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Sunday, 26 July 2009

What a Bell End!

People reading the local press may have noticed the hype coming from Tameside Council Conservative Group Leader, Councillor John Bell picking up our campaign against the huge amount of money wasted on statues and artwork in the borough.

The thing is, back in 2007 John Bell was actually favour of the bronze plaques in the borough as this video from Channel M where 56 seconds into the video, Councillor Bell states "I welcome these to be put in every ward in Tameside".

Make your mind up John!

Hat-tip: No Mottram Bypass

Sunday, 19 July 2009

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Exclusive: Cllr. Steve Smith Drink Driving Shame

We have an exclusive for you. The Labour councillor for the St. Peter's ward, Stephen Smith has handed in his resignation after being caught drink driving. It gets better, the former deputy mayor is also a member on the alcohol licensing speakers panel!

The irony is that the Conservative candidate for Denton North East, Floyd Paterson, is an anti drink driving campaigner. Oh dear...

The Mafia has been told that Steven Pleasant, the newly appointed chief executive of Tameside Council is "sitting" on the resignation due to the Denton North East by-election. We will have more news on this as it develops.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Spitting Image: Combine Harvester Edition

Well what do we have here? It is Denise Ward, the Labour hopeful for the Denton North East by-election. Denise was at the Veteran's Day celebrations sporting the Worzel Gummidge look, which is odd for a hairdresser.

Then we have Labour councillor for Denton South, Andrew Doubledick Doubleday who looks like Tubbs from The League of Gentlemen. Are you local? Local jobs for local people?

And last of all we have the failed Labour Party candidate for Hyde Werneth or "Denton South community campaigner" Claire Francis who looks like Olive from On the Busses.

Have you got any ideas for a future spitting image? Leave them in the comments below.