There should be a maximum age limit for …

Comment posted Council election candidates’ contacts by Treble T.

There should be a maximum age limit for people standing for election as a councillor. I would make age limit the same as directors of public limited companies (PLC) namely 70.

Recent comments by Treble T

  • SNP lose another Argyll & Bute councillor
    John Semple.
    What a lot of nonsense.
    From memory you were very keen on the use of video conferencing for Argyll & Bute Council meetings to save money.
    As soon as the 2012 elections were over and your party were in power as part of a coalition they was no more mention about video conferencing from you.
    In fact you even had the nerve to pay a visit to Islay to see what happened on the island and paid a visit to the monthly meeting of the Islay Community Council to justify you staying overnight on Islay and having a night’s DB&B at the council taxpayers expense.
    Islay Community Council meetings are held on a Monday night at 7pm.
    There was no need for John Semple to visit Islay at the Argyll & Bute council taxpayers expense because he had previously visited Islay at MAKI meetings.
  • The Union, the young, reform and the pound are the gold in the embers of indy
    In today’s Dundee Courier there is an article which states that the voters living in the housing schemes of Kirkton and Whitfield where most residents are unemployed voted Yes.
    This is probably because they believed all the nonsense that Salmond, Swinney, Sturgeon and Sheriden told them that in an independent Scotland everything would be wonderful.
    Of course this is total nonsense as in an independent Scotland VAT of at least 15% would be charged on transport, food, children’s clothes, books and newspapers.
    The VAT charged on domestic electricity, gas and heating oil bills would increase from 5% to at least 15%.
  • Salmond departure only hope for healing in Scotland – successor cannot be Sturgeon
    Alex Salmond should have resigned with immediate effect but there is no chance of that happening.
    Salmond still wants to be able to “lord it” at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles next week as First Minister of Scotland.
  • Salmond departure only hope for healing in Scotland – successor cannot be Sturgeon
    Sokay.
    I totally agree with you as I know to my cost exactly what Michael Russell is like.
    On 22nd March 2014 Michael Russell had a letter published in the Ileach complaining about me and quoting my name because he (Russell) did not like me writing anti-independence letters to the Ileach.
    Michael Russell’s view is that it is his way or no way!
    The letter that Michael Russell had published in the Ileach was a very bad move by him as I promptly sent Michael Russell an email telling a few home truths including his failure to act on the dental crisis on Islay which is currently still on going.
  • Salmond departure only hope for healing in Scotland – successor cannot be Sturgeon
    Mike Russell has been a disaster as MSP for Argyll & Bute as he acts like a bully.

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7 Responses to There should be a maximum age limit for …

  1. Pingback: Argyll News: Contacts for election candidates published – with smartphone version | For Argyll

  2. Sad state of affairs with the Tories lad not being able to put forward a personal email address. Not heard of Gmail Lewis? Bet he’s on Facebook and Linked-in :) I really think the lack of response re candidate email addresses and pdf’s just shows how our aspiring Argyll politicos have yet to embrace the online electorate.

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  3. There is a Tory candidate in the Highland Council area -the Ward is in Sutherland- who is 87 years old and is simply standing because he has been persuaded by Tory HQ that this might “spoil” the SNP vote. This gent lives in Drumnadrochit, 60 miles outside the Ward, and will not be campaigning or bothering with election literature.
    How many other Tory candidates are in this category?

    And here’s a thought! What if he is successful?

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  4. I would not normally comment upon the “Like/Dislike” facility on this site but , for the two who have indicated “dislike” on my item above, I am intrigued to learn what the objection is. Do they really think that the action by the Tories in this instance is defensible and, if they do, why not have the courtesy to tell us why?

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  5. There should be a maximum age limit for people standing for election as a councillor. I would make age limit the same as directors of public limited companies (PLC) namely 70.

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  6. Surely ability is of more importance than age!

    The possessor of the sharpest intellect that I encounter regularly is in his early eighties.He has no ambitions to be a councillor but the idea that he might be barred because of his age is bizarre.

    As one 21 year old said, “When I was fifteen I was convinced that my father was a silly old fool. By the time I reached 23 I was astounded how much wisdom he had acquired in the previous eight years.”

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