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Tactical voting in Surbiton

16 years ago...

Ok, not everyone will agree with the politics here, but I just thought I'd inspire a bit of life into this discussion group.

In the forthcoming elections the seats held by Edward Davey (MP, Kingston and Surbiton, Liberal Democrat) and Roger Casale (MP-Lab, Wimbledon) are being threatened by William Hague's candidates. To ensure that Hague does not regain Southwest London, I am encouraging LibDem and Labour supporters to vote tactically. If the Labour supporters in Kingston and Surbiton vote for Edward Davey and the LibDem supporters in Wimbledon vote for Roger Casale, both MPs will hold their seats and we will help avoid the nightmare of Hague in Number Ten.

For more information, go to www.STOPHAGUE.com or e-mail tacticalvote@StopHague.com. Spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your friends and family in the Kingston and Surbiton and Wimbledon constituencies. Tactical voting is a win-win solution that applies to many other constituencies- visit www.tacticalvoter.net for more information.

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Yes, Thank you for forwarding that message I posted a few months ago. What amused me was the bloke who accused me of hijacking the group for political reasons. The group was going knowhere until I posted that comment up.

unfortunately , having dealt with Mr Davey , I believe Mr shaw is actually the only viable alternative for Surbiton in this election .
He promises to get back some of the money Blair has stolen from Kingston ( some 5 to 10 million ) and reduce our council tax burden .
people should vote on local issues- of which there are many that need addressing , not get involved in a 'campaign to stop hague' .

There is a lot at stake in this election , and a I am disappointed with the lack of effort by all parties in making themselves visible .

Mr davey will not be getting any votes in our house , because of the tripe coming thru our letter box - all it says is - ''david shaw - a thug'' - 2 sides of a4 that just [filtered word] off mr shaw , so much for liberalism and mr kennedy not resorting to personality issues .

I thought this list was about local issues and all matters concerning surbiton .
I don't want to see this list hijacked .

An MP can pressure a govt to do anything , Davey tried to get the govt to reverse its decision to cut the central grant to kingston CC by £1 million - he failed . However the govt in the end decided to give KCC other top up grants .

Kingston with its larger than usual shopping centre generates more business rate than other london boroughs - this goes to the treasury and is not given back to kingstons populace , as it once was - this figure is between £5 and 10 million .

And it is within the remit of a local MP to change this .

>
> I thought this list was about local issues and all matters
concerning
> surbiton .
> I don't want to see this list hijacked .

Look mate, nobody has used this list for months. I am trying to
inject a bit of life into it. The fact is that the local MP is a
relevent issue to the list. If you don't like the heat get out of the
kitchen.
>>

what heat ,

u obviously didn't attend the debate last week in kingston between davey ,
shaw and the other bloke

Who's hijacking the group now ?

OK, He can promise all he likes but a local MP has no influence whatsoever in reducing council tax. That is the role of the local council....

Look mate, nobody has used this list for months. I am trying to inject a bit of life into it. The fact is that the local MP is a relevent issue to the list. If you don't like the heat get out of the kitchen.

it is , but a personal campaign against william hague isen't .

do we go down the road of how many schools in surbiton have a shortage of teachers ,
and how long u have to wait to see an nhs consultant ( recently having to wait 6 months to see an ent cons at surbiton hospital -) .
anybody recently been to either hospitals - i could not believe the state of surbiton hospital - which even though it must be a listed building is dreadful - water pouring down the walls in the xray waiting room . patients lying in beds in corridors in kingston .

so much for blairs new britain . blair has done nothing for Kingston .

Kingston/surbiton used to be a great place to live , in the last 5 years it has gone downhill fast . (e.g I can't believe the fence still has not been repaired along the rail cutting at the junction of king charles road/lambert road - this is another selby waiting to happen - its been like this since christmas ) . No single one thing is to blame , but its about time something was done - no doubt we'll have to wait until the 2002 council elections before real local issues are debated .

On the question of locality, I would have thought the election of the local MP is a local question.

Anyway, on another issue, why has Luca closed down? And why will a new restaurant offering a menu at even higher prices stand a chance of going the same way as the others which preceded it?

Jerry

unfortunately , having dealt with Mr Davey , I believe Mr shaw is actually the only viable alternative for Surbiton in this election . He promises to get back some of the money Blair has stolen from Kingston ( some 5 to 10 million ) and reduce our council tax burden .
people should vote on local issues- of which there are many that need addressing , not get involved in a 'campaign to stop hague' .

There is a lot at stake in this election , and a I am disappointed with the lack of effort by all parties in making themselves visible .

Mr davey will not be getting any votes in our house , because of the tripe coming thru our letter box - all it says is - ''david shaw - a thug'' - 2 sides of a4 that just [filtered word] off mr shaw , so much for liberalism and mr kennedy not resorting to personality issues .

I thought this list was about local issues and all matters concerning surbiton .
I don't want to see this list hijacked .

Just on the Surbiton issue, Edward Davey is a good MP who has done well for the constituency. He lives here and drinks in the local pubs etc. The Tories have what sounds like a nutcase who was dumped as MP for Dover, and Labour don't stand a chance. I voted for Davey and will do so again. The only tactical votes needed are for everyone else to do the same - ie vote for the best candidate!

Jerry

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