely she has not changed her sex yet, otherwise you would have splashed it all over like your paper tried to shamelessly do with her private life Paramjit Bahia
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4:47pm Wed 22 May 13

Outside of the Box says...

Don't want this candidate to be my MP thank you very much.
Don't want this candidate to be my MP thank you very much. Outside of the Box
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4:56pm Wed 22 May 13

St Retford says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
Don't want this candidate to be my MP thank you very much.
Then don't vote for her. That's democracy.
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Don't want this candidate to be my MP thank you very much.[/p][/quote]Then don't vote for her. That's democracy. St Retford
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5:04pm Wed 22 May 13

Stephen J says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
I can accept Echo may not be paying its hacks well, but surely they can afford bit of coffee before submitting the copy.

According to Mr. Franklin "SHE is one of the women battling to become Labour’s first female MP in Southampton."

Wake up James, parts of Southampton are already represented by a female Tory MP. Surely she has not changed her sex yet, otherwise you would have splashed it all over like your paper tried to shamelessly do with her private life
"...Labour's first female MP..."
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: I can accept Echo may not be paying its hacks well, but surely they can afford bit of coffee before submitting the copy. According to Mr. Franklin "SHE is one of the women battling to become Labour’s first female MP in Southampton." Wake up James, parts of Southampton are already represented by a female Tory MP. Surely she has not changed her sex yet, otherwise you would have splashed it all over like your paper tried to shamelessly do with her private life[/p][/quote]"...Labour's first female MP..." Stephen J
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5:11pm Wed 22 May 13

misbehaving says...

Stephen J wrote:
Doug Morrison: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

Susan Trigger: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

Interesting.
Very interesting suasn Trigger has denied endorsing her and Douh Morisson was unavailable for comment.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: Doug Morrison: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” Susan Trigger: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” Interesting.[/p][/quote]Very interesting suasn Trigger has denied endorsing her and Douh Morisson was unavailable for comment. misbehaving
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5:26pm Wed 22 May 13

What garbage says...

to be an MP you just have to jump on every bandwagon, agree that something should be done, do nothing and say its not something they can get involved with as outside remit, Denham was an expert at that.
to be an MP you just have to jump on every bandwagon, agree that something should be done, do nothing and say its not something they can get involved with as outside remit, Denham was an expert at that. What garbage
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5:30pm Wed 22 May 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well all publicity is good as long as they spell your name correctly ..........
.
...... And how worried the usual Tory posters appear to be ....... What a choice ...an attractive, very intelligent youthfull candidate who has a future and not a failed past ..... compared to Cllr Smith !!!!.
.
Ummmm ... Could well be a very big vote winner
Is your party putting up candidates for parliament or contestants for some beauty contest?

What has attractiveness got to do with a person's ability to do the job?

What is your definition of "attractive"? It can only be subjective.

Are you indirectly suggesting others on females are ugly?
Oh come on Paramjit .... loosen up a little ...... it was tongue in cheek.
.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well all publicity is good as long as they spell your name correctly .......... . ...... And how worried the usual Tory posters appear to be ....... What a choice ...an attractive, very intelligent youthfull candidate who has a future and not a failed past ..... compared to Cllr Smith !!!!. . Ummmm ... Could well be a very big vote winner[/p][/quote]Is your party putting up candidates for parliament or contestants for some beauty contest? What has attractiveness got to do with a person's ability to do the job? What is your definition of "attractive"? It can only be subjective. Are you indirectly suggesting others on females are ugly?[/p][/quote]Oh come on Paramjit .... loosen up a little ...... it was tongue in cheek. . Lone Ranger.
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7:56pm Wed 22 May 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

Stephen J wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
I can accept Echo may not be paying its hacks well, but surely they can afford bit of coffee before submitting the copy.

According to Mr. Franklin "SHE is one of the women battling to become Labour’s first female MP in Southampton."

Wake up James, parts of Southampton are already represented by a female Tory MP. Surely she has not changed her sex yet, otherwise you would have splashed it all over like your paper tried to shamelessly do with her private life
"...Labour's first female MP..."
Thanks Steven, my mistake, so I better start having coffee myself before posting!!

