Fareham Borough Council leader Sean Woodward has called for Lib Dem rival Cllr Paul Whittle to quit for working with the Saudi government

Fareham Borough Council leader Sean Woodward

Fareham Borough Council leader Sean Woodward

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A TOP councillor has called for his political rival to quit - claiming he is incapable of fulfilling his council duties because he works abroad.

Cllr Paul Whittle, the Liberal Democrat opposition leader at Fareham Borough Council, has been working for the Saudi government since around the time he was re-elected in May.

But Council Leader Sean Woodward has called for him to stand down claiming he cannot perform his duties in Fareham from so far away and warned him to concentrate on Fareham East - not the Middle East.

Daily Echo:

Cllr Paul Whittle, Lib Dem opposition leader at Fareham Borough Council

Cllr Whittle, who still has a home in Fareham, is helping to set up colleges of further and higher education, a role with a salary around £180,000 a year.

But in the past year he has attended just under half of the meetings he should have. Since May he has only managed two out of six meetings.

Tory leader Cllr Woodward claimed Cllr Whittle had not been to a cabinet meeting since April while he had also failed to attend a Local Government Association conference for which a ticket had been bought for Cllr Whittle at the cost of £500.

He said: “Clearly you can't carry out that role from another continent - it's completely and utterly wrong.

“He should be spending time in Fareham East not the Middle East.”

But Cllr Whittle has hit back, saying that many meetings were about “rubber stamping” and the important work was at full council meetings where he could challenge the leadership and in turn help residents, which he says he did.

He said that he travelled regularly to Fareham and maintained his job had not had an impact as he was still able to communicate with residents.

Cllr Whittle added that despite travelling extensively for his work in the last three years, local residents had still re-elected him.

“You'll find a number of Fareham councillors that do far less,” he said.

“If someone needs a line on their road, bin emptied, dog fouling...I have dealt with all these things in the last few weeks - these are the things that matter to people.

“If any residents have got any concerns I'm happy to address them.”

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5:50pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Oh come on Cllr Woodward .....
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Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back .....
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Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........
Oh come on Cllr Woodward ..... . Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back ..... . Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! ......... Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -3

8:18pm Sat 2 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

I don't vote Conservative and I do not vote Lib Dem but, in my humble opinion, any councillor, MP etc. who has been elected to represent a particular area should be permanently resident in that area. Working overseas doesn't seem to satisfy my own opinion and so this Councillor should resign.
I don't vote Conservative and I do not vote Lib Dem but, in my humble opinion, any councillor, MP etc. who has been elected to represent a particular area should be permanently resident in that area. Working overseas doesn't seem to satisfy my own opinion and so this Councillor should resign. eurogordi
  • Score: 11

9:30pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Oh come on Cllr Woodward .....
.
Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back .....
.
Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........
Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services.

I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence?

Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud?

If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Oh come on Cllr Woodward ..... . Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back ..... . Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........[/p][/quote]Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services. I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence? Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud? If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -4

10:50pm Sat 2 Aug 14

cb9999 says...

eurogordi wrote:
I don't vote Conservative and I do not vote Lib Dem but, in my humble opinion, any councillor, MP etc. who has been elected to represent a particular area should be permanently resident in that area. Working overseas doesn't seem to satisfy my own opinion and so this Councillor should resign.
Why? Do you even know what Councillors do?
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: I don't vote Conservative and I do not vote Lib Dem but, in my humble opinion, any councillor, MP etc. who has been elected to represent a particular area should be permanently resident in that area. Working overseas doesn't seem to satisfy my own opinion and so this Councillor should resign.[/p][/quote]Why? Do you even know what Councillors do? cb9999
  • Score: -6

10:17am Sun 3 Aug 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Oh come on Cllr Woodward .....
.
Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back .....
.
Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........
Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services.

I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence?

Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud?

