Come hell, wind or high water – the Milford show goes on.
The Tories are throwing everything at the village of Milford in their bid to make a come-back at ‘Your Waverley.’
The party is still smarting from the serious drubbing it received in the May election when although it managed to remain the largest group – it lost control of the borough council.
Since May a Rainbow Coalition led by Farnham Residents’ Group leader John Ward and Liberal Democrat Paul Follows has been running the show, and in the view of many, with great success.
In a bid to ensure every individual group or party is represented in the new-style local government administration, the coalition includes working closely with Labour, The Green Party and Independents.
It was due to the sad, and sudden death of Independent Jack Lee, who worked closely with the coalition, that prompted it not to stand any candidates in the by-election. Sad news for the residents of Milford and Waverley with the announcement of the death of Jack Lee.
In Cllr Lee’s memory they decided to stay out of the political game – and back another Independent, one of his former colleagues on the Milford & Witley parish council, Maxine Gale. His colleagues believed that is what he would have wanted. It’s called doing the decent thing in Milford.
When the election was announced we wondered if the Tories too would honour the late Cllr Lee’s memory? Would they hellers like? Break the habit of a lifetime – and put people before politics – no way! In fact they went further – as you will see from the post below – when they broke The Electoral Commission rules. Desperate or what?
Neither obviously does it believe in the concept of that old British weakness of believing in fair play?
We heard from a couple of residents that the Tories are now out – ‘in their droves’ – in an all-out bid to capture the Milford seat and boost their numbers – quelle surprise!
Another Independent Rosaleen Egan, is feeling a bit beleaguered as she realises that the other parties are all backing Cllr Gale. She says she feels as though she is caught in a pincer movement, but is carrying on regardless saying her and her trusty friend ‘Pip” will be at the voting station on Thursday, ‘looking soulful and hoping for a few extra votes.’
The Milford By-election – is on Thursday February 13th 2020
A missive from Milford.
In the new leaflet from Maxine Gale, in which she garners the support of the Lib Dems, Labour and the Greens, she is at great pains to point out that I have been associated with UKIP. Rather that than three parties who made every effort to overturn a democratic election. Paul Follows is obviously loath to countenance the mere thought that I might be elected but he is quite happy to work under the leadership of John Ward who jumped from the Tory Tossers to UKIP to Farnham Residents’ Association.
I am the ONLY Independent, I have run my campaign by myself and canvassed by myself.(apart from Pip). To pretend that she is an Independent is ludicrous and by not publishing her address on the polling form she withholds the information that she does not live in Milford.
Where was she or Carmel Oates when the previous Tory administration covered up “the fraud”, Don’t Mention the Fraud! where were they when the previous administration covered up the Pollution fraud? Was this woman a scapegoat for the failure of others at ‘Your Waverley?’
Nowhere, that’s where?
When out canvassing I ran into the TT’s a lot and they were out in force but at least they make no pretence of their intention to win the seat back.
There, got it of my chest.
Regards Rosaleen Egan.