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New Liberal Democrat Mayor and Council Leader for Brentwood

cllr-barry-aspinell-4Brentwood Council has a new Liberal Democrat leader and Mayor after all the opposition parties formed an accord to remove the Tories from power. From the Brentwood Gazette:

Barry Aspinell and William Lloyd became leader and deputy leader of Brentwood Borough Council tonight at a packed council meeting, signalling the start of a four-party accord.

The annual council meeting saw the 19 of the 37 councillors present vote for the pair, who are members of the Liberal Democrats and Brentwood First respectively.

They form one half of the parties in “Brentwood Accord”, also

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Rather better day at Black Rock… and Vale of White Horse, Brentwood, Sutton…

We keep being told that, where we work, we can win. And it’s still true, no matter how gloomy the opinion polls are, as this week’s by-election results demonstrate.

The Liberal Democrats have gained two seats from the Conservatives in a stunning by-election win in Oxford West & Abingdon constituency. Elizabeth Miles and Val Shaw won on a 17% swing from the Tories in Sunningwell & Wootton ward, and their double victory reduced the Conservative majority on the Vale of White Horse District Council to just three.

Speaking after …

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Brentwood & Ongar Conservatives apologise for false claims

Here is the apology leaflet put out door to door by Brentwood & Ongar Conservatives for “false” and “inappropriate” claims:

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An unusual election poster

Spotted in Brentwood, where David Kendall is standing for the Liberal Democrats in the local elections.

Brentwood election posterOne of his leaflets has stuck on a resident’s door with “I’m voting for you Davey baby” and “Get these idiots out” written on it.

On the door next to it, a piece of paper which says:

I’d rather remove my nipples with a rusty tin opener than vote Labour or Conservative. I will only open my door to Dave Kendall’s crew.

All in all, it’s probably quite a good thing David got his nomination …

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