If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.
No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum.
.
Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed.
.
At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Oh come on Cllr Woodward ..... . Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back ..... . Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........[/p][/quote]Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services. I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence? Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud? If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.[/p][/quote]No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum. . Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed. . At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -1

10:26am Sun 3 Aug 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Oh come on Cllr Woodward .....
.
Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back .....
.
Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........
Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services.

I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence?

Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud?

If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.
No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum.
.
Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed.
.
At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other
Fully agree, especially the last bit.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Oh come on Cllr Woodward ..... . Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back ..... . Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........[/p][/quote]Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services. I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence? Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud? If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.[/p][/quote]No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum. . Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed. . At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other[/p][/quote]Fully agree, especially the last bit. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -1

12:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Oh come on Cllr Woodward .....
.
Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back .....
.
Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........
Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services.

I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence?

Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud?

If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.
No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum.
.
Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed.
.
At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other
Fully agree, especially the last bit.
Can I point out some thing, even low I might agree with a lot that your saying, But there was a by-election for his ward because he failed to attend a certain amount meeting with in a time period. His ward seat was left vacant till the by-election.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Oh come on Cllr Woodward ..... . Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back ..... . Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........[/p][/quote]Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services. I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence? Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud? If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.[/p][/quote]No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum. . Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed. . At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other[/p][/quote]Fully agree, especially the last bit.[/p][/quote]Can I point out some thing, even low I might agree with a lot that your saying, But there was a by-election for his ward because he failed to attend a certain amount meeting with in a time period. His ward seat was left vacant till the by-election. southy
  • Score: 0

1:41pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Whiteley Man says...

Oddly enough, Cllr Woodward doesn't mention the Tory Councillor who hasn't been to meetings either. OK, apparently it's down to illness but if you're unwell you're going to be even less efficient than if you're just unavailable some of the time. Double standards?
Oddly enough, Cllr Woodward doesn't mention the Tory Councillor who hasn't been to meetings either. OK, apparently it's down to illness but if you're unwell you're going to be even less efficient than if you're just unavailable some of the time. Double standards? Whiteley Man
  • Score: -1

3:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Oh come on Cllr Woodward .....
.
Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back .....
.
Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........
Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services.

I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence?

Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud?

If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.
No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum.
.
Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed.
.
At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other
Fully agree, especially the last bit.
Can I point out some thing, even low I might agree with a lot that your saying, But there was a by-election for his ward because he failed to attend a certain amount meeting with in a time period. His ward seat was left vacant till the by-election.
Peter thanks for pointing that out, it makes the nasty party appear even worse than 'even' I thought.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Oh come on Cllr Woodward ..... . Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back ..... . Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........[/p][/quote]Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services. I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence? Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud? If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.[/p][/quote]No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum. . Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed. . At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other[/p][/quote]Fully agree, especially the last bit.[/p][/quote]Can I point out some thing, even low I might agree with a lot that your saying, But there was a by-election for his ward because he failed to attend a certain amount meeting with in a time period. His ward seat was left vacant till the by-election.[/p][/quote]Peter thanks for pointing that out, it makes the nasty party appear even worse than 'even' I thought. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -2

3:24pm Sun 3 Aug 14

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Oh come on Cllr Woodward .....
.
Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back .....
.
Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........
Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services.

I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence?

Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud?

