Local Elections: As it happened

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5:40pm

Goodbye from Spennymoor Lesiure Centre, the venue of cheers and jeers. It's been an interesting afternoon but, despite the rather toasty temperature, tempers have remained cool. See you again in four years time!

5:31pm

Brian Avery (Ind) and Labour's Patrick McCourt and Pauline Crathorne win in Ferryhill.

David Farry loses his seat by 17 votes.

5:28pm

John Clare, Mike Dixon and Joan Gray net another three seats for Labour in the Aycliffe North and Middridge ward.

5:27pm

Labour has also won Trimdon and Thornley. 

5:24pm

West Auckland stays with Labour. Rob Yorke retains his seat along with newcomer Christine Wilson. Councillor Yorke said his aim now is continue the regeneration of the area with a cinema being the next priority development.

5:07pm

Liberal Democrat leader Nigel Martin retains his seat in Neville's Cross along with fellow Lib Dem Grenville Holland.

5:07pm

Spennymoor proves a very close call but veteran Liberal Democrat Ben Ord loses his seat.

Labour's Ian Geldard and Pat Lawton take two seats behind Spennymoor Independent Kevin Thompson, who recorded a whopping 1,034 votes.

There were almost orgasmic cries from the Labour winners before they started leaping with clenched fists punching the air when the result was announced.

5:02pm

Coundon's new councillor Charlie Kay has vowed to knock on every door in his ward, which also covers Leeholme, Westerton and the other villages in the area at least once a year to find out the issues. He said: " I will take the council to them."

 

4:56pm

Liberal Democrats Amanda Hopgood, Mark Wilkes and Frances Simmons take Framwellgate and Newton Hall

4:47pm

Still waiting for Aycliffe North and Middridge, Bishop Middleham and Cornforth, Ferryhill, Framwellgate and Newton Hall, Neville's Cross, Spennymoor, Trimdon and West Auckland

4:42pm

Labour's Christine Potts retains Chilton with 646 votes.

4:40pm

Labour take Tudhoe, mass celebrations as cabinet member Neil Foster keeps his place along with Barbara Graham.

4:39pm

The Lib Dems have taken Durham South, David Stoker wins!

4:35pm

Charlie Kay, Labour, wins the battle of mayors and takes Coundon with 396 votes ahead of Lesley Zair's 217.

4:34pm

June Lee and John Lehtbridge, both Labour, retain Woodhouse Close.

4:23pm

Aycliffe East also goes Labour's way. Jed Hillary and Sarah Iveson take it with 732 and 885 votes respectively.

4:21pm

19-year-old Thomas Nearney has won Annfield Plain for Labour, making him the youngest county councillor in Durham's history.

4:17pm

Crook is in! Labour's Geoff Mowbray and Eddie Tomlinson are elected along with Eddie Murphy. It was a very close one though.

4:14pm

Another hat trick for Labour in Belmont with Patrick Conway, Katie Corrigan and William Moir elected, cueing much cheering and delighted cries of "I can't believe it".

Dennis Southwell (Lib Dem) loses his place on Durham County Council.

4:08pm

Just saw one candidate indulge in an enormous yawn at the Spennymoor count. Today marks the end of weeks of walking streets, knocking on doors and pushing leaflets through letter boxes (not to mention evading barking dogs, listening calmly to angry residents and pricking themselves with pin badges)

4:04pm

Alex Watson, former Labour leader of Derwentside District now standing as an Independent, has won a seat in Consett North alongside Lib Dem Owen Temple. Labour's Clive Robson, cabinet member for housing, comes a distant third and loses his seat.

4:04pm

The Conservatives keep Barnard Castle with local party leader Richard Bell and Barbara Harrison convincingly re-elected.

3:58pm

Close call in Willington and Hunwick but Labour's Joe Buckham and Olwyn Gunn are elected. Matthew Todd (WVInd) missed out finishing 149 votes behind Gunn, while the Conservatives finished considerable further behind.

3:53pm

It is starting to cool down now in Spennymoor Leisure Centre, new councillors and defeated candidates are dispersing to celebrate/commiserate. Sharon Spence has just called the Willington and Hunwick candidates into a neighbouring room, must be a close one. 

3:46pm

Success continues for Labour with Paul Taylor and John Turnbull winning Brandon, each scoring more than three times as many votes as the third placed candidate.

3:40pm

Voter turn-out across County Durham was just 27.8%, down from 36.4% in 2008

3:39pm

Senior Labour figures say they are hoping for a majority of around 20 on Durham County Council once all the results are in.

3:39pm

Labour have Newton Aycliffe with Eddy Adam and Kate Hopper elected with 697 and 761 respectively.

Previous councillor Dorothy Bowman who stood as an independent got 274 votes while Conservative candidate Fane Murray has secured the lowest number of votes for any ward yet declared in Spennymoor with 94.

3:30pm

Labour take Deerness (cue loud cheers). Their three candidates David Bell, Anne Bonner and Jean Chaplow take all three seats in a resounding fashion, each scoring more than 1,400 votes. Lib Dem John Wilkinson finished fourth with 632.

3:25pm

Still awaiting results for 22 wards in Spennymoor, including Crook, Framwellgate and Coundon.

3:23pm

Loud cheers as Labour seize Sedgefield! John Robinson and Rachel Lumsdon are elected!

3:21pm

iPad is throwing a paddy at the moment in Spennymoor, apologies for any incomplete posts! A mixture of failing technology and sweaty fingers (it really is toasty in here)

3:18pm

Labour trio Brian Stephens, Patricia Pemberton and Henry Nicholson take Shildon and Dene Valley, ahead of Shildon mayor Gareth Howe.

3:13pm

Sam Zair (WVInd) gets 861 votes to win his seat representing Bishop Auckland Town. Labour's Joy Allen gets the second seat with 615.

Now, can Sam Zair's wife Lesley make it a double in Coundon? We will wait and see!

3:11pm

Labour romp home in Coxhoe! Cabinet member Maria Plews is re-elected along with party colleagues Janet Blakey and Abiodun Williams.

Each scored more than 1,500 votes, miles ahead of fourth placed Miranda Jupp and John Lightley.

3:06pm

Our photographer has just taken pictures of democracy at work (the count at Spennymoor). He summed it up as "people in suits watching other people looking at paper". It is a bit more exciting than that.

3:03pm

Have just seen Billy Neilson, an independent candidate for Woodhouse Close, he used to be the right hand man of Bishop Auckland MPs Derek (now Lord Foster) and Helen Goodman.

 

3:01pm

Independent group leaders John Shuttleworth and Watts Stelling re-elected in Weardale and Leadgate & Medomsley respectively

2:55pm

Bit of a lull in proceedings at Spennymoor now, a chance to loosen the tie as it's getting a bit warm

2:51pm

High profile Lib Dem councillor & 3-time Parliamentary candidate for Durham Carol Woods has lost her seat in Sherburn to Labour.

2:47pm

Labours Robert Crute and Lynn Pounder win Blackhalls

2:47pm

Barnard Castle East will be represented by Conservatives James Rowlandson and George Richardson.

2:45pm

George Richardson (Cons) and J

2:42pm

Crook counting table is particularly crowded with candidates, friends and partners awaiting the result for this hotly contested three-seat ward.

