Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Vote Elizebeth Pascoe to Flatten Hurst

Well does Hurst know what he is letting himself in for Elizebeth is on the case and here we have an honourable hard fighting woman against a Spiv Fib-Dem shouldnt be much competition.
Considering it was Hurst as a Executive Council member who pushed the plans through to demolish her house in Edge Lane isnt this a bit ironic that she may flatten him at the next election.
Good luck Elizebeth.
Campaigning Liverpool grandmother to stand against law break councillor
May 27 2009 by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post

CAMPAIGNING grandmother Elizabeth Pascoe is to stand in next year’s Liverpool Council elections against a Liberal Democrat councillor convicted of breaking election law.
Ms Pascoe, who made her name in Liverpool fighting to save her home in a battle against Edge Lane regeneration, will be running as a direct challenge to Cllr Steve Hurst in his Wavertree ward.
Ms Pascoe said she wanted to take a stand against the Lib-Dems’ decision to allow him to remain part of the group and appoint him to a £5,675 position on Merseytravel’s board.
Last night, Ms Pascoe said: “It is high time to clean up politics. I have decided to stand as a Green Party candidate partly because the Green councillors representing Liverpool have a good record of taking a principled stand in favour of ordinary people, and are neither in pockets of big corporations nor filling their own pockets at Westminster.
“If something so simple as the exposure of MPs’ blatant abuse of expenses issue can so obviously shake things up, then we must take this opportunity for an across-the-board clean-up.
“I am so angry with what is happening to Liverpool and Britain, and the world in the name of ‘progress’ when it is blatantly obvious that it is no such thing.
“I need to do something useful with that anger, even though the last thing I thought I would ever want to do was get into politics.”
It will not be Ms Pascoe’s first foray into the political sphere, having stood in 2006 for the Liberal party in the Kensington and Fairfield ward, which she lost to Labour.Cllr Hurst currently enjoys one of the largest majorities in the city, as Wavertree is probably the Lib-Dems’ safest ward.
Liverpool council leader Warren Bradley said: “Steve works very hard in his community and is well known.
“Anyone is entitled to challenge anyone, but I am sure Steve will be re-elected for Wavertree next year.”
Ms Pascoe is also putting herself forward for selection for the Greens as a Westminster Parliamentary candidate for one of the Liverpool constituencies.
Cllr John Coyne, leader of the Greens on the city council, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Elizabeth Pascoe to the council.
“It will be a tough challenge to get her elected to Wavertree, but we are going to take a crack at it.”
In April, Cllr Hurst was condemned by a judge for “dirty tactics of the worst kind”, after failing to have his conviction overturned.
In December last year, he was convicted of delivering a leaflet entitled “Walton Scab,” attacking sitting Labour councillor Pauline Walton and her firefighter husband in the May, 2007, council elections.
At the time, he stood down from Liverpool’s ruling executive board.

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