Being a bit prickly! It was a general statement about stuff being posted on the EDP section, such as false election results, reports of meetings etc. It wasn't aimed at you.
I don't disagree.
However, a FOI Request reveals that Mr Smitheman did NOT stand as a formally nominated One England candidate, despite the bogus claim made on the One England official website! Mr Smitheman seems to know much about hypocrites and being deceitfully hypocritical!http://www.oneengland.org/index/blog...ed-councillor/
We Are Proud To Introduce Our First Elected Councillor
One England Councillor Elected
One England are the new boy’s on the block of English Nationalist parties.
Party Leader John Botting says “And it’s not a bad record so far. Just seven months after our formation One England gains its first councillor”.
One England is very happy to announce that the parties National Membership Secretary, Terry Smitheman has been elected unopposed onto Featherstone Parish council in Staffordshire.
This was the first time that One England has stood a candidate in any election so we are very pleased to have taken this important, first step on our electoral journey.
As far as we know this is the first ever English Nationalist councillor, at any level, in Staffordshire.
Party Leader John Botting thanked Terry Smitheman for his hard work in achieving this excellent and very pleasing result. Terry was confident that One England may have other local councillors looking at joining the party in the near future.
From: "External E-mail For Freedom Of Information" <FreedomOfInformation@sstaffs.gov.uk>
Sender: "Partridge, Vanessa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I can confirm that Featherstone & Brinsford Parish Council has 11 seats and is split in to 2 parish wards – Brinsford with 2 members and Featherstone with 9 members.
David Alan Hill
Barry James Pickering
Frank William Beardsmore
Judith Kim Beardsmore
Michael Sydney Griffiths
Josephine April Hayward
Angela Barbara Pickering
Alexis Ann Roche
Terence John Smitheman
Roger Edwin Tucker
I also attach a link to our website giving the above details of uncontested seats
Neither parish area was contested as both had the exact number of candidates per their seats. All independent or not disclosed with the exception of John Brindle (Labour) who was elected unopposed to the Featherstone parish ward.
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Last edited by cassie; 21-12-2011 at 04:40 PM.
When you have all stopped fighting and arguing like kids in the school playground maybe you could give the ordinary voters a reason why they should vote for your particular party.
Cassie - Whilst we're talking about hypocrites, you joined a party whose core principles you rejected (civic nationalism) and whose methods you often did not support, albeit not very publicly or firmly. The reason you gave was that you considered an English Parliament worth putting aside some ideals for. And yet you criticise those that are following a similar practical approach now that UKIP are considering an EP policy.
It's about time a practical chap like you abandoned an EDP with little future, forgot about antagonising the micro parties and joined up with a more influential party such as UKIP where there is more chance of something actually being achieved.