Current councillors Eddie Murphy (Ind), Eddie Tomlinson (Lab), John Bailey (WVInd) and Patricia Jopling (WVInd) all in the running, as are newcomers Aaron Cowen (WVInd) and Jo Yelland (Green), who used her 30th birthday to raise money for a community centre in the town.

Also here are Ian Hirst and John Winter, both independents who led Crook Community Partnership's bid for £500,000 to go towards a new leisure centre.

2:41pm

Results from North Yorkshire County Council elections now in: Conservative, 45 seats, (from 46 seats)
Liberal Democrat, 8 seats, (from 9)
Labour, 7 seats (from 1)
Independent, 8 seats (from 14)
Liberal  2 seats (from 2)
UKIP 2 seats (from 0)

2:39pm

Labour retain both seats in Delves Lane, including newly-elected Bob Glass, former police inspector and husband of NW Durham MP Pat Glass

2:37pm

Labour gain two seats in Peterlee West after the Lib Dems, who won both seats in 2008, did not put up candidates to defend the seats.

2:37pm

Labour leader Simon Henig: "We have made four gains so far.  Its a very good start and we're expecting gains in double figures by the end".

The Northern Echo:

2:36pm

New Evenwood councillor Andrew Turner has previously said he wants to carry on the good work he did as councillor for West Auckland if elected for his new ward.

2:35pm

UKIP's David Sinister has just won the party's second seat on North Yorkshire County Council. Labour now increased their number of seats to six, from one. 

2:34pm

Lib Dems David Freeman and Richard Ormerod elected for Elvet and Gilesgate with 572 and 532 respectively. 

Labour's Alan Hayton third in the two seat ward with 450.

2:31pm

Two wards returned in Spennymoor, just 29 to go. The Sherburn winners were a noisy bunch, plenty of cheering but understandable given a super convincing win.

2:28pm

Labour's deputy leader Alan Napier tops the poll as Labour hold two seats in Murton.

2:28pm

Labour leader Simon Henig and council chair Linda Marshall, who has had a torrid time of it in recent months surrounding her clothing allowance, comfortable winners in Chester-le-Street West Central.

2:27pm

Results being read at Spennymoor by Deputy Returning Officer Sharon Spence

2:26pm

Barnard Castle East next!

2:23pm

UKIP has one seat on North Yorks County Council, wrestled from Lib Dem leader. Labour has gone from 1 seat to five so far. 

2:23pm

Labour also get Sherburn! Stephen Guy with 1,084 and David Hall 1,012

2:21pm

Sherburn i

2:18pm

Labour gets the two seats for Evenwood, Pauline Charlton and Andrew Turner are elected!

2:16pm

Candidates for Evenwood have been called into a separate room, a formality apparently before the result is formally announced.

Evenwood is therefore likely to be the first count to be resulted.

Candidates for the two-seat ward are Graham Casey (UKIP), Pauline Charlton (Labour), Stephen Hugill (Conservative), Linda Raper (Conservative) and Andy Turner (Labour).

2:10pm

The battle of Bishop Auckland mayors is on in Coundon.

Former mayors Lesley Zair (Wear Valley Independent Group) and Charlie Kay (Labour) are vying with Michael Gossage (Conservative) for the single seat ward.

Both former members of the Chain-gang, as the collection of County Durham's mayors is affectionately known, are in Spennymoor Leisure Centre for the count.

Lesley Zair is accompanied by husband Sam, who is the incumbent councillor for Bishop Auckland Town and hopes to retain his place on Durham County Council.

2:05pm

First two results coming in next 10 mins from Stanley, including Labour leader Simon Henig and council chair Linda Marshall in Chester-le-Street West Central.

2:02pm

The state of play after 41 of North Yorkshire County Council's 72 seats declared: - Con 25; Ind 7; Lab 6; Lib Dem 2; UKIP 1

1:47pm

Anita Atkinson, independent candidate for Tow Law and archroyalist sporting her red, white and blue colours, reckons the Tow Law result will be one of the last to be declared.

1:45pm

North West Durham MP Pat Glass is at the Spennymoor count. Crook, one of the main towns in her constituency, is one of the most contested wards with 15 candidates battling for the three seats. 

The other ward with 15 candidates, Framwellgate and Newton Hall, is also due to be announced at Spennymoor.

1:42pm

As well as the county council elections, a count is also due to take place for Spennymoor Town Council this afternoon. While the town and parish council count is due tomorrow, Spennymoor's has been moved forward a day as many of the candidates are planning to support the Moors in their FA Vase final in Wembley tomorrow afternoon. Exceptional circumstances.

1:38pm

Familiar faces and newbies mingling in the main hall in Spennymoor, all seems amicable.

1:37pm

Dozens of candidates milling around in Spennymoor sports hall most sporting colourful rosettes and standing eagerly near their respective counts. Most are probably just relieved to have found a space for their cars, parking is at a premium in Spennymoor today (not helped by six or so spaces in the leisure centre car park being closed due to essential works).

Fiirst results hoped for around 2pm.

1:19pm

Count underway at Stanley Louisa Centre. First results expected within the hour.

1:16pm

Stuart Parsons, a former Liberal Democrat councillor for North Yorkshire County Council, has been re-elected as an Independent councillor for Save the Friarage. 

1:13pm

Best-selling author GP Taylor has failed in his bid to take a seat for UKIP on North Yorkshire County Council. He came second, with 468 votes, to Labour's Eric Broadbent in Scarborough's Northstead ward. Mr Broadbent took 519 votes.

12:55pm

After 21 seats of 72 in North Yorkshire declared so far: -  Con 10; Ind 6; Lab 3; Lib Dem 1; UKIP 1

12:52pm

Elizabeth Shields, a former MP for the Ryedale area, has taken the Norton seat on North Yorkshire County Council - a Lib-Dem gain from the Tories.

12:50pm

UKIP have won their first-ever seat opn North Yorkshire County Council. after Samuel Cross took the Filey ward.

11:52am

Labour has won the by-election in Houghton, the only seat up for grabs on Sunderland City Council 

11:40am

Labour has won the North Tyneside mayoral election from the Tories. Norma Redfearn took just over 55% of the vote, giving the North Shields councillor a 9,822 majority over Conservative Linda Arkley.

11:35am

Many former members of previous councils, such as Wear Valley District Council, which merged into the unitary authority of Durham County Council are up for election.

Also plenty of newcomers in most wards, as well as a new seat all together in the hill-top town of Tow Law.

11:30am

Big issue may well be how Ukip does - Nigel Farage’s party is fielding 49 candidates across North Yorkshire and 28 in County Durham.

11:24am

Counting due to start in Durham County Council elections at 1pm. Labour defending a nine-seat majority on the authority, but picture is complicated by a major boundary review. Counts due to take place at Stanley and Spennymoor, with all 126 results expected to be in by around 6pm.

10:53am

The Durham County Council count at Spennymoor Leisure Centre is due to start at 1pm with first results hoped for around 2pm.

