Category Archives: Politics

Eleanor Scott Quits Lib Dems – Bullying Inquiry in Disarray

UPDATE – I said in the original version of this blog that Cllr Vernon-Jackson was hoping to prevent Cllr Scott contributing to the inquiry by Kath Pinnock on behalf of Lib Dem HQ.  I understand his attempt to subvert the … Continue reading

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Pompey Lib Dems Can’t Polish a Turd

The Lib Dems in Portsmouth are still mired in crisis after the double blow of losing control of the City Council and the apology by Mike Hancock to a vulnerable constituent.  However, there have been all sorts of dramatic conversions, … Continue reading

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Mike Hancock – updates and reaction

Cllr Eleanor Scott, who remains a member of the Lib Dem party although she has resigned from their council group, spoke on Radio Solent at 8am: On the circumstances which led to her resignation from the PCC Cabinet: “My group … Continue reading

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Mike Hancock

There had been rumours at the end of last week that Mike Hancock was about to agree a settlement with the young woman (“Annie”) who had made very serious allegations against him concerning his conduct.  Today, we had the conclusion … Continue reading

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Camber Docks & Sir Ben Ainslie

Last night I went to the meeting about plans for the Camber at St Thomas’ Cathedral, deferred from the previous Monday because of the number of people who wanted to hear what would be said.  The nave of the church … Continue reading

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Regime Change in Portsmouth – Grown-up Politics 1, Lib Dems 0

This morning at the Guildhall Cllr Steven Wylie was confirmed as Lord Mayor for the next twelve months, although the Lib Dem nomination of Cllr Stockdale as his Deputy was outvoted, and Labour’s Cllr Horne will fill the post.  I … Continue reading

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Election Aftermath and the Challenge of the Future

Firstly, huge thanks to everyone who supported me in the election last week in Milton.  I was pleased in my first run to have got the vote up on the last elections in 2012, although naturally I’d have liked more.  … Continue reading

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Freedom for Milton! (continued)

Here’s my latest leaflet, which is going out all over Milton ward over the next couple of days.  It does what it says on the tin! Having seen some leaflets going out from opposing candidates, the electorate has an interesting … Continue reading

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Football Reform – a Poll

Below is a poll I’ve set up to gauge opinion on reform of how football is run, with some text underneath giving a bit of background. Which of these two reforms of football governance deserves a higher priority for action?In … Continue reading

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“Great Wall of Southsea” FoI Request Response

The basement of South Parade Pier is continuing to flood, and water from it is still leaking out into the beach.  The would-be new owners and the still-hanging-on ones seem unable to get to grips with the situation. In the … Continue reading

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