If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.
No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum.
.
Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed.
.
At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other
Fully agree, especially the last bit.
Can I point out some thing, even low I might agree with a lot that your saying, But there was a by-election for his ward because he failed to attend a certain amount meeting with in a time period. His ward seat was left vacant till the by-election.
Peter thanks for pointing that out, it makes the nasty party appear even worse than 'even' I thought.
Well I would off though you would of might of remembered your self as both you and I was there that day, for budget allternative to the Tory/Labour Government cuts.
Royston was playing for time over the matter of a Tory Councillor working in California and had not attended a single council meeting in 6mths, He had won his council ward seat the year before and was still making claims, It was Councillor Williams that stood up in the chambers and bought it to the attention of the Council and cornered Royston in the end Royston had to declare the seat vacant and would be included into the next local elections as a by-election
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Oh come on Cllr Woodward ..... . Do what your colleague ex Tory Council leader did in Southampton two and a half years ago ..... he allowed the Cllr who was in California to continue to take his allowances even thoiugh he wasnt coming back ..... . Fortunately the Tories no longer run the Council here anymore .... not too surprising is it !! .........[/p][/quote]Yes comrade (Hope as NuLabour supporter on this forum you don't feel offended with me addressing you in good old Labour style) I think you are spot on about a Tory councillor in Southampton who'd moved to the West Coast of USA and kept on drawing dosh from our financially hard up Council, when for the same finacial reason the Tories were busy cutting jobs and badly needed services. I vaguely remember that in the news; didn't local Tories make plenty of excuses in his defence? Please forgive me if my age may be playing tricks with my memory, but I am under the impression that members of NuLabour had rightly raised that issue in the local news and demanded answers from the Tories over that if not strictly speaking legal but moral fraud? If so then please be prepared if your opponents may decide to ask if NuLabour has got one standrad for Conservatives and some kind of soft spot for sugar coated Tories the Liberal Democrats. Because in case of hung parliament after next years elections the NuLabour may still get the urge to comit unprincipled political adultery with unprincipled prostitutes of politics, as bunglar Brown and co tried to last time, but could not afford to pay the high rate of political brothel, which were like peanuts for arrogant out of touch rich brats former members of Bullington club.[/p][/quote]No problem being called "comrade" ... having been called far worse from the Tory supporters on this forum. . Just like Camoron, Brown tried, as a last gasp effort to cling on to power to form a marriage with Clegg ......... I am personally delighted that this failed. . At the next election who knows ....... according to several journalists Slippery Dave will side with UKIP !! ....... I think that they deserve each other[/p][/quote]Fully agree, especially the last bit.[/p][/quote]Can I point out some thing, even low I might agree with a lot that your saying, But there was a by-election for his ward because he failed to attend a certain amount meeting with in a time period. His ward seat was left vacant till the by-election.[/p][/quote]Peter thanks for pointing that out, it makes the nasty party appear even worse than 'even' I thought.[/p][/quote]Well I would off though you would of might of remembered your self as both you and I was there that day, for budget allternative to the Tory/Labour Government cuts. Royston was playing for time over the matter of a Tory Councillor working in California and had not attended a single council meeting in 6mths, He had won his council ward seat the year before and was still making claims, It was Councillor Williams that stood up in the chambers and bought it to the attention of the Council and cornered Royston in the end Royston had to declare the seat vacant and would be included into the next local elections as a by-election southy
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4:23pm Sun 3 Aug 14

FoysCornerBoy says...

Whiteley Man wrote:
Oddly enough, Cllr Woodward doesn't mention the Tory Councillor who hasn't been to meetings either. OK, apparently it's down to illness but if you're unwell you're going to be even less efficient than if you're just unavailable some of the time. Double standards?
Oh and what about that Tory Mayor fown Farham/ Gosport way who was banned from all his local boozers for 'overdoing' it a bit on election night? Yes he's now resigned as Mayor but shouldn't he also stand down as a Councillor? And while we're about it let's see disgraced Mike Hancock resign his Southsea Parliamentary seat and UKIP's Ray Finch his Hampshire County Council seat (if he persists in also drawing £100k p.a. as a Euro MP).
[quote][p][bold]Whiteley Man[/bold] wrote: Oddly enough, Cllr Woodward doesn't mention the Tory Councillor who hasn't been to meetings either. OK, apparently it's down to illness but if you're unwell you're going to be even less efficient than if you're just unavailable some of the time. Double standards?[/p][/quote]Oh and what about that Tory Mayor fown Farham/ Gosport way who was banned from all his local boozers for 'overdoing' it a bit on election night? Yes he's now resigned as Mayor but shouldn't he also stand down as a Councillor? And while we're about it let's see disgraced Mike Hancock resign his Southsea Parliamentary seat and UKIP's Ray Finch his Hampshire County Council seat (if he persists in also drawing £100k p.a. as a Euro MP). FoysCornerBoy
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5:48pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

