Councillors take to the streets to campaign for votes

THE Shadow Secretary of State for Education had to pull out of a campaign drive in Colchester today after his wife was taken ill.

MP Tristram Hunt was due to join fellow Labour councillors, borough council candidates, Labour candidates for European Parliament and activities in the town.

They spent the afternoon talking to residents about the elections for both Colchester and the European Parliament.

Colchester councillor Tim Young said: "We had a really good turnout and received a positive response from the public who were glad to engage with us about the forthcoming elections."

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7:55pm Sat 10 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Absolutely no chance of getting seats after they had umpteen years under Blair: Most probably the second worst historical period of politics, other than the the first four years of Thatcher.
All protest votes will be going to Farage and UKIP mine certainly will be.
Good turn out sure yeh really? Including a fly past by Flying Pink Pigs.
Protest Vote and Vote U.K.I.P.
Absolutely no chance of getting seats after they had umpteen years under Blair: Most probably the second worst historical period of politics, other than the the first four years of Thatcher. All protest votes will be going to Farage and UKIP mine certainly will be. Good turn out sure yeh really? Including a fly past by Flying Pink Pigs. Protest Vote and Vote U.K.I.P. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -9

11:22pm Sat 10 May 14

Reginald47 says...

It really would be great to see UKIP win many, many seats at European level - so people suffer for the disastrous effects that it will bring to everyone in this country when we are pulled out of Europe and dozens of top firms move to mainland Europe and all the jobs disappear abroad. Will you be so proud of voting UKIP then I wonder?
It really would be great to see UKIP win many, many seats at European level - so people suffer for the disastrous effects that it will bring to everyone in this country when we are pulled out of Europe and dozens of top firms move to mainland Europe and all the jobs disappear abroad. Will you be so proud of voting UKIP then I wonder? Reginald47
  • Score: -9

1:07am Sun 11 May 14

Boris says...

There was an excellent letter by Rob Brown in Friday's Gazette exposing just how fraudulent UKIP is. Anyone thinking of voting for UKIP should read that letter and then reflect on how stupid it would be to vote for that party.
There was an excellent letter by Rob Brown in Friday's Gazette exposing just how fraudulent UKIP is. Anyone thinking of voting for UKIP should read that letter and then reflect on how stupid it would be to vote for that party. Boris
  • Score: -5

1:18am Sun 11 May 14

L LeBreton says...

Reginald47 wrote:
It really would be great to see UKIP win many, many seats at European level - so people suffer for the disastrous effects that it will bring to everyone in this country when we are pulled out of Europe and dozens of top firms move to mainland Europe and all the jobs disappear abroad. Will you be so proud of voting UKIP then I wonder?
Yet more leftie scaremongering from someone who obviously believes everything he reads and listens to in the media and then repeats it back parrot fashion.

When are you people going to get real? Pulling out of the EU means opening up trade with our Commonwealth Partners and also other countries we are currently barred from trading with by the EU.#

It also means, once we have regained control of our borders, we can offer a fair day's work for a fair day's pay to our own citizens instead of a lot of cheap foreign labour for people who are prepared to accept less than minimum wage.

It will stop greedy employers from exploiting both British and foreign workers.

The original agreement back in the 1970s was purely a trading one. That is what it should be returned to.

We can still TRADE with EU countries but we do not want to be governed by a bunch of faceless bureaucrats.

Unelected ones at that.

And having saved the £53 million a DAY bill for just being a member, think of all the British nurses, doctors, soldiers and police we could give a job to just with ONE days's EU payment saving.
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: It really would be great to see UKIP win many, many seats at European level - so people suffer for the disastrous effects that it will bring to everyone in this country when we are pulled out of Europe and dozens of top firms move to mainland Europe and all the jobs disappear abroad. Will you be so proud of voting UKIP then I wonder?[/p][/quote]Yet more leftie scaremongering from someone who obviously believes everything he reads and listens to in the media and then repeats it back parrot fashion. When are you people going to get real? Pulling out of the EU means opening up trade with our Commonwealth Partners and also other countries we are currently barred from trading with by the EU.# It also means, once we have regained control of our borders, we can offer a fair day's work for a fair day's pay to our own citizens instead of a lot of cheap foreign labour for people who are prepared to accept less than minimum wage. It will stop greedy employers from exploiting both British and foreign workers. The original agreement back in the 1970s was purely a trading one. That is what it should be returned to. We can still TRADE with EU countries but we do not want to be governed by a bunch of faceless bureaucrats. Unelected ones at that. And having saved the £53 million a DAY bill for just being a member, think of all the British nurses, doctors, soldiers and police we could give a job to just with ONE days's EU payment saving. L LeBreton
  • Score: 5

1:21am Sun 11 May 14

L LeBreton says...

