Thursday, 22 April 2010

St Dennis, polls and Radio St Austell Bay

The Public Inquiry today went to St Dennis to allow local people to make direct representations to the Inspector. Over 35 speakers were involved and clearly demonstrated why the incinerator proposal was totally inappropriate.

The Cornish Guardian meanwhile published the results of an unregulated internet poll which showed me in first place. Apparently I polled 815 votes (34.2%). Caroline Righton the Conservative was in second place with 771 votes (32.4%) with Lib Dem Stephen Gilbert in third with 690 (29%).

In the evening, I took part in the first constituency debate at St Austell Rugby Club, hosted by Radio St Austell Bay. Five of the six candidates were present (MK, Labour, Liberal Democrat, UKIP and BNP) and feel it went reasonably well. Questions ranged from Europe, climate change, disability provision and housing in St Austell – for which I got the only individual burst of applause for the evening.

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