Andy Preston

TheLodger

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This is why our roads are in such a shocking state, wasting our money on pointless press releases getting his name in the paper -about buying stuff that will never work and was told will never work, instead of spending it fixing the millions of potholes that he can avoid in his £100k 4x4.
 

TheLodger

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A certain element of the population vote for him , just like the cheat MP Stuart Bell who lived abroad for decades
This is exactly the reason people vote for certain people. Hearsay and gossip. Stuart Bell lived in the Avenue for years, his wife Lady Bell only sold and moved out that house last year, Bell regularly drank in the Little Theatre Club, and indeed did live in Middlesbrough, he worked in London like many MPs, and Bell was a useless one- especially for local issues, but contra to local rumours Bell lived in Linthorpe with his family most of his life, his wife and kids worked and schooled in Middlesbrough as well.
As I say Bell was a crap MP, but he did live in Middlesbrough and brought his family up in it, unlike Preston, who doesn't and didn't.
 

Borobarmy

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This is exactly the reason people vote for certain people. Hearsay and gossip. Stuart Bell lived in the Avenue for years, his wife Lady Bell only sold and moved out that house last year, Bell regularly drank in the Little Theatre Club, and indeed did live in Middlesbrough, he worked in London like many MPs, and Bell was a useless one- especially for local issues, but contra to local rumours Bell lived in Linthorpe with his family most of his life, his wife and kids worked and schooled in Middlesbrough as well.
As I say Bell was a crap MP, but he did live in Middlesbrough and brought his family up in it, unlike Preston, who doesn't and didn't.
I stand corrected
 

Blf

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Mistakes can happen especially in the times we are currently going through. However trying to cover it up stinks. They knew how people would react which is why they initially gave redacted information. Was this on his say so as well ? He needs to come out and tell us what's going on particularly as he stood on an honesty and openness platform.
 

TheFair86

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Basically rode in on the anti Labour train and with populist policies like “does anyone else hate crime?” And relating to boomers by promising to get tough on issues like central middlesbrough anti social behaviour / crime.

Houchen promises a lot and does a great photo op but massively inflated all these job figures and essentially got elected on teesside airport, which is now hanging around our councils necks for the foreseeable rather than being the gleaming asset that was promised.

Great campaign contribution funder tho it seems by all accounts
 

Emmersons_BrazillianDong

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Basically rode in on the anti Labour train and with populist policies like “does anyone else hate crime?” And relating to boomers by promising to get tough on issues like central middlesbrough anti social behaviour / crime.

Houchen promises a lot and does a great photo op but massively inflated all these job figures and essentially got elected on teesside airport, which is now hanging around our councils necks for the foreseeable rather than being the gleaming asset that was promised.

Great campaign contribution funder tho it seems by all accounts
And its a tactic that works because of the fact the local labour party have been so poor. The town deserves better
 
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