Voters to choose new Stratton-Whiteway ward representative for Cirencester Town Council

VOTERS will get the chance to elect a new Cirencester town councillor next week.

On Thursday, January 10, three candidates will do battle in the by election for a seat on the Stratton-Whiteway ward.

In the mix is Lib Dem candidate and former Cirencester Chamber of Commerce president Mark Harris, Green Party representative Robert Irving, and Robert Stephens who is standing for UKIP.

Neither the Tory or Labour parties have put forward a candidate.

The seat became available in October last year when Siobhan Brasier resigned due to university studies in Cardiff.

Siobhan was elected unopposed in April 2011 and – at the age of 18 and four months – was the youngest town councillor to have been elected in Cirencester’s history.

Votes can be made at Stratton Village Hall or Cirencester Rugby Club. For more information, contact Cirencester Town Council on 01285 655646.

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9:54am Thu 3 Jan 13

J0hn Hunt says...

May I be the first to congratulate Mark Harris on his overwhelming victory
May I be the first to congratulate Mark Harris on his overwhelming victory J0hn Hunt
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10:07am Thu 3 Jan 13

Olly Cromwell says...

I guarantee they'll be a nutter called Bob in 2nd place.
I guarantee they'll be a nutter called Bob in 2nd place. Olly Cromwell
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8:16pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Crispin Mount says...

What a shame the nasty Tories couldn't even muster a sacrificial lamb or candidate as they are known... I mean where is UnionMan, StephanieP, Susie Clark, Walterparkgate, JOhn Hunt and Al Serpert when their Party clearly needs some direction in the Cotswolds?

Answer came there none.
What a shame the nasty Tories couldn't even muster a sacrificial lamb or candidate as they are known... I mean where is UnionMan, StephanieP, Susie Clark, Walterparkgate, JOhn Hunt and Al Serpert when their Party clearly needs some direction in the Cotswolds? Answer came there none. Crispin Mount
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10:51am Tue 8 Jan 13

Disenchanted of Stratton says...

Once again, polling cards sent out for us to traipse to the village hall to vote. Why should we bother, when not one of the candidates has bothered to traipse to speak to the people in the ward?
Once again, polling cards sent out for us to traipse to the village hall to vote. Why should we bother, when not one of the candidates has bothered to traipse to speak to the people in the ward? Disenchanted of Stratton
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5:39pm Tue 8 Jan 13

J0hn Hunt says...

Come on Crispin keep up, we have a coalition in parliament so why should Tories fight with their Whig compatriots and risk letting those awful Green fellows in or shock horror UKIP who threaten the very jobs and £100K wages of our good friends the MEPs?
Where are the Independents and Labour? That is the question that should be asked, and the reason is the Town Council is so dominated by one party that opposition is futile.
All the decisions are made a 7 Oark Street so why bother with the wondow dressing that is CTC meetings?
Congratulations again Mark, see you at the post election party? Where is it? I haven't recieved an invitation.
Come on Crispin keep up, we have a coalition in parliament so why should Tories fight with their Whig compatriots and risk letting those awful Green fellows in or shock horror UKIP who threaten the very jobs and £100K wages of our good friends the MEPs? Where are the Independents and Labour? That is the question that should be asked, and the reason is the Town Council is so dominated by one party that opposition is futile. All the decisions are made a 7 Oark Street so why bother with the wondow dressing that is CTC meetings? Congratulations again Mark, see you at the post election party? Where is it? I haven't recieved an invitation. J0hn Hunt
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5:40pm Tue 8 Jan 13

J0hn Hunt says...

That is 7 Park Street, sorry.
That is 7 Park Street, sorry. J0hn Hunt
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6:42pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Crispin Mount says...

...and there was me thinking the Taliban Cotswold Tories couldn't find a mug to take one for the team.

A machine which exists solely to fight elections has stalled and will continue to stall until the Cotswold Conservatives resolve that internal dilemma regarding the damage associated with the CDC Tory Cabinet cabal having done shady business with a jailed fraudster in the Water Park. It's unethical and everyone knows it. It may be worse....time will tell.

If you don't play in an election you can never win and you won't find candidates if you don't clean out your own stables.Your problem.

I suspect the merryband of LibDems at 14 Park Street are more than happy.

The retail shop at 7 Park Street won't be giving a fig.
...and there was me thinking the Taliban Cotswold Tories couldn't find a mug to take one for the team. A machine which exists solely to fight elections has stalled and will continue to stall until the Cotswold Conservatives resolve that internal dilemma regarding the damage associated with the CDC Tory Cabinet cabal having done shady business with a jailed fraudster in the Water Park. It's unethical and everyone knows it. It may be worse....time will tell. If you don't play in an election you can never win and you won't find candidates if you don't clean out your own stables.Your problem. I suspect the merryband of LibDems at 14 Park Street are more than happy. The retail shop at 7 Park Street won't be giving a fig. Crispin Mount
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