With a matter of days to Christmas our team have pondered on our reflective, appreciative – and hopefully wise and experienced – outlook on life as well as our evaluation of family and community. It is the community about which we are concerned. Waltham Forest is in trouble.
Therefore, in the interests of balance we felt obliged to report that the Liberal Democrats and Labour Parties in Waltham Forest are not alone in having amongst their ranks people for whom politics is self-serving rather than serving the community.
Uncommonly, it appears the Chingford Conservatives have 4 vacancies for candidates at next years local elections!
Following the recent announcement that deputy leader of the Conservatives and ward Councillor for Chingford Green, Cllr Michael Lewis, is not to stand at the local elections in 5 months time we have heard rumblings that a number of his ‘colleagues’ are already plotting to replace him.
We understand these so called colleagues include, the Conservative Councillors’ Whip and the Chingford Conservative Association Deputy Chairman – Political, who are actively ‘throwing their weight around’ in an attempt to ensure their self-serving ambitions are fulfilled.
Unwittingly, the current leader of the Conservative Councillors may have played into their hands by announcing he will not stand in the ward he currently represents but will contest one of the two vacancies in Chingford Green. Particularly, as we understand it, as the Deputy Chairman – Political has a vote!
With only 5 months before the next local elections we must remind our elected political trough feeders what is most needed is a policy of community revitalization – NOT Party nepotism.
So on 22nd May 2014 – Let them know party-first, self-serving tactics will no longer be tolerated.
Is war still on-going between two former Lib Dems???
In our last article a nasty homophobic comment was left by “Butt Hurt O’Rourke”. This anonymous person is claiming that a member of the TWO team is one of the four people who were deselected or discriminated against by the Walthamstow Liberal Democrat in 2010.
This sort of nasty homophobic comment should not be tolerated – particularly by any of Waltham Forest’s political parties. We call on all political parties in Waltham Forest to denounce this comment and remove the culprits should they be one of their members.
Because of the commenter’s homophobic remarks we are forwarding their comment to all the political parties and those involved in elections in 2010
We will also be referring this matter to the police.
Residents of Waltham Forest should unite to stand against such nasty and disgusting homophobic abuse.
Yet another publically-funded company promoting business, and with close ties to Waltham Forest Council, is accused of financial irregularities.
Belatedly, the Labour run Council has uncovered the fact that the E11 Bid had failed to disclose debts and found issues relating to the company’s governance.
Truth Will Out are not as surprised at such revelations given who, in the past, was responsible for E11 Bid finances and may well still be?
Johar Khan, alias The Scarlet Pimpernel, was/is the Finance Director of the E11 Bid.
Khan should be comfortable in his new political home, after his successful appeal against not being approved as a local election candidate, as we are sure E11 Bids irregularities will be swept under the carpet like they have been for the Better Neighbourhood Initiative and WorkNet. Khan will join the illustrious group of Labour members who have, so far, eluded questions as to their roles in similar situations.
Walthamstow’s MP, Stella Creasy, appears not to be as popular as her PR machine indicates.
Not only has she been overlooked by Labour leader Ed Milliband but her local constituency party is rumoured to have chosen Johar Khan (Scarlet Pimpernel) to represent Markhouse Ward.
This is the same Mr Khan who, as Chair of Walthamstow Lib Dems, spearheaded the unpleasant anti Labour literature campaign in the 2010 local elections. We are not able to confirm right now who has been de-selected to make way for Mr Khan; but de-selections are not unfamiliar to him . Leading up to the 2010 local elections he was instrumental in the de-selection of then fellow existing Lib Dem councillors.
In 2010 Mr Khan as Chair of Walthamstow Lib Dems sanctioned the delivery of over 250,000 leaflets. Rumours remain the election expectations he signed off did not comply with financial constraints!
As you know the Truth Will Out team, along with other bloggers, keeps an eye on those in, and those who aspire to, public office in Waltham Forest.
It seems us bloggers are needed more than ever as Waltham Forest is bereft of a challenging press.
Former Waltham Forest Liberal Democrat Councillor and now old-fashioned Liberal, James O’Rourke, recently issued a statement in response to alleged calls from Walthamstow MP, Stella Creasy, for Sharia-compliant student loans.
We are sure O’Rourke will have contacted our local press on an issue that invites undesirables, such as the EDL, to say “We told you so” yet nothing has appeared on either Waltham Forest Guardian or Yellow Advertiser web sites.
Has our society become so paranoid as to stifle public debate on matters which affects us all for fear of retribution?
The recent Larkswood by-election showed how disenfranchised the electorate are from our politicians – 76% did not vote!!!
After seven attempts to become a Councillor John Moss managed to reduce the Conservatives share of the vote by 6.6%!
It is rumoured that the Lib Dems indulged themselves simply to wreck the Liberal campaign – yet only got 15 more votes and halved their share of the vote from 2009!
You will see from the tables below that only two Parties actually increased their vote – Labour and the Liberals.
Sadly, it seems the national Conservative Party co-chairman, Baroness Warsi, has been caught up in the well known, yet unspoken, corruption within Waltham Forest.
Prime Minister, David Cameron, has ordered an official investigation into whether Baroness Warsi broke ministerial rules by taking a business associate Mr Abid Hussain, a relative by marriage with whom she is involved in a catering business and Waltham Forest resident on an official trip overseas.
Mr Hussain is well known to all three main political parties in Waltham Forest as he was, until recently, an ‘independent’ member of the standards panel for Waltham Forest Council – a body charged with monitoring Councillors conduct.
Mr Hussain’s connection to all three main political parties may give some some credence to the allegation that radical Islamist’s have been infiltrating all three main parties in the hope of turning Britain into an Islamic republic.
All three main political parties are guilty of pandering to ‘ethnic votes‘ to gain power.
In Waltham Forest Mr Hussain has links with The Scarlet Pimpernel, the Ali dynasty and Cllr Afzal Akram.
Such allegiances need to be challenged not just nationally but within Waltham Forest – those in public service, elected or otherwise, need to represent the whole community and not just the ‘minority’!