Former Bournemouth council leader Stephen MacLoughlin aiming for political comeback

Bournemouth Echo: Stephen MacLoughlin at the 2011 local election count where the Lib Dems pipped him to the post by two votes Stephen MacLoughlin at the 2011 local election count where the Lib Dems pipped him to the post by two votes

FORMER Bournemouth council leader Stephen MacLoughlin is attempting a political comeback.

The Conservative was defeated by two votes at the council elections of 2011 after a series of controversies including the discovery of porn on his council laptop.

Now his name is appearing on campaign literature in the Queen’s Park ward, where he is set to stand for the borough council in 2015.

Queen’s Park councillor Mark Anderson said the party had not yet selected the three candidates who would fight the ward in 2015.

“I would assume Stephen will want to stand and will be our candidate but no decision has been made at the moment,” he said.

He added: “Over the last five years I’ve got to know Steve MacLoughlin and the impression that was given when he was leader of the council is not the impression I’ve got of the man now.

“I’ve learned so much from him. He’s incredibly helpful and has done a lot of things to help a lot of people.

“I’ve got to know him and I think he’s a very nice guy.

“He’ll do a lot for anyone if they ask him and he’s the kind of person we want as a councillor because he’s a got a lot of knowledge and a lot of experience.”

Mr MacLoughlin led the council from 2007 until his resignation from the top job in July 2010.

He had been under fire for months following the revelation that his council computer had been used to visit adult websites, even though his Conservative colleagues had backed him.

At the time of his resignation, he said the inquiry into his own conduct – along with stories surrounding three other councillors – had damaged the council. The coverage had distracted attention from “the successful policies the Conservative administration is pursuing to improve Bournemouth”.

Mr MacLoughlin, a chartered engineer, became a Conservative councillor in 1991, serving the old West Cliff ward and then the Central ward.

He stood as candidate for Southampton Test at the general election which gave Labour a solid majority in 2002. He also sought to become a parliamentary candidate in Dorset, seeking the nomination unsuccessfully in both Bournemouth West and Mid-Dorset and North Poole.

For the council elections of 2011, he moved to the Queen’s Park ward, where he was the only one of the three Tory candidates not to be elected.

His defeat by two votes against the Liberal Democrats came despite the Conservatives winning a landslide across the town.

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8:21am Sat 5 Apr 14

muscliffman says...

We can only presume if this story is true that it must surely be a blindingly cunning strategy emanating from and sponsored by Mr Farage and his good friend's in UKIP - if so, well played Nigel!
We can only presume if this story is true that it must surely be a blindingly cunning strategy emanating from and sponsored by Mr Farage and his good friend's in UKIP - if so, well played Nigel! muscliffman
  • Score: 30

8:24am Sat 5 Apr 14

skydriver says...

God help the people , in whatever area he would like.
Is this really a man you would want to look after your interests,whatever party in lumps himself onto.
God help the people , in whatever area he would like. Is this really a man you would want to look after your interests,whatever party in lumps himself onto. skydriver
  • Score: 30

8:26am Sat 5 Apr 14

Townee says...

Anything would be better the Beasley, he's a waste of space who thinks that the council is his to do as he wants.
Anything would be better the Beasley, he's a waste of space who thinks that the council is his to do as he wants. Townee
  • Score: 7

8:28am Sat 5 Apr 14

Freddie frog says...

Scrapping the bottom of the barrel again ....... I see the Tory campaign is starting early!
Scrapping the bottom of the barrel again ....... I see the Tory campaign is starting early! Freddie frog
  • Score: 20

8:38am Sat 5 Apr 14

Moro99 says...

He only lost by 2 votes after the 'laptop scandal' so despite the outrage,the voters didn't really care, or they really will vote Tory, whoever it is.
He only lost by 2 votes after the 'laptop scandal' so despite the outrage,the voters didn't really care, or they really will vote Tory, whoever it is. Moro99
  • Score: 20

8:49am Sat 5 Apr 14

sea poole says...

