Liberal Democrats increase majority on Sutton Council

Ruth Dombey takes to the stage after the victory

Ruth Dombey takes to the stage after the victory

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The Liberal Democrats have strengthened their control over Sutton Council by winning 45 seats on Sutton Council compared to the Tories’ nine.

Council leader Ruth Dombey branded the success a “historic victory” as her party retained control for an eighth successive election.

UKIP made significant inroads in the polls but failed to win any seats while Labour Councillor John Keys lost after switching his ward.

The count was held up and the final results only arrived at 8am on Friday after the count began. Reasons for the hold-up included a ballot box allegedly being mislaid, ballot papers taking too long to unfold and a large number of split votes.

Following the victory, Coun Dombey said: “I would like to thank the London Borough of Sutton who have decided to re-elect the Liberal Democrats for a historic eighth term.

“They trust us and have confidence in us. We will continue to listen to our residents, to work with our residents and are proud and privileged to work with them.”

Sutton Guardian: Sutton Council local election results map 2014

The new political map of Sutton

No-one dared make predictions before the results were revealed but many expected the Conservatives to gain seats in some wards.

However, that was not to be and the Tories ended up losing two seats.

Conservative group leader Councillor Graham Whitham, who kept his seat  said: “It’s bound to be bitterly disappointing for many of our candidates who put a great deal of time and effort into this campaign.

“My own personal survival goes on the back-burner compared to the pain that they will be feeling.

“They would have brought great attributes to the council and given our group more experience while representing the community of Sutton.”

UKIP polled significant portions of the vote in several wards including St Helier where the candidate came fourth.

What's your reaction to the result? How did you vote? What do you want to happen over the next four years? Post your comments below or email a letter to letters@suttonguardian.co.uk.

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8:51am Fri 23 May 14

labyrinth says...

It's what the French call a 'Pis-aller' - a choice made for want of a better. Had there been a Green candidate in my ward, that's the way many of us would have voted, given that the Greens were the only ones to oppose the appalling incinerator.
It's what the French call a 'Pis-aller' - a choice made for want of a better. Had there been a Green candidate in my ward, that's the way many of us would have voted, given that the Greens were the only ones to oppose the appalling incinerator. labyrinth
  • Score: -6

10:36am Fri 23 May 14

adrianshort says...

Overall vote share compared with last full council election in 2010:

Lib Dems 43% (down 5%)
Tories 30% (down 8%)
Labour 15% (up 5%)
Ukip 8% (up 7%)
Green 3% (up 1%)
Keep Our St Helier Hospital 1% (didn't stand in 2010)
Overall vote share compared with last full council election in 2010: Lib Dems 43% (down 5%) Tories 30% (down 8%) Labour 15% (up 5%) Ukip 8% (up 7%) Green 3% (up 1%) Keep Our St Helier Hospital 1% (didn't stand in 2010) adrianshort
  • Score: 19

10:45am Fri 23 May 14

GreenBrown says...

The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic!
The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic! GreenBrown
  • Score: -17

11:25am Fri 23 May 14

Antikrish says...

GreenBrown wrote:
The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic!
We're quite happy with our Borough thanks, go and mow your lawn!
[quote][p][bold]GreenBrown[/bold] wrote: The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic![/p][/quote]We're quite happy with our Borough thanks, go and mow your lawn! Antikrish
  • Score: 13

12:26pm Fri 23 May 14

LiberalsOut says...

How on earth did that happen ???
People here must earn a lot more than I do and be happy with the wanton waste of their money and the destruction of what was a lovely part of London to live in
How on earth did that happen ??? People here must earn a lot more than I do and be happy with the wanton waste of their money and the destruction of what was a lovely part of London to live in LiberalsOut
  • Score: 0

1:32pm Fri 23 May 14

GreenBrown says...

Antikrish wrote:
GreenBrown wrote:
The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic!
We're quite happy with our Borough thanks, go and mow your lawn!
Simpletons are easily pleased it would seem. I don't have a lawn to mow. A house with a garden is way out of my grasp, though i'm sure your alright Jack.
[quote][p][bold]Antikrish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GreenBrown[/bold] wrote: The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic![/p][/quote]We're quite happy with our Borough thanks, go and mow your lawn![/p][/quote]Simpletons are easily pleased it would seem. I don't have a lawn to mow. A house with a garden is way out of my grasp, though i'm sure your alright Jack. GreenBrown
  • Score: -7

2:26pm Fri 23 May 14

Pizza Burger says...

