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New Candidate for MAKERFIELD ???

Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (6654) 

Can anyone shed some light as to who will be the candidate for the Makerfield Constituency for the up coming election in July 24 ?
Since the withdrawal of Forvague ?
I have been checking up on her and she has had umteen post's since she got the post as M.P ,also i notice her marriage to a Paul Kenny who just happened to be councillor on Warrington Borough Council like her ,then later he was elected to WIGAN Metropolitan Borough Council at that time she employed him as her PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANT , not bad if you can get it ,,An M.P.s. job , Hubby on Wigan Council and then Assistant to her being paid for that role too , for me smells of
Nepotism!!!!!! All in all i think good riddance .
g.b.

Started: 12th Jun 2024 at 15:44
Last edited by GOLDEN BEAR: 12th Jun 2024 at 16:10:29

Posted by: First Mate (2546)

Josh Simons

LINK

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 15:57
Last edited by First Mate: 12th Jun 2024 at 15:59:45

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2490) 

Anything with a pulse is an improvement on her. Sent her many e-mails re pensions .armed forces..veterans....got an automated response from her office of receipt...that was it...never replied the waste of space..

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 15:57

Posted by: tonker (28318) 

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 16:21

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (6654) 

I do not care for him but mainly i do not like being taken for granted by the LABOUR PARTY H//Q ,we are now at the 12 th of JUNE 24 And still no mention anywhere about this guy coming to thr area ,so if that's what you think about us , the next saying applies to you ,,
" YOU CAN WHISTLE DIXIE " for our vote !!!!!!!!!!!
g.b.

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 16:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

When did I put that topic on

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 17:28

Posted by: Axcroft (244)

As TTS has said on GB's earlier post on this same topic, the new Makerfield Labour candidate, Josh Simons, a Labour Party high flyer, a Starmer loyalist and I reckon destined for a government role. I suspect that Yvonne Fovargue might now be heading for a seat in the House of Lords, for her public services.

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 18:19

Posted by: PeterP (11507)

Not really into politics but what major issues did she do for the people of Makerfield who she so called represented

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 20:57

Posted by: Owd Codger (3403)

If the candidate is not from around Wigan and is being installed as the candidate for the constiuency by the Labour Party HQ , he will be like Nandy, a supporter of Starmer with Makerfield local paty members not having any say in the selection process.

The political parties called it democracy!

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 07:31
Last edited by Owd Codger: 13th Jun 2024 at 07:48:21

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

Owd Codger

I disagree, because surely having high profile politicians, who are at the heart of the Government like Lisa Nandy and this Josh Simons who probably will be, that will increase the profile of Wigan, and do the town good, encouraging firms to invest here, and provide jobs and wealth for the town, because say what you like about Lisa Nandy, but she mentions Wigan a lot when she is giving interviews and speeches

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 08:28

Posted by: tonker (28318) 

".... having high profile politicians, who are at the heart of the Government like Lisa Nandy and this Josh Simons who probably will be, that will increase the profile of Wigan, and do the town good ..."

At the heart of Parliament, not Government.
And, 'this Josh Simons' will not be representing Wigan. Or, he shouldn't be.

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 09:00

Posted by: whups (13671) 

isnt he from haydock in the wigan half ? .

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 23:45

Posted by: Owd Codger (3403)

Tommy Two Stroke

Lisa Nandy may mention Wigan a lot in interviews and speeches, but its a pity that she does not live and spend more time in her constiuency, has a office in the town centre which is accessible for non car owners like many other MP's and has been successful in getting some large businesses and companies to invest in Wigan rather than in other towns.
.

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 07:36

Posted by: gaffer (8053) 

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 09:31

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

Owd Codger

Lisa Nandy does live in Wigan, and as done so for has long has she has been an MP and it is in the part of Wigan to which we refer to on here as being in Tonker's Wigan

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 10:07

Posted by: tonker (28318) 

"Lisa Nandy ............. has been successful in getting some large businesses and companies to invest in Wigan rather than in other towns."

Errrrrr., what "large businesses and companies" is that then?
.