Thought April Fool's Day was 1st April...?
Thought April Fool's Day was 1st April...? sea poole
  • Score: 10

8:50am Sat 5 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

Moro99 wrote:
He only lost by 2 votes after the 'laptop scandal' so despite the outrage,the voters didn't really care, or they really will vote Tory, whoever it is.
He lost by 2 votes standing the against the utterly discredited and unpopular Lib Dems - those people who did so much to destroy Bournemouth

And don't forget that he was a Councillor when the IMAX scandal was in full flow

He's just another lowlife politician who can't get a job in the outside world
[quote][p][bold]Moro99[/bold] wrote: He only lost by 2 votes after the 'laptop scandal' so despite the outrage,the voters didn't really care, or they really will vote Tory, whoever it is.[/p][/quote]He lost by 2 votes standing the against the utterly discredited and unpopular Lib Dems - those people who did so much to destroy Bournemouth And don't forget that he was a Councillor when the IMAX scandal was in full flow He's just another lowlife politician who can't get a job in the outside world billy bumble
  • Score: 22

9:10am Sat 5 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Have to admit that in the past when i have had to consult him,he was always polite and helpful and would phone you back,unlike most, especially Conning Burns.
Have to admit that in the past when i have had to consult him,he was always polite and helpful and would phone you back,unlike most, especially Conning Burns. pete woodley
  • Score: -2

11:38am Sat 5 Apr 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

On their recent 'In Focus' leafllet to Charminster and Queens Park he is listed as the Ward Secretary.' So after losing by two votes in the last election it is inevitable he will stand again.

However, Charminster and Queens Park has been poorly served by Councillor Johnson and Anderson and you will not see Councillor Anderson at any public forums as he always gives his apologies.They want their allowances but they do not want to do the work.But then again the majority of councillors are like this now.

So he got caught with **** on his laptop and has served his time in the political wilderness but that does not mean he is credible and if this is the best the tories can do then Charminster and Queens Park needs change.
On their recent 'In Focus' leafllet to Charminster and Queens Park he is listed as the Ward Secretary.' So after losing by two votes in the last election it is inevitable he will stand again. However, Charminster and Queens Park has been poorly served by Councillor Johnson and Anderson and you will not see Councillor Anderson at any public forums as he always gives his apologies.They want their allowances but they do not want to do the work.But then again the majority of councillors are like this now. So he got caught with **** on his laptop and has served his time in the political wilderness but that does not mean he is credible and if this is the best the tories can do then Charminster and Queens Park needs change. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 13

11:56am Sat 5 Apr 14

Wageslave says...

NO, NO NO NO how wrong can this be. Remember he was on our time and money when he did this. He was supposed to be working and we were paying his wages.
NO, NO NO NO how wrong can this be. Remember he was on our time and money when he did this. He was supposed to be working and we were paying his wages. Wageslave
  • Score: 21

12:29pm Sat 5 Apr 14

John T says...

'Queens Park Conservative Councillor Mark Anderson said the party had not selected the three candidates who would fight the ward in 2015. I would assume Stephen will want to stand and will be our candidate.'

From this statement, I would assume Stephen has Beesley's blessing, and to h ell with any democracy in the Conservative Party, never mind for the Bournemouth electorate. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
'Queens Park Conservative Councillor Mark Anderson said the party had not selected the three candidates who would fight the ward in 2015. I would assume Stephen will want to stand and will be our candidate.' From this statement, I would assume Stephen has Beesley's blessing, and to h ell with any democracy in the Conservative Party, never mind for the Bournemouth electorate. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! John T
  • Score: 0

12:56pm Sat 5 Apr 14

seaviews says...

I would vote conservative at a local level if they were not so corrupt and think we are so stupid because we let them carrying on.

So as a test if we all voted UKIP and they got in and it worked then we could try at national level. if it doesn't work at local level would we end up with any more corrupt and dishonest counsellors than we keep voting in year after year?
I would vote conservative at a local level if they were not so corrupt and think we are so stupid because we let them carrying on. So as a test if we all voted UKIP and they got in and it worked then we could try at national level. if it doesn't work at local level would we end up with any more corrupt and dishonest counsellors than we keep voting in year after year? seaviews
  • Score: 10

2:12pm Sat 5 Apr 14

60plus says...

