Conservatives are out of touch, claims new Labour candidate

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Cllr Wes Streeting has been chosen as the new PPC for Ilford North Cllr Wes Streeting has been chosen as the new PPC for Ilford North

Conservative MP Lee Scott is out of touch with the community and has abandoned struggling families, according to the man Labour has chosen to challenge him at the next general election.

Cllr Wes Streeting, who was selected by party colleagues on Sunday, has vowed to hold the Ilford North MP to account during the run up to the 2015 vote for "damaging" cuts and "broken promises".

He told the Guardian: “Lee Scott has become out of touch with the people of Ilford North.
“We have a real responsibility here to listen to residents’ needs, not drive them out of the area they live in with police cuts and bedroom tax.

“Ilford North is a key battleground and right now the Conservatives are not standing up for families struggling to make ends meet.

“Every day we see the damaging impact that the Tories are having on our community from broken promises on King George Hospital to recent cuts to our police stations at Barkingside and Wanstead.

“Lee Scott is loyally towing the party line and voting through the very policies that are making things worse.

“People deserve a Government that stands up for them – not for a privileged few. 

“I’ll be taking a positive message to the doorsteps of Ilford North to show that Labour will take the action needed to deal with the cost of living crisis and build an economy that works for ordinary people.”

But MP Lee Scott has backed the government’s record and remains confident he can fend of Labour’s challenge.

He said: “The mess that the Labour party left for us to clear up was an absolute disgrace.
“Unemployment is down, the council is working hard and doing an excellent job and there have been no closures to any police stations in Ilford North.

“I have also been behind the campaign to keep Snaresbrook Primary from becoming an academy when it is not even in my borough.

“I am sure we will have as robust an argument as any opposition we may face before 2015.”
At the 2010 general election Lee Scott won 45.7 per cent of the vote, compared to Labour’s 34.3 per cent – a majority of 5,404.

Lee Scott originally took the seat in 2005 with a majority of 1,653.

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4:32pm Tue 29 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

“We have a real responsibility here to listen to residents’ needs, not drive them out of the area they live in with police cuts and bedroom tax.

Firstly Bedroom 'Tax' does not exist and as he was probably in a school playground when labour were in Office last, does he know of any of their broken promises or taking the Country into two fruitless wars?
“We have a real responsibility here to listen to residents’ needs, not drive them out of the area they live in with police cuts and bedroom tax. Firstly Bedroom 'Tax' does not exist and as he was probably in a school playground when labour were in Office last, does he know of any of their broken promises or taking the Country into two fruitless wars? Billy Yerache

6:34pm Tue 29 Oct 13

vaz__s says...

Another shameless attempt by Lee Scott to cover up the damage done by the flagship party of the casino bankers. The local Conservative Party is a sinking ship which has under served the people of Redbridge for years. The national Conservative group along with their Liberal Democrat sidekicks have:

Allowed energy companies to enjoy an extra £3.3 billion in profit since 2010, off the back of a £300 increase in consumer bills

Turned a blind eye towards record profits for rail operators following annual ticket price rises of up to 13%

Saved 8,000 millionaires an average of £107,500 each by cutting the top rate of tax from 50% to 45%

And yet claim to be on the side of ordinary hard working people. Oh the hypocrisy. Didn't Lee Scott pledge to vote against a rise in student tuition fees?! What happened to that?
Another shameless attempt by Lee Scott to cover up the damage done by the flagship party of the casino bankers. The local Conservative Party is a sinking ship which has under served the people of Redbridge for years. The national Conservative group along with their Liberal Democrat sidekicks have: Allowed energy companies to enjoy an extra £3.3 billion in profit since 2010, off the back of a £300 increase in consumer bills Turned a blind eye towards record profits for rail operators following annual ticket price rises of up to 13% Saved 8,000 millionaires an average of £107,500 each by cutting the top rate of tax from 50% to 45% And yet claim to be on the side of ordinary hard working people. Oh the hypocrisy. Didn't Lee Scott pledge to vote against a rise in student tuition fees?! What happened to that? vaz__s

9:05pm Tue 29 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

vaz__s wrote:
Another shameless attempt by Lee Scott to cover up the damage done by the flagship party of the casino bankers. The local Conservative Party is a sinking ship which has under served the people of Redbridge for years. The national Conservative group along with their Liberal Democrat sidekicks have:

Allowed energy companies to enjoy an extra £3.3 billion in profit since 2010, off the back of a £300 increase in consumer bills

