Mayor Martin's resignation rejected

Swindon Advertiser: Mayor of Swindon Nick Martin Mayor of Swindon Nick Martin

THE Mayor of Swindon, Nick Martin, has had an offer of resignation rejected by the Labour group, who are seeking to bring a vote of no confidence to the council.

Coun Martin offered to stand down on Christmas Eve if complaints made against him by two fellow councillors were withdrawn. But the offer was turned down by Coun John Ballman, and a special meeting of the council will now convene on 19 December, where the motion of no confidence in the serving mayor will be held.

 

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5:38pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Always Grumpy says...

The sooner the odious Martin is kicked out the better. He has shown himself, on numerous occasions, to be a complete liability to this town with his offensive comments.
What a pity labour are prolonging the agony of getting rid of this quite despicable person for their own political ends.
The sooner the odious Martin is kicked out the better. He has shown himself, on numerous occasions, to be a complete liability to this town with his offensive comments. What a pity labour are prolonging the agony of getting rid of this quite despicable person for their own political ends. Always Grumpy

6:37pm Mon 2 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

That's what politics is, its a game played by arrogant aholes who think everyone else should live by their narrow minds, who have no interest in anyone but themselves. Why worry about the town when you can boost your own sad ego. Waste of space the lot of them!
That's what politics is, its a game played by arrogant aholes who think everyone else should live by their narrow minds, who have no interest in anyone but themselves. Why worry about the town when you can boost your own sad ego. Waste of space the lot of them! house on the hill

6:46pm Mon 2 Dec 13

tigerleghorn says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
The sooner the odious Martin is kicked out the better. He has shown himself, on numerous occasions, to be a complete liability to this town with his offensive comments.
What a pity labour are prolonging the agony of getting rid of this quite despicable person for their own political ends.
What he said
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: The sooner the odious Martin is kicked out the better. He has shown himself, on numerous occasions, to be a complete liability to this town with his offensive comments. What a pity labour are prolonging the agony of getting rid of this quite despicable person for their own political ends.[/p][/quote]What he said tigerleghorn

9:46pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Empty Car Park says...

Unanomously agreed so far.

Let's see if Ollie is the first to disagree
Unanomously agreed so far. Let's see if Ollie is the first to disagree Empty Car Park

10:29pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Eastern Badger says...

Isn't it about time those who criticise stood for office? It's time consuming fir those who do and it relies on a considerable effort by those involved - whilst I don't often agree with politicians on both sides, I think they all want to do something for their town and residents - just in different ways. To err is human?
Isn't it about time those who criticise stood for office? It's time consuming fir those who do and it relies on a considerable effort by those involved - whilst I don't often agree with politicians on both sides, I think they all want to do something for their town and residents - just in different ways. To err is human? Eastern Badger

2:54am Tue 3 Dec 13

arl1958 says...

Perhaps we could organise a mayoral swap. Our Toronto mayor for yours. Ours smokes crack cocaine and urinates in the street. Classy eh!
Perhaps we could organise a mayoral swap. Our Toronto mayor for yours. Ours smokes crack cocaine and urinates in the street. Classy eh! arl1958

8:26am Tue 3 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

Eastern Badger wrote:
Isn't it about time those who criticise stood for office? It's time consuming fir those who do and it relies on a considerable effort by those involved - whilst I don't often agree with politicians on both sides, I think they all want to do something for their town and residents - just in different ways. To err is human?
I am sorry but that is a stupid statement on so many levels.

Firstly, it is the system of politics that is broken and it wont be fixed anytime soon. any system where a small number of people have such power over the lives of so many others will always be a breeding ground for arrogance and self servance. Once elected they can basically rip up the manifesto they were elected on and do whatever they want and we have no way of stopping it until the next election (so much for democracy then!). How many people in this country actually voted for the coailtion Govt we have today? Er that would be none! There may be a few on our council who took on the role for good reasons, but they have either changed their ways or been sidelined by those who see it as a vehicle to boost their own ego and standing.

Secondly just because you criticise something doesnt mean you should go and do it. I think the idea of boob jobs for insecure women and gastric bands for people who have made a conscious decision to stuff their faces and sit on their backsides doing naff all being paid for by the tax payer is appalling but it doesnt mean I have to become one of them.

Just because people disagree with you doesnt make them wrong, just different to you. If you want others to respect your opinions then you need to respect there's no matter how much you may disagree.
[quote][p][bold]Eastern Badger[/bold] wrote: Isn't it about time those who criticise stood for office? It's time consuming fir those who do and it relies on a considerable effort by those involved - whilst I don't often agree with politicians on both sides, I think they all want to do something for their town and residents - just in different ways. To err is human?[/p][/quote]I am sorry but that is a stupid statement on so many levels. Firstly, it is the system of politics that is broken and it wont be fixed anytime soon. any system where a small number of people have such power over the lives of so many others will always be a breeding ground for arrogance and self servance. Once elected they can basically rip up the manifesto they were elected on and do whatever they want and we have no way of stopping it until the next election (so much for democracy then!). How many people in this country actually voted for the coailtion Govt we have today? Er that would be none! There may be a few on our council who took on the role for good reasons, but they have either changed their ways or been sidelined by those who see it as a vehicle to boost their own ego and standing. Secondly just because you criticise something doesnt mean you should go and do it. I think the idea of boob jobs for insecure women and gastric bands for people who have made a conscious decision to stuff their faces and sit on their backsides doing naff all being paid for by the tax payer is appalling but it doesnt mean I have to become one of them. Just because people disagree with you doesnt make them wrong, just different to you. If you want others to respect your opinions then you need to respect there's no matter how much you may disagree. house on the hill

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