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[…]

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Cereste cycling PR stunt backfires!

A report in the Peterborough Telegraph has shown how a PR stunt does not always resolve an issue! The article reported how Tory Council leader, Marco Cereste, who introduced the cycle ban extension along Bridge Street, despite clear opposition by local people and cycling organisations, had held a discussion on Twitter with a local cyclist about cycling in the city centre and then arranged a “fact-finding” city cycle ride with council officers. But after the stunt, the resident/cyclist himself was reported as saying: “The city is poor for cycling and it takes a lot to change attitudes. I think I got across that the kind of language Cllr Cereste uses is not helpful in[…]

Tory Cabinet MEMBER criticizes local Newspaper for asking question! @PeterboroughTel

Seemingly NOT content with being on holiday or avoiding one of the most topical Full Council meetings in the past few years, newly elected Tory Cllr Fitzgerald, has now ATTACKED one of the LAST remaining city based local media! The Telegrapgh’s Paul Grinnell, simply trying to ascertain the Tory councillors position on the hot topic of Conservative Leader Marco Cereste, ended up consistently repeating his question, while receiving a barrage of negative tweets from the well paid representative of West Ward – God only knows what the local Conservative club will think!? In a TERRIBLE attempt to sound clever, Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald responded with the answer “with my hand” – when[…]

Did Park Ward playground politics BACK-FIRE on Labour councillor?

According to a recent report in the Peterborough Telegraph some local parents were “demanding an apology” after a photograph of their children was taken and used without their consent by Peterborough Conservative councillor John Peach, on a Tory Christmas card! The report said the card, which displayed a picture taken last February, had been delivered to hundreds of homes in the city. One of the parents was reported as saying, “We did not know anything about this and don’t want the image of our children to be used for Conservative propaganda. My children have been recognised by many people in the community who have now wrongly made the assumption that my[…]