Newport AM and presiding officer Rosemary Butler to stand down at next election

South Wales Argus: Newport AM and presiding officer Rosemary Butler to stand down at next election Newport AM and presiding officer Rosemary Butler to stand down at next election

UPDATE 2.10pm: Newport West MP Paul Flynn thanked "heroine of Labour" Dame Rosemary Butler in a tweet this morning.

He said:

00.02am: STALWART Newport Labour AM and Assembly figurehead Dame Rosemary Butler is to stand down at the 2016 elections, the Argus can reveal today.

The Assembly's presiding officer told members of the Newport West constituency Labour party earlier this week that she will not seek re-election.

Dame Rosemary has had a long career in both civic and national politics, having served as an Assembly member, a Newport councillor, a Welsh minister and even town mayor.

She told the Argus: “It has been a privilege to represent the people of Newport West at the National Assembly since 1999 and I look forward to continuing to work for them over the next two years.

“I have enjoyed my time as an Assembly member and appreciate the opportunities I have had to serve in a number of roles, particularly as presiding officer.

“However I believe that 2016 will be the right time for me to pursue other interests and look for new challenges.”

Newport West’s Labour party will now be faced with finding a new candidate for the 2016 poll – while the Assembly will be tasked with replacing Dame Rosemary as presiding officer after the elections.

Dame Rosemary first emerged into Newport’s political life in 1973 when she was elected to be a ward councillor for Caerleon.

She served as mayor from 1989 to 1990, and won the first Assembly election for Newport West in 1999. In 2011 she was selected to be the second presiding officer of the National Assembly.

As presiding officer, her Women in Public Life campaign has aimed to push the issue of barriers to women to the top of the political agenda, and last December’s New Year Honours list saw Mrs Butler made a dame for political and public services, particularly to women.

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1:04am Sat 12 Jul 14

Howie' says...

So what about our 80 year old MP Paul Flynn? Is he standing down?
So what about our 80 year old MP Paul Flynn? Is he standing down? Howie'
  • Score: -1

1:36am Sat 12 Jul 14

Mr Bump. says...

Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed. Mr Bump.
  • Score: 8

6:19am Sat 12 Jul 14

KarloMarko says...

All together now....


"Oh Rose Marie, I love you,
I'm always dreaming of you,
No matter what I do I can't forget,
you, Sometimes I wish that I'd never
met you, And yet if I should lose you,
T'would mean my very life to me,
Of all the queens that ever lived,
I'd choose you (AND Carwyn & Paul & Edwina ) to rule me, my Rose Marie, Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da...."
(Other very old songs are available)
All together now.... "Oh Rose Marie, I love you, I'm always dreaming of you, No matter what I do I can't forget, you, Sometimes I wish that I'd never met you, And yet if I should lose you, T'would mean my very life to me, Of all the queens that ever lived, I'd choose you (AND Carwyn & Paul & Edwina ) to rule me, my Rose Marie, Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da...." (Other very old songs are available) KarloMarko
  • Score: 1

8:25am Sat 12 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
OH NO what will this town do Rosemary has done wonders for the town since her parasite lot came in it has literally transformed this town into the biggest dump in the UK.

SOD OFF ROSEMARY YOU WONT BE MISSED
[quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]OH NO what will this town do Rosemary has done wonders for the town since her parasite lot came in it has literally transformed this town into the biggest dump in the UK. SOD OFF ROSEMARY YOU WONT BE MISSED scraptheWAG
  • Score: -4

8:27am Sat 12 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
what has flyn done for newport??????
[quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]what has flyn done for newport?????? scraptheWAG
  • Score: -8

8:41am Sat 12 Jul 14

KarloMarko says...

Er...What has "Scrap the WAG" ever done for Newport? Hold that thought. Except bore everyone senseless with his one track self loathing and bile.
Er...What has "Scrap the WAG" ever done for Newport? Hold that thought. Except bore everyone senseless with his one track self loathing and bile. KarloMarko
  • Score: 28

8:48am Sat 12 Jul 14

regaturn says...

