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#1 Davie P

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

Some drama at the Clickimin! http://www.shetnews....nt-at-clickimin

 

Gary Robinson not being re-elected is quite an upset. I canna mind a councillor of such 'senior rank' not regaining their seat. I thought he was good at his job, but I don't live in the westside so I suppose it doesn't matter what I think today!


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#2 Davie P

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

Just read on http://www.shetlandt...count-clickiminthat the turnout was 25%. That's pretty poor, or is that par for the course?



#3 blue beetle

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

I cant believe it Tinkler was last.  Surely there,s been a mistake. Im shocked.! How could the people of the west side reject a man of such vast knowledge on any subject you care to mention be rejected .

What a loss to Shetland politics.  

 

Oh well jonny willy will be pleased. LOL.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 01:48 PM

Just read on http://www.shetlandt...count-clickiminthat the turnout was 25%. That's pretty poor, or is that par for the course?

 

That was at 5pm last night with 5 hours still to go and before the majority came home from work i guess.  Actual turnout, from the same article, were as below.

 

North Isles - 66% (quoted as nearly 2/3)

Shetland North - 50%

Shetland West - 60%

Shetland Central - 40%

Shetland South - No vote

Lerwick North - 42.8%

Lerwick South - 43.7%

 

For comparison, overall turnout in the parlimerntary elections last year was 62.1% and for the last council election it was 54.2%



#5 Roachmill

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:25 PM

Glad to see Duncan Simpson getting in. Being young and level headed is a rare combo.

 

Similarly glad to see Tinkler getting nowhere (the voters must all be nasty vile nationalist artistic never-served-in-the-forces-or-became-scientific-boffin types woop! woop!). I have my popcorn ready for the Shetland Times comments section! He did try [a lot of peoples patience] so I can't really knock him too much. But it's a relief nonetheless.


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#6 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:51 PM

Persistence has finally paid off for Ian Scott. He's contested every election since 1990.



#7 Hamiltonian

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:15 PM

Does anybody else hope that the evident lack of Ian Tinklers popularity will hush him a little?


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#8 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:41 AM

so whos going to be the new leader cecil smith couper manson flea or one of the newer boys or girls



#9 Urabug

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:36 AM

so whos going to be the new leader cecil smith couper manson flea or one of the newer boys or girls

Do we really need one ! :ponders:



#10 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:20 PM

^ a leader of some sort is needed just not four like weve had lately - between two stools the ass falls down and all that



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:44 PM

^ a leader of some sort is needed just not four like weve had lately - between two stools the ass falls down and all that

Yes I would say to many chiefs and not enough indians.

 

What does our chief executive Boden get paid so handsomely to do?


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#12 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:19 PM


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Edited by Suffererof1crankymofo, 06 May 2017 - 02:20 PM.


#13 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:23 PM

I'd like Andrea Manson to be political leader.


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#14 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:06 PM

 

^ a leader of some sort is needed just not four like weve had lately - between two stools the ass falls down and all that

Yes I would say to many chiefs and not enough indians.

 

What does our chief executive Boden get paid so handsomely to do?

 

 Mark Boden seems to have risen without trace.


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#15 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:49 PM

What does our chief executive Boden get paid so handsomely to do?


 

 

play soldiers?



#16 Colin

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

^ a leader of some sort is needed just not four like weve had lately - between two stools the ass falls down and all that

Don't quite understand this..  By "four" do you mean other councillors who are willing to express an opinion/the opinions of their constituents even if it does go against the opinions of our "leaders"?

 

FWIW. 

The big "shock" was Gary Robinson not getting re-elected  but, is it possible that he was to far "out of touch" with his voters and, that's what cost him..

It's all well and good to make big(?) (or appear to support them) decisions but, if your electorate think differently, go figure..

 

Should have taken a few tips from his predecessor..  That guy was an expert in not taking the blame for anything....



#17 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:40 PM

^ convenor + deputy convenor + political leader + deputy political leader = 4

 

too many cooks



#18 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

FWIW. 

 

The big "shock" was Gary Robinson not getting re-elected  but, is it possible that he was to far "out of touch" with his voters and, that's what cost him..

It's all well and good to make big(?) (or appear to support them) decisions but, if your electorate think differently, go figure..

 

arrogance know it all itis and self serving even if only perceived is never a vote winner

 

whatever he may or may not have done or been his pr and public image people sucked at their job



#19 JustMe

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:38 PM

When there is just one political party with one seat in the SIC surely either that member should be the political leader or there is no real need for a political leader let alone a deputy.



#20 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:29 PM

When there is just one political party with one seat in the SIC surely either that member should be the political leader or there is no real need for a political leader let alone a deputy.

 

They all deal with politics.  They are all politicians.  To suggest that the councillor allegedly representing my interests in South Mainland should be the political leader is highly distasteful, given that not a single vote was cast in his favour.  I'll go further - he should resign and I've told him so to his face.  His reply was that due process had been followed and where should it end, and also that he had spent money on leaflets, etc.?  He hoped that people would judge him on his actions.

 

I do judge him on his actions.  Due process has been followed but it doesn't make it morally right.  I'd rather see a change in the law so that others get the chance to stand in circumstances whereby there is a no contest situation.  Alternatively, for those within the affected ward to be given the opportunity to do a yes/no to those who have 'won' the no contest.   (Edit:  I'd rather it be no representative than having one forced upon me) Simply put, he doesn't have the mandate of the people living in the ward.  The other two councillors for South Mainland have at least stood previously, the SNP candidate hasn't.

Are you seriously suggesting that independents are not political?


Edited by Suffererof1crankymofo, 07 May 2017 - 03:40 PM.

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