If he worked in private industry and caught using **** websites he would have got the sack why should he be different?
If he worked in private industry and caught using **** websites he would have got the sack why should he be different? 60plus
  • Score: 13

2:52pm Sat 5 Apr 14

wonderway says...

Townee wrote:
Anything would be better the Beasley, he's a waste of space who thinks that the council is his to do as he wants.
he was just a puppet as leader

beasley used him as a mouth piece while beasley behind the rest of the lemmings manipulated the facts and figures ensuring that he took no flack over any policy

beasley ensured that he looked whiter than white as he arranged the removal of charon too

god help any ward who vote Macporn back in beasley will use him again
as he uses the cabinet at present

every thing at council level is sign sealed and sign off before any resident finds out about them. Its all done behind closed doors

that's why beasley will let him stand so he has another lemming to use

hope ukip have lots of honest strong clean candidates to stand up against these self centred self opinionated tories
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Anything would be better the Beasley, he's a waste of space who thinks that the council is his to do as he wants.[/p][/quote]he was just a puppet as leader beasley used him as a mouth piece while beasley behind the rest of the lemmings manipulated the facts and figures ensuring that he took no flack over any policy beasley ensured that he looked whiter than white as he arranged the removal of charon too god help any ward who vote Macporn back in beasley will use him again as he uses the cabinet at present every thing at council level is sign sealed and sign off before any resident finds out about them. Its all done behind closed doors that's why beasley will let him stand so he has another lemming to use hope ukip have lots of honest strong clean candidates to stand up against these self centred self opinionated tories wonderway
  • Score: 7

3:28pm Sat 5 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party.

Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party.

They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.
They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party. Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party. They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e. TheDistrict
  • Score: 5

4:09pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Personally I think it is great news he is standing, for obvious reasons :)
Personally I think it is great news he is standing, for obvious reasons :) Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 3

4:38pm Sat 5 Apr 14

retry69 says...

TheDistrict wrote:
They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party.

Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party.

They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.
I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party. Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party. They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.[/p][/quote]I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin. retry69
  • Score: -6

4:56pm Sat 5 Apr 14

dvdr says...

I have often thought that politicians as a class have no sense of shame. This news confirms it!

By all means let him find a job in the world outside public "service" (if he can, with his record), but don't let him into politics again!
I have often thought that politicians as a class have no sense of shame. This news confirms it! By all means let him find a job in the world outside public "service" (if he can, with his record), but don't let him into politics again! dvdr
  • Score: 13

7:13pm Sat 5 Apr 14

babyduck says...

Ashamed to say I used to be a Tory but they have crucified my profession and will continue to do so if re-elected. However, I know Steve Macloughlin and he is a top bloke. For those of you saying he can't make it in the private sector - wrong. His passion is for politics and helping people. You should also not believe everything you read in this paper about the "alleged" **** incident. He took a fall for others here and did not deserve the grief he got in doing so. Good luck to you Steve but I'd like to see u switch sides to Farage FC. ;)
Ashamed to say I used to be a Tory but they have crucified my profession and will continue to do so if re-elected. However, I know Steve Macloughlin and he is a top bloke. For those of you saying he can't make it in the private sector - wrong. His passion is for politics and helping people. You should also not believe everything you read in this paper about the "alleged" **** incident. He took a fall for others here and did not deserve the grief he got in doing so. Good luck to you Steve but I'd like to see u switch sides to Farage FC. ;) babyduck
  • Score: -8

7:19pm Sat 5 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

babyduck wrote:
Ashamed to say I used to be a Tory but they have crucified my profession and will continue to do so if re-elected. However, I know Steve Macloughlin and he is a top bloke. For those of you saying he can't make it in the private sector - wrong. His passion is for politics and helping people. You should also not believe everything you read in this paper about the "alleged" **** incident. He took a fall for others here and did not deserve the grief he got in doing so. Good luck to you Steve but I'd like to see u switch sides to Farage FC. ;)
I have always believed he took the blame,i trust i am not wrong.
[quote][p][bold]babyduck[/bold] wrote: Ashamed to say I used to be a Tory but they have crucified my profession and will continue to do so if re-elected. However, I know Steve Macloughlin and he is a top bloke. For those of you saying he can't make it in the private sector - wrong. His passion is for politics and helping people. You should also not believe everything you read in this paper about the "alleged" **** incident. He took a fall for others here and did not deserve the grief he got in doing so. Good luck to you Steve but I'd like to see u switch sides to Farage FC. ;)[/p][/quote]I have always believed he took the blame,i trust i am not wrong. pete woodley
  • Score: -1

