Celebration as Sandwell Council becomes a 'BNP free' zone

There was jubilation at the Sandwell local elections count as the BNP lost their seats on the council.

Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green candidates and party activists all cheered when the news was announced that the council is now a 'BNP free zone'.

Firstly the announcement was made that Labour won Tividale from the BNP with Jayne Wilkinson clinching the seat and forcing the far right into fourth.

And then it emerged in the Princes End ward Labour's Suzanne Hartwell had beaten the BNP incumbent Russ Green who was forced into third place behind the Conservatives.

The previous night he had been defeated in the West Bromwich West Constituency where he made a speech claiming he 'would eat his boots' if the election was fair.

Sandwell Council leader Councillor Darren Cooper was punching the air in delight after a string of Labour gains from the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the BNP.

He said: "This is a brilliant day for the people of Sandwell and for the Labour Party.

"We are delighted that this council is now a BNP free zone and that their share of the vote has been pushed back back down to third and fourth place in Sandwell."

He added: "Labour has done fantastically well, it is great news that we have gained places like Blackheath and I think it is the voters responding to our manifesto pledges, Sandwell will be the first people's council."

Conservative deputy leader in Sandwell Councillor Raymond Nock said: "After last night's results when we made inroads into Tom Watson's and Adrian Bailey's majorities and won in Halesowen and Rowley Regis we expected a lot better today but it was not to be.

"However, it is great news, no matter what party you are from that the BNP have been kicked out of Sandwell Council."

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1:17pm Sat 8 May 10

satchman says...

Yes Bye Bye Mr Weale and his cronies!!!!
Yes Bye Bye Mr Weale and his cronies!!!! satchman

8:50pm Sat 8 May 10

Jim of bearwood says...

Celebration as Sandwell Council becomes a 'BNP free' zone!!!!!!!!!

Why? Is Sandwell’s Labour Council that afraid of the BNP?

Are they afraid in case another party stops them building abortions like the Public?

Are they afraid in case someone exposes the facts that they have not only poured £72 million down the drain on a project no one else wanted but they have also lost millions of pounds in other departments?

This is the council that spent £450,000 revamping a traffic island!!!!!!
Sandwell’s neighbourhoods chief Councillor Mahboob Hussain didn’t like the idea that visitors to Sandwell might see Birchley Traffic Island as “grotty and a blight on the borough” so to improve his ego he spent £450,000 revamping a traffic island, we have Sandwell Council Tenants living in housing that should be condemned and he wants to decorate a traffic island????? What a Pathetic man!!
“The Public” chief’s large pay off !!!!!
The chief executive of a taxpayer-funded organisation that was accused of allowing Black Country arts centre The Public to fail will get a £211,000 pay-off after being made redundant, isn’t it lovely how they waste OUR money.
Sandwell’s £61m Haw-thorn Fields development, of 1,200 homes will cost the Labour authority £200million by the time it is paid off in 2031!!!!!!!!!! YES 2031!!!!!!!!!!
Councillor Steve Eling, deputy leader, said: “There is absolutely no difference to taking out a mortgage to buy a house or to finance buildings for council use.” Glad he sees it that way, but of course its not his money or his debt.
This last one is typical of the way this councils mentality, “Council’s £36m bid to change lamp posts”

A £36 million plan to replace every one of 30,000 lamp posts in a Black Country borough was unveiled today.

Council bosses in Sandwell are set to change the current lamp posts to replacements that are 50 per cent brighter and it is claimed the move will save £1.5 million a year in maintenance and energy costs.

Councillor Mahboob Hussain, is behind the proposal and said today he was “very confident” it would soon become a reality.

Under the scheme, the borough’s concrete lamp posts would be swapped for metal ones that are easier to maintain and use energy-efficient lightbulbs.

Councillor Hussain said today: “It will save us £1.5 million a year in energy and maintenance costs.

“Overall, it will cost £36 million but the savings we will make in the long term mean it will be worth it.
So Councillor Mahboob Hussain want to spend £36 million replacing 30,000 lamp posts, because that will save us the Taxpayer £1.5 million a year in maintenance and energy costs !!!!!!!!
God forbid we have loonies like the BNP as part of Sandwell Council.

Jim of Bearwood.
Celebration as Sandwell Council becomes a 'BNP free' zone!!!!!!!!! Why? Is Sandwell’s Labour Council that afraid of the BNP? Are they afraid in case another party stops them building abortions like the Public? Are they afraid in case someone exposes the facts that they have not only poured £72 million down the drain on a project no one else wanted but they have also lost millions of pounds in other departments? This is the council that spent £450,000 revamping a traffic island!!!!!! Sandwell’s neighbourhoods chief Councillor Mahboob Hussain didn’t like the idea that visitors to Sandwell might see Birchley Traffic Island as “grotty and a blight on the borough” so to improve his ego he spent £450,000 revamping a traffic island, we have Sandwell Council Tenants living in housing that should be condemned and he wants to decorate a traffic island????? What a Pathetic man!! “The Public” chief’s large pay off !!!!! The chief executive of a taxpayer-funded organisation that was accused of allowing Black Country arts centre The Public to fail will get a £211,000 pay-off after being made redundant, isn’t it lovely how they waste OUR money. Sandwell’s £61m Haw-thorn Fields development, of 1,200 homes will cost the Labour authority £200million by the time it is paid off in 2031!!!!!!!!!! YES 2031!!!!!!!!!! Councillor Steve Eling, deputy leader, said: “There is absolutely no difference to taking out a mortgage to buy a house or to finance buildings for council use.” Glad he sees it that way, but of course its not his money or his debt. This last one is typical of the way this councils mentality, “Council’s £36m bid to change lamp posts” A £36 million plan to replace every one of 30,000 lamp posts in a Black Country borough was unveiled today. Council bosses in Sandwell are set to change the current lamp posts to replacements that are 50 per cent brighter and it is claimed the move will save £1.5 million a year in maintenance and energy costs. Councillor Mahboob Hussain, is behind the proposal and said today he was “very confident” it would soon become a reality. Under the scheme, the borough’s concrete lamp posts would be swapped for metal ones that are easier to maintain and use energy-efficient lightbulbs. Councillor Hussain said today: “It will save us £1.5 million a year in energy and maintenance costs. “Overall, it will cost £36 million but the savings we will make in the long term mean it will be worth it. So Councillor Mahboob Hussain want to spend £36 million replacing 30,000 lamp posts, because that will save us the Taxpayer £1.5 million a year in maintenance and energy costs !!!!!!!! God forbid we have loonies like the BNP as part of Sandwell Council. Jim of Bearwood. Jim of bearwood

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