Turned a blind eye towards record profits for rail operators following annual ticket price rises of up to 13%

Saved 8,000 millionaires an average of £107,500 each by cutting the top rate of tax from 50% to 45%

And yet claim to be on the side of ordinary hard working people. Oh the hypocrisy. Didn't Lee Scott pledge to vote against a rise in student tuition fees?! What happened to that?
Does the millionaires you refer to include the likes of Mandelson, Bliar, Woodward, Millibands and Balls all of whom have done very well out of Tory Policy?
[quote][p][bold]vaz__s[/bold] wrote: Another shameless attempt by Lee Scott to cover up the damage done by the flagship party of the casino bankers. The local Conservative Party is a sinking ship which has under served the people of Redbridge for years. The national Conservative group along with their Liberal Democrat sidekicks have: Allowed energy companies to enjoy an extra £3.3 billion in profit since 2010, off the back of a £300 increase in consumer bills Turned a blind eye towards record profits for rail operators following annual ticket price rises of up to 13% Saved 8,000 millionaires an average of £107,500 each by cutting the top rate of tax from 50% to 45% And yet claim to be on the side of ordinary hard working people. Oh the hypocrisy. Didn't Lee Scott pledge to vote against a rise in student tuition fees?! What happened to that?[/p][/quote]Does the millionaires you refer to include the likes of Mandelson, Bliar, Woodward, Millibands and Balls all of whom have done very well out of Tory Policy? Billy Yerache

6:50am Wed 30 Oct 13

stickmanny says...

Is it a crime to be a millionaire?

No.

Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing?

No, but it ought to be.
Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be. stickmanny

9:56am Wed 30 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

stickmanny wrote:
Is it a crime to be a millionaire?

No.

Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing?

No, but it ought to be.
Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised.

Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.[/p][/quote]Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton, Billy Yerache

12:26pm Wed 30 Oct 13

T. Watts says...

Billy Yerache wrote:
stickmanny wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.
Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,
Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks.
[quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.[/p][/quote]Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,[/p][/quote]Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks. T. Watts

2:37pm Wed 30 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

T. Watts wrote:
Billy Yerache wrote:
stickmanny wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.
Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,
Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks.
Are you feeling ok?
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.[/p][/quote]Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,[/p][/quote]Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks.[/p][/quote]Are you feeling ok? Billy Yerache

4:12pm Wed 30 Oct 13

AMAEEssex says...

Uuhmm, can't remember who screwed up the country... couldn' have been Labour could it?Can't wait for him to knock on my door :-)
Uuhmm, can't remember who screwed up the country... couldn' have been Labour could it?Can't wait for him to knock on my door :-) AMAEEssex

4:13pm Wed 30 Oct 13

AMAEEssex says...

I apologise to the pedants for the missing "t".
I apologise to the pedants for the missing "t". AMAEEssex

4:15pm Wed 30 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

AMAEEssex wrote:
I apologise to the pedants for the missing "t".
I miss Thatcher also.
[quote][p][bold]AMAEEssex[/bold] wrote: I apologise to the pedants for the missing "t".[/p][/quote]I miss Thatcher also. Billy Yerache

4:33pm Wed 30 Oct 13

T. Watts says...

AMAEEssex wrote:
Uuhmm, can't remember who screwed up the country... couldn' have been Labour could it?Can't wait for him to knock on my door :-)
Funny, I could have sworn it was the casino banker Old Etonian chums of Cameron and co....still, we're picking up the tab now, so no worries.
[quote][p][bold]AMAEEssex[/bold] wrote: Uuhmm, can't remember who screwed up the country... couldn' have been Labour could it?Can't wait for him to knock on my door :-)[/p][/quote]Funny, I could have sworn it was the casino banker Old Etonian chums of Cameron and co....still, we're picking up the tab now, so no worries. T. Watts

4:43pm Wed 30 Oct 13

AMAEEssex says...

....and who, pray tell, decided that the government couldn't be bothered to oversee and regulate the banking system and gave the casino bankers the opportunity to do as they please? Oh and by the way Sir Fred, sorry just Fred now, was the son of an electrician who attended Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow uni. Not sure he was mate of Cameron's. They weren't all posh Public School boys!
....and who, pray tell, decided that the government couldn't be bothered to oversee and regulate the banking system and gave the casino bankers the opportunity to do as they please? Oh and by the way Sir Fred, sorry just Fred now, was the son of an electrician who attended Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow uni. Not sure he was mate of Cameron's. They weren't all posh Public School boys! AMAEEssex

4:54pm Wed 30 Oct 13

stickmanny says...

