adamstag wrote: Sneag wrote: adamstag wrote:
stags87 wrote:There is no such thing as a 'good' Tory politician. They still all stand for the same party and their manifesto of pointless austerity.
You mustn't know much about politics, what a daft statement.
The lad is from Ripley, and will know as much about the area and the politics surrounding it than any of us.
Maybe folk like you are happy to stick in the past, why not bring back Meale while at it?
What he represents as a national party has bugger all to what he does as a local lad, and again has done more than Meale ever did.
So by that logic it wouldn't matter if he stood on a Nazi Party ticket as long as he was a local lad.
He can't fail to do more than Meale because a) he's a backbencher for the governing party, and a backbencherv in opposition is very limited in what they can achieve, even a hard working one, b) Meale was lazy & complacent, so just by not being Meale he's on a winner c) this is now a key marginal and the Tories my flick a few crumbs of their table in our direction.
Of course not, but whereas what's happened shouldn't be forgotten, he's trying his best and is doing something for the town. Folk should give him a go. Labour let down their own and took for granted their heartlands in the Midlands, assisting the Brexit vote and swings like this. Mansfield hasn't improved in the last 2 decades, and the reason for this was our labour representative - Meale. He, like his party took the place for granted and paid the price. The unfortunate thing is that the folk of Mansfield are also paying the price
As a life-long Labour supporter, I struggle to describe how angry I am with that complacent political lightweight of an outgoing Mansfield MP. If anyone had told me that Mansfield would be won by a rookie Conservative, I would have offered good odds against it.
Meale has enjoyed a long and easy occupation of what has always been one of the safest Labour seats in the country. I cannot remember anything significant that he has done for his constituents during his tenure.
Of course, he's not troubled by his failure to retain his seat. He's got his knighthood, he's enjoyed many years of MP salary and expenses and, he has a generous blue-chip pension together with a large pay-off.
Thank you for all your service, Sir Alan.