Pembrokeshire Euro Election turnout was 35%

The provisional turnout figure for the European Parliamentary Elections in Pembrokeshire is 35 per cent.

The provisional turnout figures for the rest of Wales are expected to be available from mid-afternoon today (Friday) at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/europeanelections

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12:10pm Fri 23 May 14

Electra1 says...

Disgusting.
Remember the saying "If you don't vote you can't moan."
Disgusting. Remember the saying "If you don't vote you can't moan." Electra1
  • Score: 10

5:59pm Fri 23 May 14

Welshman23 says...

Was BPJ paid for this scheme.
Was BPJ paid for this scheme. Welshman23
  • Score: 1

6:44pm Fri 23 May 14

Cymru bach says...

Welshman23 wrote:
Was BPJ paid for this scheme.
Yes £12,000 as returning Officer for Wales. He did not loose any money from his PCC job for not being there though.

That is what is disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]Welshman23[/bold] wrote: Was BPJ paid for this scheme.[/p][/quote]Yes £12,000 as returning Officer for Wales. He did not loose any money from his PCC job for not being there though. That is what is disgusting. Cymru bach
  • Score: 6

7:49am Sat 24 May 14

teifion says...

I'll not bother voting whilst BPJ is in charge of counting the votes - what's the point?
I'll not bother voting whilst BPJ is in charge of counting the votes - what's the point? teifion
  • Score: -2

8:27am Sat 24 May 14

Electra1 says...

teifion wrote:
I'll not bother voting whilst BPJ is in charge of counting the votes - what's the point?
Vote for those who don't support him.
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: I'll not bother voting whilst BPJ is in charge of counting the votes - what's the point?[/p][/quote]Vote for those who don't support him. Electra1
  • Score: 1

9:06am Sat 24 May 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

We only have the opportunity to vote for whole lot of our 60 County councillors once every few years. Wouldn't it be better for us to vote for third of them more frequently as in England?
It might help to focus the minds (?) of IPG sitting councillors.

I wonder how many council staff took authorised paid leave to staff the polling stations, and what this meant for the Council's services? This opportunity for temporary paid employment used to be open for all citizens to participate in their election.,
We only have the opportunity to vote for whole lot of our 60 County councillors once every few years. Wouldn't it be better for us to vote for third of them more frequently as in England? It might help to focus the minds (?) of IPG sitting councillors. I wonder how many council staff took authorised paid leave to staff the polling stations, and what this meant for the Council's services? This opportunity for temporary paid employment used to be open for all citizens to participate in their election., Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 5

9:14am Sat 24 May 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

Why don't we have a vote for some of our County councillors more frequently than now as in England?
Some of us would then have an opportunity to pass judgement on the current crop of councillors and it might focus the minds (?) of IPG supporting councillors.

How many Council staff took authorised paid leave from their council duties to staff polling stations on a temporary paid basis from the returning officers election expenses budget? This opportunity used to be open for all citizens.
Why don't we have a vote for some of our County councillors more frequently than now as in England? Some of us would then have an opportunity to pass judgement on the current crop of councillors and it might focus the minds (?) of IPG supporting councillors. How many Council staff took authorised paid leave from their council duties to staff polling stations on a temporary paid basis from the returning officers election expenses budget? This opportunity used to be open for all citizens. Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 0

9:16am Sat 24 May 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

Sorry about the double post, a glitch in the system lost the first one.>
Sorry about the double post, a glitch in the system lost the first one.> Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: -1

8:07am Mon 26 May 14

Welshman23 says...

teifion wrote:
I'll not bother voting whilst BPJ is in charge of counting the votes - what's the point?
If you do not vote you should lose your option, you can spoil the ballot paper at least you have expressed an opinion. If we are to kick out the IPG at the Kremlin then we need all the support. I am not a supporter of UKIP but at least the worm is turning.
Now let's follow this belief and be determined to change the goings on in the Kremlin.
Would it be nice to see Farmer Adams and his band of merry men with a zero in 2017, come on Pembrokeshire let's live our dreams.
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: I'll not bother voting whilst BPJ is in charge of counting the votes - what's the point?[/p][/quote]If you do not vote you should lose your option, you can spoil the ballot paper at least you have expressed an opinion. If we are to kick out the IPG at the Kremlin then we need all the support. I am not a supporter of UKIP but at least the worm is turning. Now let's follow this belief and be determined to change the goings on in the Kremlin. Would it be nice to see Farmer Adams and his band of merry men with a zero in 2017, come on Pembrokeshire let's live our dreams. Welshman23
  • Score: 2

8:33am Mon 26 May 14

Electra1 says...

Saw BPJ on TV speaking it came as a bit of a shock.
Saw BPJ on TV speaking it came as a bit of a shock. Electra1
  • Score: -1

4:54pm Mon 26 May 14

ukip west wales says...

work with UKIP so that the only people returning are the people who are elected in, and not the the people who are in it for their own financial gain
work with UKIP so that the only people returning are the people who are elected in, and not the the people who are in it for their own financial gain ukip west wales
  • Score: -4

5:06pm Mon 26 May 14

Electra1 says...

ukip west wales wrote:
work with UKIP so that the only people returning are the people who are elected in, and not the the people who are in it for their own financial gain
Will those who have been elected as MEPs collect their salary even though they don't believe in the European Parliament?
[quote][p][bold]ukip west wales[/bold] wrote: work with UKIP so that the only people returning are the people who are elected in, and not the the people who are in it for their own financial gain[/p][/quote]Will those who have been elected as MEPs collect their salary even though they don't believe in the European Parliament? Electra1
  • Score: 1

9:24am Wed 28 May 14

Tttoommy says...