My apology to those who may have been unfairly criticised or misled.

On slightly diffrent but related topic:
Considering Tories have got female member of parliament in Southampton without following NuLabour's women only short list rule, does it not prove that even the swivel eyed loons of Nasty Party have more open minds, that persons with ability can be selected, but the NuLabour membership is such bigots that they have to adopt single sex rule to get a female M P in Southampton?

Shows how miserably NuLabour has failed in changing the backward prejudiced mind sets of its own membership, while its virtual Tory leaders from Blair onwards want us to think they can change the world.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: I can accept Echo may not be paying its hacks well, but surely they can afford bit of coffee before submitting the copy. According to Mr. Franklin "SHE is one of the women battling to become Labour’s first female MP in Southampton." Wake up James, parts of Southampton are already represented by a female Tory MP. Surely she has not changed her sex yet, otherwise you would have splashed it all over like your paper tried to shamelessly do with her private life[/p][/quote]"...Labour's first female MP..."[/p][/quote]Thanks Steven, my mistake, so I better start having coffee myself before posting!! My apology to those who may have been unfairly criticised or misled. On slightly diffrent but related topic: Considering Tories have got female member of parliament in Southampton without following NuLabour's women only short list rule, does it not prove that even the swivel eyed loons of Nasty Party have more open minds, that persons with ability can be selected, but the NuLabour membership is such bigots that they have to adopt single sex rule to get a female M P in Southampton? Shows how miserably NuLabour has failed in changing the backward prejudiced mind sets of its own membership, while its virtual Tory leaders from Blair onwards want us to think they can change the world. Paramjit Bahia
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9:05pm Wed 22 May 13

Ford Prefect says...

Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you.

There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male.

Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't.

There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal.

I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely.

Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further.

I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary.
Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you. There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male. Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't. There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal. I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely. Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further. I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary. Ford Prefect
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9:23pm Wed 22 May 13

loosehead says...

Ford Prefect wrote:
Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you.

There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male.

Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't.

There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal.

I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely.

Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further.

I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary.
With Harriet Harmen banning "Love" being aimed at Barpersons of the female gender & with the Sexual Equality Laws if a person of what ever sexual persuasion is good enough for the job they should get selected.
Now if I was a prospective candidate for any Party & I was told I didn't get the seat as there's only 147 female MP's & this would be the first female MP if she ( who ever she is) gets elected in Southampton ( Labour MP) so even though I was better for the job I was excluded as it was/had to be a women only short list I would quit that Party.
I believe in picking the most capable person for the job no matter how many of one sex are doing it.
I know from experience that any company or institution allocating a percentage of better paid/senior posts only to women no matter what skills they have ends up with getting the worse person for the job.
Maybe Labour should put up a comedian as they did in Eastleigh to show their contempt for Itchen as they did in Eastleigh?
remember all the promises Labour made in Woolston & the Itchen side of the city & ask yourselfs how many have they kept then let's see if we have a female Labour MP?
[quote][p][bold]Ford Prefect[/bold] wrote: Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you. There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male. Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't. There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal. I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely. Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further. I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary.[/p][/quote]With Harriet Harmen banning "Love" being aimed at Barpersons of the female gender & with the Sexual Equality Laws if a person of what ever sexual persuasion is good enough for the job they should get selected. Now if I was a prospective candidate for any Party & I was told I didn't get the seat as there's only 147 female MP's & this would be the first female MP if she ( who ever she is) gets elected in Southampton ( Labour MP) so even though I was better for the job I was excluded as it was/had to be a women only short list I would quit that Party. I believe in picking the most capable person for the job no matter how many of one sex are doing it. I know from experience that any company or institution allocating a percentage of better paid/senior posts only to women no matter what skills they have ends up with getting the worse person for the job. Maybe Labour should put up a comedian as they did in Eastleigh to show their contempt for Itchen as they did in Eastleigh? remember all the promises Labour made in Woolston & the Itchen side of the city & ask yourselfs how many have they kept then let's see if we have a female Labour MP? loosehead
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9:37pm Wed 22 May 13

Ford Prefect says...

