Pendle Borough Council by-election takes place tomorrow

Shelagh Derwent

Shelagh Derwent

First published in News

FOUR candidates will contest a Pendle Borough Council by-election tomorrow.

Noel McEvoy has been nominated by the Conservatives, Robert Oliver for Labour, Darren Reynolds for the Liberal Democrats and Mick Waddington for the UK Independence Party, in the Blacko and Higherford poll.

The by-election was prompted following the disqualification of Coun Shelagh Derwent, who had to step down after being unable to attend a council meeting for six months.

She held the seat with a 435-vote majority when the ward was last up for grabs at the 2011 borough elections.

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3:06pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Snowy-D says...

What a shame for the children who can speak English, as this must stop them from developing to their full potential.
What a shame for the children who can speak English, as this must stop them from developing to their full potential. Snowy-D
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3:23pm Wed 2 Apr 14

drunken donut says...

Vote UKIP
Vote UKIP drunken donut
  • Score: 3

3:39pm Wed 2 Apr 14

pendlegirl says...

As someone living in Colne, I will never vote Conservative as they are nothing but liars, i will be voting UKIP and would ask other Conservatives wanting to send Cameron a message
As someone living in Colne, I will never vote Conservative as they are nothing but liars, i will be voting UKIP and would ask other Conservatives wanting to send Cameron a message pendlegirl
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

It's a spade! says...

The Tories are even telling lies on their leaflets.

I live in this ward and they are saying she "stood down on health reasons."
That is a lie!

She just disappeared off the face of the Earth and was disqualified after a six month period when nothing had been heard from her.
The Tories are even telling lies on their leaflets. I live in this ward and they are saying she "stood down on health reasons." That is a lie! She just disappeared off the face of the Earth and was disqualified after a six month period when nothing had been heard from her. It's a spade!
  • Score: 4

8:37pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Cllr James Keith Starkie says...

Spade, that's a bit unkind. If you do live in the ward you will know full well that Shelagh never recovered after the death of her husband. She sold her home very quickly and went away to stay with family. You don't know what her health reasons are so how can it be a 'lie'. Shelagh served the local community for nearly a quarter of a century and doesn't need or deserve cheap shots like this. I'm sure that the whole village would want to wish her well.
Spade, that's a bit unkind. If you do live in the ward you will know full well that Shelagh never recovered after the death of her husband. She sold her home very quickly and went away to stay with family. You don't know what her health reasons are so how can it be a 'lie'. Shelagh served the local community for nearly a quarter of a century and doesn't need or deserve cheap shots like this. I'm sure that the whole village would want to wish her well. Cllr James Keith Starkie
  • Score: 5

9:31pm Wed 2 Apr 14

JNAMOULDING says...

pendlegirl wrote:
As someone living in Colne, I will never vote Conservative as they are nothing but liars, i will be voting UKIP and would ask other Conservatives wanting to send Cameron a message
hear hear Pendlegirl so will many more will vote UKIP or Labour get them Tories out of Pendle''
[quote][p][bold]pendlegirl[/bold] wrote: As someone living in Colne, I will never vote Conservative as they are nothing but liars, i will be voting UKIP and would ask other Conservatives wanting to send Cameron a message[/p][/quote]hear hear Pendlegirl so will many more will vote UKIP or Labour get them Tories out of Pendle'' JNAMOULDING
  • Score: 5

11:14pm Wed 2 Apr 14

pendlegirl says...

James starkie is a leading light in the Conservative party and usually hasn't got a clue what he's talking about, I wouldn't trust him one bit
James starkie is a leading light in the Conservative party and usually hasn't got a clue what he's talking about, I wouldn't trust him one bit pendlegirl
  • Score: 4

1:19am Thu 3 Apr 14

Cllr James Keith Starkie says...

pendlegirl wrote:
James starkie is a leading light in the Conservative party and usually hasn't got a clue what he's talking about, I wouldn't trust him one bit
"leading light"
: a person who is a very important member of a group, organization, or community. Oxford Dictionary.

Thanks for that, I'll use it in my own campaign. Now, PG, who are you? Give me a clue.
[quote][p][bold]pendlegirl[/bold] wrote: James starkie is a leading light in the Conservative party and usually hasn't got a clue what he's talking about, I wouldn't trust him one bit[/p][/quote]"leading light" : a person who is a very important member of a group, organization, or community. Oxford Dictionary. Thanks for that, I'll use it in my own campaign. Now, PG, who are you? Give me a clue. Cllr James Keith Starkie
  • Score: 2

3:01am Thu 3 Apr 14

sim1846 says...

Hmm, who has no brains, I have known this Conservative Councillor since be a Child, and New her husband, she was one of the most hard working Councillors Pendle has ever seen, and if you can read the News papers, you will know why she had to stand down, nothing more to say On the subject, apart from she was a very great and caring Lady, miss her lots.
Hmm, who has no brains, I have known this Conservative Councillor since be a Child, and New her husband, she was one of the most hard working Councillors Pendle has ever seen, and if you can read the News papers, you will know why she had to stand down, nothing more to say On the subject, apart from she was a very great and caring Lady, miss her lots. sim1846
  • Score: 2

12:17am Fri 4 Apr 14

Cllr James Keith Starkie says...