Wards being counted at Spennymoor are:

Aycliffe East, Aycliffe North and Middridge, Aycliffe West, Barnard Castle East, Barnard Castle West, Belmont, Bishop Auckland Town, Bishop Middleham and Cornforth, Blackhalls, Brandon, Chilton, Coundon, Coxhoe, Crook, Deerness, Durham South, Elvet and Gilesgate, Evenwood, Ferryhill, Framwellgate and Newton Hall, Nevilles Cross, Sedgefield, Sherburn, Shildon and Dene Valley, Spennymoor, Trimdon and Thornley, Tudhoe, West Auckland, Willington and Hunwick, Wingate and Woodhouse Close. 

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12:46pm Fri 3 May 13

MSG says...

Hope UKIP continue to do well.

Looks as if Labour has not done as well as it hoped for given how unpopular the Tories & Lib Dems are. I think Labour have been badly damaged by their association with the left wing marxist thugs of the Durham Miners Association and their disgusting Easington party !!
Hope UKIP continue to do well. Looks as if Labour has not done as well as it hoped for given how unpopular the Tories & Lib Dems are. I think Labour have been badly damaged by their association with the left wing marxist thugs of the Durham Miners Association and their disgusting Easington party !! MSG

12:52pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

Yes, results so far show that Labour has taken well less than half of the seats lost by the Tories/LibDums.

Not too good for Labour if it stays that way.
Yes, results so far show that Labour has taken well less than half of the seats lost by the Tories/LibDums. Not too good for Labour if it stays that way. behonest

4:38pm Fri 3 May 13

sineater says...

Must be looking at different results,should have gone to specsavers you two!!
Must be looking at different results,should have gone to specsavers you two!! sineater

4:50pm Fri 3 May 13

sleeping dragon says...

agree with you sineater labour seem to be doing well
agree with you sineater labour seem to be doing well sleeping dragon

5:10pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

A gain of 500 seats for Labour would mean good progress for Miliband. 350 would be so-so and keep him safe.
200 would be very poor and Miliband would be in trouble.
What have they got? 260 with 2 councils to go.

Not a good result for Labour.
A gain of 500 seats for Labour would mean good progress for Miliband. 350 would be so-so and keep him safe. 200 would be very poor and Miliband would be in trouble. What have they got? 260 with 2 councils to go. Not a good result for Labour. behonest

5:23pm Fri 3 May 13

P Pinelli says...

Looks as if are Labour are doing well in Durham - adjoining seats of Belmont and Sherburn long held by the LibDems have both fallen. Carol Woods in Sherburn has stood in parliamentary elections and Dennis Southwell has been mayor but it look as if both will have to find something else to keep themselves entertained now.

Good result for Labour in Durham.
Looks as if are Labour are doing well in Durham - adjoining seats of Belmont and Sherburn long held by the LibDems have both fallen. Carol Woods in Sherburn has stood in parliamentary elections and Dennis Southwell has been mayor but it look as if both will have to find something else to keep themselves entertained now. Good result for Labour in Durham. P Pinelli

5:23pm Fri 3 May 13

boysibandit says...

Labour has taken most seats I think someone or two needs specsavers
Labour has taken most seats I think someone or two needs specsavers boysibandit

5:26pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

If Labour can't make gains today in their heartland of Durham, at the expense of the hated LibDems, then Miliband should be sacked immediately.
If Labour can't make gains today in their heartland of Durham, at the expense of the hated LibDems, then Miliband should be sacked immediately. behonest

6:22pm Fri 3 May 13

sineater says...

Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!!
Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!! sineater

7:19pm Fri 3 May 13

pxatkins says...

Well done Labour, true to Durham's roots, true to those it serves. Excellent that UKippers are seen through by all with a modicum of education.
Well done Labour, true to Durham's roots, true to those it serves. Excellent that UKippers are seen through by all with a modicum of education. pxatkins

7:49pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

sineater wrote:
Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!!
'Labour was supposed to get well beaten in Durham'!

What a plank. If Labour could not make gains in a Labour heartland, at this time of severe economic recession, then Miliband was finished.

Nationally, a Labour gain of less than 300 seats makes one thing perfectly clear. They have no chance of winning a majority a the next election.

Tough luck, lefties. Socialism is dead. Thank f*ck.
[quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!![/p][/quote]'Labour was supposed to get well beaten in Durham'! What a plank. If Labour could not make gains in a Labour heartland, at this time of severe economic recession, then Miliband was finished. Nationally, a Labour gain of less than 300 seats makes one thing perfectly clear. They have no chance of winning a majority a the next election. Tough luck, lefties. Socialism is dead. Thank f*ck. behonest

7:54pm Fri 3 May 13

Taxpaying Homeowner says...

sineater wrote:
Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!!
What a load of rubbish!!!!

It's well known that a Donkey with a red blazer could win in this region, whatever win Labour has made is down to a inherited views and lower than average turnouts....
[quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!![/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish!!!! It's well known that a Donkey with a red blazer could win in this region, whatever win Labour has made is down to a inherited views and lower than average turnouts.... Taxpaying Homeowner

8:15pm Fri 3 May 13

jsrace says...

sineater wrote:
Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!!
It is an indication that Labour will win the next general election! Just as long as Durham declares independence from the rest of the UK and holds its own general election.

D.C.C. Has recently been informed that the Ombudsman will be investigating dodgy goings on, and I am sure criminal proceedings will follow, yet they still get voted in.

Typical genetically inherited labour supporters! Can't see the big picture because they refuse to see it.
[quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Labour was suppoed to get well beaten in Durham,shame the smear campaign didn't work,better luck next time with your spite and hate. Labour rock solid in Durham, all the the nasty people in power abuse poor people while you can,labour is coming for you!!![/p][/quote]It is an indication that Labour will win the next general election! Just as long as Durham declares independence from the rest of the UK and holds its own general election. D.C.C. Has recently been informed that the Ombudsman will be investigating dodgy goings on, and I am sure criminal proceedings will follow, yet they still get voted in. Typical genetically inherited labour supporters! Can't see the big picture because they refuse to see it. jsrace

9:36pm Fri 3 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

Nationally I am enjoying the results. Locally I would have liked local Labour to have been shaken into actually becoming democratic rather than a dictatorship. Ah well if their granddad was good enough for my granddad they must be good enough for me. Crook was a totally warped result mind, though predictable, 15 candidates.....I am surprised labour didn't get all three after the voting was divided in such a way.
Nationally I am enjoying the results. Locally I would have liked local Labour to have been shaken into actually becoming democratic rather than a dictatorship. Ah well if their granddad was good enough for my granddad they must be good enough for me. Crook was a totally warped result mind, though predictable, 15 candidates.....I am surprised labour didn't get all three after the voting was divided in such a way. IanfromCrook

9:39pm Fri 3 May 13

sineater says...

Behonest, people like you were desperately trying to smear labour ,and you failed miserably,the big picture is ukip has replaced the lib-dems and the happy little souls are jumping up and down and are very pleased with themselves.If the pattern of voting this week continues labour will win the election ,and ukip won't have a single mp,then we will see who the plank is!!The government is full of people doing dodgy dealings,please try to see the big picture.
Behonest, people like you were desperately trying to smear labour ,and you failed miserably,the big picture is ukip has replaced the lib-dems and the happy little souls are jumping up and down and are very pleased with themselves.If the pattern of voting this week continues labour will win the election ,and ukip won't have a single mp,then we will see who the plank is!!The government is full of people doing dodgy dealings,please try to see the big picture. sineater

9:44pm Fri 3 May 13

sineater says...