Two more years of claiming expenses, can anyone list 5 things this woman has achieved?
Two more years of claiming expenses, can anyone list 5 things this woman has achieved? regaturn
  • Score: 5

10:14am Sat 12 Jul 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Personally, I think it's time for a change. I know that Rosemary has had a very successful career in politics and has done a lot for very many people over the years, but I still find she is a little too conservative with regard to gender politics. The website of the Newport Women's Forum one might expect to be progressive, yet when I posted a comment on there asking if the annual women-only bursaries were trans-inclusive (i.e. also open to transgender women) it was promptly deleted within 24 hours. Um...what exactly are they afraid of? It wouldn't be fear of losing votes from bigots if they are seen to be associating with us, would it - or is it the more transphobic breed of feminist that they defer to? Factoid: erasing the voices and outright existence of women from marginalised minority groups isn't likely to help achieve the goal of gender equality!
Personally, I think it's time for a change. I know that Rosemary has had a very successful career in politics and has done a lot for very many people over the years, but I still find she is a little too conservative with regard to gender politics. The website of the Newport Women's Forum one might expect to be progressive, yet when I posted a comment on there asking if the annual women-only bursaries were trans-inclusive (i.e. also open to transgender women) it was promptly deleted within 24 hours. Um...what exactly are they afraid of? It wouldn't be fear of losing votes from bigots if they are seen to be associating with us, would it - or is it the more transphobic breed of feminist that they defer to? Factoid: erasing the voices and outright existence of women from marginalised minority groups isn't likely to help achieve the goal of gender equality! Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -11

10:16am Sat 12 Jul 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Forgot to say: Rosemary is actually the chair of the Newport Women's Forum and that's why I mentioned this incident in relation to the above news item. So over to you, Rosemary Butler AM...:)
Forgot to say: Rosemary is actually the chair of the Newport Women's Forum and that's why I mentioned this incident in relation to the above news item. So over to you, Rosemary Butler AM...:) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -5

11:27am Sat 12 Jul 14

Aquarius says...

I agree with those who say that age shouldn't really come into it.

Personally, I imagine Rosemary has realised that Labour's ship in Wales is beginning to list, and she doesn't still want to be queuing for the lifeboats when it finally sinks.
I agree with those who say that age shouldn't really come into it. Personally, I imagine Rosemary has realised that Labour's ship in Wales is beginning to list, and she doesn't still want to be queuing for the lifeboats when it finally sinks. Aquarius
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Sat 12 Jul 14

cath 872 says...

I am going to miss Rosemary Butler for all the wonderful things she has done for Newport.
1 - Errr..

2 - That's it
I am going to miss Rosemary Butler for all the wonderful things she has done for Newport. 1 - Errr.. 2 - That's it cath 872
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Newportg says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
OH NO what will this town do Rosemary has done wonders for the town since her parasite lot came in it has literally transformed this town into the biggest dump in the UK.

SOD OFF ROSEMARY YOU WONT BE MISSED
Why don't you sod off!
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]OH NO what will this town do Rosemary has done wonders for the town since her parasite lot came in it has literally transformed this town into the biggest dump in the UK. SOD OFF ROSEMARY YOU WONT BE MISSED[/p][/quote]Why don't you sod off! Newportg
  • Score: 1

1:17pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Newportg says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
what has flyn done for newport??????
More than you'll ever do you waste of space! The voters of Newport West have voted him in time after time. Clearly they know more than you do. That's democracy.

Shame we can't vote you off this forum!
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]what has flyn done for newport??????[/p][/quote]More than you'll ever do you waste of space! The voters of Newport West have voted him in time after time. Clearly they know more than you do. That's democracy. Shame we can't vote you off this forum! Newportg
  • Score: 6

2:20pm Sat 12 Jul 14

smokintheweed says...

