EXCLUSIVE: Assembly Member Angela Burns - it's time for the chief exec AND the council leader to stand aside

Angela Burns is calling for Bryn Parry-Jones and Cllr Jame Adams to stand aside.

Angela Burns is calling for Bryn Parry-Jones and Cllr Jame Adams to stand aside.

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A COUNTY Assembly Member is calling for both the Pembrokeshire County Council leader and chief executive to stand aside as the ‘unlawful’ pension payments scandal shows no sign of letting up.

South Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns said the farcical scenes at the extraordinary meeting on February 14th prompted her to speak out.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Western Telegraph, Mrs Burns said that unless things changed dramatically within County Hall she would urge the Welsh Government to move in.

She said “something is rotten at the heart of Pembrokeshire”.

Mrs Burns added: “I have always tried to find the benefit of the doubt for the council but when I saw that meeting something changed, it snapped some elastic inside me.”

“[Council chief executive] Bryn Parry-Jones needs to be suspended by the council if he won’t step aside. I say aside, not down, as there has to be a proper process and proper judgement.

“We need a full independent investigation of scrutiny and governance arrangements; there needs to be an overhaul of council process and procedures for meetings so we don’t have farces where people who have legitimately raised concerns out of the council cannot them raise those concerns inside the council.

“Bryn needs to stand down as election returning officer as well, or aside, until investigations are complete and a final determination is made.

“And –[council leader] Jamie Adams needs to step aside while all this is going on. Let’s be very clear, all the focus is on Bryn but he is doing what he is doing because the ruling Independent Plus Group are letting him do it. So basically our councillors are not doing what they should do.

“Now I can’t call for all of them all to step aside but I think either Jamie steps aside or the cabinet opens themselves up and allows the entire council to monitor and be part of the decision making process – one or the other.”

Mrs Burns said she believed that some members of the ruling group had gotten too close to senior officers.

“The lack of responsibility by councillors in this instance has been really shocking,” the Conservative Assembly Member said.

“ I think that effective scrutiny can only happen when you have really clear water between you and what it is you are scrutinising and there is no clear water here - the chief exec and some of his team work very, very closely with the ruling Independent Plus Group and this has led to this awful mess where they won’t actually stand up to each other and say this isn’t right. They are confusing loyalty and friendship with actually doing what is right and doing what they are there to do – represent the people of Pembs.”

Asked what should happen if her calls for change were ignored, Mrs Burns replied: “I have already asked the Welsh Government to consider what action they are going to take and if none of these things happen then I will be asking Welsh Government to intervene to sort out his mess.

“I would like to make the point that I have absolutely no desire to see the Welsh Government fiddling around in Pembrokeshire but, to be frank, we need somebody with some guns to come in and sort it out.”

See the full interview in Wednesday's Western Telegraph.

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7:18pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Welshman23 says...

We're have you been till now Angela it's better late than never, now convince our local MP's that this is a serious situation that needs action now.
We're have you been till now Angela it's better late than never, now convince our local MP's that this is a serious situation that needs action now. Welshman23
  • Score: 24

7:26pm Tue 25 Feb 14

hardcheese says...

Angela Burns is quite right in what she is saying, Parry-Jones needs to be suspended by the council if he won’t step aside. We don't know what he has been unto in the past few years, I think he should be made to give back all the cash he has collected from the ratepayers in Pembrokeshire. He is the sort of man that has no regard for the people in our county. Lets hope he is given the sack as soon as possible. We will keep our fingers crossed !!!!
Angela Burns is quite right in what she is saying, Parry-Jones needs to be suspended by the council if he won’t step aside. We don't know what he has been unto in the past few years, I think he should be made to give back all the cash he has collected from the ratepayers in Pembrokeshire. He is the sort of man that has no regard for the people in our county. Lets hope he is given the sack as soon as possible. We will keep our fingers crossed !!!! hardcheese
  • Score: 19

7:33pm Tue 25 Feb 14

pembrokedock123 says...

Well done to Angela.

Now what about Paul Davies and Joyce Watson?

The other AMs have all spoken out.