Fantastic news for Sutton!

GreenBrown, I think you're the "simpleton" for supporting the bigoted, homophobic, xenophobic UKIP. The Lib Dems, on the other hand, have done a lot of good nationally, and even more good locally.

The Lib Dems are evidently here to stay in the LB of Sutton! :)

(Shame about Kingston Council, though) ...
Fantastic news for Sutton! GreenBrown, I think you're the "simpleton" for supporting the bigoted, homophobic, xenophobic UKIP. The Lib Dems, on the other hand, have done a lot of good nationally, and even more good locally. The Lib Dems are evidently here to stay in the LB of Sutton! :) (Shame about Kingston Council, though) ... Pizza Burger
  • Score: -4

3:58pm Fri 23 May 14

GreenBrown says...

Pizza Burger you are deluded and I'm happy to be described as all those things. Coming from someone of your political persuasion they mean nothing. Ukip are growing and the Libdems are shrinking and that's how it should be.
Pizza Burger you are deluded and I'm happy to be described as all those things. Coming from someone of your political persuasion they mean nothing. Ukip are growing and the Libdems are shrinking and that's how it should be. GreenBrown
  • Score: -5

4:08pm Fri 23 May 14

Binsanity says...

When you lot have finished with your childish banter we need to respect democracy in action. I deplore the results but respect them because the majority vote put the lib-dems back in power. You can moan all you like but it was a fair campaign with a winner so just accept it.
Graham Murray Former UKIP candidate Wandle Valley.
When you lot have finished with your childish banter we need to respect democracy in action. I deplore the results but respect them because the majority vote put the lib-dems back in power. You can moan all you like but it was a fair campaign with a winner so just accept it. Graham Murray Former UKIP candidate Wandle Valley. Binsanity
  • Score: 14

4:46pm Fri 23 May 14

Niki R says...

Agreed Graham- if we unsuccessful candidates really don't think the result was 'right' we have a responsibility to monitor the LD Councillors and hold them to account more often. I'll certainly be watching the three St Helier Councillors and hope they do a better job than the previous three- St Helier residents deserve nothing less. I am proud of the Labour campaign; we were open and honest, listened to people and increased the Labour vote substantially. I have to say that most candidates conducted themselves with dignity and respect for residents throughout. That carried through to the count, which was protracted and tiring for candidates, count staff and all involved. A big thank you to all who worked so hard there. Despite a long night and some disappointing results many of us unsuccessful candidates sought to keep each other's spirits up and find ways we could support and represent residents in ways other than via the Council chamber. It's not every night you'd find me chatting with Tory candidates and UKIP's Bill Main-Ian! But if we don't start talking to each other with respect, we can't hope to do our best for the Borough. See you all out there in 2018- or sooner!
Agreed Graham- if we unsuccessful candidates really don't think the result was 'right' we have a responsibility to monitor the LD Councillors and hold them to account more often. I'll certainly be watching the three St Helier Councillors and hope they do a better job than the previous three- St Helier residents deserve nothing less. I am proud of the Labour campaign; we were open and honest, listened to people and increased the Labour vote substantially. I have to say that most candidates conducted themselves with dignity and respect for residents throughout. That carried through to the count, which was protracted and tiring for candidates, count staff and all involved. A big thank you to all who worked so hard there. Despite a long night and some disappointing results many of us unsuccessful candidates sought to keep each other's spirits up and find ways we could support and represent residents in ways other than via the Council chamber. It's not every night you'd find me chatting with Tory candidates and UKIP's Bill Main-Ian! But if we don't start talking to each other with respect, we can't hope to do our best for the Borough. See you all out there in 2018- or sooner! Niki R
  • Score: 30

4:53pm Fri 23 May 14

Antikrish says...

GreenBrown wrote:
Antikrish wrote:
GreenBrown wrote:
The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic!
We're quite happy with our Borough thanks, go and mow your lawn!
Simpletons are easily pleased it would seem. I don't have a lawn to mow. A house with a garden is way out of my grasp, though i'm sure your alright Jack.
Perhaps you should have tried harder in your life?