KarloMarko wrote:
Er...What has "Scrap the WAG" ever done for Newport? Hold that thought. Except bore everyone senseless with his one track self loathing and bile.
He turned me into a Labour voter. I don't know much about their policies at all, I just want to cancel out that plebs vote.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: Er...What has "Scrap the WAG" ever done for Newport? Hold that thought. Except bore everyone senseless with his one track self loathing and bile.[/p][/quote]He turned me into a Labour voter. I don't know much about their policies at all, I just want to cancel out that plebs vote. smokintheweed
  • Score: 0

2:27pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Mr Bump. says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Personally, I think it's time for a change. I know that Rosemary has had a very successful career in politics and has done a lot for very many people over the years, but I still find she is a little too conservative with regard to gender politics. The website of the Newport Women's Forum one might expect to be progressive, yet when I posted a comment on there asking if the annual women-only bursaries were trans-inclusive (i.e. also open to transgender women) it was promptly deleted within 24 hours. Um...what exactly are they afraid of? It wouldn't be fear of losing votes from bigots if they are seen to be associating with us, would it - or is it the more transphobic breed of feminist that they defer to? Factoid: erasing the voices and outright existence of women from marginalised minority groups isn't likely to help achieve the goal of gender equality!
So your reason for being gelded was so you could get bursaries intended for women? You sound a bit of a sponger to me.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Personally, I think it's time for a change. I know that Rosemary has had a very successful career in politics and has done a lot for very many people over the years, but I still find she is a little too conservative with regard to gender politics. The website of the Newport Women's Forum one might expect to be progressive, yet when I posted a comment on there asking if the annual women-only bursaries were trans-inclusive (i.e. also open to transgender women) it was promptly deleted within 24 hours. Um...what exactly are they afraid of? It wouldn't be fear of losing votes from bigots if they are seen to be associating with us, would it - or is it the more transphobic breed of feminist that they defer to? Factoid: erasing the voices and outright existence of women from marginalised minority groups isn't likely to help achieve the goal of gender equality![/p][/quote]So your reason for being gelded was so you could get bursaries intended for women? You sound a bit of a sponger to me. Mr Bump.
  • Score: 2

2:27pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Mr Bump. says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Personally, I think it's time for a change. I know that Rosemary has had a very successful career in politics and has done a lot for very many people over the years, but I still find she is a little too conservative with regard to gender politics. The website of the Newport Women's Forum one might expect to be progressive, yet when I posted a comment on there asking if the annual women-only bursaries were trans-inclusive (i.e. also open to transgender women) it was promptly deleted within 24 hours. Um...what exactly are they afraid of? It wouldn't be fear of losing votes from bigots if they are seen to be associating with us, would it - or is it the more transphobic breed of feminist that they defer to? Factoid: erasing the voices and outright existence of women from marginalised minority groups isn't likely to help achieve the goal of gender equality!
So your reason for being gelded was so you could get bursaries intended for women? You sound a bit of a sponger to me.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Personally, I think it's time for a change. I know that Rosemary has had a very successful career in politics and has done a lot for very many people over the years, but I still find she is a little too conservative with regard to gender politics. The website of the Newport Women's Forum one might expect to be progressive, yet when I posted a comment on there asking if the annual women-only bursaries were trans-inclusive (i.e. also open to transgender women) it was promptly deleted within 24 hours. Um...what exactly are they afraid of? It wouldn't be fear of losing votes from bigots if they are seen to be associating with us, would it - or is it the more transphobic breed of feminist that they defer to? Factoid: erasing the voices and outright existence of women from marginalised minority groups isn't likely to help achieve the goal of gender equality![/p][/quote]So your reason for being gelded was so you could get bursaries intended for women? You sound a bit of a sponger to me. Mr Bump.
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Howie' says...

Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking. Howie'
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Mr Bump. says...

Howie' wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking.
Yes, he's of sound mind. You'd prefer someone like Missing Morden? Someone so far under the radar, she might as well have been on flight mh370?
[quote][p][bold]Howie'[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking.[/p][/quote]Yes, he's of sound mind. You'd prefer someone like Missing Morden? Someone so far under the radar, she might as well have been on flight mh370? Mr Bump.
  • Score: 4

6:24pm Sat 12 Jul 14

gingertom says...

