Monday, April 12, 2010

Team Sheets

The closing date for nominations for the local council elections was last Thursday at noon. The team sheets for the parties for each ward in Redbridge are now up on the council website here.

At a quick glance most of the existing councillors are standing again, although not necessarily in the same ward or for the same party.

We say farewell, for definite, to Cllrs Borrott, Corfield and Eyre. We wish them well in their retirement.

Interestingly, the smaller parties are trebling up rather than spreading their candidates over more wards. The Greens have 3 candidates in Chadwell and Wanstead while the BNP have 3 candidates in Hainault and UKIP 2. Meanwhile in Mayfield 'Respect - The Unity Coalition' have 3.
More later, maybe when I've had a proper look.

Update: Now had a detailed look through the list.

I want to mention 4 Cllrs elected in 2006 who are no longer with us – James Leal, Simon Green, Charles Elliman and Allan Burgess. I have also noticed a few more absentees – Cllrs Radford, V Sharma and Hughes. We wish them well in their retirement too.

Then we have those Cllrs moving wards. This could be that they wish to retire but are willing to stand as a paper candidate in an “unwinnable” ward but could also be the party wishing to place their “big guns” in a “safe” ward. But I’m not sure about the latter. So, to be on the safe side we wish Cllrs Staight, Javed, Turner, Tewari and Islam well in their retirement too.

There is also one nomination who, if elected, will have the distinction of having served as an elected councillor for three different parties.

15 comments:

  1. Not sure if you mean Cllr Farukh Islam but he is standing in Valentines Ward I believe.

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  2. Yes, but he's currently a councillor in Roding ward where the LibDems are pretty well established. Valentines is a bit dodgy for the LibDems - they did pinch a seat from Labour in a by election, but.....

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  3. Alan Hughes is standing as a UKIP candidate in Hainault.

    LOL.

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  4. Would anybody kindly explain to me who the 'proposers' are?
    annesevant

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  5. Weren't they a sixties rock band?

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  6. Nick Hayes (Fullwell Ward)2:18 pm, April 14, 2010

    To be nominated as a council candidate you need ten electors in the ward you are standing in to sign your nomination papers, a proposer, a seconder and 8 assentors. The proposer is simply the first of the ten signatories.

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  7. LOL: lots of love? laughing out loud? lots of luck?
    That's the problem with initials: feelings can get lost in translation!
    annesevant

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  8. Thank you to Cllr Nick Hayes for a clear explanation.
    annesevant

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  9. There's already a member of the Council who has served under three different labels and in three different party political groups - one following a defection rather than election!

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  10. Interesting to note that one of the Labour candidates in Mayfield Ward is Kay Flint. Is she the same Councillor Kay Flint who since 1994 has represented the Gascoigne Ward on Barking & Dagenham Council?

    Laurence Davies

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  11. Well spotted there, LD!
    You may be retired but you've still got an eye for a good question.

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  12. "...who, if elected, will have the distinction....".

    Well, that was certainly a good laugh!

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  13. Barkingside21 Thank you for your comments especially that I "still have an eye for a good question". Pity no-one seems to want to answer it. Or are the internal personal wranglings of the Barking & Dagenham Labour Group too close for comfort to the similar circus that has been played out in Redbridge in both the Labour and Conservative Groups!

    Laurence Davies

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  14. I am now able to respond to Laurence's question on 15 April @ 22.14 in the affirmative.

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