“Toffs legislating for toffs” – how Cotswold Conservatives fear they are viewed

The Cotswolds were the scene for some of the best Liberal Democrat and worst Conservative local election results in May, with the Tories losing 10 seats. A local newspaper has got hold of an internal Conservative post-mortem:

The document reveals concerns within Cotswold Conservatives that the organisation is seen by voters as: “toffs legislating for toffs.”…

Concerns were also raised about the impact of the cabinet’s links to Cotswold Media, which is run by cabinet leader Cllr Lynden Stowe (Campden-Vale ward) and also employs Cllrs David Fowles (Hampton ward) and Susan Jepson (Campden-Vale ward).

You can read the full story about the Cotswold Conservatives here.

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2 Comments

  • Surely the most worrying thing is that the Conservatives in Cirencester think the local council can legislate?

  • In fact, they were the Tories worst results in the country and our best. It was interesting to read that they didn’t blame their defeats on the Water Park scandal which has do far seen a man in jail for stealing almost £700,000 of public money and continues to damage Tory-run Cotswold DC and Glos CC through Lib Dem questioning and regular appearances in Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs.

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