Comment posted Challenge to ALL ‘Independent’ council election candidates by neil macintyre.
Not everbody on here who hides are frightened of losing their job so I think we can put that to bed.As for me having to rethink my priorities I think by actually standing for election is a very positive step and as this is my second attempt I think my commitment to my area is there for people to see.Any one who questions my priorities just needs to contact me in person not through FA or any other source.Look at all the fancy promises in the leaflets I,ll be keeping them so we can look back to see what actually happens.I was warned a few times by my bosses when I worked for the council about speaking out and ripping into what the council were doing or not doing more appropiately but I hate bullies of any sort with a vengeance so I ignore that.The only way to change that threat is to challenge it together.Remember Jo Smith,I won’t be forgetting the silence from the councillors over that.You see big George was’nt important to them but You can bet their leaflets will be looking for his vote.My priorities have never changed in my work for my community over the years so Neil MacIntyre will do for me.It is time for change.
Power to the People.
neil macintyre also commented
- For Tim.
When did I claim not to have seen the question?
I said I have not been asked the question by anyone I have talked to when out canvassing.Again if it was important to you why did you not contact me.FA are not standing,ARSN are not standing, are any of their members standing? Please enlighten us all, so us independents know what we have alongside us if we are elected.ARSN wanted us to commit to protecting our rural schools and communities which I was delighted to do but that doesn’t seem to satisfy some people.
What will it be next? what shop do I go to or what shampoo do I use. For the record it’s “Head and Shoulders”.
Interesting times ahead, I look forward to the bright new future that our party candidates are promising.Make sure you keep the leaflets just in case they don’t come up with the goods but I’m sure they wouldn’t tell us a lot of lies, would they?
Power to the People.
- Very nicely put Deirdre. Why would people contact FA if they want to ask me or any other candidate a question. Integrity what could FA tell you that I could n’t? My contact details are there for everyone to see whats the problem.
I must say the time must be here when we can do away with nicknames. We want our council to be open and connected with every part of the communities across Argyll but when people actually put themselves forward to try to improve things they are put under the microscope by people who don’t even have the decency to tell us who they are.Ask me any question you like but at least have the guts to put your name to it.
As for a liberal passing herself of as an independent then passing herself of as a SNP STALWARD well who could that be. It’s amazing the sins that get forgiven when you kiss the badge.And us poor independents get asked where our allegiances lie, certainly not three different faces in five years.
Power to the People.
- I am standing as a Independent candidate in Oban south and the Isles and my contact details have been on line for a while.I have have had no contact from anyone on this issue.If it is so important to people why the silence?
Power to the People.Where are they?
Recent comments by neil macintyre
- Kieron Green wins Oban North and Lorn by-election to Argyll and Bute Council
Brilliant news Kieron.
As the leader of the Labour group in the council I look forward to working with you and I hope it will encourage more young people to come forward to help change the council.
To have to give up your job for this shows how committed you are.
Our early morning leaflet delivery must have helped.
- The Argyll budget crisis and the failure to abandon game playing
Right on the money Linda.
I certainly felt sorry for the parents watching what was just a pantomime last Thursday.
The cuts to special needs support and classroom assistants will never go ahead and should never have been put in the consultation in the first place.As you rightly say when the hard decisions have to be made we have everyone jumping ship but no surprise there.
As for councillors expenses which Michael Russell is keen to cut he needs to get his SNP colleagues on the council to agree.
When Councillor Freeman asked for support to stop increases to responsibility payments only 5 councillors supported him which I was one.
The SNP councillors sat on there hands and did not vote apart from one who registered a NO vote.
Councils across Scotland are having to make very hard decisions due to lack of cash and in Argyll we have to concentrate all our efforts to save as many jobs and services that we can and that should be the priority not the sad political games being played by the three tenors.
Cheers Councillor Neil MacIntyre.
- How to kill one of the most important businesses for Oban: Arygll and Bute Council strikes again
Interesting article newsie and its great that it has generated so much interest.
Mr MacLeod will be coming along to the business day next week to discuss his access, not the new building, which he is not against.
His problem is with the open space which he thinks Will affect his business.
Mr MacLeod on the 17th of December in a very friendly correspondence with Roddy on a different matter asked if the council could be persuaded to buy him out, as it would save on car parking and hassle.
Signing off with “Awra best Alan”.
Taking a slagging on different issues is part of the job so I am fine with that but I think on this one it would have been nice to be asked for our side of the story, to give it a bit of balance.
It might not be everyone,s cup of tea but badly needed toilets and showers incorporated in the building will help visitors and locals alike. I like the idea of just pedestrians along the pier side as there is very little room on that side and I am sure it will help the tourist office at the Columba corner.
I certainly can,t see how this development will stop people from finding and enjoying these fine restaurants and now that we have the Transit Marina plans taking shape and the work on Stafford Street ready to go I hope people will enjoy the changes.
- Breslin sticks to the trail on Castle Toward and exposes more council manoeuvres
Obviously I will be supporting Mary in her campaign for election next year but with Roddy being approached to stand and the financial backing in place if he takes up the offer it would certainly make the election debates a minefield of information.
I hope he gives it a go he will not win but just imagine the crack.
Well all the best for the New Year folks it has been an enjoyable few months since I was elected I have certainly found working with everybody has been pretty straightforward on the committee’s I am involved with which is great and the way it should be.
Linda I promised you an interview to go over my first few months
in the council and see how things have gone.
If it’s okay with you it would be better to wait till Castle Toward, Rockfield and Kilbowie are concluded then I can talk openly on them along with the Chord and TIF projects.
Hope it stays dry for the street party in Oban and again Happy New Year to everyone.
- Game changing intervention as Labour candidate resolves Argyll black hole for mobile phone signal
Brilliant Mary it is great news for Argyll.
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