A good result:- Conservative 370: UKIP 86: Labour 65: Liberal 34.
A good result:- Conservative 370: UKIP 86: Labour 65: Liberal 34. Cllr James Keith Starkie
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7:48am Fri 4 Apr 14

pendlegirl says...

Yes UKIP second, beware you Tories you getting into bed with the Liberals will result in UKIP winning in Colne, I hate the Liberals more so than Labour!!
Yes UKIP second, beware you Tories you getting into bed with the Liberals will result in UKIP winning in Colne, I hate the Liberals more so than Labour!! pendlegirl
  • Score: 0

8:19am Fri 4 Apr 14

JNAMOULDING says...

pendlegirl wrote:
James starkie is a leading light in the Conservative party and usually hasn't got a clue what he's talking about, I wouldn't trust him one bit
I wouldn't trust any Conservative and as for our so-called MP for Pendle the Pendle Poodle who is a yes man to Cameron and supports all cuts that affect the worse off , he seems to have forgot his pledge when he came to office ,
saying he will stand with a strong voice for the people of Pendle'' ! ,
[quote][p][bold]pendlegirl[/bold] wrote: James starkie is a leading light in the Conservative party and usually hasn't got a clue what he's talking about, I wouldn't trust him one bit[/p][/quote]I wouldn't trust any Conservative and as for our so-called MP for Pendle the Pendle Poodle who is a yes man to Cameron and supports all cuts that affect the worse off , he seems to have forgot his pledge when he came to office , saying he will stand with a strong voice for the people of Pendle'' ! , JNAMOULDING
  • Score: 0

10:09am Fri 4 Apr 14

pendlei says...

pendlegirl: You haven't responded to my request of your identity. However, let me guess. Whatever you say in your smokescreen about UKIP & the Liberals, your lot lost half its vote from last time. ;)
pendlegirl: You haven't responded to my request of your identity. However, let me guess. Whatever you say in your smokescreen about UKIP & the Liberals, your lot lost half its vote from last time. ;) pendlei
  • Score: 1

11:48am Fri 4 Apr 14

pendlegirl says...

whose my lot pendlei ?
whose my lot pendlei ? pendlegirl
  • Score: 0

1:53pm Fri 4 Apr 14

JNAMOULDING says...

pendlei wrote:
pendlegirl: You haven't responded to my request of your identity. However, let me guess. Whatever you say in your smokescreen about UKIP & the Liberals, your lot lost half its vote from last time. ;)
calm down pendlei everybody has a right to their own opinions under what ever name they choose without being criticized ,and my last words are get the usless Tories who favour the rich out of Pendle '',and that's the opinion of many,
[quote][p][bold]pendlei[/bold] wrote: pendlegirl: You haven't responded to my request of your identity. However, let me guess. Whatever you say in your smokescreen about UKIP & the Liberals, your lot lost half its vote from last time. ;)[/p][/quote]calm down pendlei everybody has a right to their own opinions under what ever name they choose without being criticized ,and my last words are get the usless Tories who favour the rich out of Pendle '',and that's the opinion of many, JNAMOULDING
  • Score: 2

1:53pm Fri 4 Apr 14

JNAMOULDING says...

pendlei wrote:
pendlegirl: You haven't responded to my request of your identity. However, let me guess. Whatever you say in your smokescreen about UKIP & the Liberals, your lot lost half its vote from last time. ;)
calm down pendlei everybody has a right to their own opinions under what ever name they choose without being criticized ,and my last words are get the usless Tories who favour the rich out of Pendle '',and that's the opinion of many,
[quote][p][bold]pendlei[/bold] wrote: pendlegirl: You haven't responded to my request of your identity. However, let me guess. Whatever you say in your smokescreen about UKIP & the Liberals, your lot lost half its vote from last time. ;)[/p][/quote]calm down pendlei everybody has a right to their own opinions under what ever name they choose without being criticized ,and my last words are get the usless Tories who favour the rich out of Pendle '',and that's the opinion of many, JNAMOULDING
  • Score: 2

10:42am Sat 5 Apr 14

coates warder says...

WELL I SEE THE con PARTY FOR WHAT THEY ARE IM £1,600 A YEAR WORSE OFF SINCE THEY CAME TO POWER EVEN MORE WORSE OFF SINCE THE COUNCIL TAX, POLICE , AND BARLICK TOWN COUNCIL HAVE PUT THEIR BILLS UP. WATER GAS ELECTRIC ALSO. what have they done about any of this.... nothing.my precept has gone up 103.8% this year alone. but will any of the local con party talk about any of this... no.ive sent e-mails etc nothing back. maybe its because im working class scum who lives in a ex-council house in barlick.
WELL I SEE THE con PARTY FOR WHAT THEY ARE IM £1,600 A YEAR WORSE OFF SINCE THEY CAME TO POWER EVEN MORE WORSE OFF SINCE THE COUNCIL TAX, POLICE , AND BARLICK TOWN COUNCIL HAVE PUT THEIR BILLS UP. WATER GAS ELECTRIC ALSO. what have they done about any of this.... nothing.my precept has gone up 103.8% this year alone. but will any of the local con party talk about any of this... no.ive sent e-mails etc nothing back. maybe its because im working class scum who lives in a ex-council house in barlick. coates warder
  • Score: 1

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