420 to fight elections

By Martin Neville

Monday, January 28, 2013


WITH an estimated 420 candidates and 339 seats, the Isle of Wight Council faces its most complex elections to date in May.

As well as the Isle of Wight Council elections on Thursday, May 2, it will be the first time all 33 town and parish councils will have their elections on the same date.

This month’s full council meeting was told because of the complexity, the count would be held on the following day.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk


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by Don Prescott

28th January 2013, at 16:43:35

For Keith Barking Madd and others heres the article:

With less than a week to go until the launch of the Coalition’s flagship energy efficiency project, just five households have signed up for the Green Deal.
By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
6:01PM GMT 22 Jan 2013

The new programme enables home owners to take out a loan up to £10,000 to make their house more energy-efficient, which they then pay back gradually through the savings on their fuel bills.
It will be launched to great fanfare on Monday, when households can start going to their local DIY store, council or energy provider to take out a loan.

Despite months to prepare, 600 trained builders on standby and the involvement of 40 organisations, including household names like B&Q and British Gas, it looks like few people are interested – nevermind queuing up to be the first in line for a loan.
The Federation of Master Builders, the UK’s biggest building trade body, said only one firm from its 10,000-st

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by Don Prescott

28th January 2013, at 16:33:08

If only we had REAL Conservative Councillors here like they have on Hampshire County Council, whose ban on large wind turbines on Hampshire County Council owned land is a vote winner.
Instead, we have Cameronesque caricatures who are running scared from the "cowboy" Lib Dumbs and Indies, as Darren calls them and align themselves to declarations of support for Egoisland and all things "green".
Unsurprisingly, Mr. Marriott has not published a story on todays GRAND LAUNCH of the Green Deal or another eulogy about his mate, rayban.
Maybe that is because DECC figures released 5 days ago showed that just 5 people nationally had applied for the Green Deal and only 1 installer had registered out of a total of 10,000 after 6 months publicity. Don't believe me? Google Louise Gray, the most GREEN journo of all time.
Yet if you read Greens blurb the next day, "Enquires on r site about Green Deal has been so great its taken r server down".
Yeah right Dave! Bucking

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by Graham Harrison

28th January 2013, at 16:12:00

that's a good idea Mrs James..if only in our dreams haha..and I think that instead of being armchair warriors, it would be great to see some of the "moaners" get off their butts and maybe run as a Councillor themselves? They seem to know everything about everything, I say it's time to put these brave words into action, I'm sure their communities will be behind them.

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by Darren Lawn

28th January 2013, at 15:41:54

And what will be left with then Robert ?
The cowboys from the Liberals who set this island back for many years
At a high price to the tax payers.
At least the moaners will be happy paying more for less from the council tax

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28th January 2013, at 15:08:27

And on MAY 3rd PUGH and his TORIE friends will be groveling around for NEW jobs.

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