Talking about inherted voters,in the south east,how many people change their minds about voting tory,if you are sick of living in an area were the majority always vote labour,move to the south east i'm sure you will be much happier.
Talking about inherted voters,in the south east,how many people change their minds about voting tory,if you are sick of living in an area were the majority always vote labour,move to the south east i'm sure you will be much happier. sineater

9:52pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

The big picture is that, with the election campaign nowhere near even started yet, Labour has no chance of winning an outright majority in 2015.

Listen to the pundits. The gain for Labour overall today is nowhere near enough, less than 2 years from an election. The British people (Co Durham numbskulls aside) still do not trust them.

Try to look beyond the Labour numptys of the North East and see the bigger picture. Labour is doomed in 2015. And if the Jocks vote for independence, Labour could be doomed forever.

One good reason for the Jocks to vote Yes, I suppose.
The big picture is that, with the election campaign nowhere near even started yet, Labour has no chance of winning an outright majority in 2015. Listen to the pundits. The gain for Labour overall today is nowhere near enough, less than 2 years from an election. The British people (Co Durham numbskulls aside) still do not trust them. Try to look beyond the Labour numptys of the North East and see the bigger picture. Labour is doomed in 2015. And if the Jocks vote for independence, Labour could be doomed forever. One good reason for the Jocks to vote Yes, I suppose. behonest

9:52pm Fri 3 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

sineater wrote:
Behonest, people like you were desperately trying to smear labour ,and you failed miserably,the big picture is ukip has replaced the lib-dems and the happy little souls are jumping up and down and are very pleased with themselves.If the pattern of voting this week continues labour will win the election ,and ukip won't have a single mp,then we will see who the plank is!!The government is full of people doing dodgy dealings,please try to see the big picture.
Sineater the big picture could have waited until it mattered the general election......How many people believe in Durham County Council..........ver
y very few, when you talk to them. But then voting day comes and they line up in droves to vote for people that are completely undemocratic. The rest of the year the same voters do nothing but complain about the council. It is unfathomable 9 people make the majority of all the decisions, often behind closed doors, and they still get in.
[quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Behonest, people like you were desperately trying to smear labour ,and you failed miserably,the big picture is ukip has replaced the lib-dems and the happy little souls are jumping up and down and are very pleased with themselves.If the pattern of voting this week continues labour will win the election ,and ukip won't have a single mp,then we will see who the plank is!!The government is full of people doing dodgy dealings,please try to see the big picture.[/p][/quote]Sineater the big picture could have waited until it mattered the general election......How many people believe in Durham County Council..........ver y very few, when you talk to them. But then voting day comes and they line up in droves to vote for people that are completely undemocratic. The rest of the year the same voters do nothing but complain about the council. It is unfathomable 9 people make the majority of all the decisions, often behind closed doors, and they still get in. IanfromCrook

11:25pm Fri 3 May 13

hemmi1 says...

calm down children
the results are labour are the outright winners whatever some of you deludered posters think
ukip did well
the tory boys are history
the lib dumbs are dead in the water
accept this get over it labour will win the next election
ding dong
calm down children the results are labour are the outright winners whatever some of you deludered posters think ukip did well the tory boys are history the lib dumbs are dead in the water accept this get over it labour will win the next election ding dong hemmi1

11:37pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

Ha! hemmi1 is yet another deluded lefty!

May 2015. Labour will not win the election. No chance. Dream on.
Ha! hemmi1 is yet another deluded lefty! May 2015. Labour will not win the election. No chance. Dream on. behonest

11:39pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

And what does deludered mean?
And what does deludered mean? behonest

11:46pm Fri 3 May 13

hemmi1 says...

it means my key board sticks every time i use this website
as does yours do you want some examples plonker
it means my key board sticks every time i use this website as does yours do you want some examples plonker hemmi1

11:51pm Fri 3 May 13

hemmi1 says...

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As County Durham is swathed in red, Durham's councillors emerge as the largest Labour group in the country
music to my ears
. As County Durham is swathed in red, Durham's councillors emerge as the largest Labour group in the country music to my ears hemmi1

11:52pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

Yeah, blame the tools. Labour numpty.
Yeah, blame the tools. Labour numpty. behonest

11:55pm Fri 3 May 13

behonest says...

hemmi1 wrote:
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As County Durham is swathed in red, Durham's councillors emerge as the largest Labour group in the country
music to my ears
Co Durham only, obviously. The rest of the country has some sense.
[quote][p][bold]hemmi1[/bold] wrote: . As County Durham is swathed in red, Durham's councillors emerge as the largest Labour group in the country music to my ears[/p][/quote]Co Durham only, obviously. The rest of the country has some sense. behonest

11:57pm Fri 3 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

hemmi1 wrote:
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As County Durham is swathed in red, Durham's councillors emerge as the largest Labour group in the country
music to my ears
Supporting local labour.....your not a socialist then........what does local labour believe in? just curious?
[quote][p][bold]hemmi1[/bold] wrote: . As County Durham is swathed in red, Durham's councillors emerge as the largest Labour group in the country music to my ears[/p][/quote]Supporting local labour.....your not a socialist then........what does local labour believe in? just curious? IanfromCrook

11:57pm Fri 3 May 13

hemmi1 says...

ding dong
ding dong hemmi1

12:00am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

we all saw cameron flushed and panicing on the news tonight
even his partys financer ashcroft says they are history
ding dong
we all saw cameron flushed and panicing on the news tonight even his partys financer ashcroft says they are history ding dong hemmi1

12:04am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

IanfromCrook hope your not a councilor bailey fan used to go to school with that to/sser
IanfromCrook hope your not a councilor bailey fan used to go to school with that to/sser hemmi1

12:06am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

also went to school with sheriff engilish is he still about
another lib d/umb
also went to school with sheriff engilish is he still about another lib d/umb hemmi1

12:07am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

You went to school? Pull the other one.
You went to school? Pull the other one. behonest

12:09am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

yes i paid for my education and yours
yes i paid for my education and yours hemmi1

12:12am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

You need to ask for a refund. You were robbed, pal.
You need to ask for a refund. You were robbed, pal. behonest

12:18am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

i know thats the most honest confession you could have made considering your tag is behonest where do i make a claim for a refund ? i think i might get a refund for the whole of your school life
i know thats the most honest confession you could have made considering your tag is behonest where do i make a claim for a refund ? i think i might get a refund for the whole of your school life hemmi1

12:21am Sat 4 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

hemmi1 wrote:
IanfromCrook hope your not a councilor bailey fan used to go to school with that to/sser
No, definitely not. Though I obviously don't know him as well as yourself.
[quote][p][bold]hemmi1[/bold] wrote: IanfromCrook hope your not a councilor bailey fan used to go to school with that to/sser[/p][/quote]No, definitely not. Though I obviously don't know him as well as yourself. IanfromCrook

12:22am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

If you get a refund linked to your lack of ability to write a sentence in English...........yo
u'll be a millionaire.