:o)

Yours sincerely
Jack Simpleton.
p.s. Please use a capital 'I' in I'm.
[quote][p][bold]GreenBrown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Antikrish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GreenBrown[/bold] wrote: The simpletons of Sutton have done it again, they've voted back in the weirdo's. It's almost sadistic![/p][/quote]We're quite happy with our Borough thanks, go and mow your lawn![/p][/quote]Simpletons are easily pleased it would seem. I don't have a lawn to mow. A house with a garden is way out of my grasp, though i'm sure your alright Jack.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should have tried harder in your life? :o) Yours sincerely Jack Simpleton. p.s. Please use a capital 'I' in I'm. Antikrish
  • Score: 6

5:02pm Fri 23 May 14

Binsanity says...

Niki R wrote:
Agreed Graham- if we unsuccessful candidates really don't think the result was 'right' we have a responsibility to monitor the LD Councillors and hold them to account more often. I'll certainly be watching the three St Helier Councillors and hope they do a better job than the previous three- St Helier residents deserve nothing less. I am proud of the Labour campaign; we were open and honest, listened to people and increased the Labour vote substantially. I have to say that most candidates conducted themselves with dignity and respect for residents throughout. That carried through to the count, which was protracted and tiring for candidates, count staff and all involved. A big thank you to all who worked so hard there. Despite a long night and some disappointing results many of us unsuccessful candidates sought to keep each other's spirits up and find ways we could support and represent residents in ways other than via the Council chamber. It's not every night you'd find me chatting with Tory candidates and UKIP's Bill Main-Ian! But if we don't start talking to each other with respect, we can't hope to do our best for the Borough. See you all out there in 2018- or sooner!
Thank you Niki R. You have almost made losing sound romantic. On a more serious note your comment is so honest because it has the community as the central theme not the party or any party. Nice one mate.
Gray.
[quote][p][bold]Niki R[/bold] wrote: Agreed Graham- if we unsuccessful candidates really don't think the result was 'right' we have a responsibility to monitor the LD Councillors and hold them to account more often. I'll certainly be watching the three St Helier Councillors and hope they do a better job than the previous three- St Helier residents deserve nothing less. I am proud of the Labour campaign; we were open and honest, listened to people and increased the Labour vote substantially. I have to say that most candidates conducted themselves with dignity and respect for residents throughout. That carried through to the count, which was protracted and tiring for candidates, count staff and all involved. A big thank you to all who worked so hard there. Despite a long night and some disappointing results many of us unsuccessful candidates sought to keep each other's spirits up and find ways we could support and represent residents in ways other than via the Council chamber. It's not every night you'd find me chatting with Tory candidates and UKIP's Bill Main-Ian! But if we don't start talking to each other with respect, we can't hope to do our best for the Borough. See you all out there in 2018- or sooner![/p][/quote]Thank you Niki R. You have almost made losing sound romantic. On a more serious note your comment is so honest because it has the community as the central theme not the party or any party. Nice one mate. Gray. Binsanity
  • Score: 17

5:33pm Fri 23 May 14

GreenBrown says...

"Perhaps you should have tried harder in your life?"

What a lovely attitude you have.

I rest my case
"Perhaps you should have tried harder in your life?" What a lovely attitude you have. I rest my case GreenBrown
  • Score: -14

10:39am Sat 24 May 14

Michael Pantlin says...

OMG! More green walls and roofs to come from our taxes, more expensive roughly-hewn wooden animals littering the cluttered High Stree and logs to fall offt, how about another totem pole or £600,000 bus shelter, expensive pile of litter to view in the High Street. At least Kingston voters have some sense.,,
OMG! More green walls and roofs to come from our taxes, more expensive roughly-hewn wooden animals littering the cluttered High Stree and logs to fall offt, how about another totem pole or £600,000 bus shelter, expensive pile of litter to view in the High Street. At least Kingston voters have some sense.,, Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 9

11:35am Sat 24 May 14

CPN says...