Loosehead, I am sure you have much experience of being rejected. But you can comfort yourself with the thought that it probably had little to do with you being male.
Loosehead, I am sure you have much experience of being rejected. But you can comfort yourself with the thought that it probably had little to do with you being male. Ford Prefect
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9:51pm Wed 22 May 13

Donald2000 says...

None of the candidates have the slightest intention of doing anything for Southampton and in fact that is the primary qualification for standing for MP - that the candidate will do nothing.

In this way, all candidates will be superbly qualified.
None of the candidates have the slightest intention of doing anything for Southampton and in fact that is the primary qualification for standing for MP - that the candidate will do nothing. In this way, all candidates will be superbly qualified. Donald2000
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12:00am Thu 23 May 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

Ford Prefect wrote:
Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you.

There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male.

Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't.

There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal.

I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely.

Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further.

I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary.
I agree with you that there is a serious problem regarding lack of not only female representation but if you believe in splitting human race into groups (which I most certainly do not like) then some people will also start demanding percentage of reservations for other categories as well.

That will be a slippery slope, which worlds largest secular democracy in India tried in 1950 with all the best intentions to eradicate evil was caste system, but it still has not solved the problem.

Within your beloved NuLabour there two very serious problems:

You have many prejudiced scum bags, party has failed to update their views.

Also virtual Mafia that dominates the Party only want their type of candidates i.e. those women who are likely to tow the line of reactionary right wing leadership not ones who are likely to have minds of their own and commitment to socialism and habitually honest about their actual views and dislike becoming loud speakers of spin doctors like Prince of Darkness Mandelson.
[quote][p][bold]Ford Prefect[/bold] wrote: Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you. There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male. Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't. There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal. I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely. Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further. I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary.[/p][/quote]I agree with you that there is a serious problem regarding lack of not only female representation but if you believe in splitting human race into groups (which I most certainly do not like) then some people will also start demanding percentage of reservations for other categories as well. That will be a slippery slope, which worlds largest secular democracy in India tried in 1950 with all the best intentions to eradicate evil was caste system, but it still has not solved the problem. Within your beloved NuLabour there two very serious problems: You have many prejudiced scum bags, party has failed to update their views. Also virtual Mafia that dominates the Party only want their type of candidates i.e. those women who are likely to tow the line of reactionary right wing leadership not ones who are likely to have minds of their own and commitment to socialism and habitually honest about their actual views and dislike becoming loud speakers of spin doctors like Prince of Darkness Mandelson. Paramjit Bahia
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12:01am Thu 23 May 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

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12:03am Thu 23 May 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

Ford Prefect wrote:
Loosehead, I am sure you have much experience of being rejected. But you can comfort yourself with the thought that it probably had little to do with you being male.
Very true
[quote][p][bold]Ford Prefect[/bold] wrote: Loosehead, I am sure you have much experience of being rejected. But you can comfort yourself with the thought that it probably had little to do with you being male.[/p][/quote]Very true Paramjit Bahia
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6:22am Thu 23 May 13

aldermoorboy says...

Loosehead, you are a good guy, keep it up you stand up for all, well done.
Loosehead, you are a good guy, keep it up you stand up for all, well done. aldermoorboy
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7:08am Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
Wow so the local party want Bogle or Kaur & now this one has been chucked into the mix?
Did she take part in the original list?
So we have an ex student who talks a lot of hot air(Bogle)seemingly being given the post now Ms.Davis who hasn't got a clue about this city which one to choose?
is this the only candidate not tarred with this councils lies?
Well if you want an MP who comes from this city & knows it well then Vote Tory
loose all the one that are revieled will off been short listed, first 2 are from the city don't expect any more from the city on the list.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Wow so the local party want Bogle or Kaur & now this one has been chucked into the mix? Did she take part in the original list? So we have an ex student who talks a lot of hot air(Bogle)seemingly being given the post now Ms.Davis who hasn't got a clue about this city which one to choose? is this the only candidate not tarred with this councils lies? Well if you want an MP who comes from this city & knows it well then Vote Tory[/p][/quote]loose all the one that are revieled will off been short listed, first 2 are from the city don't expect any more from the city on the list. southy
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7:09am Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
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[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dresnez[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supercool[/bold] wrote: Vote for UKIP in every election Sign this petition so UKIP can take part in the 2015 General Election TV debates http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/43153 Over 16, 000 signatures Tweet, blog, email, facebook[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]No[/p][/quote]NO NO NO[/p][/quote]NO southy
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7:13am Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:
Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you.