A millionaire numpty.
If you get a refund linked to your lack of ability to write a sentence in English...........yo u'll be a millionaire. A millionaire numpty. behonest

12:24am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

is yor spill chicker wokin for duck sake nine isn t
is yor spill chicker wokin for duck sake nine isn t hemmi1

12:26am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

IanfromCrook
could tell you storys that would make your eyelashes curl
IanfromCrook could tell you storys that would make your eyelashes curl hemmi1

12:29am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

I can tell - it never does. Buy a new PC. Or go to night school.

Probably the latter.
I can tell - it never does. Buy a new PC. Or go to night school. Probably the latter. behonest

12:29am Sat 4 May 13

jsrace says...

Hemmi1
If you are a typical Labour supporter? Then I have news for you pal! If the opposition latch onto your posts, then they will find you very good value for money.
Hemmi1 If you are a typical Labour supporter? Then I have news for you pal! If the opposition latch onto your posts, then they will find you very good value for money. jsrace

12:29am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

behonest fick off oh toss my spill dhicker gone again
behonest fick off oh toss my spill dhicker gone again hemmi1

12:33am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

jsrace. Well said. hemmi1 is great news for the Tories.
jsrace. Well said. hemmi1 is great news for the Tories. behonest

12:35am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

jsrace
i know its like badger bating
they always bite some people think i am a bit of a workey arse but i just love a bit of banter with tory scum
jsrace i know its like badger bating they always bite some people think i am a bit of a workey arse but i just love a bit of banter with tory scum hemmi1

12:38am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

'bating'?

Chav Labour scum are just clueless...
'bating'? Chav Labour scum are just clueless... behonest

12:40am Sat 4 May 13

jsrace says...

No! They think you are just an Arse! And an accurate bit of thinking that is.
No! They think you are just an Arse! And an accurate bit of thinking that is. jsrace

12:42am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

Just my rifle, pony and me.
Just my rifle, pony and me. behonest

12:44am Sat 4 May 13

jsrace says...

By the way I am not and never will be of the Tory mould! Or the Libs, or the BNP! I am looking towards UKIP at getting us out of this mess We are in because of the Labour party.
By the way I am not and never will be of the Tory mould! Or the Libs, or the BNP! I am looking towards UKIP at getting us out of this mess We are in because of the Labour party. jsrace

12:46am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

behonest
going to bed now
hope your so het up you can,t sleep
just keep thinking the tosser torys are history and you will with the help of counciling get through this
behonest going to bed now hope your so het up you can,t sleep just keep thinking the tosser torys are history and you will with the help of counciling get through this hemmi1

12:49am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

'counciling'?

Ha! Chav Labour scum. Clueless!
'counciling'? Ha! Chav Labour scum. Clueless! behonest

12:50am Sat 4 May 13

hemmi1 says...

jsrace
so a nazi well done
jsrace so a nazi well done hemmi1

12:59am Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

hemmi1 wrote:
jsrace
so a nazi well done
No, UKIP is spelled U...K...I...P.

Simple really. Except for a Labour voter.
[quote][p][bold]hemmi1[/bold] wrote: jsrace so a nazi well done[/p][/quote]No, UKIP is spelled U...K...I...P. Simple really. Except for a Labour voter. behonest

2:56am Sat 4 May 13

jsrace says...

I could reply with “You are a Stalinist Communist who killed more than the Nazis ever did” but I am not that stupid.

Give Me one single point that can give a similarity between UKIP and a Nazi supporter.
I could reply with “You are a Stalinist Communist who killed more than the Nazis ever did” but I am not that stupid. Give Me one single point that can give a similarity between UKIP and a Nazi supporter. jsrace

8:58am Sat 4 May 13

simmo707 says...

BROKEN BRITAIN UNDER TORIES – GOVERNMENT BLATANT USERS AND ABUSERS
The UKIP results have shown a large Public disagreement with both main parties by the Electorate but can it be sustainable ,hopefully so .The Conservative mindset will not alter they feel they are above the majority of the Public and Privilege is a Right .The Gurkha’s more than proved their worth for this Country and so have Interpreters in Iraq with dire consequences but once you have served your purpose you are of no more use therefore responsibility is denied as with our own troops and all other Public Service Personal .Loyalty seems a one way ticket .Cameron states he wants to win back those voters that have ‘defected’ but his Lies and Spin have caused this shift in Politics and may it continue .Blair and Cameron thought they had things sewn up it’s about time we let them know they haven’t . www.brokenbritainund
ertories.com
BROKEN BRITAIN UNDER TORIES – GOVERNMENT BLATANT USERS AND ABUSERS The UKIP results have shown a large Public disagreement with both main parties by the Electorate but can it be sustainable ,hopefully so .The Conservative mindset will not alter they feel they are above the majority of the Public and Privilege is a Right .The Gurkha’s more than proved their worth for this Country and so have Interpreters in Iraq with dire consequences but once you have served your purpose you are of no more use therefore responsibility is denied as with our own troops and all other Public Service Personal .Loyalty seems a one way ticket .Cameron states he wants to win back those voters that have ‘defected’ but his Lies and Spin have caused this shift in Politics and may it continue .Blair and Cameron thought they had things sewn up it’s about time we let them know they haven’t . www.brokenbritainund ertories.com simmo707

1:23pm Sat 4 May 13

sineater says...

Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please.
Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please. sineater

1:26pm Sat 4 May 13

sineater says...

JSRACE, One point,how about the u.k.i.p candidate that was suspended last week for denying the holocaust,is that enough?
JSRACE, One point,how about the u.k.i.p candidate that was suspended last week for denying the holocaust,is that enough? sineater

7:25pm Sat 4 May 13

tomtopper says...

sineater wrote:
Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please.
Narrow minded rubbish... Let's forget about the Durham votes as it's clear to many on here that even if Jimmy saville were running for Labour, the blind followers (as displayed on here) would still vote for him.. Take the cathedral away from Durham and it really is a pretty insignificant area with a lot of untidy, run down areas, then there's the immature and backward behaviour in Easington when Lady T had her send off.. Some real integrity there...Not!

Considering the Tory to UKIP defection, Labour should've romped way ahead.. And they didn't..They failed miserably..

Mid term elections indicate in no way how a general is going to go.. All the tories have to do is bring forward the EU referendum to the right time, thus killing off UKIP and destroying Labour in the process
[quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please.[/p][/quote]Narrow minded rubbish... Let's forget about the Durham votes as it's clear to many on here that even if Jimmy saville were running for Labour, the blind followers (as displayed on here) would still vote for him.. Take the cathedral away from Durham and it really is a pretty insignificant area with a lot of untidy, run down areas, then there's the immature and backward behaviour in Easington when Lady T had her send off.. Some real integrity there...Not! Considering the Tory to UKIP defection, Labour should've romped way ahead.. And they didn't..They failed miserably.. Mid term elections indicate in no way how a general is going to go.. All the tories have to do is bring forward the EU referendum to the right time, thus killing off UKIP and destroying Labour in the process tomtopper

7:26pm Sat 4 May 13

MSG says...

Great news that nationally the Labour Party made very little progress, only the marxist thugs & lunatics in Co. Durham gave them a mandate. Looks like a Conservative / UKIP / Ulster Unionist coallition will be the next government with Labour as the largest single party !

Roll on next years proportional representation Euro elections, more UKIP MEP's and an EU referenda central to everything. The Lib Dems will loose the North East 3rd seat to UKIP.