Boris wrote:
There was an excellent letter by Rob Brown in Friday's Gazette exposing just how fraudulent UKIP is. Anyone thinking of voting for UKIP should read that letter and then reflect on how stupid it would be to vote for that party.
See my answer above.

And if you want some interesting reading on your Labour party, see www.labour25.com

And you think fraud doesn't exist in other parties? They're all squeaky clean are they?

Tell me, how is the Planet Zog this time of year?
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: There was an excellent letter by Rob Brown in Friday's Gazette exposing just how fraudulent UKIP is. Anyone thinking of voting for UKIP should read that letter and then reflect on how stupid it would be to vote for that party.[/p][/quote]See my answer above. And if you want some interesting reading on your Labour party, see www.labour25.com And you think fraud doesn't exist in other parties? They're all squeaky clean are they? Tell me, how is the Planet Zog this time of year? L LeBreton
  • Score: 4

8:22am Sun 11 May 14

The-Pitts says...

L LeBreton wrote:
Boris wrote:
There was an excellent letter by Rob Brown in Friday's Gazette exposing just how fraudulent UKIP is. Anyone thinking of voting for UKIP should read that letter and then reflect on how stupid it would be to vote for that party.
See my answer above.

And if you want some interesting reading on your Labour party, see www.labour25.com

And you think fraud doesn't exist in other parties? They're all squeaky clean are they?

Tell me, how is the Planet Zog this time of year?
I normally try to adopt a less is more philosophy after Boris kept scalding me on the issue.
I find it quite hypocritical that both of them above you Lebreton have previous posts where they were quite warm to UKIP. All of a sudden there is this new advocacy and thesis being punted out.
I have been banging on about the issues with Europe for years, similar to what Reg is saying, we could be frozen, there could be tariff charges and a closed shop attitude towards us. Produce especially from Germany could cost more! The French and The Germans would see us as turn coats, sure.
Farage for all his faults, has some good policies and it is not all about Europe. There are a number of regions in Europe that are fighting for Independence, not just the UK.
To vote UKIP in this coming election is not all about supporting UKIP wholeheartedly, however it is about sending a message to Government that they are pushing it somewhat.
Welfare reforms from Duncan-Smith, Education Policy from Gove and now new Tax powers to take money, via Osborne is just too far.
I have just seen my ballot paper and what a collective bunch of numpties there were on the list.
I was searching for the Monster Raving Loony Candidate, however the days of Lord Sutch are long gone.
[quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: There was an excellent letter by Rob Brown in Friday's Gazette exposing just how fraudulent UKIP is. Anyone thinking of voting for UKIP should read that letter and then reflect on how stupid it would be to vote for that party.[/p][/quote]See my answer above. And if you want some interesting reading on your Labour party, see www.labour25.com And you think fraud doesn't exist in other parties? They're all squeaky clean are they? Tell me, how is the Planet Zog this time of year?[/p][/quote]I normally try to adopt a less is more philosophy after Boris kept scalding me on the issue. I find it quite hypocritical that both of them above you Lebreton have previous posts where they were quite warm to UKIP. All of a sudden there is this new advocacy and thesis being punted out. I have been banging on about the issues with Europe for years, similar to what Reg is saying, we could be frozen, there could be tariff charges and a closed shop attitude towards us. Produce especially from Germany could cost more! The French and The Germans would see us as turn coats, sure. Farage for all his faults, has some good policies and it is not all about Europe. There are a number of regions in Europe that are fighting for Independence, not just the UK. To vote UKIP in this coming election is not all about supporting UKIP wholeheartedly, however it is about sending a message to Government that they are pushing it somewhat. Welfare reforms from Duncan-Smith, Education Policy from Gove and now new Tax powers to take money, via Osborne is just too far. I have just seen my ballot paper and what a collective bunch of numpties there were on the list. I was searching for the Monster Raving Loony Candidate, however the days of Lord Sutch are long gone. The-Pitts
  • Score: 3

8:25am Sun 11 May 14

UndergroundOverground says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Absolutely no chance of getting seats after they had umpteen years under Blair: Most probably the second worst historical period of politics, other than the the first four years of Thatcher.
All protest votes will be going to Farage and UKIP mine certainly will be.
Good turn out sure yeh really? Including a fly past by Flying Pink Pigs.
Protest Vote and Vote U.K.I.P.
The only people more stupid than those who are going to vote UKIP because the want to see them in power are those that seem to think voting in a gang of out of touch xenophobes with no policies of any substance as some kind of protest vote is a good idea.

