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Some Changes In The Romford Conservatives

Lorraine Moss
I am sure that most of our regular posters will recall that back in 2014, there were quite a few Romford Cllr's that were deselected.  I am aware that 2 of my local Cllr's  have been de selected.  I am rather surprised as one of them Cllr Wendy Brice Thompson is a current cabinet member.  I would have thought that the fact that someone is chosen for a position like this would suggest that they are more experienced.

It would seem that there is a new team for Romford Town now.  Cllr Joshua Chapman remains and there are now 2 new members.  One of them I recognise as Judith Holt, I am not sure who the other lady is.  Please see https://www.facebook.com/romfordtown.conservatives.1.

There has also been some changes in Hylands Ward I understand that Cllr Gary Pain is not in the new line up and there is also a lady called Maggie and Cieron White.  I am not sure if the current ward Cllr Carol Smith is part of the new team.

Squirrels Heath looks like the same line up.


Back in 2013, the Conservatives made a big announcement back in July of that year about their "Team 21"  please see below, this is one of my posts from back then;

Jul 02, 2013; 8:31pm Re: Tories night of the long knives
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From The Romford Conservative Website

"Conservative Team 21" launched to win in 2014

Monday, 1 July, 2013
Today, the Romford Conservative Association has launched its campaign to win all twenty one council seats in next year’s Local Council Elections, to be held on Thursday 22nd May 2014.

“Conservative Team 21” – are the team of candidates who have been chosen by party members who live in the wards where candidates were selected.  From today, they are commencing the campaign to keep all seven wards Conservative in next May’s elections.  Winning all twenty one seats in Romford is crucial to ensure the return of a Conservative Council!

The new Conservative line-up across the Romford wards include local people of all ages, backgrounds and origins.  Some have years of experience as local councillors, others have a record of working for the local community and represent a new generation of young politicians in Havering.

They include six women candidates; five of Commonwealth ancestry; four under the age of thirty; three from the local business sector; and twelve currently serving councillors (two of whom have been invited to stand for the ward in which they both live).

These include most prominently, the Leader of Havering Council, Cllr. Michael White; the Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Linda Trew and the Greater London Assembly Member, Cllr. Roger Evans A.M., as well as Cllr. Melvin Wallace (former Mayor); Cllr. Wendy Brice-Thompson (former Mayor); Cllr. Osman Dervish; Cllr. Robby Misir; Cllr. Damian White; Cllr. Frederick Thompson; and Cllr. Garry Pain.

The full list of candidates, who were formally selected (or have been invited to be candidates*) on Sunday 30th June 2013, following general meetings of party members from each ward, were as follows:

Brooklands Ward (Rush Green, Crowlands and Lower Mawneys)

VIDDY PERSUAD

Manager of a local enterprise based in Romford, Trustee of a Hindu charity; and has lived in Romford for over thirty years.

CLLR. MICHAEL ARMSTRONG *

Local councillor since 2002; and has lived in Brooklands Ward since he moved to Romford.

CLLR. ROBERT BENHAM *

Served as councillor for Brooklands Ward since 2006; has lived in Rush Green all his life; and has been an active campaigner in the area for ten years.

 

Havering Park Ward (Collier Row, Chase Cross and Havering-atte-Bower)

JOHN CROWDER

A long standing local businessman, having built and operated the Pinewoods Public House within Havering Park; a great supporter of local charities including Rotary; and has lived in Romford for over forty years.

MEG DAVIS

Has lived in Collier Row for many years; works at a local Christian based school in Chase Cross; is an active member of the Immanuel Church; and an active campaigner for the people of Havering-atte-Bower and Collier Row.

SANDY TANNER

Has been active in politics for most of his life; has worked for Parliamentarians in both the United Kingdom and Australia; and is an enthusiastic campaigner for protecting the green belt and conservation issues.

 

Hylands Ward (Hornchurch)

CLLR. ROGER EVANS A.M.

Currently councillor for Elm Park Ward (next to Hylands); has represented Havering on the Greater London Assembly since 2000; and is an advocate for cutting crime and improving public transport.

CLLR. GARRY PAIN

Currently councillor for the St. Andrew’s Ward (next to Hylands); was elected to Havering Council in 2010; and works tirelessly for all the people of Hornchurch all year round.

CAROL SMITH

An active campaigner for the Conservative Party for over thirty years; has lived in Havering all her life and is dedicated to serving the local community in Hornchurch.

