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Will the recent way NBC has handled the travellers situation impact who you vote for in future council elections?

Yes I will vote for a different party / councillor than our current lot in Kidsgrove - 91.8%
No I will vote for the party / councillor who represent Kidsgrove now. - 8.2%

Labour Confident of PCC Election Victory in Kidsgrove

Kidsgrove PCC ElectionKidsgrove will go to the polls tomorrow morning to electing a Police Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire. These elections have being making the headlines for the lack of public knowledge and interest in the position and locally in Staffordshire Kidsgrove residents have to make the choice between Joy Garner (Labour) and Matthew Ellis (Conservative).

It does appear that only Matthew Ellis is willing to even bother to answer questions on this position. We asked both candidates what their thoughts were on Kidsgroves’ Policing needs. Joy Garner could not even be bothered to reply to any of our numerous requests, even though she could find the time to reply elsewhere. Matthew Ellis confirmed that he would not raise tax and would not cut Police numbers in Kidsgrove whilst trying to ensure the Police spend more time out on the street.

Joy Garner appears to believe she has won the Kidsgrove vote judging by the posts which have been made on social networks by Labour party members. Her election material has been criticised as Kidsgrove Police Station has not closed as such, just moved to Kidsgrove Town Hall.

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0 #2 Julie 2012-11-14 22:20
I won't even bother voting. All a total waste of time.
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0 #1 Molly 2012-11-14 16:46
I have read and listened to what is available? Joy Garner is too parochial and not looking at the bigger picture. She seems to be typical of Kidsgrove Labour who go on about the police station closing when it has only been relocated.

Matthew Ellis is looking at it all round. He has been criticised for wanting to supply IPods to improve time spent off the beat and reduce the time spent at the desk. This has got to be worth the investment

Joy Garner wants the government to throw more money in to provide more officers on the beat. What she forgets is that the government doesn't have any more money because they are trying to sort out the mess left by Labour.

I really hope that the electorate consider the whole picture and not like many have done in the past and just vote Labour for the sake of it.
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