Wednesday, 28 May 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Hilley Hits Back At Critics And Insists Parties Must Work Together to Combat Voter Apathy.

All parties must work together to combat voter apathy in Britain

By Former Tory Councillor Clare George-Hilley

"First of all, thank you to TBG for allowing me to comment on the recent attack post about me on left-wing blog Political Scrapbook. I did post a response comment clarifying how Scrapbook’s editor Mr Durnan has misrepresented my brief comment on Facebook and made other errors in his original post, but he has yet to approve this response on his blog.

"As someone who was the first in my family to go to university, I am a great believer in social mobility and am very disappointed that the Croydon Labour party managed to win the local election locally because of a rise in support of UKIP. Over the last few years, the Conservatives in Croydon have helped deliver a new leisure centre for Waddon and the £1bn Westfield Hammerson regeneration scheme, whilst keeping council tax low.

"Having known Lucy Pelling for over a decade and proudly representing her as Chief Bridesmaid at her wedding and someone that helped her through her horrendous marriage break-up, I am indeed upset that Andrew Pelling has been elected as Labour Councillor. I also know that several members of the Croydon Labour party share this view.

"It is therefore unsurprising that I should find myself attacked on a Labour-supporting blog once again, but I will continue to support my friend. So whilst I disagree with the way Political Scrapbook has portrayed me in his biased article, he has drawn attention to the wider problem of voter apathy in Britain. Because of a protest vote to UKIP, Croydon now has a Labour administration that has previously raised Council Tax by 27% in a single year.

"Protest voting and a lack of awareness of the consequences of it are damaging Britain’s electoral system. All parties should work together to prevent this happening again and that means engaging with voters more on the doorstep to ensure everyone has their say and is fully aware of the consequences of protest voting."


Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does Clare come across as a jumped up careerist trying to climb up the ladder.

Anonymous said...

Do I really need to know that Lucy Pelling had a horrendous marriage breakup? Isn't that her own private business? Flipping heck.

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Anonymous said...

Yes a new leisure centre for Waddon, not for the people as sold but for profit. What about the expensive new unnecessary office building, the turn to support the incinerator and the waste of money new street lighting - who got the back handers for that lot!

Anonymous said...

Nigel Farage is already the antidote to voter apathy. A rare honest politician, I believe he puts his country above party and personal gain...and he didn't do PPE!

Anonymous said...

No, not just you.

"jumped up careerist trying to climb up the ladder" seems about right except to add 'shamelessly using someone else's divorce (after whole months of marriage) for political purposes'.

Anne said...

Well done Clair for bringing this issue to our attention.

Would be upset if I lost to someone like that also.

Anne said...

Sorry, forgot to add that Clair has been a great ambassador for the conservatives and seems odd that you think shes a careerist by bringing this issue to our attention. We should all look at the reasons why people dont vote anymore as Clair is right that its pathetic

Anonymous said...

Yes, Clare is a careerist politician.

She is a near perfect female copy of the other arrogant careerists, such as Miliband, Cameron and Clegg, in that they all chose a career as a politician when they were teenagers whilst living in their various privileged self-enclosed enclaves. In Miliband's case it was the family trust mansion in North London, in Clare's case it was leafy Purley.

Why, she even shares the same "job" as Cameron, as a PR person.

In her favour she is relatively bright and pleasant to talk to. However she is also arrogant and, though bright, is (like Clegg) not bright enough to debate with seriously, she proclaims too loudly about things she knows little about, and is too fond of being photographed everywhere with anyone famous.

It seems that politics and politicians are just a girly playhouse for her. Real decisions about real people's lives are possibly at the bottom of her superficial list of political priorities, if there at all.

Because she is too similar to the leaders and front benchers of our 1st, 2nd and 4th parties and too unlike the leader of our 3rd party (UKIP), she will probably go far in any of the former.

I wonder if she might end up like her unscrupulous ex-Tory colleague Andrew Pelling, and defect to Labour at the drop of a hat?

Anonymous said...

Vote UKIP in Waddon? Damn right. Me and my neighbours all voted UKIP rather than Tory because the
Tories broke their promise not to support a local incinerator. They only have themselves to blame for their defeat.

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