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Read more: Trafford’s Council is weaker without Adele
The Messenger is reporting that Adele New, Councillor for Bucklow St Martins (essentially Partington, Carrington and a neighbourhood of Sale) is to stand down with immediate effect. I want to pay tribute to the achievements that Adele strived for in her ward and Partington in particular. I’m tremendously sad to see Adele go. Partington is…
Read more: Trust me, I’m a politician. How can we regain the trust we’ve lost?
I picked up Anthony Seldon’s book at Stretford library. It was published just as the MPs’ expenses scandal was peaking so perhaps a little out of date, but it got me interested in the latest figures which are summarised below: Office of National Statistics – Trust in Government 2022 So, only 35% trust the national…
Read more: Committees may not be a good way to design a car, but they’re the way to make sure the city ticks
There have still been a few meetings happening as we enter the summer break. Whilst I haven’t attended all in person, the importance of the subject matter has made it imperative to read the reports and catch the video streams. Committees are hard work and you still get the occasional member who can never reach…
Read more: I don’t like Full Council and I’ve never been that fond of cricket either
I’ve not been looking forward to full-council. There’s something very League of Gentlemen about the exaggerated amateur dramatics that you can get sucked into. It was quite funny that it clashed with Old Trafford emptying at the same time. It was fancy dress outside and (maybe) inside. We have two hours and thirty minutes for…
Read more: What a week!
The induction’s over. It’s been quite a heavy week as the routine starts to kick in. Labour Away Day – Saturday Political parties are strange things. People have different motivations. Whether to rule or to represent, how to shape our local places, climbing up the ladder to get a better job. So, we’re a disparate…
Read more: We hear good words but we’re not delivering the change needed
I’m indebted to my colleague Councillor Jill Axford for sharing this video. Jill herself has been ahead of the curve with regard to climate change for a long time. She’s absolutely spot on. We’re nowhere near where we need to be. We must stop deceiving ourselves that technological solutions will make it all disappear. Please…
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