7:35pm Sat 5 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

I will be voting for ukip. Not because this chap was viewing ****. But because the current political classes of all pursuasion are only interested in self preservation rather than what is best for the people.

So many commentators on here. Are you all saying that you have never watched ****. Get real as long as it involves consenting adults it's no one else's business.
I will be voting for ukip. Not because this chap was viewing ****. But because the current political classes of all pursuasion are only interested in self preservation rather than what is best for the people. So many commentators on here. Are you all saying that you have never watched ****. Get real as long as it involves consenting adults it's no one else's business. glendower2909
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

glendower2909 wrote:
I will be voting for ukip. Not because this chap was viewing ****. But because the current political classes of all pursuasion are only interested in self preservation rather than what is best for the people.

So many commentators on here. Are you all saying that you have never watched ****. Get real as long as it involves consenting adults it's no one else's business.
except when it is accessed by using a council computer

accessing sites that could easily access any sensitive stuff that was on the computer

that is the offence - not looking at ****
[quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: I will be voting for ukip. Not because this chap was viewing ****. But because the current political classes of all pursuasion are only interested in self preservation rather than what is best for the people. So many commentators on here. Are you all saying that you have never watched ****. Get real as long as it involves consenting adults it's no one else's business.[/p][/quote]except when it is accessed by using a council computer accessing sites that could easily access any sensitive stuff that was on the computer that is the offence - not looking at **** Bob49
  • Score: 9

2:18am Sun 6 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

retry69 wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party.

Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party.

They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.
I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.
It shows how easily modern day politicians can manipulate the voters when what used to be referred to as bare faced lies is now simply known as spin.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party. Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party. They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.[/p][/quote]I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.[/p][/quote]It shows how easily modern day politicians can manipulate the voters when what used to be referred to as bare faced lies is now simply known as spin. breamoreboy
  • Score: 5

8:08am Sun 6 Apr 14

retry69 says...

breamoreboy wrote:
retry69 wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party.

Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party.

They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.
I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.
It shows how easily modern day politicians can manipulate the voters when what used to be referred to as bare faced lies is now simply known as spin.
I was trying to be polite unlike those described ,but you raise an interesting point.Where are these modern day politicians and how old are they ? could be that's the problem that they are not modern day enough?
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party. Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party. They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.[/p][/quote]I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.[/p][/quote]It shows how easily modern day politicians can manipulate the voters when what used to be referred to as bare faced lies is now simply known as spin.[/p][/quote]I was trying to be polite unlike those described ,but you raise an interesting point.Where are these modern day politicians and how old are they ? could be that's the problem that they are not modern day enough? retry69
  • Score: -1

10:13am Sun 6 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Bob49 wrote:
glendower2909 wrote:
I will be voting for ukip. Not because this chap was viewing ****. But because the current political classes of all pursuasion are only interested in self preservation rather than what is best for the people.

So many commentators on here. Are you all saying that you have never watched ****. Get real as long as it involves consenting adults it's no one else's business.
except when it is accessed by using a council computer

accessing sites that could easily access any sensitive stuff that was on the computer

that is the offence - not looking at ****
Ok fair enough. I stand corrected.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: I will be voting for ukip. Not because this chap was viewing ****. But because the current political classes of all pursuasion are only interested in self preservation rather than what is best for the people. So many commentators on here. Are you all saying that you have never watched ****. Get real as long as it involves consenting adults it's no one else's business.[/p][/quote]except when it is accessed by using a council computer accessing sites that could easily access any sensitive stuff that was on the computer that is the offence - not looking at ****[/p][/quote]Ok fair enough. I stand corrected. glendower2909
  • Score: 3

12:03pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Genevieve Talon says...

