Councillor in blast for Labour after no-show

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LIBERAL Democrat councillor Karimeh Foster has blasted Labour colleagues who failed to attend a consultation event about a firm’s expansion plans.

As reported in the Lancashire Telegraph on Monday, Herbert Parkinson in Monton Road is poised to submit a planning application for an expansion that could create 30 new jobs. The firm, which supplies textile products to John Lewis, invited councillors and council officials to a consultation event on Tuesday ahead of a public consultation last night. Coun Foster said: “They want to talk to councillors and get their advice but only me and Roy Davies turned up. There was nobody from the Labour Party. I think it’s a disgrace.”

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1:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Viv says...

Maybe the councillors who weren't there were working - most councillors do have paid jobs (unlike Cllr Foster & Davies), or ill like Lib Dem Cllr Browne, or horror of horrors at other council related meetings.

This is just Cllr Foster trying to score political points based on the fact she had nothing else to do on Tuesday.
Maybe the councillors who weren't there were working - most councillors do have paid jobs (unlike Cllr Foster & Davies), or ill like Lib Dem Cllr Browne, or horror of horrors at other council related meetings. This is just Cllr Foster trying to score political points based on the fact she had nothing else to do on Tuesday. Viv
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2:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

gags2 says...

why get on to labour councillors what wrong with tories councillors
why get on to labour councillors what wrong with tories councillors gags2
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7:00pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Wishingwell says...

The Labour party is NOT interested in big evil employers providing local people with jobs,they just want to prey on people's insecurity and create career opportunities for themselves. The sooner Folk (inc. teachers) realise that, the sooner we will all be better off.
The Labour party is NOT interested in big evil employers providing local people with jobs,they just want to prey on people's insecurity and create career opportunities for themselves. The sooner Folk (inc. teachers) realise that, the sooner we will all be better off. Wishingwell
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11:43pm Wed 26 Mar 14

english rose 1 says...

Oh dear Wishingwell how wrong you (and Cllr Foster) are !
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There was another meeting at that firm in February where the expansion plans were explained by the MD. 5 Labour Councillors were there. (and a Conservative too).
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And the meeting was primarily about supporting and attracting businesses and jobs into Darwen.
Oh dear Wishingwell how wrong you (and Cllr Foster) are ! * There was another meeting at that firm in February where the expansion plans were explained by the MD. 5 Labour Councillors were there. (and a Conservative too). * And the meeting was primarily about supporting and attracting businesses and jobs into Darwen. english rose 1
  • Score: 3

11:52am Thu 27 Mar 14

louderfasterlonger says...

It is hard to believe that the LT took these ramblings as fact without bothering to speak to any of the Labour Councillors. Very one-sided journalism.
It is hard to believe that the LT took these ramblings as fact without bothering to speak to any of the Labour Councillors. Very one-sided journalism. louderfasterlonger
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10:26am Fri 28 Mar 14

bossindian says...

Let's face it, 'Charisma' Foster would turn up to the opening of a fridge! Whether she actually contributes anything useful to the discussion whilst she is there is debatable.
Let's face it, 'Charisma' Foster would turn up to the opening of a fridge! Whether she actually contributes anything useful to the discussion whilst she is there is debatable. bossindian
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