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Should Mrs Terris Resign?  

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  • 2 weeks later...
:shock::shock:

 

and Helen Southworth gets ?196,000.00 too.... it's getting worse by the minute :evil:

 

What sort of qualifications do they both have / need to do their jobs :shock:

 

From Wikipedia:

 

Jones was born and brought up in Chester, the daughter of the late Robert Edward Jones and the late Mary Scanlan.[2]

 

Jones was educated at St Werburgh's Primary School and Ursuline Convent in Chester. She graduated with a BA from University College London and a MEd from the University of Liverpool. She also holds qualifications from the former Chester College and Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Before entering Parliament, Jones had an established political career as a local councillor, serving on Chester City Council from 1984-1991. She was unsuccessful in her initial attempts to move beyond local government, contesting the Lancashire Central constituency at the 1984 European Parliament election, and North Shropshire and Ellesmere Port and Neston at the 1983 and 1987 general elections. However, in 1997, she was selected as the Labour Party candidate for Warrington North and the subsequent General Election saw her achieve victory with 62.1% of the vote.

 

Alongside her political career, Jones has been employed as an English teacher, a solicitor, a development officer with the mental health charity MIND and a justice and peace officer with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool.

 

 

Born in Preston, Southworth was educated at the former Larkhill Convent Grammar School (now called Cardinal Newman College, a sixth form college) on Larkhill Road in Frenchwood, Preston. In 1978, she graduated with a BA in English Literature from Lancaster University.

 

Before entering Parliament, Southworth was a councillor on St Helens Borough Council, on which she became chairperson of the Leisure Committee. She unsuccessfully contested the Wirral South constituency at the 1992 General Election. She was a Director at Age Concern in St Helens.

 

Southworth was selected to stand for election for Labour through an all-women shortlist. This method of selection was subsequently declared illegal in January 1996 as it breached sex discrimination laws,[1] Despite the ruling she remained in place as the candidate for the following year's election. She served as a member of the House of Commons select committees on Trade and Industry (1998-2001) and Procedure (1997-1999). She was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Paul Boateng, the former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, from 2001 to 2005. In 2005 she was appointed a member of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, which will scrutinise the implementation of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

She has served as a non-executive director on a number of bodies, including the charity Age Concern, Grosvenor Housing Association and Merseyside and Knowsley Health Authority.

 

At the Women in Public Life Awards in 2008 Southworth was named MP of the year for her work involving missing and runaway children.

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If only they would react the same way to other important things in this town. Like public safety issues not so good on them as record shows

And you if you would spend time on them paul as much as you have on this subject.

but as the record shows no one has the guts to make a stand and ask question on public safety.

roll on election time as its all going to come back to haunt you all

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If only they would react the same way to other important things in this town. Like public safety issues not so good on them as record shows

And you if you would spend time on them paul as much as you have on this subject.

but as the record shows no one has the guts to make a stand and ask question on public safety.

roll on election time as its all going to come back to haunt you all

 

Safety and legal issues such as driver of taxi number 1** (you can have the full number if you like) sat in his car the other night smoking despite the no smoking signs all over his windows and the fact that it is also illegal to smoke in your place of work?

 

Glass houses and all that TD?

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  • 1 month later...

........... Mrs Terris said: "I would, however, like to reassure the voters of Warrington that we have not stood still while this review was underway. We have already made significant progress in a number of the areas identified by Mr Turner.

 

We have developed a detailed project plan and risk assessment for future elections and will be putting in place a thorough training programme for all staff involved in elections. A project board, chaired by me and with senior representation from across the council, will oversee all elections planning and will be ensuring that all appropriate scrutiny is focused on the electoral services function."

 

Following yesterday's WWW lead story on the failure of a candidate, in the Bruche bye-election, to successfully identify the name of the party he now belongs to are we seeing the green shoots of electoral reform in Warrington?

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