Great news of a UK fightback starting in Boston, Lincs !

Can't wait to vote UKIP !!
Great news that nationally the Labour Party made very little progress, only the marxist thugs & lunatics in Co. Durham gave them a mandate. Looks like a Conservative / UKIP / Ulster Unionist coallition will be the next government with Labour as the largest single party ! Roll on next years proportional representation Euro elections, more UKIP MEP's and an EU referenda central to everything. The Lib Dems will loose the North East 3rd seat to UKIP. Great news of a UK fightback starting in Boston, Lincs ! Can't wait to vote UKIP !! MSG

7:38pm Sat 4 May 13

victorjames says...

Dissapointed that Pauline Charlton Lab Evenwood was given access to another years clothing allowance. She didn't get my vote so found myself restricted to one vote (could not vote UKIP or Tory). Mind we all complain about the standard of local politicians and yet there was a voter turnout of lower than 30%. A disgrace.
Dissapointed that Pauline Charlton Lab Evenwood was given access to another years clothing allowance. She didn't get my vote so found myself restricted to one vote (could not vote UKIP or Tory). Mind we all complain about the standard of local politicians and yet there was a voter turnout of lower than 30%. A disgrace. victorjames

9:28pm Sat 4 May 13

behonest says...

tomtopper wrote:
sineater wrote:
Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please.
Narrow minded rubbish... Let's forget about the Durham votes as it's clear to many on here that even if Jimmy saville were running for Labour, the blind followers (as displayed on here) would still vote for him.. Take the cathedral away from Durham and it really is a pretty insignificant area with a lot of untidy, run down areas, then there's the immature and backward behaviour in Easington when Lady T had her send off.. Some real integrity there...Not!

Considering the Tory to UKIP defection, Labour should've romped way ahead.. And they didn't..They failed miserably..

Mid term elections indicate in no way how a general is going to go.. All the tories have to do is bring forward the EU referendum to the right time, thus killing off UKIP and destroying Labour in the process
I agree. There is not going to be an election tomorrow, next week, next month and probably not even next year. sineater is a complete plank.

Once the election campaign proper starts, and the Tory attack machine cranks up against the Labour losers who destroyed the UK in 2008/09 (whether or not you agree is irrelevant, this will be the line of attack) and if there is growth and jobs coming through by 2015, then support for Labour will be questionable.

The only chance they've got is if UKIP maintain their support and split the Tory vote, and this delivers Labour MPs that would not otherwise be elected.
[quote][p][bold]tomtopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please.[/p][/quote]Narrow minded rubbish... Let's forget about the Durham votes as it's clear to many on here that even if Jimmy saville were running for Labour, the blind followers (as displayed on here) would still vote for him.. Take the cathedral away from Durham and it really is a pretty insignificant area with a lot of untidy, run down areas, then there's the immature and backward behaviour in Easington when Lady T had her send off.. Some real integrity there...Not! Considering the Tory to UKIP defection, Labour should've romped way ahead.. And they didn't..They failed miserably.. Mid term elections indicate in no way how a general is going to go.. All the tories have to do is bring forward the EU referendum to the right time, thus killing off UKIP and destroying Labour in the process[/p][/quote]I agree. There is not going to be an election tomorrow, next week, next month and probably not even next year. sineater is a complete plank. Once the election campaign proper starts, and the Tory attack machine cranks up against the Labour losers who destroyed the UK in 2008/09 (whether or not you agree is irrelevant, this will be the line of attack) and if there is growth and jobs coming through by 2015, then support for Labour will be questionable. The only chance they've got is if UKIP maintain their support and split the Tory vote, and this delivers Labour MPs that would not otherwise be elected. behonest

11:33pm Sat 4 May 13

Stocko says...

tomtopper wrote:
sineater wrote:
Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please.
Narrow minded rubbish... Let's forget about the Durham votes as it's clear to many on here that even if Jimmy saville were running for Labour, the blind followers (as displayed on here) would still vote for him.. Take the cathedral away from Durham and it really is a pretty insignificant area with a lot of untidy, run down areas, then there's the immature and backward behaviour in Easington when Lady T had her send off.. Some real integrity there...Not!

Considering the Tory to UKIP defection, Labour should've romped way ahead.. And they didn't..They failed miserably..

Mid term elections indicate in no way how a general is going to go.. All the tories have to do is bring forward the EU referendum to the right time, thus killing off UKIP and destroying Labour in the process
I think though you are missing a more significant point with these elections. They were in the main Shires - largely Tory areas. Only one previously (Durham) was in Labour control.

For Labour to gain two councils and win an extra 200 plus seats is significant. I'm sure they would have liked to do better but there is a tactical element in these areas which favours a move to UKIP.

Also UKIP is gaining support almost everywhere equally - but our electoral system in General Elections favours the big two parties and in particular, at the present time, Labour.

And this, whether you like it or not, tends to define how people vote. In General Elections people often revert to one of the main parties. The UKIP phenomenon may defy it - but I doubt it.

In this election, for the most part, it does not surprise me that UKIP became the main rivals to Tory led councils.

They will also do well at the Euro elections partly for the same reason but also because of the use of proportional representation in them.

But next GE I would suggest that Labour will be the largest party - whether they have an overall majority or not is going to be the issue.

Also, if the Tories were forced to bring the EU legislation in this parliament (they haven't the time to bring forward the actual referendum) it would simply destroy Cameron and the Tories - how weak would Cameron be made to look in that situation. It may even strengthen Labour - certainly not destroy them.

MSG - the two other parties you suggest will join with the Tories will not make the difference up. UKIP will be very lucky to win one seat - despite the fact they may (as the Lib Dems used to) get a disproportionately higher share of votes than only 1 seat would suggest.
[quote][p][bold]tomtopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Behonest, You should listen to the pundits, following the same pattern of voting labour would win the general election by about 26 seats,pay attention please.[/p][/quote]Narrow minded rubbish... Let's forget about the Durham votes as it's clear to many on here that even if Jimmy saville were running for Labour, the blind followers (as displayed on here) would still vote for him.. Take the cathedral away from Durham and it really is a pretty insignificant area with a lot of untidy, run down areas, then there's the immature and backward behaviour in Easington when Lady T had her send off.. Some real integrity there...Not! Considering the Tory to UKIP defection, Labour should've romped way ahead.. And they didn't..They failed miserably.. Mid term elections indicate in no way how a general is going to go.. All the tories have to do is bring forward the EU referendum to the right time, thus killing off UKIP and destroying Labour in the process[/p][/quote]I think though you are missing a more significant point with these elections. They were in the main Shires - largely Tory areas. Only one previously (Durham) was in Labour control. For Labour to gain two councils and win an extra 200 plus seats is significant. I'm sure they would have liked to do better but there is a tactical element in these areas which favours a move to UKIP. Also UKIP is gaining support almost everywhere equally - but our electoral system in General Elections favours the big two parties and in particular, at the present time, Labour. And this, whether you like it or not, tends to define how people vote. In General Elections people often revert to one of the main parties. The UKIP phenomenon may defy it - but I doubt it. In this election, for the most part, it does not surprise me that UKIP became the main rivals to Tory led councils. They will also do well at the Euro elections partly for the same reason but also because of the use of proportional representation in them. But next GE I would suggest that Labour will be the largest party - whether they have an overall majority or not is going to be the issue. Also, if the Tories were forced to bring the EU legislation in this parliament (they haven't the time to bring forward the actual referendum) it would simply destroy Cameron and the Tories - how weak would Cameron be made to look in that situation. It may even strengthen Labour - certainly not destroy them. MSG - the two other parties you suggest will join with the Tories will not make the difference up. UKIP will be very lucky to win one seat - despite the fact they may (as the Lib Dems used to) get a disproportionately higher share of votes than only 1 seat would suggest. Stocko

