Masthead
One of my photos

Entries Tagged as 'Crawley Council'

A Govial evening

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

We had a Labour constituency meeting tonight, and given recent news stories I couldn’t resist proposing, under any other business, that we invite Michael Gove to Crawley and then leave the minutes with those remarks on a Town Hall photocopier. It would be incorrect to say that we are not enjoying all this, but I […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

A logic-free zone

March 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

The Crawley News has a story this week about a Tory councillor’s reasons for not going to many meetings that he is supposed to be part of. He says that the reason for his poor attendance is that he stopped going to development control committee meetings because they are “a logic-free zone”. He said: I […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

Civil war in Crawley

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

I see that the local Tories are continuing to lay into each other in the local press. This time it is all about a spat between current Tory Duncan Crow and his erstwhile colleague Karl Williamson who defected to UKIP. It really is like watching a football game between Argentina and Germany (or between Spurs […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

West Sussex unitary authority?

February 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

There has been a bit of discussion about whether West Sussex county council and the various district and borough councils should be replaced with a unitary authority. The current round of debate started when the UKIP group on the county council raised the matter and the Lib Dems decided to support it. While I agree […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Vote me!

August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Politics

This year I decided to put in nomination papers for the local council elections. For various reasons I have been quite absent from politics for a couple of years, but I’m feeling a lot more up for it now. When I got selected for the Horsham parliamentary elections I concentrated on that constituency, although did […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Lenny walks

February 12th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Politics

While nothing I have heard about him makes me inclined to like him, I don’t think the news of Lenny Walker getting the sack as a cabinet member of Crawley council is a good thing. Specifically, it is not a good thing for potential whistleblowers out there. There are two possibilities – either Mr Walker […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

The new council

May 22nd, 2012 · 7 Comments · Politics

I’ll be interested to see how the new council works out. The council is a lot more evenly balanced now, and as a result the committee memberships will be more evenly balanced – to the point where Tories won’t be able to miss any meetings in case they risk being in the minority in committee […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Local election post mortem

May 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Politics

The local elections here in Crawley turned out pretty well for Labour I think. We held all the seats we were defending and took three off the Tories, unseating one of their cabinet members in the process. We came pretty close in our other target seat and looking at the results we did well enough […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Election time again

May 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics

I may have neglected to mention it, but am a candidate in this year’s council elections so if anybody reading this lives in Maidenbower and fancies annoying the Tories then pop down to the polling station on Thursday and put a big kiss against my name.

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Bert Crane

April 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Politics

Last week I went along to the full council meeting at the town hall. It is not something I do very often, maybe once or twice in the last five years, but last week was a very special meeting – the last one ever to feature Bert Crane as a councillor. He has been a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·