FoysCornerBoy wrote:
Whiteley Man wrote:
Oddly enough, Cllr Woodward doesn't mention the Tory Councillor who hasn't been to meetings either. OK, apparently it's down to illness but if you're unwell you're going to be even less efficient than if you're just unavailable some of the time. Double standards?
Oh and what about that Tory Mayor fown Farham/ Gosport way who was banned from all his local boozers for 'overdoing' it a bit on election night? Yes he's now resigned as Mayor but shouldn't he also stand down as a Councillor? And while we're about it let's see disgraced Mike Hancock resign his Southsea Parliamentary seat and UKIP's Ray Finch his Hampshire County Council seat (if he persists in also drawing £100k p.a. as a Euro MP).
Are you day dreaming?

If they make former misbehaving Tory Mayor of Gosport to quit then guess who next will be in the line?

Cameron, Osborn, Johnson and many other of their mates, who when supposedly studying in Oxford used to get tanked up and behave like goons.

Surely Tories are not that stupid to start the ball rolling in Gosport, in fact they may already be regretting, because one of their own has put his own boot with dog's dump on it into his own mouth.

That can be the reason why the usual fans of Long Ranger, Southy and even you so far have not come out to defend their man. Or may be the rich guys whose taxes got reduced by Gerorgie boy have gone out sipping champagne and sailing, while we plebs thanks to same Chancellor are finding hard even to afford an extra mug of tea, and difficult to see the GPs, because of most vicious attacks upon true socialist Nye Bevan's baby, our NHS by the arrogant out of touch posh boys who lied before last elections that the NHS will be safe in their hands.
[quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whiteley Man[/bold] wrote: Oddly enough, Cllr Woodward doesn't mention the Tory Councillor who hasn't been to meetings either. OK, apparently it's down to illness but if you're unwell you're going to be even less efficient than if you're just unavailable some of the time. Double standards?[/p][/quote]Oh and what about that Tory Mayor fown Farham/ Gosport way who was banned from all his local boozers for 'overdoing' it a bit on election night? Yes he's now resigned as Mayor but shouldn't he also stand down as a Councillor? And while we're about it let's see disgraced Mike Hancock resign his Southsea Parliamentary seat and UKIP's Ray Finch his Hampshire County Council seat (if he persists in also drawing £100k p.a. as a Euro MP).[/p][/quote]Are you day dreaming? If they make former misbehaving Tory Mayor of Gosport to quit then guess who next will be in the line? Cameron, Osborn, Johnson and many other of their mates, who when supposedly studying in Oxford used to get tanked up and behave like goons. Surely Tories are not that stupid to start the ball rolling in Gosport, in fact they may already be regretting, because one of their own has put his own boot with dog's dump on it into his own mouth. That can be the reason why the usual fans of Long Ranger, Southy and even you so far have not come out to defend their man. Or may be the rich guys whose taxes got reduced by Gerorgie boy have gone out sipping champagne and sailing, while we plebs thanks to same Chancellor are finding hard even to afford an extra mug of tea, and difficult to see the GPs, because of most vicious attacks upon true socialist Nye Bevan's baby, our NHS by the arrogant out of touch posh boys who lied before last elections that the NHS will be safe in their hands. Paramjit Bahia
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11:00am Tue 5 Aug 14

aldermoorboy says...

Bitter, bitter left wingers, no I am wrong Labour are perfect, they would not give public money to the unions or make more cabinet members, or lie, or take £500,000 for own projects would they.
Glass houses and stones.
Bitter, bitter left wingers, no I am wrong Labour are perfect, they would not give public money to the unions or make more cabinet members, or lie, or take £500,000 for own projects would they. Glass houses and stones. aldermoorboy
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