03 April 2008

The Du-by-election

Dubai is a long way to go to escape local Tory politics in Hammersmith & Fulham.

But that's where the Conservative councillor for Sands End, Jeanette Bentley, has gone - for a job apparently, according to the Bristow blog. She hasn't been seen in the borough for months so had to resign.

The by-election in Sands End takes place on 1 May, at the same time as the London mayoral election, thereby guaranteeing a higher than normal turnout in a ward which has faced huge Tory cuts in local services and facilities.

Which Conservative councillor will be the next to stand down?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do you expect from someone who only lived in the borough for less than 5 years before she deemed herslef qualified to start telling us what to do. Why didn't she take the other notorious self publicists the Mayoress lived here 5 years and Bristow lived here 5 years with her. We all know Bristows background (to a point) he is a career politition who will shoot off as soon as he can and leave us with his mess. But what of the Mayoress -where's she from and how did she get to be Mayoress after 5 years living here. Smells to me.

hfconwatch said...

What's the smell?

hfconwatch said...

What's the smell?

Anonymous said...

I've been told most people that join a party get "tough seats" to start with. She gets a prime ward as a newcomer The people who get deselected are popular in the ward.There is a big stink in that there is accusations of deselection due to one cllr being a gay arab the other a single mum - the sort of "prejudice" that has haunted tories in the past. Anyway she gets the post in this safe ward. But she only wins it narrowly against the 2 tories deselected who stood as independants so it clearly wasn't popular with the voting tories. Yet she gets made mayoress. Why are they going out on a limb for her.There must be a reason. I wonder what it is?

Anonymous said...

http://thebristowblog.typepad.com/the_bristow_blog/2008/04/letter-from-zim.html?cid=111219294#comment-111219294


what a liaing joke!

ming said...

*burp*