Anyway, well done again to the Daily Echo for shining a spotlight into those murky waters.
Anyway, well done again to the Daily Echo for shining a spotlight into those murky waters. Genevieve Talon
  • Score: 3

12:23pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party.

Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party.

They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.
I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.
Which tory councillors told you he took the blame for his son,or are you telling porkies again.Prove your comments,or stop telling fairy tales.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party. Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party. They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.[/p][/quote]I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.[/p][/quote]Which tory councillors told you he took the blame for his son,or are you telling porkies again.Prove your comments,or stop telling fairy tales. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

12:27pm Sun 6 Apr 14

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party.

Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party.

They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.
I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.
Which tory councillors told you he took the blame for his son,or are you telling porkies again.Prove your comments,or stop telling fairy tales.
Prove what Pete or are you having a senior moment lol :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party. Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party. They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.[/p][/quote]I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.[/p][/quote]Which tory councillors told you he took the blame for his son,or are you telling porkies again.Prove your comments,or stop telling fairy tales.[/p][/quote]Prove what Pete or are you having a senior moment lol :) retry69
  • Score: -1

2:25pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.
For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

2:34pm Sun 6 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

retry69 wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party.

Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party.

They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.
I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.
I am not in politics retry69. You talk of insults, yet you insulted me by that comment, and I am not insulting people, I merely made a statement that I think possible voters are silly in not voting, a meagre word compared to some that are said on this forum. They must see there is an alternative otherwise no one would be complaining about the present government and local government. I to do talk to people, and like yourself this is the picture I get. I feel from your comment, and previous posts on the Echo Forum, you are in some way politically connected. I stand by what I said, which is reflected in the negative response made at your response to mine.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: They cannot bring back the man who started the decsending of the Tory Council, followed by Charon and Beesley. They are all out of the same bag, and neither has given one iota of concern to the public of Bournemouth. However, the public of Bournemouth are the silly ones, the ones who vote for the Tory candidate, and those who do not vote, leaving it wide open for those who do vote, but for the wrong party. Don't bother about reinstating lappie boy, or Bully Beesley, get out there next May, and vote for the party you think will do more for this country, and what is ahead. There is more than the Tory party. They can talk, but it is usually a load of sh**e.[/p][/quote]I would not be surprised if you were heavily involved with politics as it seems that the current trend is to insult possible voters into submission.The fact may be that they are far from silly as they can see there is no suitable alternative to choose from as I implied in my earlier comment based on actually talking to people not pie in the sky spin.[/p][/quote]I am not in politics retry69. You talk of insults, yet you insulted me by that comment, and I am not insulting people, I merely made a statement that I think possible voters are silly in not voting, a meagre word compared to some that are said on this forum. They must see there is an alternative otherwise no one would be complaining about the present government and local government. I to do talk to people, and like yourself this is the picture I get. I feel from your comment, and previous posts on the Echo Forum, you are in some way politically connected. I stand by what I said, which is reflected in the negative response made at your response to mine. TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

2:41pm Sun 6 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

pete woodley wrote:
For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.
Why does retry69 needs to be aware of where we live, or how close we live to each other Pete................ :-)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.[/p][/quote]Why does retry69 needs to be aware of where we live, or how close we live to each other Pete................ :-) TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Sun 6 Apr 14

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.
My ,my very knowledgeable Mr Woodley I was unaware you knew my location :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.[/p][/quote]My ,my very knowledgeable Mr Woodley I was unaware you knew my location :) retry69
  • Score: -2

3:05pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

TheDistrict wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.
Why does retry69 needs to be aware of where we live, or how close we live to each other Pete................ :-)
You both have an interest in the area,i did think that you could combine your thoughts on improving the area and security,anti social behaviour,etc etc,
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.[/p][/quote]Why does retry69 needs to be aware of where we live, or how close we live to each other Pete................ :-)[/p][/quote]You both have an interest in the area,i did think that you could combine your thoughts on improving the area and security,anti social behaviour,etc etc, pete woodley
  • Score: 1

