Disgraced former councillor Tony Ramsden in court on motoring charges

Bournemouth Echo: REASONS: Anthony Ramsden-Geary arriving at Bournemouth Magistrates court REASONS: Anthony Ramsden-Geary arriving at Bournemouth Magistrates court

A DISGRACED former councillor who was jailed last year was back in court yesterday to face two motoring charges.

Anthony Ramsden-Geary, who was jailed for 10 months last September for obtaining credit as an undisclosed bankrupt and five breaches of the Insolvency Act, pleaded guilty with special reasons to driving without insurance.

He is also charged with failing to produce a driving licence but did not offer a plea on this matter.

Ramsden-Geary, 44, will come back to Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court on Monday, October 27, when magistrates will hear his evidence as to why there are special reasons why he was driving a Range Rover on Charminster Road, Bournemouth on January 31 this year without insurance.

Ramsden-Geary, of Manor Road, Bournemouth, told the court the insurance was paid in full last spring and he was sent to prison on September 26. He said the car was a lease car and he was not told the insurance had been stopped or given a refund on the premium.

The Bournemouth planning consultant was at the centre of controversy shortly after leaving prison when he was elected chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) branch in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

This was despite his three bankruptcies, ban on being a company director, criminal conviction and the fact he had been labelled “a liability in business” by the judge who sentenced him. Protests from FSB members prompted him to stand down from the role.

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5:34am Thu 26 Jun 14

churchill gardens resident says...

Was he a Tory?
Was he a Tory? churchill gardens resident
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6:19am Thu 26 Jun 14

carrrob says...

No he is one of the Ramsdens !
No he is one of the Ramsdens ! carrrob
  • Score: 18

7:08am Thu 26 Jun 14

Moro99 says...

Course he was a Tory!
Course he was a Tory! Moro99
  • Score: 4

8:15am Thu 26 Jun 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

He's been in more courts than Andy Murray !
He's been in more courts than Andy Murray ! politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 27

8:41am Thu 26 Jun 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

He needs my cuffing
cufflinks fitted to his ankles for 5 years
trouble is I cant find them
I will cuff him for free.
He needs my cuffing cufflinks fitted to his ankles for 5 years trouble is I cant find them I will cuff him for free. whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: -1

9:08am Thu 26 Jun 14

Old Colonial says...

So, jailed for 10 months last September and out driving around in January. Now there's tough sentencing for you.
So, jailed for 10 months last September and out driving around in January. Now there's tough sentencing for you. Old Colonial
  • Score: 46

11:32am Thu 26 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

Funny when the 'establishment' worm turns on someone who was once a part of it.......
Funny when the 'establishment' worm turns on someone who was once a part of it....... muscliffman
  • Score: 15

1:30pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bob49 says...

three times bankrupt and he swans around in a land rover
three times bankrupt and he swans around in a land rover Bob49
  • Score: 19

3:52pm Thu 26 Jun 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Bob49 wrote:
three times bankrupt and he swans around in a land rover
And a silver Porsche !
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: three times bankrupt and he swans around in a land rover[/p][/quote]And a silver Porsche ! politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 25

4:37pm Thu 26 Jun 14

wizard69 says...

And this is news??
Leave the guy alone, he's done his time
And this is news?? Leave the guy alone, he's done his time wizard69
  • Score: -34

12:39am Fri 27 Jun 14

UrbanCrab says...

Lucky he's not still chair of the Federation of Small Businesses, he might've had to resign his position over this!!
Lucky he's not still chair of the Federation of Small Businesses, he might've had to resign his position over this!! UrbanCrab
  • Score: 6

9:47am Sat 28 Jun 14

Benji61 says...

wizard69 wrote:
And this is news??
Leave the guy alone, he's done his time
he has not done his time!! Sentenced for 10 months in September, out before Christmas!
What about the people he abused, financially? He took advantage of his status, strung along employees with promises he could never achieve. Used his family as an emotional bargaining tool to do this. He has never apologised. didn't even bother to tell them his company has gone insolvent in November 2013 and continued to play the employer until he eventually went personally bankrupt in June. This man doesn't care about anyone but himself and I will never forgive him for the pain he caused in our family.
[quote][p][bold]wizard69[/bold] wrote: And this is news?? Leave the guy alone, he's done his time[/p][/quote]he has not done his time!! Sentenced for 10 months in September, out before Christmas! What about the people he abused, financially? He took advantage of his status, strung along employees with promises he could never achieve. Used his family as an emotional bargaining tool to do this. He has never apologised. didn't even bother to tell them his company has gone insolvent in November 2013 and continued to play the employer until he eventually went personally bankrupt in June. This man doesn't care about anyone but himself and I will never forgive him for the pain he caused in our family. Benji61
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Benji61 says...

Benji61 wrote:
wizard69 wrote:
And this is news??
Leave the guy alone, he's done his time
he has not done his time!! Sentenced for 10 months in September, out before Christmas!
What about the people he abused, financially? He took advantage of his status, strung along employees with promises he could never achieve. Used his family as an emotional bargaining tool to do this. He has never apologised. didn't even bother to tell them his company has gone insolvent in November 2013 and continued to play the employer until he eventually went personally bankrupt in June. This man doesn't care about anyone but himself and I will never forgive him for the pain he caused in our family.
Sorry, it was November 2012! Truth hurts does it??
[quote][p][bold]Benji61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard69[/bold] wrote: And this is news?? Leave the guy alone, he's done his time[/p][/quote]he has not done his time!! Sentenced for 10 months in September, out before Christmas! What about the people he abused, financially? He took advantage of his status, strung along employees with promises he could never achieve. Used his family as an emotional bargaining tool to do this. He has never apologised. didn't even bother to tell them his company has gone insolvent in November 2013 and continued to play the employer until he eventually went personally bankrupt in June. This man doesn't care about anyone but himself and I will never forgive him for the pain he caused in our family.[/p][/quote]Sorry, it was November 2012! Truth hurts does it?? Benji61
  • Score: 1

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