That said UKIP prey on the paranoia of poorly educated misinformed people wanting blame their own failures on someone else. So I suppose that makes them the perfect party for AVPG.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Absolutely no chance of getting seats after they had umpteen years under Blair: Most probably the second worst historical period of politics, other than the the first four years of Thatcher. All protest votes will be going to Farage and UKIP mine certainly will be. Good turn out sure yeh really? Including a fly past by Flying Pink Pigs. Protest Vote and Vote U.K.I.P.[/p][/quote]The only people more stupid than those who are going to vote UKIP because the want to see them in power are those that seem to think voting in a gang of out of touch xenophobes with no policies of any substance as some kind of protest vote is a good idea. That said UKIP prey on the paranoia of poorly educated misinformed people wanting blame their own failures on someone else. So I suppose that makes them the perfect party for AVPG. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: -3

9:37am Sun 11 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

UndergroundOvergroun
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wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Absolutely no chance of getting seats after they had umpteen years under Blair: Most probably the second worst historical period of politics, other than the the first four years of Thatcher.
All protest votes will be going to Farage and UKIP mine certainly will be.
Good turn out sure yeh really? Including a fly past by Flying Pink Pigs.
Protest Vote and Vote U.K.I.P.
The only people more stupid than those who are going to vote UKIP because the want to see them in power are those that seem to think voting in a gang of out of touch xenophobes with no policies of any substance as some kind of protest vote is a good idea.

That said UKIP prey on the paranoia of poorly educated misinformed people wanting blame their own failures on someone else. So I suppose that makes them the perfect party for AVPG.
I feel a number of voters are missing the point here. The up and coming elections is about voting for European representatives and some local Councillors. It is not about voting for a Government in a General Election.
This is an opportunity by all to make a point to government, that the rank and file of the general public is not a pushover.
Having the system balanced out in this way is right and fair, along with a second coalition administration next year.
They have to remember that they work for us, not we work for them and moments like this when their backsides are twitching, is a chance for us to pull the reins back on them a little.
A UKIP swing in the up and coming election, will send a message to Cameron.
In your post above you quote poorly educated and use of the words failures in our own lives for advocating a vote to an extreme party.
Who or what has given you the impression of being a failure in life?
I am certainly no failure, on the contrary, I take quite a large degree of umbrage over that remark and so should other prospective UKIP voters.
I also do not get my wife to write my posts for me, while I am dictating to her in the beds sheets of a Sunday morning, over a cup of N espresso.
It is abundantly clear that posts like this support the status quo, the Noveau Riche middle order class order of a faceless society, occasionally seen at the school barbecue or civic function.
Shoring up failed public sector grey suits, becoming low rent part time politician's or taking up seats on governing bodies or trusts for between £20 to 40,000 per year part time, is another penchant for this particular breed of a socially divisive dystopian order.
This is not play on words or an attempt at gross mendaciousness.
I do not pretend to be something else or have no knowledge and use others to further ones aims. That in my book is called prostitution, but of course The Middle Class will prostitute themselves to be there with The Real Rich.
You have only got to watch "The Wives Of Orange County" to get a gist of the taste and flavour of the Promised Land. At the expense of the masses of course. AVPG.
[quote][p][bold]UndergroundOvergroun d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Absolutely no chance of getting seats after they had umpteen years under Blair: Most probably the second worst historical period of politics, other than the the first four years of Thatcher. All protest votes will be going to Farage and UKIP mine certainly will be. Good turn out sure yeh really? Including a fly past by Flying Pink Pigs. Protest Vote and Vote U.K.I.P.[/p][/quote]The only people more stupid than those who are going to vote UKIP because the want to see them in power are those that seem to think voting in a gang of out of touch xenophobes with no policies of any substance as some kind of protest vote is a good idea. That said UKIP prey on the paranoia of poorly educated misinformed people wanting blame their own failures on someone else. So I suppose that makes them the perfect party for AVPG.[/p][/quote]I feel a number of voters are missing the point here. The up and coming elections is about voting for European representatives and some local Councillors. It is not about voting for a Government in a General Election. This is an opportunity by all to make a point to government, that the rank and file of the general public is not a pushover. Having the system balanced out in this way is right and fair, along with a second coalition administration next year. They have to remember that they work for us, not we work for them and moments like this when their backsides are twitching, is a chance for us to pull the reins back on them a little. A UKIP swing in the up and coming election, will send a message to Cameron. In your post above you quote poorly educated and use of the words failures in our own lives for advocating a vote to an extreme party. Who or what has given you the impression of being a failure in life? I am certainly no failure, on the contrary, I take quite a large degree of umbrage over that remark and so should other prospective UKIP voters. I also do not get my wife to write my posts for me, while I am dictating to her in the beds sheets of a Sunday morning, over a cup of N espresso. It is abundantly clear that posts like this support the status quo, the Noveau Riche middle order class order of a faceless society, occasionally seen at the school barbecue or civic function. Shoring up failed public sector grey suits, becoming low rent part time politician's or taking up seats on governing bodies or trusts for between £20 to 40,000 per year part time, is another penchant for this particular breed of a socially divisive dystopian order. This is not play on words or an attempt at gross mendaciousness. I do not pretend to be something else or have no knowledge and use others to further ones aims. That in my book is called prostitution, but of course The Middle Class will prostitute themselves to be there with The Real Rich. You have only got to watch "The Wives Of Orange County" to get a gist of the taste and flavour of the Promised Land. At the expense of the masses of course. AVPG. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 3