We need someone to list her achievements because I have never seen her make an effort regarding the state of newport city. Isn't she supposed to represent Newport?
We need someone to list her achievements because I have never seen her make an effort regarding the state of newport city. Isn't she supposed to represent Newport? gingertom
  • Score: 4

6:26pm Sat 12 Jul 14

gingertom says...

THIS IS IMPORTANT:

Agenda for the meeting and Appendix referred

Lynne Hughes-Williams
Caerphilly

11 Jul 2014 — As some of you may be aware, the bases for the parking meetings have been installed at Penallta Parc and Pen Y Fan, that I am aware of to date. Despite the meeting being on the 16 July 2014.

The agenda for the meeting and the appendix referred to therein can be found on the Caerphilly County Borough website.

If you would like me to send copies by e-mail, please send me an e-mail to lhwpersonal@icloud.c
om.

In the meantime, I am considering the best course of action to deal with the lack of respect that the Council have shown by installing the payment machines ahead of the meeting on Wednesday. I will be demanding an explanation.

My view is that the report writer has made a clear assumption that the Cabinet members will approve the recommendation to proceed with implementing the charges at the meeting despite our objections.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Agenda for the meeting and Appendix referred Lynne Hughes-Williams Caerphilly 11 Jul 2014 — As some of you may be aware, the bases for the parking meetings have been installed at Penallta Parc and Pen Y Fan, that I am aware of to date. Despite the meeting being on the 16 July 2014. The agenda for the meeting and the appendix referred to therein can be found on the Caerphilly County Borough website. If you would like me to send copies by e-mail, please send me an e-mail to lhwpersonal@icloud.c om. In the meantime, I am considering the best course of action to deal with the lack of respect that the Council have shown by installing the payment machines ahead of the meeting on Wednesday. I will be demanding an explanation. My view is that the report writer has made a clear assumption that the Cabinet members will approve the recommendation to proceed with implementing the charges at the meeting despite our objections. gingertom
  • Score: -5

6:33pm Sat 12 Jul 14

gingertom says...

https://www.assembly
wales.org/epetition-
list-of-signatories.
htm?pet_id=1031
https://www.assembly wales.org/epetition- list-of-signatories. htm?pet_id=1031 gingertom
  • Score: -5

8:09pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Aquarius says...

Stop spamming, Gingertom. Again.
Stop spamming, Gingertom. Again. Aquarius
  • Score: 3

11:48pm Sat 12 Jul 14

displayed says...

“However I believe that 2016 will be the right time for me to pursue other interests and look for new challenges.”

Yeh lucrative ones at that, as one must, when no longer in the public eye.

Rosemary who.................
.......
“However I believe that 2016 will be the right time for me to pursue other interests and look for new challenges.” Yeh lucrative ones at that, as one must, when no longer in the public eye. Rosemary who................. ....... displayed
  • Score: -1

4:06pm Sun 13 Jul 14

gingertom says...

Aquarius

I am posting important items that are important again.
Aquarius I am posting important items that are important again. gingertom
  • Score: -5

4:34pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Mr Bump. says...

gingertom wrote:
Aquarius

I am posting important items that are important again.
You can't post links on this site, so either tell us what it is you want us to know, or sod off.
[quote][p][bold]gingertom[/bold] wrote: Aquarius I am posting important items that are important again.[/p][/quote]You can't post links on this site, so either tell us what it is you want us to know, or sod off. Mr Bump.
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Tue 15 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

Newportg wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
what has flyn done for newport??????
More than you'll ever do you waste of space! The voters of Newport West have voted him in time after time. Clearly they know more than you do. That's democracy.

Shame we can't vote you off this forum!
so nothing then you cannot think of not a single thing he has done for newport so you have to make personal comments!!

he collects 80k per annum for doing nothing I dont
[quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]what has flyn done for newport??????[/p][/quote]More than you'll ever do you waste of space! The voters of Newport West have voted him in time after time. Clearly they know more than you do. That's democracy. Shame we can't vote you off this forum![/p][/quote]so nothing then you cannot think of not a single thing he has done for newport so you have to make personal comments!! he collects 80k per annum for doing nothing I dont scraptheWAG
  • Score: -4

7:00pm Tue 15 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

Howie' wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking.
they would vote a corpse in if he had a red rossette
[quote][p][bold]Howie'[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking.[/p][/quote]they would vote a corpse in if he had a red rossette scraptheWAG
  • Score: -4

11:30am Wed 16 Jul 14

Newportg says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Newportg wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
what has flyn done for newport??????
More than you'll ever do you waste of space! The voters of Newport West have voted him in time after time. Clearly they know more than you do. That's democracy.

