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Cllr. Branley please withdraw your candidates

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The integrity of your party and leadership is at stake

Recent revelations in the Ahmed’s Wise Words blog  have been startling, shocking, and if true extremely damaging to the South Tyneside Independent Alliance group of councillors and it’s leaders Cllrs. Jane and Allen Branley and Ahmed Khan. Their methods of selection for candidates in elections for South Tyneside Council needs to be thoroughly investigated, exposed, and made transparent.

There is no room for nepotism and building family dynasties in this borough, nor is there room for amateurish cack-handed attempts at hoodwinking the public about the origins and characteristics of the selected candidates.

The selections of Allen Branley’s sister and step-son for ward in South Shields have been unwise, and damage the reputation of all of our local politicians, they leave a nasty stain on the map, and to protect the political landscape and prevent any further deterioration of trust between electors and those wishing to represent us, I call upon Cllr. Jane Branley to withdraw the nominations of David McBride and Helen Speirs and have a radical rethink of her leadership and approach to South Tyneside’s politics.

As former Progressive councillor George Wilkinson stated in this letter one of the things we need to do to clean up our politics is to assure the electorate that nepotism will be killed off.

The revelations coming from The Fat Councillor have not been rebutted, refuted, denied, or in any way legally challenged by the Branleys or the Independent Alliance, they can no longer claim to campaign for a chance to change when old fashioned ingrained family nepotism is hard at work.

The political integrity of Cllr. Jane Branley and her deputy leader Cllr. Ahmed Khan is now under intense scrutiny, the decisions they make today or tomorrow will determine much about their leadership qualities (or lack of).

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Written by curly

April 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm

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