Congratulations Alan, down with Oakes!


Hunter's good friend Alan Dobbie was elected as Haringey's new Mayor at Monday night's Annual Meeting of the Council. Hunter was pleased to be able to sit in the Council Chamber and watch the vote and ceremony. Normally, Hunter would support demands that the post occasionally goes to a member of the opposition, i.e. a Lib Dem. Not this time: Alan was an excellent choice and will serve the borough well. The Lib Dems put forward the one-legged John Oakes - a truly nasty individual who would prosper in a certain other minority party. This could, perhaps, explain why FOUR of his colleagues failed to support him by not turning up. What a cheek of the Lib Dems to ask Labour councillors to support their nominee when some of their own councillors were not prepared to do the same!

But of course, greedy Lib Dem councillors turned up at Alan's party (held at the Irish Centre in Tottenham) to help themselves to free nosh. Alan's chosen charity is Different Strokes, a charity set up by young stroke survivors for young stroke survivors. To Hunter's knowledge, every councillor from across the political divide bought raffle tickets to support the Mayor's charity - except one. Hobble forward, Cllr. Oakes! Once again, this tight-fisted LD reminded us why he was so comprehensively rejected by Haringey councillors.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a meanie!

Norfolk Blogger said...

justin, you are sounding like an advert for the labour Party these days. Are you addicted to oppostion now that the Labour party seem headed that way ?

Mash said...

That John Oakes makes me laugh with his ways!

Anonymous said...

What a load of crap! you need to get a life, mate!

Anonymous said...

Cllr John Oakes, is a fine local Councillor! We elected two Lib Dem Counillors in Bounds Green and quite frankly, the complete disregard Cllr Demirci has shown is shameful! We lecture other countries, but here in the UK, we see a blatant dismissal of the will of the people! He should step down, prompt a by-election and then stand as a Labour Councillor. However, he probably doesnt want to. He is scared of us, quite right too. We here in Bounds Green are fuming! How i voted for that cheat, I will never know. Now he is in bed with that incredibly incompetent and sad lot- the Labour Party! Shame on him.. must be a midlife crisis or something. No other reason, surely?