There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male.

Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't.

There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal.

I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely.

Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further.

I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary.
I agree with you that there is a serious problem regarding lack of not only female representation but if you believe in splitting human race into groups (which I most certainly do not like) then some people will also start demanding percentage of reservations for other categories as well.

That will be a slippery slope, which worlds largest secular democracy in India tried in 1950 with all the best intentions to eradicate evil was caste system, but it still has not solved the problem.

Within your beloved NuLabour there two very serious problems:

You have many prejudiced scum bags, party has failed to update their views.

Also virtual Mafia that dominates the Party only want their type of candidates i.e. those women who are likely to tow the line of reactionary right wing leadership not ones who are likely to have minds of their own and commitment to socialism and habitually honest about their actual views and dislike becoming loud speakers of spin doctors like Prince of Darkness Mandelson.
Think you will need to look at the branch membership of each branch, by what your saying each branch would be 50-50 but its not, what is needed is get more women to join the branch
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ford Prefect[/bold] wrote: Paramjit, I'll type this slowly for you. There are 650 MPs. 147 of them are female. I'll leave you to work out how many are male. Women make up over 50% of the adult population of this country. A sensible person might expect that they would have around half the MPs but they clearly don't. There can be only two explanations for this. One is that women are intrinsically unsuited for political office. The other is that there must be some fault in the process that keeps the numbers so unequal. I don't know about you but I think the second explanation is more likely. Labour has a higher proportion of female MPs than any other party (except the Green Party which only has one MP) but it hasn't gone far enough. By the designation of some seats as female only it seeks to go further. I'm sure any of the declared candidates would do well in a mixed field. However, in recognising unconscious bias, the Labour Party is seeking to address a problem that all parties have. When the balance of representation in Parliament changes to reflect society, such measures will be unnecessary.[/p][/quote]I agree with you that there is a serious problem regarding lack of not only female representation but if you believe in splitting human race into groups (which I most certainly do not like) then some people will also start demanding percentage of reservations for other categories as well. That will be a slippery slope, which worlds largest secular democracy in India tried in 1950 with all the best intentions to eradicate evil was caste system, but it still has not solved the problem. Within your beloved NuLabour there two very serious problems: You have many prejudiced scum bags, party has failed to update their views. Also virtual Mafia that dominates the Party only want their type of candidates i.e. those women who are likely to tow the line of reactionary right wing leadership not ones who are likely to have minds of their own and commitment to socialism and habitually honest about their actual views and dislike becoming loud speakers of spin doctors like Prince of Darkness Mandelson.[/p][/quote]Think you will need to look at the branch membership of each branch, by what your saying each branch would be 50-50 but its not, what is needed is get more women to join the branch southy
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7:15am Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection southy
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10:51am Thu 23 May 13

Stephen J says...

southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting? Stephen J
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11:21am Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies.
The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting?[/p][/quote]I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies. The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee. southy
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11:37am Thu 23 May 13

Stephen J says...

southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies.
The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.
If you know Doug Morrison very well, why not ask him?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting?[/p][/quote]I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies. The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.[/p][/quote]If you know Doug Morrison very well, why not ask him? Stephen J
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11:40am Thu 23 May 13

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies.
The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.
So you don't really know your just guessing as usual?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting?[/p][/quote]I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies. The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.[/p][/quote]So you don't really know your just guessing as usual? loosehead
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11:44am Thu 23 May 13

bobbyboy says...

