Jill Campbell is just latest to quit Conservative group

YOU were right to publish your story of councillor Jill Campbell's

resignation from the controlling Conservative group on Malvern Hills District Council.

She has rightly expressed her abhorrence at decisions being made behind closed doors and then presented to councillors at the last minute as a "done deal".

Examples include the introduction of wheeled bins and of planning decisions, democratically arrived at, being overturned to the benefit of greedy developers and against the wishes of local residents.

You neglected to mention, however, that, for the same reasons, she was

preceded in leaving that group by councillors Mike Soley (Link), David

Harrison (Kempsey) and Anthony Warburton (Alfrick and Leigh) – the latter often

described as the Conservative group's "conscience".

So, having lost its conscience, lacking the courage, and doubting its

ability to argue its case successfully, the council's tired leadership has

drifted into believing that what it thinks must be the correct and only

answer, and so debate is unnecessary.

Councillor Paul Swinburn may believe that the "implementation of the council's

policies" will proceed unhindered, particularly its latest crazy idea to

surrender all management to another council with big payouts all round.

But he should remember that May 2015 and the elections are now less than a year

away.

Binding a future Malvern Hills District Council to forever being Wychavon's subservient customer is as outrageous as it is improper.

Sarah Rouse

Leigh Sinton

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7:12pm Thu 26 Jun 14

denon says...

What about roger cousins leaves lib dem to be a conservative.

Warburton of the international abbey college bookeeping fame, leaves conservatives joins Ukip now independent

Bumbling Harrison elected as an I independent joins conservatives and then quits because his imcompetance qualities were exposed. What has he done to stop housing in kempsey absolutely nothing .

Solely did really well in county council elections not elected

Wait for the secret story of Jill Campbell to come out in your next edition

God bless
What about roger cousins leaves lib dem to be a conservative. Warburton of the international abbey college bookeeping fame, leaves conservatives joins Ukip now independent Bumbling Harrison elected as an I independent joins conservatives and then quits because his imcompetance qualities were exposed. What has he done to stop housing in kempsey absolutely nothing . Solely did really well in county council elections not elected Wait for the secret story of Jill Campbell to come out in your next edition God bless denon
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8:45am Wed 2 Jul 14

sarah and her chickens says...

Bless you Denon. But I am not sure anyone cares what Roger Cousins does. Certainly not the residents of Welland after his development appeal has turned Welland into a planning free for all. At least now he has joined the correct party .He is in the company of the other property developers Cllr Williams and Cllr Hughes. Both now making themselves even more unpopular in their own wards.
You mention Kempsey. But Cllr Rea. Portfolio holder for planning and Kempsey Cllr has actively encouraged the development of Kempsey . He ,unlike Cllr Harrison, pushed through the SWDP and voted for the development of 190 homes the other week. Unlike Cllr Harrison.
So Denon cannot wait to hear what Jill Campbell has been doing. Fighting for the residents of the Wells to stop developments whilst the Tories force them through perhaps.
Oh and I think you are the perfect candidate for the Wells ward. How are the computer sales going ??
Bless you Denon. But I am not sure anyone cares what Roger Cousins does. Certainly not the residents of Welland after his development appeal has turned Welland into a planning free for all. At least now he has joined the correct party .He is in the company of the other property developers Cllr Williams and Cllr Hughes. Both now making themselves even more unpopular in their own wards. You mention Kempsey. But Cllr Rea. Portfolio holder for planning and Kempsey Cllr has actively encouraged the development of Kempsey . He ,unlike Cllr Harrison, pushed through the SWDP and voted for the development of 190 homes the other week. Unlike Cllr Harrison. So Denon cannot wait to hear what Jill Campbell has been doing. Fighting for the residents of the Wells to stop developments whilst the Tories force them through perhaps. Oh and I think you are the perfect candidate for the Wells ward. How are the computer sales going ?? sarah and her chickens
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