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Sunday 10 May 2015 11.44am
I have known Simon since 1983 when Bob Mellish was Labour Mp. Sentiment commands sadness on this sort of issue but people voted with their heads as probably Simon voted with the Conservatives in government. The late Hilary Wines ex councillor and ex mayor was so conscientious in this ward all issues were investigated by her big and small and she would have been incandescent with outrage to observe how her colleagues councillors as well as Simon had lost the plot.
Sunday 10 May 2015 3.52pm
kellandj wrote:
simon hughes has done nothing for bermondsey for 32 years apart from getting himself in pictures at the opening of an envelope.
insert name of any other southwark mp and it'd still apply
Monday 11 May 2015 12.13am
pros, there hasn't been another Southwark MP in the last 32 years.
Monday 11 May 2015 1.25am
Thebunhouse wrote:
pros, there hasn't been another Southwark MP in the last 32 years.
You do know that Southwark exists beyond Bermondsey?
Zoe
Monday 11 May 2015 7.44am
It exists, but it's a place of dark swamps and trolls under bridges. It's best we don't speak of it as we risk evil miasma and dark magic.
Monday 11 May 2015 8.55am
pros,
I apologise, I was thinking only of Bermondsey and N. Southwark. Of course there are other MPs in Southwark but their names are hard to associate with the borough thus proving your point.
Monday 11 May 2015 10.23am
:) i forgive you all. (we've had hh for 680 years now. and counting :S )
Monday 11 May 2015 11.04am
My take on this and to start I will declare that I am not and have never been a fan of Simon Hughes and have at times been both a labour activist and a party employee.

Having said that I know people who think that Hughes has been a very good constituency MP and has dealt with local casework well. In 32 years of service I would be surprised if there weren't local people and causes he has helped. And he held on to what was seen as a solid Labour seat for 32 years so he must've done something right in the eyes of the local electorate.

I am happy that Neil Coyle has been elected, my experience of him is that he has energy, enthusiasm and solid values and I am sure that he will continue to deal with any local casework including any handed over by Simon Hughes.

Politics is tough and brutal at times and both politicians and their staff are subjected a referendum on their employment at every election. Mostly they are sacked over issues totally unconnected to their local performance but at times they keep their job against all the external pressures, Their performance keeping them in employment.

Yesterday I saw the familiar yellow taxi making its way along Grange Rd. I didn't wave but I did think it cut a sad image.

Louise Mensch (I know, I know) has written a very good piece on the subject of MPs losing their jobs and it is deserving of a read unfashionista.com
Monday 11 May 2015 12.00pm
neil coyle, among way too many things which i really can't be asked to list now, does 'face time'.
no, he really does.
Monday 11 May 2015 12.16pm
TimC wrote:
My take on this and to start I will declare that I am not and have never been a fan of Simon Hughes and have at times been both a labour activist and a party employee.
Having said that I know people who think that Hughes has been a very good constituency MP and has dealt with local casework well. In 32 years of service I would be surprised if there weren't local people and causes he has helped. And he held on to what was seen as a solid Labour seat for 32 years so he must've done something right in the eyes of the local electorate.

I am happy that Neil Coyle has been elected, my experience of him is that he has energy, enthusiasm and solid values and I am sure that he will continue to deal with any local casework including any handed over by Simon Hughes.

Politics is tough and brutal at times and both politicians and their staff are subjected a referendum on their employment at every election. Mostly they are sacked over issues totally unconnected to their local performance but at times they keep their job against all the external pressures, Their performance keeping them in employment.

Yesterday I saw the familiar yellow taxi making its way along Grange Rd. I didn't wave but I did think it cut a sad image.

Louise Mensch (I know, I know) has written a very good piece on the subject of MPs losing their jobs and it is deserving of a read unfashionista.com

I think 88k will help soften the blow for some.
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