When will people finish moaning about the bus shelter!! It is Ten years since it was built! Sutton provided only £70,000, most of the finance (by far) came from Transport for London. - see http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/england/londo
n/3723171.stm Personally I find it very useful so when it is raining (and it does rain here!) anyone getting off the bus can be sheltered as they walk up to the (also sheltered) crossing of St Nicholas Way to get to the shopping centre. I saw very similar covered walkways in Hong Kong but there it is to keep people sheltered from the sun.
When will people finish moaning about the bus shelter!! It is Ten years since it was built! Sutton provided only £70,000, most of the finance (by far) came from Transport for London. - see http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/england/londo n/3723171.stm Personally I find it very useful so when it is raining (and it does rain here!) anyone getting off the bus can be sheltered as they walk up to the (also sheltered) crossing of St Nicholas Way to get to the shopping centre. I saw very similar covered walkways in Hong Kong but there it is to keep people sheltered from the sun. CPN
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Sat 24 May 14

Michael Pantlin says...

CPN wrote:
When will people finish moaning about the bus shelter!! It is Ten years since it was built! Sutton provided only £70,000, most of the finance (by far) came from Transport for London. - see http://news.bbc.co.u

k/1/hi/england/londo

n/3723171.stm Personally I find it very useful so when it is raining (and it does rain here!) anyone getting off the bus can be sheltered as they walk up to the (also sheltered) crossing of St Nicholas Way to get to the shopping centre. I saw very similar covered walkways in Hong Kong but there it is to keep people sheltered from the sun.
That waste of public money should never be forgotten or there will be even more waste. You miss the point CPN you could have built a bloody house for that money and the balance of the £70,000 came out of our pockets via another channel too. You Lib Lovers just don't get it do you?
[quote][p][bold]CPN[/bold] wrote: When will people finish moaning about the bus shelter!! It is Ten years since it was built! Sutton provided only £70,000, most of the finance (by far) came from Transport for London. - see http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/england/londo n/3723171.stm Personally I find it very useful so when it is raining (and it does rain here!) anyone getting off the bus can be sheltered as they walk up to the (also sheltered) crossing of St Nicholas Way to get to the shopping centre. I saw very similar covered walkways in Hong Kong but there it is to keep people sheltered from the sun.[/p][/quote]That waste of public money should never be forgotten or there will be even more waste. You miss the point CPN you could have built a bloody house for that money and the balance of the £70,000 came out of our pockets via another channel too. You Lib Lovers just don't get it do you? Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 3

2:52pm Sat 24 May 14

LiberalsOut says...

CPN wrote:
When will people finish moaning about the bus shelter!! It is Ten years since it was built! Sutton provided only £70,000, most of the finance (by far) came from Transport for London. - see http://news.bbc.co.u

k/1/hi/england/londo

n/3723171.stm Personally I find it very useful so when it is raining (and it does rain here!) anyone getting off the bus can be sheltered as they walk up to the (also sheltered) crossing of St Nicholas Way to get to the shopping centre. I saw very similar covered walkways in Hong Kong but there it is to keep people sheltered from the sun.
And where do you think TFL gets its money from????
Yes thats right the Tax Payer through fares and subsidies - not too hard to work out is it?
Therefore they wasted £530,000 of someone elses money so thats OK then??
[quote][p][bold]CPN[/bold] wrote: When will people finish moaning about the bus shelter!! It is Ten years since it was built! Sutton provided only £70,000, most of the finance (by far) came from Transport for London. - see http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/england/londo n/3723171.stm Personally I find it very useful so when it is raining (and it does rain here!) anyone getting off the bus can be sheltered as they walk up to the (also sheltered) crossing of St Nicholas Way to get to the shopping centre. I saw very similar covered walkways in Hong Kong but there it is to keep people sheltered from the sun.[/p][/quote]And where do you think TFL gets its money from???? Yes thats right the Tax Payer through fares and subsidies - not too hard to work out is it? Therefore they wasted £530,000 of someone elses money so thats OK then?? LiberalsOut
  • Score: 1

3:04pm Sat 24 May 14

CPN says...

I've already made it clear - to me it was not wasted, it was used to build something useful. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has found it convenient to keep dry as I walk from the bus stop into the St Nicholas Centre. You don't have to be a "Lib Lover" to find it useful either

There is constantly so much moaning on this site, even about something that is useful
I've already made it clear - to me it was not wasted, it was used to build something useful. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has found it convenient to keep dry as I walk from the bus stop into the St Nicholas Centre. You don't have to be a "Lib Lover" to find it useful either There is constantly so much moaning on this site, even about something that is useful CPN
  • Score: 4

3:23pm Sat 24 May 14

treblegold says...