9:44am Sun 11 May 14

Route88 says...

I have always thought that Nigel Farage looks like a cross between Arthur Daley and a racing tipster.
I have always thought that Nigel Farage looks like a cross between Arthur Daley and a racing tipster. Route88
  • Score: 3

12:38pm Sun 11 May 14

UndergroundOverground says...

"Noveau Riche middle order class, failed public sector grey suits, low rent part time politician's" waaa waaa waaa always someone elses fault isn't it AVPG? The endless drivel an pointless anecdotes you insist on littering this site with do more than enough to show you for the out of touch, small minded muppet that you are. Shame a man of your age is left with little more than lying about their past and boasting about the number of cars they own on a local news site still I suppose it give you something to do when youre not rubbing shoulders with the tramps in our community
"Noveau Riche middle order class, failed public sector grey suits, low rent part time politician's" waaa waaa waaa always someone elses fault isn't it AVPG? The endless drivel an pointless anecdotes you insist on littering this site with do more than enough to show you for the out of touch, small minded muppet that you are. Shame a man of your age is left with little more than lying about their past and boasting about the number of cars they own on a local news site still I suppose it give you something to do when youre not rubbing shoulders with the tramps in our community UndergroundOverground
  • Score: -3

1:56pm Sun 11 May 14

Reginald47 says...

L LeBreton wrote:
Reginald47 wrote: It really would be great to see UKIP win many, many seats at European level - so people suffer for the disastrous effects that it will bring to everyone in this country when we are pulled out of Europe and dozens of top firms move to mainland Europe and all the jobs disappear abroad. Will you be so proud of voting UKIP then I wonder?
Yet more leftie scaremongering from someone who obviously believes everything he reads and listens to in the media and then repeats it back parrot fashion. When are you people going to get real? Pulling out of the EU means opening up trade with our Commonwealth Partners and also other countries we are currently barred from trading with by the EU.# It also means, once we have regained control of our borders, we can offer a fair day's work for a fair day's pay to our own citizens instead of a lot of cheap foreign labour for people who are prepared to accept less than minimum wage. It will stop greedy employers from exploiting both British and foreign workers. The original agreement back in the 1970s was purely a trading one. That is what it should be returned to. We can still TRADE with EU countries but we do not want to be governed by a bunch of faceless bureaucrats. Unelected ones at that. And having saved the £53 million a DAY bill for just being a member, think of all the British nurses, doctors, soldiers and police we could give a job to just with ONE days's EU payment saving.
Dreamland. What a pity UKIP don't have a clue about how the real world works.
[quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: It really would be great to see UKIP win many, many seats at European level - so people suffer for the disastrous effects that it will bring to everyone in this country when we are pulled out of Europe and dozens of top firms move to mainland Europe and all the jobs disappear abroad. Will you be so proud of voting UKIP then I wonder?[/p][/quote]Yet more leftie scaremongering from someone who obviously believes everything he reads and listens to in the media and then repeats it back parrot fashion. When are you people going to get real? Pulling out of the EU means opening up trade with our Commonwealth Partners and also other countries we are currently barred from trading with by the EU.# It also means, once we have regained control of our borders, we can offer a fair day's work for a fair day's pay to our own citizens instead of a lot of cheap foreign labour for people who are prepared to accept less than minimum wage. It will stop greedy employers from exploiting both British and foreign workers. The original agreement back in the 1970s was purely a trading one. That is what it should be returned to. We can still TRADE with EU countries but we do not want to be governed by a bunch of faceless bureaucrats. Unelected ones at that. And having saved the £53 million a DAY bill for just being a member, think of all the British nurses, doctors, soldiers and police we could give a job to just with ONE days's EU payment saving.[/p][/quote]Dreamland. What a pity UKIP don't have a clue about how the real world works. Reginald47
  • Score: -3

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