By Emily Pearce
Friday, October 25, 2013
Andrew Turner with Carole Dennett at his birthday celebrations at the Riverside Centre. Picture by Peter Boam.
MP Andrew Turner celebrated his 60th birthday with a glass of bubbly and a slice of cake.
A party was held today (Friday) at the Riverside Centre, Newport, attended by colleagues, centre users and Isle of Wight Councillors.
Andrew, wearing a big 60th birthday badge, said: "It was actually my birthday yesterday but I spent it speaking about planning issues at Westminster Hall. It's very kind of people to come along today and be so nice to me.
"I may be 60 but there is plenty to do and I've got to get on with it. The work isn't going to slow down and neither will I."
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by roger mazillius
28th October 2013, at 15:37:59
Didn't mean to repeat myself - must have been a VERY sensitive mouse!
28th October 2013, at 15:37:05
27th October 2013, at 11:52:01
Alan, if you really are that age, how is it that your writing skills as so appalling. I suspect you contrive to appear "stupidly good" but why?Incidentally, why use "new man" when it could be a "woman"?
by alan naylor
27th October 2013, at 01:50:01
In the back room of the con s club in Shanklin after deliberation a new man will appear you can put your house on it one can only go on were we were then and were we are now and we all know were that is I retired at 55 and never stopped working hard at doing what i love to do so age is irelivant im now 80 I highly recomend it
by Jonathan Young
26th October 2013, at 22:04:16
Presumably those people now voicing concerns about AT's health (seven years after his stroke) are an entirely different group from those who think he is "a disgrace", and have told party officials so.
26th October 2013, at 18:29:36
60 is not an age where you would expect an employee to retire if they were fit and mentally alert and wished to keep working. So it is not surprising that AT has said he wishes to continue for another 5 years after which he will be 66.The issue is firstly a matter for the IWCA who will decide whether to adopt him as their candidate for 2015 without any other choice or whether they will invite others to compete for the candidacy.There seems to be an issue with his health which considering the Island will still be the largest constituency in the UK in 2015 in terms of voters and the severity of his stroke, is not surprising.However, all of this is a matter of conjecture and it is noticeable imo how much of the critical comment is coming from those who would never vote Conservative under any circumstances.So it will be Island Conservative Party members who will decide who their candidate will be and the Island electorate who will decide who their MP will be.
by Mat Thomas
26th October 2013, at 15:56:10
If he slowed down any further he would be going backwards. 60 is not old really. mmmmm-an Independent MP, interesting suggestion, which one then? They could do it.
by David Shoulder
26th October 2013, at 06:20:56
You can only slow down if you have gained momentum at some point !
by Stephen Elliott
25th October 2013, at 22:20:13
Don't like him them vote against him!! If you really don't want him in power the volunteer for a rival and work hard to get the rival elected!!!! Don't talk, do!
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