 

 

Mawneys (Upper Mawneys and Collier Row)

JASON FROST

Was born in Romford and has lived in Collier Row his entire life; works at the Catholic Club in Collier Row; went to Marshalls Park School; and has campaigned for the Conservative Party for many years.

DILIP PATEL

A local shop keeper in Collier Row Lane; active in support of local good causes in the Collier Row area; strongly believes in tougher immigration controls for the U.K.; and wants to contribute something back to the local community.

CLLR. LINDA TREW

Currently serving as councillor for Mawneys Ward and Deputy Mayor of Havering, plays a key role in the Collier Row Community Group and other community organisations, such as the Friends of King George’s Playing Field.

 

Pettits (Rise Park, Gidea Park, Marshalls Park and Collier Row)

PHILIPPA CROWDER

Well known local businesswomen; lives in Gidea Park, devotes her spare time to volunteering for local charities and supporting the Conservative Party.

CLLR. OSMAN DERVISH

Havering’s youngest councillor since 2010; went to Marshalls Park and Parklands schools, both in Pettits Ward; currently Chairman of the Crime & Disorder Scrutiny Committee; and has wide experience of politics and local issues in Romford.

CLLR. ROBBY MISIR

Elected to Havering Council in 2006; served Pettits Ward for last four years; lives in Gidea Park with his wife Geeta and their two daughters.

 

Romford Town Ward (Romford Town Centre, Marshalls Park, Gidea Park, Park Lane and Waterloo Estate)

CLLR. WENDY BRICE-THOMPSON

A member of the Conservative Party in Romford for around forty years; former Mayor of Havering having represented Romford Town Ward (formerly St. Edwards) since 1998; and is committed to improving social care services for the vulnerable and elderly in Havering.

JOSHUA CHAPMAN

A local resident, living in Stanley Avenue, Gidea Park (within Romford Town Ward) all of his life; Chairman of Romford Conservative Future (Young Conservatives); a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; has also been a volunteer to help less fortunate teenagers become involved in the arts to lift their self-confidence.

CLLR. FREDERICK THOMPSON

A local councillor for Romford Town Ward since 2002; a Conservative Party stalwart and activist since the 1960s; and is currently Chairman of the Governance Committee of Havering Council.

 

Squirrels Heath Ward (Gidea Park, Heath Park, Ardleigh Green)

CLLR. MELVIN WALLACE

Has served on Havering Council for seven years; has lived in Gidea Park, within Squirrels Heath Ward, for over forty years with his wife Joan; was the Mayor of Havering from 2011-2012; and is a Patron of St. Francis Hospice.

CLLR. DAMIAN WHITE

Lives in Gidea Park, within Squirrels Heath Ward; has been a local Conservative activist in the area for over ten years; and is currently Editor of the Squirrels Heath Newsletter.  Damian is known for being one of the hardest working councillors in Havering.

CLLR. MICHAEL WHITE

Has served as Leader of Havering Council since 2004; has been personally responsible for steering Havering through a period of reform to ensure that the council tax has been kept low; and has been the local councillor for Squirrels Heath Ward (formerly Heath Park) since 1998.

 

Chairman of the Local Government Committee of the Romford Conservative Association, Miss Judith Holt, said:

"We are highly pleased with and have much confidence in our "Conservative Team '21”. Our twenty-one candidates, selected by local party members, combine experience with youth and will bring a wealth of contrasting abilities and skills into Havering Council should they be successful in the election next May. They have pledged to work hard and as a united team, to better the lives of local people. We believe we have the best team to win all twenty-one seats in the Romford constituency and help keep a Conservative administration in Havering Council. We would like at this time to thank the retiring Conservative councillors for all their work over the years and wish them all well for the future."

Andrew Rosindell M.P., Member of Parliament for Romford, said:

“Today, the Conservative Party in Romford will begin the fight to ensure that each and every council seat in Romford remains Conservative.  I believe that local party members have chosen a winning team of candidates in “Conservative Team 21”!  They will get my full and enthusiastic support during the coming months as we build up to next year’s local elections.  I want to ensure that Romford and Havering remain Conservative, so that have a strong foundation to go on and win the General Election the following year, securing a Conservative majority in Parliament for our Prime Minister, David Cameron.  Our new team of candidates in Romford will work with me to achieve just that!”

 

 

Photograph 1

Conservative Team 21 celebrate their formal selection as Conservative candidates at Party H.Q., “Margaret Thatcher House, in Romford on Sunday 30th June 2013.