And we still do not know who is the 'unnamed other senior official' - that would be a good WT exclusive.
Well done to Angela. Now what about Paul Davies and Joyce Watson? The other AMs have all spoken out. And we still do not know who is the 'unnamed other senior official' - that would be a good WT exclusive. pembrokedock123
  • Score: 17

8:10pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Seymour Clearly says...

I believe,both The chief executive,Bryn Parry Jones and the council leader,Jamie Adams have brought Pembrokeshire County Council into disrepute by their greed and the importance they put on saving their own reputations,by any means ,and financed by the public purse,over and above the needs of the people of Pembrokeshire.
The people of Pembrokeshire have had enough.The hard working underpaid staff of P.C.C. have had enough,with moral at an all time low.
These two have no place serving the People of Pembrokeshire and must go.
Council Monitoring Officer Laurence Harding must also consider his position ,which ,I consider also untenable.
Their should be no fat payoffs for any of them either.
I believe,both The chief executive,Bryn Parry Jones and the council leader,Jamie Adams have brought Pembrokeshire County Council into disrepute by their greed and the importance they put on saving their own reputations,by any means ,and financed by the public purse,over and above the needs of the people of Pembrokeshire. The people of Pembrokeshire have had enough.The hard working underpaid staff of P.C.C. have had enough,with moral at an all time low. These two have no place serving the People of Pembrokeshire and must go. Council Monitoring Officer Laurence Harding must also consider his position ,which ,I consider also untenable. Their should be no fat payoffs for any of them either. Seymour Clearly
  • Score: 37

9:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Gogledd says...

Several people have already written to the WG to no avail. They have said that they are aware of the failings of PCC but will no nothing...unless they have changed their minds and I see no evidence or statements from the WG to the effect that they have.
Several people have already written to the WG to no avail. They have said that they are aware of the failings of PCC but will no nothing...unless they have changed their minds and I see no evidence or statements from the WG to the effect that they have. Gogledd
  • Score: 5

9:37pm Tue 25 Feb 14

seaveiw says...

Well done fellow bloggers hopefully we have had some influence on the outcome of this sorry saga
Well done fellow bloggers hopefully we have had some influence on the outcome of this sorry saga seaveiw
  • Score: 16

10:50pm Tue 25 Feb 14

sammychips says...

Keep it up Angela,after receiving a **** letter from the council to fill in my Electoral register form I thought who the H!!! are you to tell me what to do ,Why should i fill in a form to vote for a bunch of bent Bsa111,that can't give a Honest answer between them, I've voted before hoping that it would make a difference but now all i will be voting for is a party that actually is not Bent if there is such thing and I certainly will not be voting for anything to do with the IPPG,Jamie Adams ,Stephen Hancock,Huw George and all the other Cronies that call them bona Fido councillors in hat CLICHE, GO STOTTARD AND JACOB AND PAUL ,MILLAR no allegiance any more
Keep it up Angela,after receiving a **** letter from the council to fill in my Electoral register form I thought who the H!!! are you to tell me what to do ,Why should i fill in a form to vote for a bunch of bent Bsa111,that can't give a Honest answer between them, I've voted before hoping that it would make a difference but now all i will be voting for is a party that actually is not Bent if there is such thing and I certainly will not be voting for anything to do with the IPPG,Jamie Adams ,Stephen Hancock,Huw George and all the other Cronies that call them bona Fido councillors in hat CLICHE, GO STOTTARD AND JACOB AND PAUL ,MILLAR no allegiance any more sammychips
  • Score: 3

1:49am Wed 26 Feb 14

Flashbang says...

Angela, you seem to be jumping on the bandwagon a bit late. Now you've seen which way the winds blowing it looks like you are trying to distance yourself from "Bryn" and "Jamie". Get the Assembly involved now!
Angela, you seem to be jumping on the bandwagon a bit late. Now you've seen which way the winds blowing it looks like you are trying to distance yourself from "Bryn" and "Jamie". Get the Assembly involved now! Flashbang
  • Score: 14

9:01am Wed 26 Feb 14

malcolm calver says...

