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Letter: We Do Not Need Petty Squabbles and Backbiting at the Borough Council

Published on: 17 Jul, 2023
Updated on: 17 Jul, 2023

From: Nigel Keane

In response to: Conservatives Claim Council ‘Bankruptcy’ is Likely as Party Finger-pointing Kicks Off

May I suggest that instead of throwing mud at each other the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Parties get together with the other smaller parties to work for the good of our community here in Guildford without regard to who did what at Westminster.

If parish councils can have councillors who belong to very different parties but sit without party affiliation in that role and cooperate in order to serve their electorate why can’t the GBC councillors do the same for the borough?

Locally we do not need the petty squabbles and backbiting that seem to be as infectious as Covid in mainstream central politics.

In other words, they should grow up and serve us or resign and let more competent people take us through any difficulties.

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Responses to Letter: We Do Not Need Petty Squabbles and Backbiting at the Borough Council

  1. Jan Messinger Reply

    July 17, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    I have said this many times. Guildford borough councillors need to work for the good of the community it is serving.

    There should be zero politics and backstabbing. They should get on with what’s best for the whole of the borough.

    We are not stupid we know there is a general election coming up very soon. We are able to make up our own minds.

    Most of us take what politicians say with a pinch of salt as it’s very rarely what happens.

    They should work for our local communities, not national politics. We might actually achieve something if we do all work together. But I won’t hold my breath.

  2. Olly Azad Reply

    July 20, 2023 at 11:20 am

    I happen to agree with Mr Keene’s point of view. After all, back in 2010 the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats managed to form a united front by way of a coalition government so why cannot something similar happen through parish councils?

    I think the people of Guildford and the surrounding areas deserve some grown-up politics from grown-up people if they want my support in the future.

    Unfortunately, policies coming from central government make for some depressing reading at times, so any new fresh ideas coming from local authorities up and down the country are welcomed and, indeed, at times necessary.

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