Astonishing that the Liberal Democrats have done so well - particularly given their disgraceful championing of the incinerator. What can the voters in Beddington have been thinking?
Astonishing that the Liberal Democrats have done so well - particularly given their disgraceful championing of the incinerator. What can the voters in Beddington have been thinking? treblegold
  • Score: 11

5:52pm Sat 24 May 14

The Cardinal says...

Regardless of which political part runs the borough, remember:

It was Paul Burstow that voted for clause 119 that enables St Helier to be shut down after only 40 days.

The councillors votes for an incinerator to be built on a nature reserve. Quote:

Between 1974 and 1987, twice as many children who lived within 5km of incinerators in the UK died from cancer, compared to those who lived further away, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.(1) "
Regardless of which political part runs the borough, remember: It was Paul Burstow that voted for clause 119 that enables St Helier to be shut down after only 40 days. The councillors votes for an incinerator to be built on a nature reserve. Quote: Between 1974 and 1987, twice as many children who lived within 5km of incinerators in the UK died from cancer, compared to those who lived further away, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.(1) " The Cardinal
  • Score: 5

5:28pm Sun 25 May 14

dave.artist says...

If you old school Tories want to get the lib dems out in Sutton, you have to do what thousands of us have done, join with us and vote UKIP, simple as that! When Labour win the next general election, don't blame UKIP, you supported what you thought was the Tory party! They haven't been Tories for a long time.
If you old school Tories want to get the lib dems out in Sutton, you have to do what thousands of us have done, join with us and vote UKIP, simple as that! When Labour win the next general election, don't blame UKIP, you supported what you thought was the Tory party! They haven't been Tories for a long time. dave.artist
  • Score: -10

12:09pm Mon 26 May 14

Michael Pantlin says...

CPN wrote:
I've already made it clear - to me it was not wasted, it was used to build something useful. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has found it convenient to keep dry as I walk from the bus stop into the St Nicholas Centre. You don't have to be a "Lib Lover" to find it useful either

There is constantly so much moaning on this site, even about something that is useful
£600,000 for an umbrella substitute. That's the Lib Demons for you. Never mind wonderful Lib Demon EU election result. I hope Cleggy does not cave in to demands from his own party to resign as leader. He needs to stay to lead what's left of his party into oblivion.
[quote][p][bold]CPN[/bold] wrote: I've already made it clear - to me it was not wasted, it was used to build something useful. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has found it convenient to keep dry as I walk from the bus stop into the St Nicholas Centre. You don't have to be a "Lib Lover" to find it useful either There is constantly so much moaning on this site, even about something that is useful[/p][/quote]£600,000 for an umbrella substitute. That's the Lib Demons for you. Never mind wonderful Lib Demon EU election result. I hope Cleggy does not cave in to demands from his own party to resign as leader. He needs to stay to lead what's left of his party into oblivion. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: -3

12:10pm Mon 26 May 14

Simon Densley says...

dave.artist wrote:
If you old school Tories want to get the lib dems out in Sutton, you have to do what thousands of us have done, join with us and vote UKIP, simple as that! When Labour win the next general election, don't blame UKIP, you supported what you thought was the Tory party! They haven't been Tories for a long time.
Other way round I'm afraid. The Tory grass roots are still the same and so are the MPs - it's just we are shackled to the Lib Dems.

I spoke to a few Ukip candidates during the count on Thursday night and often they seemed to relish that all the other parties hate them. I had to point out to one that we did not hate them. We were however disappointed that they would not work with us for our common goals. This in itself will inevitably lead to no referendum and 'every closer union' in the EU.

It needs to be pointed out that the Tories are the traditional party that stands up for Britishness and that Ukip is the new kid on the block. Traditional minded people don't go jumping onto the latest fad so Ukip will never attract the real Tories across and will only ever succeed in splitting the vote between the two parties that want a referendum, and in doing so stop one from ever happening.

It is clear that if Ukip had endorsed a Conservative vote for the other one or two votes on the council ballot, we would now have a few less Lib Dems councillors. Had Ukip endorsed Conservative votes entirely, we would have several less Lib Dems. By not doing so we still have zero Ukip councillors. Clearly this has demonstrated that a vote for Ukip has resulted in Lib Dems winning. Vote Ukip - Get Lib Dems.

Politics is about compromise. Democracy naturally favours the parties prepared to do so a certain amount over those which refuse to at all.