Electra1 wrote:
Saw BPJ on TV speaking it came as a bit of a shock.
Indeed, he's usually hiding when the press or the media want him to answer questions about his doubtful behaviour - I can understand why the official picture looks so different, don't know when the pic was taken, was it decades ago?

He certainly looks a lot older and different - the "different" must be good for him as the ppl of Pembs would never recognise one of the most disliked men in Pembrokeshire walking down the streets of Carmarthen 'cos as sure as eggs is eggs he wouldn't want to be seen here and we know by his actions he'd do nothing to support Pembs shops :(
[quote][p][bold]Electra1[/bold] wrote: Saw BPJ on TV speaking it came as a bit of a shock.[/p][/quote]Indeed, he's usually hiding when the press or the media want him to answer questions about his doubtful behaviour - I can understand why the official picture looks so different, don't know when the pic was taken, was it decades ago? He certainly looks a lot older and different - the "different" must be good for him as the ppl of Pembs would never recognise one of the most disliked men in Pembrokeshire walking down the streets of Carmarthen 'cos as sure as eggs is eggs he wouldn't want to be seen here and we know by his actions he'd do nothing to support Pembs shops :( Tttoommy
  • Score: 1

2:07am Fri 30 May 14

Bilbo101 says...

Electra1 wrote:
Saw BPJ on TV speaking it came as a bit of a shock.
Yes, He had to have a £12,000 carrot dangled in front of him in order to make a personal appearance. Normally he does not feel the need to come out in public. But the potential of earning as much as up to £600 per hr enticed him out of his hiding place.

I find it hard to believe that we are paying this guy ridiculously eye-watering amounts and yet a significant portion of the electorate are not happy with his performance yet we are unable to remove him. This is great, this so called democracy malarkey, it only works if everyone has integrity and it is obvious that is something that is seriously lacking in County Hall.

What amazes me is that whilst the council has to find £20 million of savings, they are happy to downgrade various services, make some staff redundant and reducing the hours and pay of others, yet those in the boys club at the top feel that they are immune and time and time again vote to approve increases in their own pay and benefits.

Bryn's Just bought himself a nice new £89,000 Porsche with his car allowance and if that was not enough we are going to give him another £20,500 every year towards his next car. What extraordinary talents and benefits does this man bring that our councillors feel the need to lavish all this tax payers money on this man and make him the highest paid Council Chief Exec in Wales ? Where are the benefits ? He even gets paid more than the chief exec of Cardiff Council which is 3 times the size of Pembrokeshire.
[quote][p][bold]Electra1[/bold] wrote: Saw BPJ on TV speaking it came as a bit of a shock.[/p][/quote]Yes, He had to have a £12,000 carrot dangled in front of him in order to make a personal appearance. Normally he does not feel the need to come out in public. But the potential of earning as much as up to £600 per hr enticed him out of his hiding place. I find it hard to believe that we are paying this guy ridiculously eye-watering amounts and yet a significant portion of the electorate are not happy with his performance yet we are unable to remove him. This is great, this so called democracy malarkey, it only works if everyone has integrity and it is obvious that is something that is seriously lacking in County Hall. What amazes me is that whilst the council has to find £20 million of savings, they are happy to downgrade various services, make some staff redundant and reducing the hours and pay of others, yet those in the boys club at the top feel that they are immune and time and time again vote to approve increases in their own pay and benefits. Bryn's Just bought himself a nice new £89,000 Porsche with his car allowance and if that was not enough we are going to give him another £20,500 every year towards his next car. What extraordinary talents and benefits does this man bring that our councillors feel the need to lavish all this tax payers money on this man and make him the highest paid Council Chief Exec in Wales ? Where are the benefits ? He even gets paid more than the chief exec of Cardiff Council which is 3 times the size of Pembrokeshire. Bilbo101
  • Score: 0

7:45am Fri 30 May 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

The Leading lights of the IPPG think that he is worth it because they have no policies.
The Chief Executive is able to interpret directives from the Assembly into plans that can be implemented in Pembrokeshire, as recommended by officers, rubber stamped by the Cabinet.
This obvious benefit saves the IPPG from having to think about matters, only having to approve the officer's recommendation on the flimsiest of reports, without even having to consider options that have been discounted by officers.
Where is the political input to decision making?
Perhaps officers have the same regard for their political masters as we do, and do not think that the majority of them have the ability to consider alternative outcomes let alone the processes required to achieve them.
At the last Council meeting, however, the Council decided that it did not want the Cabinet approving school reorganisation plans as recommended by officers, but required ALL councillors to consider and approve such decisions, much against the wishes of the Leader who could not convince them that they should not be involved..
All we need now is for officers to provide councillors with full information on matters so that decisions can be made, and be seen to be made, on the basis of all relevant information.
The Leading lights of the IPPG think that he is worth it because they have no policies. The Chief Executive is able to interpret directives from the Assembly into plans that can be implemented in Pembrokeshire, as recommended by officers, rubber stamped by the Cabinet. This obvious benefit saves the IPPG from having to think about matters, only having to approve the officer's recommendation on the flimsiest of reports, without even having to consider options that have been discounted by officers. Where is the political input to decision making? Perhaps officers have the same regard for their political masters as we do, and do not think that the majority of them have the ability to consider alternative outcomes let alone the processes required to achieve them. At the last Council meeting, however, the Council decided that it did not want the Cabinet approving school reorganisation plans as recommended by officers, but required ALL councillors to consider and approve such decisions, much against the wishes of the Leader who could not convince them that they should not be involved.. All we need now is for officers to provide councillors with full information on matters so that decisions can be made, and be seen to be made, on the basis of all relevant information. Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 0

7:48am Fri 30 May 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

Did I see the Council's Monitoring Officer also in attendance at the count?
Did I see the Council's Monitoring Officer also in attendance at the count? Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 0

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