Friday, April 24, 2009

Thanet Twosome Should Go - Poll

The result of my latest 7 day poll is in - and it's an overwhelming vote of no confidence in the Blue Rinsers at the top of Thanet Council. For the record, here's how you voted:

Question: Should the current Thanet leadership bow out?

Yes: 92% (114 votes)
No: 7% (9 votes)

Gosh! It seems all of Sandy and Roger's friends voted in that one! Still no sign of purported the leadership challenge that prompted the poll, though. I'm beginning to wonder if my top Tory source was pulling my plonker!

On a related note, one of my lovely readers has pointed out that Thanet's political bloggers are now in 'purdah' in the run-up to the parish, county and Euro elections on 4 June. Cllrs Moores and Gregory (blue corner) and Green and Nottingham (red corner) are under strict orders to be nice to each other, with bitchy tit-for-tats banned. I'm not a councillor, though. So I can still be as bitchy and tit-for-tatty as I like, and no returns. Hurrah!


Anonymous said...

Oi, ECR where does that leave us the lonely and unloved (and unwashed) Independent candidates.

Love and best wishes to the Blue and Red corners.

Honest Mal

Peter Checksfield said...

If I was judging the candidates purely by their blogs then Ken & Simon would undoubtedly get my votes...

tony flaig bignews said...

I'm wondering how difficult it would be to get elected, obviously becoming an MP is the preserve of the professional politician, and I must say the Stephen Ladyman's column in todays Gazette worrying as he appears to, about restoring reputations and honour brings a tear to this bloggers eye.. of laughter!

How hard could it be to get yourself elected in say the upcoming county elections.

Anonymous said...

It can't be that difficult. Ladyman's managed it three times. Mind you, Bernie Baldwin helped him out last time.

Anonymous said...

I must be getting senile so can you enlighten me as to who Bernie Baldwin is?

Eastcliff Richard said...

No idea, apart from this snippet from the Dec 2002 meeting of the Thanet CPRE:

Finally, members heard that Mr Bernie Baldwin had lost his appeal against prosecution for tipping on Pegwell Bay cliff-top. Also, his house had burnt down.Sounds as if they were quite pleased about that!

Anonymous said...

Bernie died in the last year. He used to be the landlord of the Oaks public house on Ramsgate harbour. He stood for election as a UKIP candidate and garnered a couple of thousand votes. Most of those were from true-blue Tories. This robbed the Tory candidate, Mark MacGregor of victory at the last election and allowed Ladybird to slither back into parliament.