Shame we can't vote you off this forum!
so nothing then you cannot think of not a single thing he has done for newport so you have to make personal comments!!

he collects 80k per annum for doing nothing I dont
Well you're entitled to your opinion. Frankly, in mine and that of thousands of voters in Newport West, he does deserve his salary, whatever it is!! Are you telling me that all of them are wrong?

At the general election next year you will have the opportunity to vote for someone else if that's you're wish. That's the way democracy works. I wonder who'll win!!!
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]what has flyn done for newport??????[/p][/quote]More than you'll ever do you waste of space! The voters of Newport West have voted him in time after time. Clearly they know more than you do. That's democracy. Shame we can't vote you off this forum![/p][/quote]so nothing then you cannot think of not a single thing he has done for newport so you have to make personal comments!! he collects 80k per annum for doing nothing I dont[/p][/quote]Well you're entitled to your opinion. Frankly, in mine and that of thousands of voters in Newport West, he does deserve his salary, whatever it is!! Are you telling me that all of them are wrong? At the general election next year you will have the opportunity to vote for someone else if that's you're wish. That's the way democracy works. I wonder who'll win!!! Newportg
  • Score: 4

11:32am Wed 16 Jul 14

Newportg says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Howie' wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking.
they would vote a corpse in if he had a red rossette
What a disgraceful comment you ignorant yob!!!
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howie'[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]Are you seriously suggesting he should carry on throughout the next Parliament until the age of 85. I don't want an 85 year old as my MP, he should step down to give someone younger a job. It's like bed blocking.[/p][/quote]they would vote a corpse in if he had a red rossette[/p][/quote]What a disgraceful comment you ignorant yob!!! Newportg
  • Score: 4

11:22pm Thu 17 Jul 14

BassalegCountyFan says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Bump. wrote:
Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.
what has flyn done for newport??????
Where were you on the MOJ shared service picket line scrapthewag? Did you speak up when the Avana Bakery was threatened with closure, or stand up for the passport office staff who lost their jobs in the recent tory omnishambles? In those examples - and that's just over the last couple of weeks - Rosemary Butler and Paul Flynn have done the right things for the people of Newport.

Most people in Newport West - including myself - see this, and will vote for someone who has stood up for their constituents like Rosemary or Paul Flynn has. In the mean time I suspect you will continue with your usual broken-record rantings on here. But ask yourself scrapthewag, what have your tories (I presume you are a tory) ever done for Newport, other than take away our jobs, destroy our key industries and cause misery to thousands of people? Not much to shout about for the boys in blue.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Leave Flynn alone, age shouldn't be a reason to stand down. If we had more MP's like Flynn and Dennis Skinner, this country would be a better place. As for Butler, I've voted for her in every assembly election. i feel short changed.[/p][/quote]what has flyn done for newport??????[/p][/quote]Where were you on the MOJ shared service picket line scrapthewag? Did you speak up when the Avana Bakery was threatened with closure, or stand up for the passport office staff who lost their jobs in the recent tory omnishambles? In those examples - and that's just over the last couple of weeks - Rosemary Butler and Paul Flynn have done the right things for the people of Newport. Most people in Newport West - including myself - see this, and will vote for someone who has stood up for their constituents like Rosemary or Paul Flynn has. In the mean time I suspect you will continue with your usual broken-record rantings on here. But ask yourself scrapthewag, what have your tories (I presume you are a tory) ever done for Newport, other than take away our jobs, destroy our key industries and cause misery to thousands of people? Not much to shout about for the boys in blue. BassalegCountyFan
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