4:00pm Sun 6 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

pete woodley wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.
Why does retry69 needs to be aware of where we live, or how close we live to each other Pete................ :-)
You both have an interest in the area,i did think that you could combine your thoughts on improving the area and security,anti social behaviour,etc etc,
Sounds a good idea Pete, but I do not think I am in a healthy frame to be so active, although I would support such a matter. I do go to my forum meetings occasionally to try and get such information over to our Councillors and MPs when they decide to show face.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: For some reason my comment got mixed up with another.By the way are you aware that you and district live very close to each other.[/p][/quote]Why does retry69 needs to be aware of where we live, or how close we live to each other Pete................ :-)[/p][/quote]You both have an interest in the area,i did think that you could combine your thoughts on improving the area and security,anti social behaviour,etc etc,[/p][/quote]Sounds a good idea Pete, but I do not think I am in a healthy frame to be so active, although I would support such a matter. I do go to my forum meetings occasionally to try and get such information over to our Councillors and MPs when they decide to show face. TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened.
It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

6:21pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

pete woodley wrote:
It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened.
Maybe you need to shout a bit louder so they have no choice but to listen ;)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need to shout a bit louder so they have no choice but to listen ;) Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Sun 6 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

pete woodley wrote:
It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened.
Are you stark, staring, raving mad? The effort required to listen and respond to the voters would tire the poor things out, meaning that they wouldn't be able to do the important jobs, like filling out the expenses claim forms.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened.[/p][/quote]Are you stark, staring, raving mad? The effort required to listen and respond to the voters would tire the poor things out, meaning that they wouldn't be able to do the important jobs, like filling out the expenses claim forms. breamoreboy
  • Score: 1

6:38pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Marty Caine UKIP wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened.
Maybe you need to shout a bit louder so they have no choice but to listen ;)
Marty,i think breamore boy is right, nowadays they are in it for the expenses,which in a lot of cases, are more than some of the town hall staff earn.
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine UKIP[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: It would b e nice if ALL councillors listened.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need to shout a bit louder so they have no choice but to listen ;)[/p][/quote]Marty,i think breamore boy is right, nowadays they are in it for the expenses,which in a lot of cases, are more than some of the town hall staff earn. pete woodley
  • Score: -3

9:43am Wed 9 Apr 14

juniperberry says...

Wageslave wrote:
NO, NO NO NO how wrong can this be. Remember he was on our time and money when he did this. He was supposed to be working and we were paying his wages.
So a councillor on less than £10k per year is always on our time and money, why are commentators on forums always so extreme in their views. Seriously do have no home or free time? If you search the old stories I think you will find this material popped up over a weekend and so what - grown adult male looks at ordinary **** - who cares!
[quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: NO, NO NO NO how wrong can this be. Remember he was on our time and money when he did this. He was supposed to be working and we were paying his wages.[/p][/quote]So a councillor on less than £10k per year is always on our time and money, why are commentators on forums always so extreme in their views. Seriously do have no home or free time? If you search the old stories I think you will find this material popped up over a weekend and so what - grown adult male looks at ordinary **** - who cares! juniperberry
  • Score: 0

9:45am Wed 9 Apr 14

juniperberry says...

billy bumble wrote:
Moro99 wrote:
He only lost by 2 votes after the 'laptop scandal' so despite the outrage,the voters didn't really care, or they really will vote Tory, whoever it is.
He lost by 2 votes standing the against the utterly discredited and unpopular Lib Dems - those people who did so much to destroy Bournemouth

And don't forget that he was a Councillor when the IMAX scandal was in full flow

He's just another lowlife politician who can't get a job in the outside world
"Mr MacLoughlin, a chartered engineer"
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moro99[/bold] wrote: He only lost by 2 votes after the 'laptop scandal' so despite the outrage,the voters didn't really care, or they really will vote Tory, whoever it is.[/p][/quote]He lost by 2 votes standing the against the utterly discredited and unpopular Lib Dems - those people who did so much to destroy Bournemouth And don't forget that he was a Councillor when the IMAX scandal was in full flow He's just another lowlife politician who can't get a job in the outside world[/p][/quote]"Mr MacLoughlin, a chartered engineer" juniperberry
  • Score: 0

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