Unless there Local forget them there ambitions are for themselves and not are communities regardless of gender the safe bet is Royston he is a selfminded person works hard for the communities and would represent SOUTHAMPTON ITCHEN not any where else its in his blood trust me.
Unless there Local forget them there ambitions are for themselves and not are communities regardless of gender the safe bet is Royston he is a selfminded person works hard for the communities and would represent SOUTHAMPTON ITCHEN not any where else its in his blood trust me. bobbyboy
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12:41pm Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

bobbyboy wrote:
Unless there Local forget them there ambitions are for themselves and not are communities regardless of gender the safe bet is Royston he is a selfminded person works hard for the communities and would represent SOUTHAMPTON ITCHEN not any where else its in his blood trust me.
No thank you
[quote][p][bold]bobbyboy[/bold] wrote: Unless there Local forget them there ambitions are for themselves and not are communities regardless of gender the safe bet is Royston he is a selfminded person works hard for the communities and would represent SOUTHAMPTON ITCHEN not any where else its in his blood trust me.[/p][/quote]No thank you southy
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12:45pm Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies.
The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.
So you don't really know your just guessing as usual?
Not a real guessing I know doug and what he like
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting?[/p][/quote]I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies. The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.[/p][/quote]So you don't really know your just guessing as usual?[/p][/quote]Not a real guessing I know doug and what he like southy
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12:46pm Thu 23 May 13

southy says...

Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies.
The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.
If you know Doug Morrison very well, why not ask him?
I will when i see him next
[quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting?[/p][/quote]I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies. The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.[/p][/quote]If you know Doug Morrison very well, why not ask him?[/p][/quote]I will when i see him next southy
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1:38pm Thu 23 May 13

Stephen J says...

southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies.
The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.
If you know Doug Morrison very well, why not ask him?
I will when i see him next
Do you think he'll want to talk to you after you've all but accused him of sleaze?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting?[/p][/quote]I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies. The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.[/p][/quote]If you know Doug Morrison very well, why not ask him?[/p][/quote]I will when i see him next[/p][/quote]Do you think he'll want to talk to you after you've all but accused him of sleaze? Stephen J
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3:51pm Thu 23 May 13

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
Stephen J wrote:
southy wrote:
Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.”

If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection
Really? What are you suggesting?
I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies.
The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.
So you don't really know your just guessing as usual?
Not a real guessing I know doug and what he like
You know are history better than historians,architect
s & every one who lives in this city,you know every single councillor on a talking level now you know Doug very well?
Surely with your contacts & high placed friends you could have been Labour Party Leader in this City couldn't you?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen J[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Ms Davis says she has “already won the backing of the head of the port”, Associated British Ports director Doug Morrison, who is quoted on her website as saying: “I believe she has a huge amount to contribute to our community.” If Doug is only one saying this from ABPj then I think you find there could be a connection[/p][/quote]Really? What are you suggesting?[/p][/quote]I know doug very well from years ago, when his office just a porter cabin in the docks, for him to support some one from Labour, there is a connection maybe a friend of friend, same club, inlaw or relation, she a member to Blue Labour got her fingers in a number of pies. The only other thing it might be Doug might dis-like Royston Smith who sits on the dock board committee.[/p][/quote]So you don't really know your just guessing as usual?[/p][/quote]Not a real guessing I know doug and what he like[/p][/quote]You know are history better than historians,architect s & every one who lives in this city,you know every single councillor on a talking level now you know Doug very well? Surely with your contacts & high placed friends you could have been Labour Party Leader in this City couldn't you? loosehead
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11:58am Sat 25 May 13

DrivinMissDayzee says...

It would seem that divisive measures have now been firmly set, by Labour, especially for these 3 ladies.

Satvir Kaur is young & energetic, both physically and vocally (severe case of foot in mouth)
Sarah Bogle is older (will this be perceived as wiser?) but is not as energetic, nor vocal, in fact choosing to stay silent on some issues.

Rowenna Davies is younger than Ms Bogle and older than Ms Kaur.
Ms Davies is the newer of the 3 shortchanged, (oops meant shortlisted), but her pledges are nothing new....

1. Fight Royston Smith from day 1.
(not possible as experienced heavyweight and bantam flyweight are no match)

2. Bring living wage to Southampton.
(already introduced)

3. Fight for more housing and generation, particularly Old Ford Site.
(but we don't have the funds now, thanks to present Labour Council of Red Squirrels)

4. Protect Public Services.
(our Southampton Labour Council have received grants from central gov, yet most subsidies to our local services, ie: Bus Services, have been withdrawn by our council?

