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Dragon Interview: George Potter Lib Dems – ‘Transport Infrastructure Needs Examining’

Published on: 8 Apr, 2023
Updated on: 9 Apr, 2023

The Guildford Dragon NEWS is conducting a series of interviews with the leaders, or nominated representatives, of the various parties at Guildford Borough Council in the lead-up to the local elections on Thursday, May 4.

You can hear directly their views and pledges for the Local Plan, Climate Change, the effect on the election of the viral social media video “Battle for Guildford”, council finances and more.

George Potter councillor for Burpham and lead councillor for Climate Control spoke to Dragon editor Martin Giles.

You can watch the full interview here…

Tomorrow, Paul Spooner of the Conservatives and Howard Smith of the Labour party.

See more GBC Election 2023 interviews here.

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Responses to Dragon Interview: George Potter Lib Dems – ‘Transport Infrastructure Needs Examining’

  1. Liz Hogger Reply

    April 8, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Your text suggests this is an interview with Ramsey Nagaty!

    Editor’s comment. Apologies. Now corrected.

  2. Jules Cranwell Reply

    April 8, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    So, still no word from the Lib Dem leader, Julia McShane. Is George Potter now the defacto spokesperson and so leader of their group now?

  3. John Phelps Reply

    April 9, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Cllr Potter doesn’t want to do anything but criticise R4GV for 30 minutes. It appears he’s forgotten that the Liberal Democrats are equally responsible for the failings in the last four years. On the NextDoor app, he is consistently berating R4GV supporters and candidates, acting like a complete bully. He’s also started calling them “R$GV” – is he really this petty?

    Is this really the best the Liberal Democrat’s have to offer?

    • John Ferns Reply

      April 9, 2023 at 7:58 pm

      I don’t think anyone will stop “our George” from his urge to rush into print at every opportunity or the slightest real or imagined provocation!

      Along with Cllr Maddy Redpath, Cllr Potter has brought a fresh youthful voice into the council chamber. His arguments may sometimes be flawed and abrasive, but he marshals his thoughts cogently and delivers them fluently, which is impressive for one so young. And I do like his “spirit”.

      I don’t do Facebook or Next Door, but it would be sad if the alleged comments he has made are true, as Cllr Potter would be letting himself, and the party he represents, down.

      Finally, I would say that it is not Cllr Potter’s fault that he has become the de facto spokesperson for the Lib Dems. It is just a pity that someone more senior, in age and experience, has not stepped up to the plate to do that job.

    • George Potter Reply

      April 11, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      I have no interest in engaging with Mr Phelps’s untruthful and, frankly, defamatory claims about me.

      However, if anyone wants to review the thread in question on Nextdoor and make their own minds up then it can be found here:

      However, I will point out that despite what thin-skinned partisans like Mr Phelps seem to think, there is nothing bullying about pointing out when a political opponent is a) being dishonest and b) concealing their own conflicts of interest when it comes to developments they are promoting whilst posing as a member of the public.

      George Potter is a Lib Dem candidate for Burpham in the forthcoming GBC election.

    • David Roberts Reply

      April 11, 2023 at 3:53 pm

      Cllr Potter is on his best behaviour in this interview but often reminds me of a student politician in his readiness to offend anyone in order to win an argument.

      One really excellent councillor told me she had left politics altogether as a result.

      This character flaw really puts off voters of Liberal, Remainer instincts like mine. What a pity Liz Hogger is standing down.

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