Thursday, 16 October 2008

It beggars belief

Former North Road Independent Councillor Steve Jones, thrown off the Council recently for not bothering to attend any Council meetings for six months, is to stand again in the by-election he caused!!

Steve, expelled from the Lib Dems in May 2007 for supporting a BNP candidate in the local elections, must have the hide of a rhino. The cost of this election to the Council is estimated to be £11,000. On top of that, hundreds of parents of pupils at North Road Primary School are going to have to take time off work to look after their children because the school must close for election day. The Pupil Referral Unit at the Phoenix Centre will also close for the day.

How Steve Jones has the nerve to stand for election again, having shown what he thought of the people of North Road by not representing them for six months, when he was perfectly fit and able to do so, is beyond me.

I hope the people of North Road ward ask him what facilities they have lost because of this waste of tax payers' money. I hope the parents of local school children ask him to repay their lost wages on November 13th. And I hope the voters of North Road show what they think of him by giving him a derisory vote.

Why, then is he standing again? Obviously it has nothing to do with the £7,000 a year he lost when he was expelled from the Council, so it must just be that he loves his Council work.
But why, I hear you ask, do you have a photo of Police Station 11 in the Nania District in a Far Eastern country at the top of this article? Well, if you type "Beggars Belief" into Google Images, the first image that appears is this photo. No, I don't know why either, any more than I understand what's going through Steve Jones' head.

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