I'll be voting for Independent Voices for Dawlish because the Lib Dems are dishonest, lying, narcissistic scumbags who have overseen a corrupt Teignbridge District Council as the majority party, which has systemic failings, breached an opposition Cllrs human rights, defended Dawlish Cllr Gary Taylor assaulting an opposition Cllr from SDA who was raising concerns that he had defrauded the public as Portfolio Holder for Planning - So don't believe the Lib Dem bullshit about preventing over-development. They're dodgy - don't trust them. If you live in SW Dawlish then vote for Pete Costello from the South Devon Alliance too, they're campaigning to stop the corruption. The Lib Dems are more of a cult than a party, they all vote along party lines and its dominated in Dawlish and Teignbridge by cult leader Martin Wrigley who isn't the community champion he likes to portray himself as. And I know what I'm talking about my elderly Mother has the misfortune of having him as a neighbour and I'm sick of reading he's 'caring', 'compassionate', green, etc It's all bullshit - it's a small community so many of us know the true colours of those who claim to represent us and can see through the spin and lies they write in their election leaflets on social media or that they have the audacity to regurgitate in person. The Lib Dems are illiberal and anti-democratic, anti-social and arrogant, prone to dirty tricks and even violence, they are liars who use Trump style propaganda and misinformation. They are morally bankrupt. Community starts with the whole 'love thy neighbour' thing, the Lib Dem candidates are conflicted, dysfunctional ego-obsessed individuals. Being a Cllr is about status and power for them. And why the hell is Lib Dem Gary Taylor allowed to stand again? He should've been charged with assault, it's all on You Tube. That alone shows this party and District Council that they run is broken. They have appeared three times in the Private Eye's Rotten Borough section, that's disgraceful. The Lib Dem administration is among the worst in the entire UK. I have challenged Independent Voices fot Dawlish, I might not agree with them 100% on their approach, views and in relation to whether they could've done more to expose Lib Dem skullduggery and politics as Cllrs in TDC for the past 4 years, or in this election campaign. However I am convinced they're decent people who genuinely care about Dawish and the villages around here. The Lib Dems are the opposite, being underhand, employing dirty tricks and blatant lies, charm and sickening smarm, telling you what they think you want to hear just to get elected. Don't fall for it. Don't vote Lib Dem on May 4th.
this shower reminds of a shop owner that sells everthing that nobody likes or wants.
But they keep up the same old policies.Because they know there right and we are wrong.
My second but, is by joining this bunch, you will get a most undeserving Knighthood which brings this title into disrepute.
For what it is worth I had been thinking of casting some votes the way of Voices for Dawlish candidates but the diatribe and bile spewed out in the opening post of this thread has most definitely turned me off doing so.
This is a democracy and the person has every right to state his views, rightly or wrongly it is up the the individual to make an informed choice when going to vote. If your put off a particular party because of one's persons view perhaps you should not vote because All politicians talk cr*p and make promises they don't keep just to get your vote. Perhaps you should not vote at all if your that easily influenced.
@1263 - I didn't say that fullofbilerat has no right to state their view. I said that the views expressed had made me decide not to vote for VfD candidates. The precise opposite of what I imagine that opening post was trying to achieve.
The last thing I am is easily influenced. If I was easily influenced then I might well be following @fullofbilerat's exhortations.
And I'm not.
(and I still haven't had any response to the question I posed on one of the other identical threads started off by fullofbilerat namely: Are those standing as Independent Voices for Dawlish candidates standing as true individual Independents or as Independents who collectively form a de facto political group known as Voices for Dawlish?)
Anyone else get the LibDem guff for SW Dawlish?
This makes an interesting read:
Mr Benn strikes again!
Oh well. You all had your chance but no, they (Lib Demons) got in.
Well, from what I know and have seen from the likes of Taylor and James there is absolutely nothing either Liberal nor Democratic about either of them!
Teignbridge is also considered one of the most corrupt councils in the country (from public opinion I hear) under their leadership.
Teignbridge District Council was Conservative controlled 2011-2019.
I seem to remember all sorts of rumours circulating about it during that period of time.
You seem to be very keen on Lib Dems so I'm assuming there's a connection somewhere.
Were/are you a candidate?
And let's remember that before the Tories TDC was Lib Dem.
BTW would love to hear what the rumours were...
No connection with the Lib dems.
Just trying to bring some balance to the anti Lib Dem comments on this thread.
Never, ever, stood for election to a council. Not my cup of tea.
I'm not going to repeat rumours. Why? Because by definition its hearsay (and therefore if I put it on here potentially libellous).
Repeating rumours, for reasons I've explained above I will not do.
However, repeating facts is another matter.
I've just remembered this thread, started off by @Likeablerat as it happens, concerning certain Conservative Cllrs during the time of the Conservatives being in control of TDC.
Do click on the link and have a read.
Trust us we are Teignbridge Conservative Councillors? - dawlish.com