11:51pm Sat 4 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

victorjames wrote:
Dissapointed that Pauline Charlton Lab Evenwood was given access to another years clothing allowance. She didn't get my vote so found myself restricted to one vote (could not vote UKIP or Tory). Mind we all complain about the standard of local politicians and yet there was a voter turnout of lower than 30%. A disgrace.
That is true though you cannot blame people for being disenchanted when there are so many political lemmings voting in local elections.
[quote][p][bold]victorjames[/bold] wrote: Dissapointed that Pauline Charlton Lab Evenwood was given access to another years clothing allowance. She didn't get my vote so found myself restricted to one vote (could not vote UKIP or Tory). Mind we all complain about the standard of local politicians and yet there was a voter turnout of lower than 30%. A disgrace.[/p][/quote]That is true though you cannot blame people for being disenchanted when there are so many political lemmings voting in local elections. IanfromCrook

12:29am Sun 5 May 13

hemmi1 says...

now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape
words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ?
now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ? hemmi1

12:35am Sun 5 May 13

hemmi1 says...

Local Elections 2013: Witney Central Taken By Labour Candidate In Cameron's Own Consitutency
Local Elections 2013: Witney Central Taken By Labour Candidate In Cameron's Own Consitutency hemmi1

12:46pm Sun 5 May 13

happyguy says...

hemmi1 wrote:
now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ?
Easy they ll blame the the last labour govt and nuggets like behonest will agree lol
[quote][p][bold]hemmi1[/bold] wrote: now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ?[/p][/quote]Easy they ll blame the the last labour govt and nuggets like behonest will agree lol happyguy

1:20pm Sun 5 May 13

Longbowman666 says...

hemmi 1 - to qoute a famous phrase from Full Metal Jacket, and I'm sure that there are a few persons on here who would like to know this - ' What is your major malfunction?'

So, we have a conservative MP who has been charged with possible rape. And you're point on this with regard to how 'the tory boys will explain this'? I would imagine that 'the tory boys' and all the rest of us will simply wait and see what happens when it comes to trial - you know, that little thing called 'due process' that he (like anyone else), is entitled to under the law, or do you forget the basic tenet of the law is that a person is 'innocent until proven guilty'? If he has done the crime and this is proved, then indeed he should suffer the consequences of those actions, and likewise if the allegations (and remember, at this point that is what they are) are proved to be false then those who have made them should suffer.

Out of curiosity, did you ask the same of the medical profession when Dr Shipman was charged with multiple counts of murder? Or the same of the Civil Service when Dennis Nilson was charged? Or what about the Catholic Church and its priests who have abused kids for decades?

The answer I should imagine was 'no'.

So what you have shown, as you have done in so many of the posts that you have made, is simply a predelcition towards a blind hatred of a political party and anyone who might support it, yet you also show a total blindness when anyone points out a potential blunder or issue with the party that you support, and some of the remarks that you have made have been highly derogatory in nature.

As I said in a previous thread, its very easy to be an armchair warrior sittng behind a keyboard and slinging insults at others who dare to cross that line you have made in the sand, and in so doing you show the truth of that old Yorkshire saying that 'there's nowt so blind as them that doesn't wish to see'

And boy, do you show it!
hemmi 1 - to qoute a famous phrase from Full Metal Jacket, and I'm sure that there are a few persons on here who would like to know this - ' What is your major malfunction?' So, we have a conservative MP who has been charged with possible rape. And you're point on this with regard to how 'the tory boys will explain this'? I would imagine that 'the tory boys' and all the rest of us will simply wait and see what happens when it comes to trial - you know, that little thing called 'due process' that he (like anyone else), is entitled to under the law, or do you forget the basic tenet of the law is that a person is 'innocent until proven guilty'? If he has done the crime and this is proved, then indeed he should suffer the consequences of those actions, and likewise if the allegations (and remember, at this point that is what they are) are proved to be false then those who have made them should suffer. Out of curiosity, did you ask the same of the medical profession when Dr Shipman was charged with multiple counts of murder? Or the same of the Civil Service when Dennis Nilson was charged? Or what about the Catholic Church and its priests who have abused kids for decades? The answer I should imagine was 'no'. So what you have shown, as you have done in so many of the posts that you have made, is simply a predelcition towards a blind hatred of a political party and anyone who might support it, yet you also show a total blindness when anyone points out a potential blunder or issue with the party that you support, and some of the remarks that you have made have been highly derogatory in nature. As I said in a previous thread, its very easy to be an armchair warrior sittng behind a keyboard and slinging insults at others who dare to cross that line you have made in the sand, and in so doing you show the truth of that old Yorkshire saying that 'there's nowt so blind as them that doesn't wish to see' And boy, do you show it! Longbowman666

3:50pm Sun 5 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

hemmi1 wrote:
now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape
words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ?
Not everyone who criticises the undemocratic processes that happen under local Labour are 'Tory Boys'. As for MP arrested, we will see how it goes though personally I would prefer it to only appear on the front page when/if he is charged. Some people would like Labour to be more true to its roots and be a social and democratic organisation. Still nice to know what kind of open minded sentiments you pass on to the younger generation that maybe around you................
[quote][p][bold]hemmi1[/bold] wrote: now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ?[/p][/quote]Not everyone who criticises the undemocratic processes that happen under local Labour are 'Tory Boys'. As for MP arrested, we will see how it goes though personally I would prefer it to only appear on the front page when/if he is charged. Some people would like Labour to be more true to its roots and be a social and democratic organisation. Still nice to know what kind of open minded sentiments you pass on to the younger generation that maybe around you................ IanfromCrook

4:12pm Sun 5 May 13

sineater says...

Tomtopper, I was quoting projections on the tv news so take those predictions up with them,of course in the real elections it may turn out different we shall see.
Tomtopper, I was quoting projections on the tv news so take those predictions up with them,of course in the real elections it may turn out different we shall see. sineater

8:55pm Sun 5 May 13

behonest says...

happyguy wrote:
hemmi1 wrote:
now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ?
Easy they ll blame the the last labour govt and nuggets like behonest will agree lol
There's nothing for the 'tory boys' to explain. He's either guilty or not, just like all the Labour MPs charged with crimes in the past.

Only a couple of loony Labour nuggets could think the Tories need to 'explain' this.
[quote][p][bold]happyguy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hemmi1[/bold] wrote: now we have a conservative mp charged with male rape words fail me ? how are the tory boys going to explain this ?[/p][/quote]Easy they ll blame the the last labour govt and nuggets like behonest will agree lol[/p][/quote]There's nothing for the 'tory boys' to explain. He's either guilty or not, just like all the Labour MPs charged with crimes in the past. Only a couple of loony Labour nuggets could think the Tories need to 'explain' this. behonest

9:15am Mon 6 May 13

sineater says...

