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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2023 3:26 pm 
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politicians throwing their toys out of the pram :roll:

Reform UK's first mayor

The Reform UK party has secured its first mayor after Alan Graves was elected as the mayor of Derby.

Mr Graves beat the Labour candidate by a single vote after gaining the support of Conservative councillors.

Labour members walked out of the council chamber in protest against Mr Graves's election.

Labour took over from the Conservatives as minority leaders of Derby City Council but the authority remains under no overall control.

Mr Graves said he was "honoured" to win the election.

He said the role was not something he knew he wanted until just a few weeks ago.

Mr Graves beat the other mayoral candidate, Balbir Sandhu, by just a single vote.

The Labour councillor for the Normanton ward was the previous deputy mayor.

Baggy Shanker, the leader of the Labour group and the new leader of the council, said an agreement had been made last year that the deputy would succeed the mayor.

"The Tories have completely gone back on their word," he said.

"The 24 votes that Alan Graves got aren't reflective of Derby's public. We're ashamed of Alan Graves being the mayor of Derby."

Labour is the largest party on the council with 23 councillors.

The Conservatives have 15, Reform has six, the Lib Dems have four and there are three independent councillors.

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2023 11:43 am 
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Here in Melton after a very long AGM we have our new Council.
The Mayor is staying on for another year.
His deputy is one of the Conservatives who was only first elected a year ago, but no one else wanted the job. It looked for a while that the Conservative candidate for the leader would win. the votes seemed to be stacked as 12 for him, 11 for the other candidate and 5 abstentions. But the person seconding the proposal launched into a 4 minute tirade against the Independents and Labour Councillors without even mentioning the chap he was supporting the situation changed quite dramatically with one of the Independent Councillors who was going to support him deciding to abstain and another who was going to abstain voting for the other candidate and the final vote was 13 for the Labour candidate and 11 for the Tory with 4 abstentions. The deputy leader is one of the Independents and the cabinet is made up of 3 Inderpendants and 2 Labour. All committees are chaired by either Independent or Labour and the Tories are not at all happy.
There will be a story on East Midlands politics on Sunday at 10.30 and possibly another on tyhe East Midland news on Tuesday.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2023 11:02 am 
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so now we have dozens of labour councillors resigning ..




... and all because

Keir Starmer won't take the Palestinians side against the israelis ! :roll:

so now we have large sections of the grass roots labour party wanting the party to laud terrorists as heroes because they murder jews :shock:

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edders23 wrote:
so now we have dozens of labour councillors resigning ..

None resigned here.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2023 3:10 pm 
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grandad wrote:
edders23 wrote:
so now we have dozens of labour councillors resigning ..

None resigned here.



Oxford and Birmingham are two areas but there are more than 20 across 3 or 4 councils I believe so far

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so now we have large sections of the grass roots labour party wanting the party to laud terrorists as heroes because they murder jews :shock:

I hope they are all going to resign their seats and seek re-election.

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