Ms Burns should keep her eye on the Assembly more, we have Plaid Cymru (The Party of Wales) suggesting that we limit migration into Wales, presumably from England..
We have democratically elected 60 members to Pembrokeshire County Council to make decisions on our behalf. Cllr Adams was elected.by his party members to lead them, presumably I suppose because they felt he was the best person for the position, It therefore follows that the solution lies with county councillors to resolve this issue one way or the other.
Let us have a recorded vote on the motion.
Ms Burns should keep her eye on the Assembly more, we have Plaid Cymru (The Party of Wales) suggesting that we limit migration into Wales, presumably from England.. We have democratically elected 60 members to Pembrokeshire County Council to make decisions on our behalf. Cllr Adams was elected.by his party members to lead them, presumably I suppose because they felt he was the best person for the position, It therefore follows that the solution lies with county councillors to resolve this issue one way or the other. Let us have a recorded vote on the motion. malcolm calver
  • Score: -5

9:03am Wed 26 Feb 14

Gogledd says...

I think that is the nature of politics and human nature ....sitting on the fence until they see which way the wind blows...sadly.!! there are few people out there let alone politicians who openly challenge or question anything before looking to see which way public opinion is going...look before you leap!!
I think that is the nature of politics and human nature ....sitting on the fence until they see which way the wind blows...sadly.!! there are few people out there let alone politicians who openly challenge or question anything before looking to see which way public opinion is going...look before you leap!! Gogledd
  • Score: 3

11:04am Wed 26 Feb 14

js9325 says...

Oh come on Seymour, a public servant leaving office without a big fat payment, pigs will turn pink and start flying before that happens.
Oh come on Seymour, a public servant leaving office without a big fat payment, pigs will turn pink and start flying before that happens. js9325
  • Score: 7

11:28am Wed 26 Feb 14

JonnyBlueJeans says...

Where have you been till now Angela. Your voice was required months ago. PCC is in disarray and disgrace and is in much need of a complete overhaul
Where have you been till now Angela. Your voice was required months ago. PCC is in disarray and disgrace and is in much need of a complete overhaul JonnyBlueJeans
  • Score: 8

11:53am Wed 26 Feb 14

Justiceforall says...

Sense at last, lets hope we have some new altruistic councillors running in the next election.
Sense at last, lets hope we have some new altruistic councillors running in the next election. Justiceforall
  • Score: 8

12:04pm Wed 26 Feb 14

PembrokeshireMan says...

Cronyism, corruption and criminality have been rife at PCC for many, many years. Democracy in Pembrokeshire is dead because the majority are in on it in some form or another.

Angela Burns has long known about the problems at PCC. Her silence spoke volumes about where her loyalties lay. Now she is just another politician telling the people what she thinks they want to hear.
Cronyism, corruption and criminality have been rife at PCC for many, many years. Democracy in Pembrokeshire is dead because the majority are in on it in some form or another. Angela Burns has long known about the problems at PCC. Her silence spoke volumes about where her loyalties lay. Now she is just another politician telling the people what she thinks they want to hear. PembrokeshireMan
  • Score: 5

12:14pm Wed 26 Feb 14

seaveiw says...

malcolm calver wrote:
Ms Burns should keep her eye on the Assembly more, we have Plaid Cymru (The Party of Wales) suggesting that we limit migration into Wales, presumably from England..
We have democratically elected 60 members to Pembrokeshire County Council to make decisions on our behalf. Cllr Adams was elected.by his party members to lead them, presumably I suppose because they felt he was the best person for the position, It therefore follows that the solution lies with county councillors to resolve this issue one way or the other.
Let us have a recorded vote on the motion.
In an ideal world this would be case, but as belief in the PCC acting in ademocratic way has been shattered, do not assume any resolution will take place. The council should be disbanded and new elections take place.
[quote][p][bold]malcolm calver[/bold] wrote: Ms Burns should keep her eye on the Assembly more, we have Plaid Cymru (The Party of Wales) suggesting that we limit migration into Wales, presumably from England.. We have democratically elected 60 members to Pembrokeshire County Council to make decisions on our behalf. Cllr Adams was elected.by his party members to lead them, presumably I suppose because they felt he was the best person for the position, It therefore follows that the solution lies with county councillors to resolve this issue one way or the other. Let us have a recorded vote on the motion.[/p][/quote]In an ideal world this would be case, but as belief in the PCC acting in ademocratic way has been shattered, do not assume any resolution will take place. The council should be disbanded and new elections take place. seaveiw
  • Score: 11

1:19pm Wed 26 Feb 14

KeanJo says...

