Saturday, 28 November 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

New Carlisle council leader's pledge to city

The man about to become leader of Carlisle City Council has pledged to keep the streets clean and to cut youth unemployment.

Have your say

I would like to deal with the accusation that the praise relayed to fiona robson has been done by a troll repeating the praise under different names.

I suggest you go back and read through the comments and you will see that many of them are written by people who have posted on this forum several times in the past.

Whether or not the new council will be a good one, whether the new councillor will be a good one is a side issue. Fiona was a good councillor who won the seat by a very narrow margin four years ago and has worked hard since then.

Praising one, does not require the criticism of another.

When you stand under the banner of a political party, it helps you when your party is in ascendency and works against you when it is facing difficult times.

Posted by BF on 5 May 2012 at 09:46

There seems to be a lot of support for Fiona Robson and genuine shock she lost her job, now I do it come under the yew dale area but have enough common sense to know that if your not good at your job you lose it!!

Posted by Anon on 5 May 2012 at 07:51

in the st aidans ward we have always had Labour councillers,we get a leaflet through the door it has the email addresses of the various people,tried emailing them guess what no answer from any of them ,emailed our mp and got a reply

Posted by Dave on 5 May 2012 at 07:29

Carlisle council was in no way involved in the academies. It did not fund them, it did not choose the builders, it did not make any decisions in any way to do with them.
"the problem with democracy is every silly bugger gets a vote"

Well proven?

Oh, and guess what to the other poster. The Government has not cut spending. The government is spending much higher than when the last government left office. But dont let the facts confuse you.

Posted by bob on 5 May 2012 at 00:40

Brian at 07:37.I can vouch that Karen Gallagher and her team canvassed the whole of Yewdale Ward,put numerous leaflets and cards in every door and worked extremely hard...
Karen won the seat fair and square by a clean,hardworking campaign and I am positive that she will make an excellent councillor.
Your use of the word "excellent" seems to be a matter of very divided opinion in this case within the Yewdale ward.You may not be happy with the result,but please don't post untruths.

Posted by Lee on 4 May 2012 at 23:24

I hope the local labour councilers make a better job of the finances than the previous government or god help us!

Posted by sxis on 4 May 2012 at 22:55

Nicola - you shouldn't spend what you haven't got. That is how most financial problems kick off. Haven't you read the articles quoting Mr Michelson saying the last Labour controlled council borrowed £15 million which has been costing us the council tax payers ever since in interest payments alone, never mind repaying the debt, thus leaving less to spend on current projects. So many people need to learn to live within their means

Posted by a worrier on 4 May 2012 at 22:30

As I did not get a single leaflet from any party, I decided not to vote for the first time in my life. If they can't be bothered, then neither can I.

I wonder if they would all be wanting to stand for council if they didn't get paid and it was voluntary like it was in the past...

Posted by disgruntled on 4 May 2012 at 19:16

@ Brian - "The problem with this country is that they never like the bad guys."

See the flaw in your argument, Brian? The Tories are indeed the bad guys - in fact, they don't come much badder! Why should we like the bad guys?

Posted by Evil McBad on 4 May 2012 at 18:39

This should send big signals to the Government that the majority of the public do not support them or their policies. They should either come out of their ivory towers and actually listen to the people or step down. I didn't much like Gordon Brown but at least he got us out of the recession. Now that the ConDems are in power we are back in recession. Cuts are not the answer, they need to spend to create growth.

Posted by Nicola on 4 May 2012 at 18:11

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment

News & Star What's On search


Has the bubble burst on Black Friday?

Yes. You can get bargains every day for weeks now

No way! I bagged a load of bargains

After the manic scenes of last year it was always going to settle down

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: