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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums
Posted by: Simon Hayes
Date/Time: 07/05/24 17:32:00

When was there last an independent councillor on Ealing council? Plenty have tried and not succeeded in getting elected. Local elections are usually a protest vote against the incumbent national government. No coincidence that Ealing went Tory in 2006, after seven years of Tony Blair.

Some councillors do work hard but there are plenty who donít and plenty who only listen to the people who agree with them (secret meetings with certain residents go on aplenty). The real legwork is done by council officers, who compile the reports relied on by the cabinet and committees.

As you know, the whip system operates very strictly when it comes to voting, so even party affiliated councillors who might disagree with a particular policy have to toe the line. Plenty of examples of Labour councillors getting reprimanded if they go against the grain.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Ward forums18/04/24 16:15:00 Simon Hayes
   Re:Ward forums19/04/24 14:47:00 Rosco White
   Re:Ward forums23/04/24 14:30:00 Mark Evans
      Re:Re:Ward forums23/04/24 16:45:00 Rosco White
         Re:Re:Re:Ward forums23/04/24 16:55:00 Mark Evans
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums23/04/24 18:44:00 Simon Hayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums24/04/24 09:53:00 Rosco White
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums25/04/24 13:49:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums25/04/24 13:54:00 N V Brooks
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums25/04/24 14:55:00 Rosco White
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums07/05/24 09:59:00 Mark Evans
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums07/05/24 17:32:00 Simon Hayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ward forums09/05/24 10:44:00 Rosco White

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