And so say all of us. Expect an announcement from BPJ before the CC meeting.
And so say all of us. Expect an announcement from BPJ before the CC meeting. KeanJo
  • Score: 4

2:50pm Wed 26 Feb 14

advent12 says...

I wrote to Ms Angela Burns on the 19th Feb stating that following the recent full council meeting it has become obvious that Pembrokeshire County Council no longer acts in the interests of the Pembrokeshire people and I asked her to use her influence to persuade the Welsh Government to take over the functions of the council until fresh council elections have taken place.
In the matter of cash payment to Bryn Parry Jones in place of pension contributions the purpose of which as reported was to reduce tax liabilities I have written to HMRC tax avoidance investigation team to bring the matter to their attention.
I have written to Margaret Hodge chair of the Public Accounts Committee at Westminster; this committee in the past have been particularly interested to ensure that companies and individuals pay their fair share of tax.
I wrote to Ms Angela Burns on the 19th Feb stating that following the recent full council meeting it has become obvious that Pembrokeshire County Council no longer acts in the interests of the Pembrokeshire people and I asked her to use her influence to persuade the Welsh Government to take over the functions of the council until fresh council elections have taken place. In the matter of cash payment to Bryn Parry Jones in place of pension contributions the purpose of which as reported was to reduce tax liabilities I have written to HMRC tax avoidance investigation team to bring the matter to their attention. I have written to Margaret Hodge chair of the Public Accounts Committee at Westminster; this committee in the past have been particularly interested to ensure that companies and individuals pay their fair share of tax. advent12
  • Score: 12

2:53pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Justiceforall says...

Stephen Crabb seems to have distanced himself from this important and serious issue.
Stephen Crabb seems to have distanced himself from this important and serious issue. Justiceforall
  • Score: 16

10:17pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Tttoommy says...

Justiceforall wrote:
Stephen Crabb seems to have distanced himself from this important and serious issue.
he really must want to be an EX - MP going by his behaviour
[quote][p][bold]Justiceforall[/bold] wrote: Stephen Crabb seems to have distanced himself from this important and serious issue.[/p][/quote]he really must want to be an EX - MP going by his behaviour Tttoommy
  • Score: 8

2:46pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Kate Becton says...

Whilst I think it would be a good idea for WAG to get involved in Pembrokeshire could someone wiser than me tell me exactly what could be done in these circumstances - can you have a 'failing County Council'.
Whilst I think it would be a good idea for WAG to get involved in Pembrokeshire could someone wiser than me tell me exactly what could be done in these circumstances - can you have a 'failing County Council'. Kate Becton
  • Score: 4

4:49pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Indepedant says...

It could be temporarily put in the hands of responsible people with hung to gain personally, and no power to ruin people's lives if you dare speak against them.
Then we have an election.
It could be temporarily put in the hands of responsible people with hung to gain personally, and no power to ruin people's lives if you dare speak against them. Then we have an election. Indepedant
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Indepedant says...

*nothing to gain!
*nothing to gain! Indepedant
  • Score: 1

7:32pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Kate Becton says...

To Independant - surely these people would require some sort of independant mandate - having thought about this, perhaps one of the options is as many of us as possible contact our local councillors - though I have a horrible feeling there won't be enough of us.
To Independant - surely these people would require some sort of independant mandate - having thought about this, perhaps one of the options is as many of us as possible contact our local councillors - though I have a horrible feeling there won't be enough of us. Kate Becton
  • Score: 2

8:49pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Cymru bach says...

Angela Burns has jumped on the Bandwagon then!

There again there is an election coming up next year! So we all know what the motive is for her intervention.
Angela Burns has jumped on the Bandwagon then! There again there is an election coming up next year! So we all know what the motive is for her intervention. Cymru bach
  • Score: 2

8:43am Fri 28 Feb 14

malcolm calver says...