5. Work as a team and listen to others.
(as long as we have this present Labour run Council in Southampton, it will be more of a case of keep your back up against the wall, dodging the outwardly smiling, inwardly backstabbing, lying and misleading shenanigans from Labour Colleagues.
So realistically, nothing new to offer other than a pretty face, No offence Ms Davies.

No offence to either of these 3 ladies, but their education and intelligence is not what Labour require, or they would be equally up against male's from their own party.
This is an insult to all those women many, many years ago that were fighting for us females to have equal, legal rights across the board. This is an embarrassingly clear cut case of "Totty for the boys".

Out of interest I wonder if the Labour wages are equal between the males and females?
It would seem that divisive measures have now been firmly set, by Labour, especially for these 3 ladies. Satvir Kaur is young & energetic, both physically and vocally (severe case of foot in mouth) Sarah Bogle is older (will this be perceived as wiser?) but is not as energetic, nor vocal, in fact choosing to stay silent on some issues. Rowenna Davies is younger than Ms Bogle and older than Ms Kaur. Ms Davies is the newer of the 3 shortchanged, (oops meant shortlisted), but her pledges are nothing new.... 1. Fight Royston Smith from day 1. (not possible as experienced heavyweight and bantam flyweight are no match) 2. Bring living wage to Southampton. (already introduced) 3. Fight for more housing and generation, particularly Old Ford Site. (but we don't have the funds now, thanks to present Labour Council of Red Squirrels) 4. Protect Public Services. (our Southampton Labour Council have received grants from central gov, yet most subsidies to our local services, ie: Bus Services, have been withdrawn by our council? 5. Work as a team and listen to others. (as long as we have this present Labour run Council in Southampton, it will be more of a case of keep your back up against the wall, dodging the outwardly smiling, inwardly backstabbing, lying and misleading shenanigans from Labour Colleagues. So realistically, nothing new to offer other than a pretty face, No offence Ms Davies. No offence to either of these 3 ladies, but their education and intelligence is not what Labour require, or they would be equally up against male's from their own party. This is an insult to all those women many, many years ago that were fighting for us females to have equal, legal rights across the board. This is an embarrassingly clear cut case of "Totty for the boys". Out of interest I wonder if the Labour wages are equal between the males and females? DrivinMissDayzee
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9:07am Wed 29 May 13

Woolston woman Jane says...

Graeme Harrison wrote:
I find it truly dispiriting that the Labour Party has chosen to ignore the very obvious talents of Cllr Mark Chaloner when drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates for the Itchen constituency.
Cllr Chaloner is a political heavyweight. He is twice the man the other candidates are (and not just because he's actually a man).
Every time he rises to his feet, I am reminded of a young Nijinsky such are his grace and poise. Every time he speaks in debate, I am reminded of a young Lenin such is his eloquence. Every time he passes a motion, I am reminded of a young Machiavelli such is his state-craft.
Nijinsky, Lenin, Machiavelli: all Southampton men without whom this city would be much the poorer. That's why I say that anyone who wants to see this city move forward must get behind Cllr Chaloner and give him a great big push.
That has just made my day. Hilarious! I really need closure now on what you've got against the seemingly inoffensive (and seemingly invisible SCC councillor) Chaloner...
[quote][p][bold]Graeme Harrison[/bold] wrote: I find it truly dispiriting that the Labour Party has chosen to ignore the very obvious talents of Cllr Mark Chaloner when drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates for the Itchen constituency. Cllr Chaloner is a political heavyweight. He is twice the man the other candidates are (and not just because he's actually a man). Every time he rises to his feet, I am reminded of a young Nijinsky such are his grace and poise. Every time he speaks in debate, I am reminded of a young Lenin such is his eloquence. Every time he passes a motion, I am reminded of a young Machiavelli such is his state-craft. Nijinsky, Lenin, Machiavelli: all Southampton men without whom this city would be much the poorer. That's why I say that anyone who wants to see this city move forward must get behind Cllr Chaloner and give him a great big push.[/p][/quote]That has just made my day. Hilarious! I really need closure now on what you've got against the seemingly inoffensive (and seemingly invisible SCC councillor) Chaloner... Woolston woman Jane
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