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Tonight’s Candidate Meeting Cancelled

The "Question Time" meeting for Andover candidates to meet the public at the Guildhall has been cancelled due to a lack of candidates being able to attend. [Read more...]

The “Question Time” style meeting for candidates to meet the public at the Guildhall has been cancelled due to a lack of candidates being able to attend.

With the election just days away all of the other candidates have prior engagements leaving just the UKIP candidates to attend. Under the circumstances it was felt better to cancel the event.

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  • Sour grape anyone,! still I cannot blame them really, they were going to hear things they did not want to hear.. Time for a change I think…a BIG change.Go UKIP.

    • Thanks Angie, I don’t think you are alone in your thinking. A lot of people are fed up with the way this town is going. The Civic Leadership in this Town has been woeful for far too long. Andover needs change and it needs it NOW

  • Too busy to attend, lets you know how interested they are in Andover.Seeing the above comments, I do hope you remember this at the next borough election, yes Andover needs change and it is up to you the electorate to change it visit your Polling station and make your vote count, don’t just sit there and moan about it, make it happen.

    • Mrs. West chose the safety of Monxton parish council last night rather than engage with the electorate. Tonight. she will be at Appleshaw parish council.
      I would be happy to have a debate with her anytime any place any where but she is more elusive than the scarlet pimpernel.
      I have never met her but I have lived in hope that she would canvass me but she has yet again failed to do so despite my invitation to her.
      I am just sick of the contempt of the electorate by the local Tory mafia. They deserve to be trounced at the polls !

      • STOP PRESS

        Mrs. West has now emailed me to say she is coming to see me today.
        I won’t be getting the best china out that’s for sure!
        She hasn’t even worked it out that I have a postal vote so its really cutting it fine eh?

  • As a Christian I have disapproved of a lot of the public spats however I say I admire Tony Hookes stand on neighbourcare.As I understand it he has pledged to give his county council allowance of £12000 to the charity.This town needs this kind of moral courage during these difficult time.Good luck Tony and god bless.

  • A few hardy souls who had not heard of the cancellation and about a dozen people turned up who were able to talk openly to all three UKIP town candidates.

    A major topic for discussion was the way that the present political elite at both national and local level is finding even more devious ways of either muzzling or ignoring the views of the public at large.

    The other three parties failing to attend confirms this arrogant attirude.

    Only one party has a policy of listening to local people and acting on their concerns, irrespective of what the “party line” is – vote UKIP for such an open approach and an end to “elite government”.

  • After my earlier comment on here concerning Pat West’s email telling me she would visit me today, I have to report that she emailed me again and cancelled. She is an absolute disgrace.
    She claims to have taken ‘advice’ and will not visit me.
    I am seriously thinking it would be aposite to post her emails for all the electorate to see her arrogance.