To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment .
I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger.
Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties.
The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`.
To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment . I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger. Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties. The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`. malcolm calver
  • Score: 5

9:38am Fri 28 Feb 14

Pembsfan says...

pembrokedock123 wrote:
Well done to Angela.

Now what about Paul Davies and Joyce Watson?

The other AMs have all spoken out.

And we still do not know who is the 'unnamed other senior official' - that would be a good WT exclusive.
It's unlikely that there will ever be a WT exclusive on this matter, if it weren't for The Herald, this story and council corruption would still be exactly where the WT has let it lay - conveniently under the carpet whilst the WT turn a blind eye to what the council do whilst pocketing £360K in advertising revenue from the council each year.
[quote][p][bold]pembrokedock123[/bold] wrote: Well done to Angela. Now what about Paul Davies and Joyce Watson? The other AMs have all spoken out. And we still do not know who is the 'unnamed other senior official' - that would be a good WT exclusive.[/p][/quote]It's unlikely that there will ever be a WT exclusive on this matter, if it weren't for The Herald, this story and council corruption would still be exactly where the WT has let it lay - conveniently under the carpet whilst the WT turn a blind eye to what the council do whilst pocketing £360K in advertising revenue from the council each year. Pembsfan
  • Score: 3

10:00am Fri 28 Feb 14

Pembsfan says...

malcolm calver wrote:
To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment .
I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger.
Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties.
The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`.
I totally agree with your comments Malcolm, particularly with reference to Nick Ainger. I have no idea what on earth he was doing with his time whilst in Parliament; he was certainly a very quiet man.

I do hope that we get some change, we need it, Pembrokeshire is in total disarray and we need proper leadership and support for our people. This week there is terrible news about two large employers possibly going to the wall and we could do with a council that is ready to deliver community support instead feasting on the funds of the taxpayer.

Brian Hall himself should be investigated - it staggers me that this man is still in an elected position, his political career has always had question marks over his honesty and credibility.
[quote][p][bold]malcolm calver[/bold] wrote: To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment . I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger. Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties. The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with your comments Malcolm, particularly with reference to Nick Ainger. I have no idea what on earth he was doing with his time whilst in Parliament; he was certainly a very quiet man. I do hope that we get some change, we need it, Pembrokeshire is in total disarray and we need proper leadership and support for our people. This week there is terrible news about two large employers possibly going to the wall and we could do with a council that is ready to deliver community support instead feasting on the funds of the taxpayer. Brian Hall himself should be investigated - it staggers me that this man is still in an elected position, his political career has always had question marks over his honesty and credibility. Pembsfan
  • Score: 5

5:46pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Tttoommy says...

js9325 wrote:
Oh come on Seymour, a public servant leaving office without a big fat payment, pigs will turn pink and start flying before that happens.
not If there has been incompetence, illegality or any fiddling - my worry like your is that the councillors don't want any "fuss" so Bryn Jones will be allowed to walk away with a HUGE pile of our cash
[quote][p][bold]js9325[/bold] wrote: Oh come on Seymour, a public servant leaving office without a big fat payment, pigs will turn pink and start flying before that happens.[/p][/quote]not If there has been incompetence, illegality or any fiddling - my worry like your is that the councillors don't want any "fuss" so Bryn Jones will be allowed to walk away with a HUGE pile of our cash Tttoommy
  • Score: 3

7:18pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Indepedant says...

I would lobby my County Councillor, but as I voted for her as she assured me she was a 'true' independent, then once elected swiftly joined the IPPG, I don't think I'll bother!
These people, councillors, cabinet members, and some officers, should be now frozen out, not asked for opinions, answers, explanations, or policies, as they are clearly unable to distinguish the lines of truth from fantasy, morality from immorality, legality from illegality. Cut off the oxygen, stop the patronising, people of Pembrokeshire need to seriously think about witholding their council tax until the criminals leave the Kremlin.
I would lobby my County Councillor, but as I voted for her as she assured me she was a 'true' independent, then once elected swiftly joined the IPPG, I don't think I'll bother! These people, councillors, cabinet members, and some officers, should be now frozen out, not asked for opinions, answers, explanations, or policies, as they are clearly unable to distinguish the lines of truth from fantasy, morality from immorality, legality from illegality. Cut off the oxygen, stop the patronising, people of Pembrokeshire need to seriously think about witholding their council tax until the criminals leave the Kremlin. Indepedant
  • Score: 4

7:57pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Cymru bach says...

