Horrible history

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SO Coun James Alexander has played musical chairs with members of his cabinet in an attempt to hoodwink York’s electorate next May and I quote (The Press, April 17) “we will focus on York’s local elections standing on our record to stop a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition taking control of the council”.

What a record indeed to stand on!

A record which is widely known not only here in York but nationwide, a record that has done immeasurable harm to York’s reputation both nationally and internationally.

In all the years I have been involved in the political life of York, I have never seen such arrogance and incompetence as has been evident since 2011 when Labour took control of the city.

The record of this Labour administration is indeed all they can stand on, one which no doubt will lead to Labour being booted out of office and consigned to the dustbin of “Horrible History” for this is what Labour have achieved this past three years.

John Galvin Conservative Member for Bishopthorpe Ward, Bridge Road, Bishopthorpe, York.

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1:45pm Mon 21 Apr 14

xxwitchyxx says...

They are all as bad as each other.
They are all as bad as each other. xxwitchyxx
  • Score: -17

3:01pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

Most of York agree with John Galvin, as do many of those who voted Labour at the last local elections.

Nothing will save Alexander and his party from defeat in 2015.
Most of York agree with John Galvin, as do many of those who voted Labour at the last local elections. Nothing will save Alexander and his party from defeat in 2015. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -12

7:50pm Mon 21 Apr 14

roy_batty says...

John, i have never voted any other party than labour! You have my vote next elections locally and nationally ...
John, i have never voted any other party than labour! You have my vote next elections locally and nationally ... roy_batty
  • Score: -8

9:08pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

Hell would freeze over before I voted for either the blue or yellow Tories, and the red Tories have a lot of work to do before they'll win my vote back, but hysterical nonsense like Coun Galvin's letter certainly helps push me in that direction.
Hell would freeze over before I voted for either the blue or yellow Tories, and the red Tories have a lot of work to do before they'll win my vote back, but hysterical nonsense like Coun Galvin's letter certainly helps push me in that direction. Fat Harry
  • Score: 20

11:33pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

In all the years I have been involved in the political life of York, I have never seen such arrogance and incompetence as has been evident since 2011 when Labour took control of the city.

Well said, this really is a bad lot.
Funnily enough that's what everyone said when the Galloway/Waller last lot were in.
If or when your lot get in I'm confident the same will be said.
Good luck with your futile follies!
[quote]In all the years I have been involved in the political life of York, I have never seen such arrogance and incompetence as has been evident since 2011 when Labour took control of the city.[/quote] Well said, this really is a bad lot. Funnily enough that's what everyone said when the Galloway/Waller last lot were in. If or when your lot get in I'm confident the same will be said. Good luck with your futile follies! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -9

3:27pm Tue 22 Apr 14

bolero says...

John Galvin doesn't answer the all important question either to himself or the electorate. Why am I in politics and what have I got to offer that will be for the betterment of York and it's people?After the pathetic showing over the last ten years we are going to take an awful lot of convincing of your worth and honesty.
John Galvin doesn't answer the all important question either to himself or the electorate. Why am I in politics and what have I got to offer that will be for the betterment of York and it's people?After the pathetic showing over the last ten years we are going to take an awful lot of convincing of your worth and honesty. bolero
  • Score: 1

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