Therefore it's perhaps time to consider what you really want. You have made your point and everyone has listened. Now why don't we work together to achieve it and stop working against our common aims of getting a referendum on Europe, keeping immigration down to a reasonable level and keeping the Great British character and strength of Britain as it should be?
[quote][p][bold]dave.artist[/bold] wrote: If you old school Tories want to get the lib dems out in Sutton, you have to do what thousands of us have done, join with us and vote UKIP, simple as that! When Labour win the next general election, don't blame UKIP, you supported what you thought was the Tory party! They haven't been Tories for a long time.[/p][/quote]Other way round I'm afraid. The Tory grass roots are still the same and so are the MPs - it's just we are shackled to the Lib Dems. I spoke to a few Ukip candidates during the count on Thursday night and often they seemed to relish that all the other parties hate them. I had to point out to one that we did not hate them. We were however disappointed that they would not work with us for our common goals. This in itself will inevitably lead to no referendum and 'every closer union' in the EU. It needs to be pointed out that the Tories are the traditional party that stands up for Britishness and that Ukip is the new kid on the block. Traditional minded people don't go jumping onto the latest fad so Ukip will never attract the real Tories across and will only ever succeed in splitting the vote between the two parties that want a referendum, and in doing so stop one from ever happening. It is clear that if Ukip had endorsed a Conservative vote for the other one or two votes on the council ballot, we would now have a few less Lib Dems councillors. Had Ukip endorsed Conservative votes entirely, we would have several less Lib Dems. By not doing so we still have zero Ukip councillors. Clearly this has demonstrated that a vote for Ukip has resulted in Lib Dems winning. Vote Ukip - Get Lib Dems. Politics is about compromise. Democracy naturally favours the parties prepared to do so a certain amount over those which refuse to at all. Therefore it's perhaps time to consider what you really want. You have made your point and everyone has listened. Now why don't we work together to achieve it and stop working against our common aims of getting a referendum on Europe, keeping immigration down to a reasonable level and keeping the Great British character and strength of Britain as it should be? Simon Densley
  • Score: 1

9:25pm Mon 26 May 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Lib Demon led London councils now confined in their own little eccentricself-congra
tulatory bubble in Sutton, make the most of it while it lasts. How long do you give Cleggy one week? Two weeks? One month?
Lib Demon led London councils now confined in their own little eccentricself-congra tulatory bubble in Sutton, make the most of it while it lasts. How long do you give Cleggy one week? Two weeks? One month? Michael Pantlin
  • Score: -5

8:07pm Wed 28 May 14

FozzyP says...

treblegold wrote:
Astonishing that the Liberal Democrats have done so well - particularly given their disgraceful championing of the incinerator. What can the voters in Beddington have been thinking?
As we all know by now the Labour and Tory authorities next door, as well as the Mayor supported the ERF. You should me more worried about the filthy buses pumping fumes directly into you car than the ERF. Buses, Taxis, Lorries and old Diesel Cars are killing us and the smog is actually visible and breathable at street level! Start fighting for cleaner diesel vehicles! That's the killer. The ERF can be controlled, monitored and shut down but buses create plumes of deadly toxins every time they pull away from a bus stop.
[quote][p][bold]treblegold[/bold] wrote: Astonishing that the Liberal Democrats have done so well - particularly given their disgraceful championing of the incinerator. What can the voters in Beddington have been thinking?[/p][/quote]As we all know by now the Labour and Tory authorities next door, as well as the Mayor supported the ERF. You should me more worried about the filthy buses pumping fumes directly into you car than the ERF. Buses, Taxis, Lorries and old Diesel Cars are killing us and the smog is actually visible and breathable at street level! Start fighting for cleaner diesel vehicles! That's the killer. The ERF can be controlled, monitored and shut down but buses create plumes of deadly toxins every time they pull away from a bus stop. FozzyP
  • Score: 4

4:56pm Fri 30 May 14

PollyTechnic says...

Funny how the Lib Dems get 43% of the vote, yet get 83% of the seats on the Council.

Under proportional representation there would be no overall control. I wonder if our Lib Dem elected representatives are following the party line and championing PR?
Funny how the Lib Dems get 43% of the vote, yet get 83% of the seats on the Council. Under proportional representation there would be no overall control. I wonder if our Lib Dem elected representatives are following the party line and championing PR? PollyTechnic
  • Score: 0

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