Thursday, March 29, 2007

Like ferrets in a sack!

Councillor in green vest loses shirt shocker...

Matt Stevens writes a quasi-official blog called 'Southampton Local Politics' which actually should be called 'Southampton Labour Party Politics' . He says,

"The Libdems (sic) are facing a leadership election. The mayor has been telling people at Mayoral functions that he will be bidding for the LibDems leadership in May or will be sitting as an independent to ensure he is a power broker. I fear this as he is known for being on the right of the Libdems politically and would not be against as LibDems and Conservative pacts. I have to advise him that independents in hung councils always regards themselves as important but ultimately are not."

I have absolutely no idea if Slade is for or against pacts, Conservative or otherwise. Indeed I don't know if he thinks independents are important or not in hung councils but he certainly has being going round telling people both how much Vinson, the Lib-Dem leader in Soton is disliked within his own group and how the time is ripe for a leadership election and not just Labour Councillors but Officers, Conservatives and anyone else who will listen.
Should be fascinating after May!


Anonymous Daisy said...

His grammar and sentence construction is dreadful. If one writes that badly one really shouldn't publish it.

8:42 am  
Blogger Matt Dean said...

You are quite right.
Ironic that he is a school teacher isn't it?

1:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So will Matt Stevens take over from June Bridle after the locals? I hear plans are afoot?

2:13 pm  
Blogger Matt Dean said...

I can't see that- but you never know. Stevens is certainly ambitious enough but Bridle shows no signs of wanting to step down...and perhaps more surprisingly, Labour don't seem ready to get rid of her either.

7:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking of leadership handovers will Cllr Samuels be standing down as Tory group leader on the council?

11:28 am  

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