No comment from Labour candidate after local activist jailed for breaching sexual offences!

The local Labour parliamentary candidate has come under some criticism, in an article by the Peterborough Telegraph The article relates to the news that Andrew Palmer (52), a Peterborough Labour Party election agent, who has been jailed for 20 months, for breaching a sexual offences prevention order and a community order, and had twice spent time behind bars for possessing indecent images of children. But the paper went on to question why the local Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate for Peterborough, was declining to talk about the role played by Andrew Palmer in city politics, including suggestions that he led her own selection campaign. In the article the Telegraph, stated: “Despite repeated telephone calls, voice mail[…]

Leading city Labour activist defects to the Greens?

A well known local activist may well have dealt a bit of a blow to the Peterborough Labour Party’s General Election plans? As the local Labour Party spends time and money trying to promote a unified image to the electorate, in the build up to the general to the 7th May 2015, one of their former candidates and well known activists is now publicly supporting …………. the Green Party! Most people know there’s already a clear divide amongst the Labour Group on Peterborough City Council, mainly between Cllr Khan and Cllr Murphy, but now Nicola Day (pictured) who stood as a Labour Party candidate and just missed out on being elected[…]

Peterborough Labour Party in disarray …….. and it could get worse!

Ahead of the local elections this year, Peterborough’s Labour Party talked about taking control of the Council from the Tories! Since then, there’s been quite a bit happening within the trenches of the Peterborough Labour party! Such as ……….. Just one day after the elections, the Labour candidate, who just missed out on deposing at least ONE Tory councillor from the safest conservative seat in the City, wrote on his blog, that the electoral failure “..lay at the door of the local leadership and specifically at the door of Group Leader Nazim Khan is serious organisational failings.” Citing the “fiasco over Executive Pay, where the Group Leader wasn’t present at the meeting[…]

Labour leader Khan, heavily criticised by West Ward candidate!

Will Cllr Nazim Khan, present Labour Party group leader on Peterborough City Council, now face a leadership challenge? It’s looking likely, after one of their party’s more successful candidates, in this year’s local elections, Darrell Goodliffe, publicly criticised him on his local blog! Mr Goodliffe, who has built up a positive reputation amongst people outside of the Peterborough Labour Party, just missed out on being elected in this year’s local elections, standing in West Ward and receiving 1050 votes. However, posting the next day on his blog, under the header “Labour’s two-steps back….” Mr Goodliffe made the following statements: “Labour as a Party has been content to rest on its laurels and[…]

Boro Lib Dems Launch BRAND new LOOK website for the city!

Nearly 15 years ago, Peterborough Liberal Democrats became the first ever political party in the city to launch a dedicated local party website. Since then we have continued to punch above our financial weight, by introducing a range of on-line ways to communicate and inform the Peterborough people – at a cost of £0 (while the Tory controlled city council continues to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on propaganda newsletters and their own website). In fairness the other parties have tried to catch us up, launching their own websites, but bless ’em they’re still way behind us! You might LIKE to know that, in a “Doctor Who” manor this[…]