This case with the deputy speaker looks like a "lovers tiff" in which one party has decided to get revenge by going to the press,i expect this mp to be left with nothing more than an embarrasment to contend with.
This case with the deputy speaker looks like a "lovers tiff" in which one party has decided to get revenge by going to the press,i expect this mp to be left with nothing more than an embarrasment to contend with. sineater

11:16pm Mon 6 May 13

spragger says...

A bad night for everyone except UKIP.

The commies voted for a party of the left in Durham. Now, why is that not a surprise. They will accept anything free. .
A bad night for everyone except UKIP. The commies voted for a party of the left in Durham. Now, why is that not a surprise. They will accept anything free. . spragger

11:16pm Mon 6 May 13

spragger says...

A bad night for everyone except UKIP.

The commies voted for a party of the left in Durham. Now, why is that not a surprise. They will accept anything free. .
A bad night for everyone except UKIP. The commies voted for a party of the left in Durham. Now, why is that not a surprise. They will accept anything free. . spragger

1:58pm Tue 7 May 13

sineater says...

What are you on about, you talk in riddles Mr Spraggon.
What are you on about, you talk in riddles Mr Spraggon. sineater

8:41pm Tue 7 May 13

spragger says...

Carry on digesting that sin ol commie
Carry on digesting that sin ol commie spragger

9:32pm Tue 7 May 13

sineater says...

You need to see a councillor about your drinking son.
You need to see a councillor about your drinking son. sineater

11:08pm Tue 7 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

sineater wrote:
You need to see a councillor about your drinking son.
Was that a Freudian slip did you mean councillor or counsellor..........
......
[quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: You need to see a councillor about your drinking son.[/p][/quote]Was that a Freudian slip did you mean councillor or counsellor.......... ...... IanfromCrook

9:05am Wed 8 May 13

sineater says...

Too much politics recently probably!!!
Too much politics recently probably!!! sineater

10:52am Wed 8 May 13

simmo707 says...

BROKEN BRITAIN UNDER TORIES – BIG BROTHER –POLICE STATE
GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN WEBSITE .After applying for an Epetition after one had expired for David Nicholson to resign and be stripped of his knighthood and naming the Cabinet office as the Department responsible Yola shut my Website down with a curt email stating my content was not in keeping with their content policy .It took them 7 months to decide that .Also there was no reply email from Epetitions either- if one was cynical enough one could conclude that the Cabinet Office probably had a hand in the decision .Nicholson must have some pretty damaging knowledge about the powers that be to still hold onto his job after NHS scandal after scandal .Corruption holds no Bounds . www.brokenbritainund
ertories.com
BROKEN BRITAIN UNDER TORIES – BIG BROTHER –POLICE STATE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN WEBSITE .After applying for an Epetition after one had expired for David Nicholson to resign and be stripped of his knighthood and naming the Cabinet office as the Department responsible Yola shut my Website down with a curt email stating my content was not in keeping with their content policy .It took them 7 months to decide that .Also there was no reply email from Epetitions either- if one was cynical enough one could conclude that the Cabinet Office probably had a hand in the decision .Nicholson must have some pretty damaging knowledge about the powers that be to still hold onto his job after NHS scandal after scandal .Corruption holds no Bounds . www.brokenbritainund ertories.com simmo707

11:00am Wed 8 May 13

Longbowman666 says...

'BROKEN RECORD UNDER SIMMO'

Conspiracy theorists take note... : >
'BROKEN RECORD UNDER SIMMO' Conspiracy theorists take note... : > Longbowman666

11:17am Wed 8 May 13

frankyboy says...

IanfromCrook wrote:
sineater wrote:
You need to see a councillor about your drinking son.
Was that a Freudian slip did you mean councillor or counsellor..........

......
He doesn't know what he means. He's a Labour plank.
[quote][p][bold]IanfromCrook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: You need to see a councillor about your drinking son.[/p][/quote]Was that a Freudian slip did you mean councillor or counsellor.......... ......[/p][/quote]He doesn't know what he means. He's a Labour plank. frankyboy

11:49am Wed 8 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

frankyboy wrote:
IanfromCrook wrote:
sineater wrote:
You need to see a councillor about your drinking son.
Was that a Freudian slip did you mean councillor or counsellor..........


......
He doesn't know what he means. He's a Labour plank.
Bit of religion coming up, look away now....
Matthew 7:3 '"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?'

Who are the planks???
[quote][p][bold]frankyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IanfromCrook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: You need to see a councillor about your drinking son.[/p][/quote]Was that a Freudian slip did you mean councillor or counsellor.......... ......[/p][/quote]He doesn't know what he means. He's a Labour plank.[/p][/quote]Bit of religion coming up, look away now.... Matthew 7:3 '"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?' Who are the planks??? IanfromCrook

4:55pm Wed 8 May 13

sineater says...

Labour supporters are planks,what excuse have you got for the useless government we have in power then? In the queens speech today-nothing at all to help create employment,just more borrowing to pay benefits to people they sacked who all would rather be in work, but this government hasn't a clue,they should step aside ,bunch of losers like their supporters!!!
Labour supporters are planks,what excuse have you got for the useless government we have in power then? In the queens speech today-nothing at all to help create employment,just more borrowing to pay benefits to people they sacked who all would rather be in work, but this government hasn't a clue,they should step aside ,bunch of losers like their supporters!!! sineater

7:38pm Wed 8 May 13

IanfromCrook says...

sineater wrote:
Labour supporters are planks,what excuse have you got for the useless government we have in power then? In the queens speech today-nothing at all to help create employment,just more borrowing to pay benefits to people they sacked who all would rather be in work, but this government hasn't a clue,they should step aside ,bunch of losers like their supporters!!!
Possible excuses for the current government:
@ Eton does not teach us about the real world.
@ UK economy does not work the same way as Papa's business.
@ Whatever Labour did in the past we felt the need to reverse no matter the cost.
@ We are really nice guys just misunderstood...we have to get the message right.
@ It was that big bad Gordon Brown dealt us such a bad hand.
...............or maybe something else.
DON'T GET DONE GET...ED?!
[quote][p][bold]sineater[/bold] wrote: Labour supporters are planks,what excuse have you got for the useless government we have in power then? In the queens speech today-nothing at all to help create employment,just more borrowing to pay benefits to people they sacked who all would rather be in work, but this government hasn't a clue,they should step aside ,bunch of losers like their supporters!!![/p][/quote]Possible excuses for the current government: @ Eton does not teach us about the real world. @ UK economy does not work the same way as Papa's business. @ Whatever Labour did in the past we felt the need to reverse no matter the cost. @ We are really nice guys just misunderstood...we have to get the message right. @ It was that big bad Gordon Brown dealt us such a bad hand. ...............or maybe something else. DON'T GET DONE GET...ED?! IanfromCrook

11:12pm Wed 8 May 13

pxatkins says...

As always, delightful to see the rantings of the losers. Count the seats. It's what we voted for, it's who we are. Directions to others parts of the world free on MapQuest.
As always, delightful to see the rantings of the losers. Count the seats. It's what we voted for, it's who we are. Directions to others parts of the world free on MapQuest. pxatkins

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