AMAEEssex wrote:
....and who, pray tell, decided that the government couldn't be bothered to oversee and regulate the banking system and gave the casino bankers the opportunity to do as they please? Oh and by the way Sir Fred, sorry just Fred now, was the son of an electrician who attended Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow uni. Not sure he was mate of Cameron's. They weren't all posh Public School boys!
this is like blaming the police for crime - it doesn't really work.
[quote][p][bold]AMAEEssex[/bold] wrote: ....and who, pray tell, decided that the government couldn't be bothered to oversee and regulate the banking system and gave the casino bankers the opportunity to do as they please? Oh and by the way Sir Fred, sorry just Fred now, was the son of an electrician who attended Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow uni. Not sure he was mate of Cameron's. They weren't all posh Public School boys![/p][/quote]this is like blaming the police for crime - it doesn't really work. stickmanny

5:11pm Wed 30 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

Labour MP's biggest hippocrites.

Bliar sends Euan to Ora-Tory

Take that windbag Dianne Abbott, sends son to one of London's Top Schools instead of sending him to a State School to help bring the standards up among his failing black peer group
Labour MP's biggest hippocrites. Bliar sends Euan to Ora-Tory Take that windbag Dianne Abbott, sends son to one of London's Top Schools instead of sending him to a State School to help bring the standards up among his failing black peer group Billy Yerache

6:30pm Wed 30 Oct 13

MorrisHickey says...

Billy Yerache wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
Billy Yerache wrote:
stickmanny wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.
Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,
Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks.
Are you feeling ok?
As I read it T Watts appears to be in very good health, with an excellent memory for phoney names.
[quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.[/p][/quote]Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,[/p][/quote]Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks.[/p][/quote]Are you feeling ok?[/p][/quote]As I read it T Watts appears to be in very good health, with an excellent memory for phoney names. MorrisHickey

6:45pm Wed 30 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Billy Yerache wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
Billy Yerache wrote:
stickmanny wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.
Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,
Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks.
Are you feeling ok?
As I read it T Watts appears to be in very good health, with an excellent memory for phoney names.
I thought you would be far too busy getting ready for tomorrow night as it must be your busiest time of the year.

'Excuse me Sir, would you prefer a trick or would you prefer the treat, the treat being one of my Werthers originals or a fisherman's friend and the trick possibly that we play a knock down ginger game where we win always Sir maybe involving an egg or two in the proceedings Sir'

Please don't scare the old ladies on your travels though Mo and remember to be back in the box before sun break.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Is it a crime to be a millionaire? No. Is it a crime to favour millionaires over those with next to nothing? No, but it ought to be.[/p][/quote]Many millionaires start with nothing, no silver spoons, no leg ups and become wealthy by hard work which should not be demonised. Many Labour millionaires (champagne socialists) become millionaires through political 'careers' like the Windbag husband and wife Kinnocks whose highlight was a contribution to the Briitsh comedy by falling over in the sea. Made a fortune through being an MEP. Unelected and useless, Baroness Ashton,[/p][/quote]Many Billy Yerache's start life as Cornbeefurs, Claridgers, Rubber Neckers or Mr Khalids without any silver spoon or leg up. They should not be demonised by Green toothed lefties on the Orford Road or children dressed as darleks.[/p][/quote]Are you feeling ok?[/p][/quote]As I read it T Watts appears to be in very good health, with an excellent memory for phoney names.[/p][/quote]I thought you would be far too busy getting ready for tomorrow night as it must be your busiest time of the year. 'Excuse me Sir, would you prefer a trick or would you prefer the treat, the treat being one of my Werthers originals or a fisherman's friend and the trick possibly that we play a knock down ginger game where we win always Sir maybe involving an egg or two in the proceedings Sir' Please don't scare the old ladies on your travels though Mo and remember to be back in the box before sun break. Billy Yerache

11:55am Thu 31 Oct 13

MorrisHickey says...

Billy Yerache - what a Levy & Franker.
Billy Yerache - what a Levy & Franker. MorrisHickey

3:48pm Thu 31 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Billy Yerache - what a Levy & Franker.
Have a lovely evening tonight Morry.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Billy Yerache - what a Levy & Franker.[/p][/quote]Have a lovely evening tonight Morry. Billy Yerache

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