Labour reveals five priorities for Warrington South

Warrington Guardian: Nick Bent Nick Bent

BEATING the Liberal Democrats and working closely with the Labour run Town Hall are among five top priorities released by the Warrington South Labour Party.

Nick Bent, who will stand for the General Election seat next year, has revealed his top five priorities for 2014.

And he has backed Ed Miliband’s vow to boost wages and clamp down on employers using foreign workers to undercut local people.

Mr Bent said: “Labour understands people’s concerns about the cost of living and only a Labour Government will give families the practical help and fresh opportunities they need to get on in life."

He said the top priorties were: 1 Listen to people’s concerns about the cost of living and promote Ed Miliband’s pledges to freeze energy bills, expand free childcare and cut business rates for small firms.

2 Lobby the Coalition Government to drop plans for new road tolls to cross Mersey bridges, as they have in the south.

3 Closely monitor the quality of NHS services, especially given the pressures on Warrington Hospital during the winter months as staff cope with massive Government cuts to social services.

4 Work closely with our Labour Town Hall to win the investment Warrington needs for town centre developments, the new Stadium Quarter, the University Technical College, etc.

5 In the elections on May 22, remove racist BNP Leader Nick Griffin (who was declared bankrupt last week) from the European Parliament and to beat the Lib Dems in Labour’s three target Wards of Grappenhall and Thelwall, Latchford West and Whittle Hall.

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12:21pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

Here's a list of five items for the 2010 failed MP candidate.


1) Hang around long enough to use Warrington as a leg-up to Westminster
2) Act as if genuinely interested in the area, rather than just a career politician, while hoping no-one notices that any interest doesn’t extend to standing for Warrington Borough Council.
3) Grab any PR and photo opportunity going
4)Realise, along with other Labour candidates and present MPs, that you have to start playing nice with the Lib-dems, as little to no chance of your party forming a government on its own (Ed Balls and others have started to set an example)
5) Pray that people have forgotten the total **** up Labour made of it.
Here's a list of five items for the 2010 failed MP candidate. 1) Hang around long enough to use Warrington as a leg-up to Westminster 2) Act as if genuinely interested in the area, rather than just a career politician, while hoping no-one notices that any interest doesn’t extend to standing for Warrington Borough Council. 3) Grab any PR and photo opportunity going 4)Realise, along with other Labour candidates and present MPs, that you have to start playing nice with the Lib-dems, as little to no chance of your party forming a government on its own (Ed Balls and others have started to set an example) 5) Pray that people have forgotten the total **** up Labour made of it. Nick Tessla

4:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.
No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration. MrBenggo

7:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

On the contrary, anyone who points out the sheer stupidity of creating unemployment by flooding the place with cheap migrant labour during a recession is howled down as a bigot and a racist.
The party of the working man my backside.
On the contrary, anyone who points out the sheer stupidity of creating unemployment by flooding the place with cheap migrant labour during a recession is howled down as a bigot and a racist. The party of the working man my backside. Freeborn John

7:18pm Sun 12 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

Freeborn John,
couldn't agree with you more,all the way.The working class in this country are stuffed.
The problem is,working class MPs are very few and far between,Parliament is full of middle class and rich toffs who have never had a proper job in their lives.
Freeborn John, couldn't agree with you more,all the way.The working class in this country are stuffed. The problem is,working class MPs are very few and far between,Parliament is full of middle class and rich toffs who have never had a proper job in their lives. MrBenggo

9:09pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

MrBenggo wrote:
No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.
This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place!
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.[/p][/quote]This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place! Rowdie

10:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

grey-area says...

So the top 5 are:-
Listen to.....
Lobby the coalition......
Closely monitor......
Work closely with......
To get Nick Bent into parliament.
Now which one is the priority and which other 4 are basically do nothing practical?
So the top 5 are:- Listen to..... Lobby the coalition...... Closely monitor...... Work closely with...... To get Nick Bent into parliament. Now which one is the priority and which other 4 are basically do nothing practical? grey-area

10:47am Mon 13 Jan 14

PageA says...

Rowdie wrote:
MrBenggo wrote:
No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.
This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place!
You want an apology Rowdie? is that it then? Will you stop going on and on about immigration if you get an apology? I'm very sorry about the levels of immigration in this country..I apologise to you, to Mr. Ben and Freeborn John. Now then...Can we get started on building a cohesive and supportive community please? Childline report a 69% increase in racist bullying due to the anti-immigration campaign being taken into the classroom. Children with strong accents or poor English being victimised. How do you three suggest we make life more bearable for these children whose parents were invited to our country and are working to support our economy? Please don't try to turn back time, join us in the here and now. How we going to build a positive environment for all our children?
[quote][p][bold]Rowdie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.[/p][/quote]This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place![/p][/quote]You want an apology Rowdie? is that it then? Will you stop going on and on about immigration if you get an apology? I'm very sorry about the levels of immigration in this country..I apologise to you, to Mr. Ben and Freeborn John. Now then...Can we get started on building a cohesive and supportive community please? Childline report a 69% increase in racist bullying due to the anti-immigration campaign being taken into the classroom. Children with strong accents or poor English being victimised. How do you three suggest we make life more bearable for these children whose parents were invited to our country and are working to support our economy? Please don't try to turn back time, join us in the here and now. How we going to build a positive environment for all our children? PageA

12:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

PageA says...

haha..negative feedback for wanting the best for all children and young people...You stay classy Warrington! :)
haha..negative feedback for wanting the best for all children and young people...You stay classy Warrington! :) PageA

2:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

grey_man says...

grey-area wrote:
So the top 5 are:-
Listen to.....
Lobby the coalition......
Closely monitor......
Work closely with......
To get Nick Bent into parliament.
Now which one is the priority and which other 4 are basically do nothing practical?
And which of them have anything specifically to do with South Warrington?
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: So the top 5 are:- Listen to..... Lobby the coalition...... Closely monitor...... Work closely with...... To get Nick Bent into parliament. Now which one is the priority and which other 4 are basically do nothing practical?[/p][/quote]And which of them have anything specifically to do with South Warrington? grey_man

3:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

WAFiver says...

It's a bit like politics meets photo-bombing, any excuse to get his face in the WG. I was going to say that he's all words and no substance, but there aren't many words either...
It's a bit like politics meets photo-bombing, any excuse to get his face in the WG. I was going to say that he's all words and no substance, but there aren't many words either... WAFiver

4:11pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Karlar says...

grey_man wrote:
grey-area wrote:
So the top 5 are:-
Listen to.....
Lobby the coalition......
Closely monitor......
Work closely with......
To get Nick Bent into parliament.
Now which one is the priority and which other 4 are basically do nothing practical?
And which of them have anything specifically to do with South Warrington?
or even north Warington?
[quote][p][bold]grey_man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: So the top 5 are:- Listen to..... Lobby the coalition...... Closely monitor...... Work closely with...... To get Nick Bent into parliament. Now which one is the priority and which other 4 are basically do nothing practical?[/p][/quote]And which of them have anything specifically to do with South Warrington?[/p][/quote]or even north Warington? Karlar

4:17pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

PageA wrote:
Rowdie wrote:
MrBenggo wrote:
No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.
This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place!
You want an apology Rowdie? is that it then? Will you stop going on and on about immigration if you get an apology? I'm very sorry about the levels of immigration in this country..I apologise to you, to Mr. Ben and Freeborn John. Now then...Can we get started on building a cohesive and supportive community please? Childline report a 69% increase in racist bullying due to the anti-immigration campaign being taken into the classroom. Children with strong accents or poor English being victimised. How do you three suggest we make life more bearable for these children whose parents were invited to our country and are working to support our economy? Please don't try to turn back time, join us in the here and now. How we going to build a positive environment for all our children?
Have you ever heard of 'a chicken and egg situation' Page A? All you seem to be bothered about is "accommodating situations"....I believe the first priority is to stop these situations from happening in the first place. It is quite obvious that all our public sectors are under immense strain coping, especially during a recession, with added numbers of people coming in, whether from the EU or elsewhere abroad.
We need to put a stop to it NOW; while the country recovers. There is no point trying to deal with accommodating them first if they are still being allowed to keep coming in and now in even more greater numbers.
These people weren't invited to our country...they came to better themselves and in many instances are sending money back to support their families back in their own countries.How does that help people here who are trying to find work to support their own families in this country?
Those that are already here it is very difficult but surely we should stop more coming in and adding to the problems?
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rowdie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.[/p][/quote]This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place![/p][/quote]You want an apology Rowdie? is that it then? Will you stop going on and on about immigration if you get an apology? I'm very sorry about the levels of immigration in this country..I apologise to you, to Mr. Ben and Freeborn John. Now then...Can we get started on building a cohesive and supportive community please? Childline report a 69% increase in racist bullying due to the anti-immigration campaign being taken into the classroom. Children with strong accents or poor English being victimised. How do you three suggest we make life more bearable for these children whose parents were invited to our country and are working to support our economy? Please don't try to turn back time, join us in the here and now. How we going to build a positive environment for all our children?[/p][/quote]Have you ever heard of 'a chicken and egg situation' Page A? All you seem to be bothered about is "accommodating situations"....I believe the first priority is to stop these situations from happening in the first place. It is quite obvious that all our public sectors are under immense strain coping, especially during a recession, with added numbers of people coming in, whether from the EU or elsewhere abroad. We need to put a stop to it NOW; while the country recovers. There is no point trying to deal with accommodating them first if they are still being allowed to keep coming in and now in even more greater numbers. These people weren't invited to our country...they came to better themselves and in many instances are sending money back to support their families back in their own countries.How does that help people here who are trying to find work to support their own families in this country? Those that are already here it is very difficult but surely we should stop more coming in and adding to the problems? Rowdie

10:19pm Tue 14 Jan 14

PageA says...