Pembsfan wrote:
malcolm calver wrote:
To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment .
I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger.
Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties.
The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`.
I totally agree with your comments Malcolm, particularly with reference to Nick Ainger. I have no idea what on earth he was doing with his time whilst in Parliament; he was certainly a very quiet man.

I do hope that we get some change, we need it, Pembrokeshire is in total disarray and we need proper leadership and support for our people. This week there is terrible news about two large employers possibly going to the wall and we could do with a council that is ready to deliver community support instead feasting on the funds of the taxpayer.

Brian Hall himself should be investigated - it staggers me that this man is still in an elected position, his political career has always had question marks over his honesty and credibility.
Malcolm and Pembsfan I have to strongly disagree with you about Nick Ainger who I thought was an extremely hard working MP for his constituents and whilst perhaps not voiciferous, he worked tirelessly and quietly on many issues such as the pedestrianisation of Tenby. He was also very helpful to myself personally when required and was highly respected by all parties in Parliament.
You could certainly I think not say the same things about the current incumbent.
[quote][p][bold]Pembsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]malcolm calver[/bold] wrote: To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment . I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger. Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties. The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with your comments Malcolm, particularly with reference to Nick Ainger. I have no idea what on earth he was doing with his time whilst in Parliament; he was certainly a very quiet man. I do hope that we get some change, we need it, Pembrokeshire is in total disarray and we need proper leadership and support for our people. This week there is terrible news about two large employers possibly going to the wall and we could do with a council that is ready to deliver community support instead feasting on the funds of the taxpayer. Brian Hall himself should be investigated - it staggers me that this man is still in an elected position, his political career has always had question marks over his honesty and credibility.[/p][/quote]Malcolm and Pembsfan I have to strongly disagree with you about Nick Ainger who I thought was an extremely hard working MP for his constituents and whilst perhaps not voiciferous, he worked tirelessly and quietly on many issues such as the pedestrianisation of Tenby. He was also very helpful to myself personally when required and was highly respected by all parties in Parliament. You could certainly I think not say the same things about the current incumbent. Cymru bach
  • Score: 4

9:16pm Sat 1 Mar 14

KeanJo says...

I have to confirm Cymru bach's assessment of Nick Ainger's record as an MP
He worked very hard for this constituency and he would have regained his seat easily if it was not for the antics of Blair and Brown who almost ruined this country..
I have to confirm Cymru bach's assessment of Nick Ainger's record as an MP He worked very hard for this constituency and he would have regained his seat easily if it was not for the antics of Blair and Brown who almost ruined this country.. KeanJo
  • Score: 4

6:09pm Mon 3 Mar 14

teifion says...

malcolm calver wrote:
To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment .
I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger.
Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties.
The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`.
Bryn the poor dear has been given too much responsibilty and it's affecxted his self esteem

Dear Councillor Hall Bryn is a public SERVANT and he should be doing the bidding of our elected members - If you don't understand that process then PLEASE
**** off
[quote][p][bold]malcolm calver[/bold] wrote: To be fair to Angela Burns she has every right to put her point of view forward. Thankfully at last members of the public have access to websites such as this to comment . I must say in the past I never came across a coment voiced by Nicholas Ainger. Many might say that most of the so called independents we have on Pembrokeshire County Council are not truly independent, and I would agree, but they where democratically elected. The last thing we need is for the county council to be controlled by councillors belonging to the main political parties. The vote is less than a week away, so please have some faith in your county councillors,.but I do not hold out much hope when the likes of Cllr Hall address Bryn Parry Jones as `the chief`.[/p][/quote]Bryn the poor dear has been given too much responsibilty and it's affecxted his self esteem Dear Councillor Hall Bryn is a public SERVANT and he should be doing the bidding of our elected members - If you don't understand that process then PLEASE **** off teifion
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