Andrewmackembailey

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  • in reply to: Defection ! #204530

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Pinky

    You suggest that party policy and direction change and I wonder what glaring change of Lib-Dem policy has changed so drastically that a previous national candidate is so disgusted with that he quits?
    Please enlighten me !
    If by suggesting the defection , coming as it did post the Senedd election and pre ( the position deciding ) Annual Council is my cynicism we shall just have to wait and see how the change helps “ the good people who voted for me !” , rather than the individual councillor!
    As to the 2014 defection , whilst none of the defectors have truly explained the core reason(S) they defected I am confident it had nothing to do with the policies of the wider party .In my opinion it would appear that it was more a reaction to a lost debate and a democrat vote about local matters . As to not benefiting from that decision I will leave it to others as to whether there was a “ miscalculation at the time !
    I do know that the result of that – desertion of the party that worked for their election-is the present Tory/Independent council.
    I would suggest that such councils are called NO OVERALL CONTROL for a good reason!

    in reply to: Senedd Election 2021 #204349

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    Jane J

    The car parking issue at Island Green could have been written a quarter of a century ago , not 12 months!
    The planning permission for this area , which included the parking issue, was agreed by the late Wrexham Maelor Council in 1995 ( or early 1996 ) Those of us on the Shadow Authority- May 1995-31/3/1996 were consulted , and if my memory is correct ,made comments about the parking, but the decision rested elsewhere.
    So you are totally correct the MP’s issues are
    “ old hat 🎩 “!

    in reply to: Events in Wales #204348

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Recently failed Assembly candidate Ms Harper is trying to make an issue of “ trial events “ such as football play off matches being held in South Wales ! Possibly Ms Harper that is because Swansea and Newport , who have qualified for their respective play offs ARE in South Wales . Lesley Griffiths AM ( as well as being a genuine supporter) is I understand trying to ensure that if ( fingers crossed 🤞) Wrexham qualify that their match will be equally treated !

    in reply to: Senedd Election 2021 #204220

    Andrewmackembailey
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    In her “ gritted teeth “ welcome to the new Senedd our MP shows how out of step she is . The horrendous effect of the pandemic is on all of ours and it was the steady approach of the last Senedd, and the advice offered by Mark Drakerford that was a huge factor in the success of Welsh Labour in Wrexham and across the Principality, a point acceded by Andrew RT Davies , and Adam Price.
    Sarah has been out of step on lockdown before , calling for relaxation shortly before eating humble pie , when our PM had to do an inevitable U turn last year.
    To compensate she has a go at the Tory/Independent council on housing, where did that figure come from and parking enforcement. On the latter you can respond to her survey on the issue of parking at Island Green . For her information the parking issue here was decided as part of a planning issue in 1995 ( or possibly early 1996) by the then Wrexham Maelor Council .
    So her message is “ look to the future whilst having a whinge about historical issues!”

    in reply to: Sarah Atherton MP #203042

    Andrewmackembailey
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    And her latest wheeze is “ her COVID champion campaign !
    All for recognising the efforts of those who have truly helped during the pandemic but a campaign that runs over the last few weeks of an election and involves giving one party the permission to use your support for their activities – I should cocoa !
    A better recognition of those who have gone in day ( and night ) in day out would be a decent pay rise for health and care staff – but I am guessing this is one nurse who won’t support that idea !

    in reply to: Whatever Happened to that Extra £1m to Fix Potholes? #202837

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Don’t worry help is at hand I have just had a leaflet promising massive investment in Welsh roads ! The same Tory leaflet promises a freeze on our council tax!
    Leaving aside the fact that our Tory/Independent councillors have just done that there is no explanation as to what budget cuts they would enact to achieve this nirvana ! Fantasy politics!

    in reply to: Election on the Horizon . #202836

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Election on the horizon- so that is why our MP has launched her “ COVID Champion “ campaign- closing just after her Election Day !
    Declined to share my information with the Tories so my nomination would be Ms Atherton herself!
    My supporting evidence would be her courage during the first lockdown in going door to door delivering ( possibly self promoting ) leaflets.
    In addition she and her neighbouring Tory MP chose the very point infection rates rose in 2020 to demand less of a lockdown from the Welsh Government!
    Courageous- only in the Yes Minister context !

    in reply to: Tut tut tut Cllr Harper #202835

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Welcome to Apartheid Cymru !
    Can Ms Harper and Plaid Cymru ( who MUST have given this the thumbs up ) outline the legislation that will dictate how the person who buys or rents the house next to you VOTES. It would also be interesting to know how they would get such legislation past a Westminster government, which is more likely to be led by one of the other two parties mentioned!

    in reply to: Vaccine roll-out – Where & how many? #198516

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Congratulations Jimbow – glad to hear and as a mere 70+ I might be in the third wave – hopefully soon.
    As a matter of interest are you aware if it was the Phizer or the Astra-Zeneca vaccine? If the former are you on track to have the second jab in about three weeks? That after all is the basis that vaccine was tested and approved on for effectiveness and I am fearful “ political intervention “ may imperil effectiveness on the anvil of the numbers game .

    in reply to: Local Development Plan #197025

    Andrewmackembailey
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    I agree with Derek Jackson . There has not been an LDP since the Lib-Dem led coalition, which included some of the leading lights ( sic ) of the present coalition, failed to produce on in late 2011-early 2012.
    There may not be one now until well into the 2020’s ,if then.
    Predatory developers can continue to have a field ,joke unintented , and WCBC will have waved the white flag on their own document!
    The LDP is not just produced by officers but members serve on the planning group devising it and it is then endorsed by the Lead Member ( sic ) for planning and the Executive.
    Frankly, in my opinion, despite the best efforts of many hard working councillors to formulate a plan the executive members , especially Leader and Lead Member have let the people of Wrexham down and should in the word of that ancient phrase “ consider their position!”

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