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 12:04

Posted by: Axcroft (244)

Josh Simons is giving "massive congrats to Wigan Warriors" on X, for lifting the Challenge Cup. Will that help shore up the Red Wall, or will this attempt at endearment drive people to Reform?

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 20:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

Josh Simons:

"Simons had been to a private school – not a public school, an Eton or a Westminster, but the relatively average Perse School in Cambridge, where fees are a comparably modest £22,350/year"

"At university, Simons described himself as a Marxist"

Oh Yes, a Champagne suppin Marxist

Whupsy, how would yoo like him to be your precious {{{{{{LABOUR}}}}}} MP

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 20:30

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

He is going to be more Tory, than Jacob Rees/Mogg

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 20:33

Posted by: whups (13671) 

and farage .

Replied: 14th Jun 2024 at 23:40

Posted by: AngelWood (1091)

No thank you.

Replied: 15th Jun 2024 at 00:38

Posted by: Owd Codger (3403)

Tommy Two Stroke

Lisa Nandy who like many candidates of all parties who have been imposed on a constiuency by their HQ may have a property in the constituency, but it may be only used when they are in the constituency on odd occasion like for example when visting for a surgery or if a specific and important problem occurs in a constiuency.

Replied: 15th Jun 2024 at 09:00

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

Owd Codger

I won't say where it is, and it was neighbour of hers who told me, but she 'lives' there, along with her kid or kids and partner, and it is most definitely not a constituency office

Replied: 15th Jun 2024 at 19:08

Posted by: Owd Codger (3403)

Tommy Two Stroke

Where have I ever said that that the constituency office of Lisa Nandy was at her home address, which from what I have been told is actually in Manchester.

It is along with the office of Wigan Labour Party at the luxary office block called Waterside House in Poolstock which is hardly accessible to her constituents who have not got a car and dependant on public transport or a taxi!

Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 06:22

Posted by: cheshirecat (1116) 

owdcodger
Another thinly veiled cheap swipe at the Labour party ( in which you do on a regular basis ) Its not Lisa Nandy or indeed the Labour partys fault that their office is not accessible to her constituents who don't have a car!
Judging by your criteria and depending where a person lives you could argue that their local hospital / dentist / town centre / swimming baths etc are hardly accessible if you do not have a car.

Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 10:38

Posted by: gaffer (8053) 

OC
In the 1990’s Wigan Council submitted a bid for funding from a government scheme known as City Challenge.The bid won an impressive £80 million, part of which went into the building of Waterside House. It isn’t a luxury office block, it’s an office block that provides basic facilities at rental costs that are aimed at attracting new businesses into Wigan.

Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 11:35

Posted by: tonker (28318) 

OC, "Waterside House in Poolstock which is hardly accessible to her constituents who have not got a car and dependant on public transport or a taxi!"

Waterside House is not in Poolstock, it's a stonesthrow from Wallgate and very close to Wigan town centre, as so rightedly pointed out by Cheshirecat.

PS: TTS is also correct about Lisa Nandy living in her constituency. I've seen her myself and I won't say where it is either, other than I could throw a stone into Whitley Razzer from her front door!

Gaffer, that 'City Challenge Fund' also went a long way towards Wigan Council and Mr. Whelan building the Stadium complex.

Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 12:05
Last edited by tonker: 16th Jun 2024 at 12:08:55

Posted by: whups (13671) 

thinly veiled or not it shows you where this guy stands especialy on the labour party . he says he,s not tory , you could have fooled me .

Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 12:09

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

Tonker

Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 12:23

Posted by: tonker (28318) 



Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 12:26

Posted by: Brasstoff (521)

Where have I ever said that that the constituency office of Lisa Nandy was at her home address, which from what I have been told is actually in Manchester.
O.C. Lisa Nandy lives in Wigan, not far from the Cherry Gardens.

Replied: 16th Jun 2024 at 14:55

Posted by: Owd Codger (3403)

Gaffer

Compared with the former Wigan and Makerfield constituencies office's in Gerard Winstanley House, the former Wigan Labour Party office above a shop in King Street, tour company Shearings move from the old building at Miry Lane, no doubt those in Waterside House would consider it a luxary!

Replied: 17th Jun 2024 at 06:46
Last edited by Owd Codger: 17th Jun 2024 at 07:39:45

 

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