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New opposition group – whose idea was this?

So South Tyneside Council revealed it had a new “official” opposition yesterday, with a new group leader Cllr. Steve Harrison (Fellgate and Hedworth), it includes two Progressives, one Conservative, one Liberal Democrat, two Real Independents, and two other independents, it does NOT include Cllrs. Geraldine White or David Potts and its formation ensures fewer committee seats for the South Tyneside Independent Alliance.

Either the new group of eight has some highly motivated and astute mathematicians and movers amongst its membership, or on the other hand, people who are very receptive to new imaginative ideas! Their spokesman is likely to be South Shields Cllr. George Elsom (Cleadon Park) rather than their leader who tells us that there are no formal agreements, arrangements, meetings, or structure!

My big question is, who proposed this grouping?

“Astute” is a word not to be bandied about with gay abandon. Your whispers or hints (including reasons for Cllr. White’s departure from the Independent Alliance) can easily be left using the Contact page!

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Written by curly

May 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

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  1. She might feel unloved and unwanted curly isnt she a Shields lass up in Jarrow? Dont think she ever got a lot of help from the rest of the Indies maybe they dont really fancy there chances in Fellgate?
    Is that why they didnt put a candidate there this year?
    I would ask around in Biddick Hall for an answer.

    Sandra D

    May 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    • Hi Curly this is the same grouping as last year except the Fellgate councillors have now joined. I don’t believe that they would accept Cllr White into this grouping after what she has been involved in and what she has said about certain members.Of course Cllr Potts is ‘persona non grata’ (?). I’ve forgotten my latin spelling as it’s been a long time since I used it.

      george

      May 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      • “persona non gratis” George, but don’t worry about the Latin phraseology, the only place that the Romans may have used it around here was in the Beacon and Bents ward where they settled 🙂

        Curly

        May 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm


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