Rowdie wrote:
PageA wrote:
Rowdie wrote:
MrBenggo wrote:
No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.
This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place!
You want an apology Rowdie? is that it then? Will you stop going on and on about immigration if you get an apology? I'm very sorry about the levels of immigration in this country..I apologise to you, to Mr. Ben and Freeborn John. Now then...Can we get started on building a cohesive and supportive community please? Childline report a 69% increase in racist bullying due to the anti-immigration campaign being taken into the classroom. Children with strong accents or poor English being victimised. How do you three suggest we make life more bearable for these children whose parents were invited to our country and are working to support our economy? Please don't try to turn back time, join us in the here and now. How we going to build a positive environment for all our children?
Have you ever heard of 'a chicken and egg situation' Page A? All you seem to be bothered about is "accommodating situations"....I believe the first priority is to stop these situations from happening in the first place. It is quite obvious that all our public sectors are under immense strain coping, especially during a recession, with added numbers of people coming in, whether from the EU or elsewhere abroad.
We need to put a stop to it NOW; while the country recovers. There is no point trying to deal with accommodating them first if they are still being allowed to keep coming in and now in even more greater numbers.
These people weren't invited to our country...they came to better themselves and in many instances are sending money back to support their families back in their own countries.How does that help people here who are trying to find work to support their own families in this country?
Those that are already here it is very difficult but surely we should stop more coming in and adding to the problems?
All you seem to be bothered about is "accommodating situations"..Do you mean all I'm bothered about is "Living in the Real World"? and "Not fantasising that things didnt work out differently"?
You're right I have no intention of joining you in la la land. Your government signed the treaty which enabled free movement of labour across the EU so YES THEY WERE invited to our country to live and work. If people work here and pay tax here, they can do what they want with their money. Just like if you stashed your wages under the mattress..it's up to you what you do with it. How about you take up this argument with the multitudes of foreign companies who work in the UK and divert profits around the world often without paying tax. Is that not an issue for you? Should we ban foreign companies also..'til the country recovers?
[quote][p][bold]Rowdie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rowdie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: No mention at all of stopping immigration and trying to rectify the mess Labour made with its open door policy on immigration.[/p][/quote]This guy is a laugh....absolutely agree; the millions of low skilled who have been allowed to come in and 'work for nowt' have had the major impact on pushing down on wages,bad enough in 'normal times', but during a recession? Now he says he and Ed are going to put an end to it? Why not try an apology first?.His lot signed us up to this mess in the first place![/p][/quote]You want an apology Rowdie? is that it then? Will you stop going on and on about immigration if you get an apology? I'm very sorry about the levels of immigration in this country..I apologise to you, to Mr. Ben and Freeborn John. Now then...Can we get started on building a cohesive and supportive community please? Childline report a 69% increase in racist bullying due to the anti-immigration campaign being taken into the classroom. Children with strong accents or poor English being victimised. How do you three suggest we make life more bearable for these children whose parents were invited to our country and are working to support our economy? Please don't try to turn back time, join us in the here and now. How we going to build a positive environment for all our children?[/p][/quote]Have you ever heard of 'a chicken and egg situation' Page A? All you seem to be bothered about is "accommodating situations"....I believe the first priority is to stop these situations from happening in the first place. It is quite obvious that all our public sectors are under immense strain coping, especially during a recession, with added numbers of people coming in, whether from the EU or elsewhere abroad. We need to put a stop to it NOW; while the country recovers. There is no point trying to deal with accommodating them first if they are still being allowed to keep coming in and now in even more greater numbers. These people weren't invited to our country...they came to better themselves and in many instances are sending money back to support their families back in their own countries.How does that help people here who are trying to find work to support their own families in this country? Those that are already here it is very difficult but surely we should stop more coming in and adding to the problems?[/p][/quote]All you seem to be bothered about is "accommodating situations"..Do you mean all I'm bothered about is "Living in the Real World"? and "Not fantasising that things didnt work out differently"? You're right I have no intention of joining you in la la land. Your government signed the treaty which enabled free movement of labour across the EU so YES THEY WERE invited to our country to live and work. If people work here and pay tax here, they can do what they want with their money. Just like if you stashed your wages under the mattress..it's up to you what you do with it. How about you take up this argument with the multitudes of foreign companies who work in the UK and divert profits around the world often without paying tax. Is that not an issue for you? Should we ban foreign companies also..'til the country recovers? PageA

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