Photograph 2

Cllr. Wendy Brice-Thompson and Cllr. Frederick Thompson welcome new candidate, Joshua Chapman to the Romford Town Conservative team.

Photograph 3

Home Secretary, The Rt. Hon. Theresa May M.P. congratulates the new Pettits Conservative team, Cllr. Osman Dervish, Philippa Crowder and Cllr. Robby Misir on Saturday evening in London.

Photograph 4

Cllr. Roger Evans A.M. and Carol Smith, looking forward to campaigning for the people of Hylands.

Photograph 5

Andrew Rosindell M.P. offers his support to Viddy Persaud, the new Conservative candidate for Brooklands.

Photograph 6

Local Collier Row Shopkeeper, Dilip Patel, looking forward to starting work as the new Conservative candidate for Mawneys.

Photograph 7

Meg Davis from Collier Row, ready to take up the challenge of representing the people of Havering Park.

Photograph 8

Cllr. Michael White (Leader of Havering Council), together with his new Squirrels Heath team colleagues, Cllr. Melvin Wallace and Cllr. Damian White, meeting  The Rt. Hon. Theresa May M.P. (Home Secretary)and Andrew Rosindell M.P.

Photograph 9

The new team for Collier Row, Chase Cross, and Havering-atte-Bower (Havering Park Ward), John Crowder, Meg Davis and Sandy Tanner, with Andrew Rosindell M.P., Member of Parliament for Romford who represented Chase Cross when he was on Havering Council himself between 1990 and 2002.




There were some changes to the above.  I wonder why there has been no announcement this time?  However, I am sure those of us that live in Romford will soon be aware once the leaflets start coming through the door.
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Lorraine the one you don't recognise is Nisha Patel she is Cllr Dillip Patel's wife. She stood for the Conservatives in Redbridge in 2014.


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Keep it in the family then!
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Which Cllr White is that Mr H?
If you are referring to our esteemed ex council leader Michael yeah austerity really affected him.
£600,000 grand plus lined his pocket in his 10 years of misrule plus god knows how much in brownies and freebies.
Now thats what I dont call austerity.
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You might well have seen this Mr H from You Tube posted by our very own Lorraine but this shows what a deceitful bare faced liar he was and how a fellow Havering citizen rumbled him in the old ask the cabinet sessions.
Thanks for correcting me about the amount he officially trousered in his time as our esteemed leader but how much he received in brownies freebies would surely put his income in the seven figures easily.
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bellend
I would like to suggest a few changes, but where to start?
If we learn from our mistakes, why aint I a genius, If you educate the masses where's the advantage for the few?

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CLLR. WENDY BRICE-THOMPSON

A member of the Conservative Party in Romford for around forty years; former Mayor of Havering having represented Romford Town Ward (formerly St. Edwards) since 1998; and is committed to improving social care services for the vulnerable and elderly in Havering.

Now this ones a classic.
Her contribution to the welfare of the elderly and infirmed was to cut the meals on wheels service.
This was sneaked in without a full council vote because if it had been I doubt it would have got through.
I e-mailed her at the back end of 2015 to express my contempt at this decision and she reassured me that the most needy would not go without a hot meal.
I placed an FOI request to ascertain what provision had been made and was advised that a company called Sedexo were now looking after meals on wheels.
I Googled Sedexo and the company does not exist so I assumed it to be Sodexo.
I contacted Sodexo and they advised me they have no agreement with Havering council to provide any meals on wheels service and would only take on such a contract if they supplied to everyone and not just to individuals.
Aka those who really need the service were left high and dry with a big two finger salute from Bryce-Thompson and the cabinet dirtbags.
Well lets hope she doesn't need this service in her old age and the same two finger salute to her soon to be ex councillor Bryce-Thompson!
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bellend
well she wont, will she, these services are for the poor of society not those who have had a life on inflated allowances.
If we learn from our mistakes, why aint I a genius, If you educate the masses where's the advantage for the few?

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Every year the residents of Havering contribute a minimum of £60,000 to the Thompson household.

That beats working for living........
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A few years ago I went to one of Andrew Rossindels surgeries in Romford Library and as soon as I sat down he said:

"I suppose you are going to raise councillor allowances."

I said no, it is another issue, but as you have brought the subject up we can discuss them.

Wendy Brice Thompson was sitting next to our MP and she said:

"if I didn't get those allowances I would have to get a job."

My wife said:

"God forbid you would have to get a job".

Andrew Rossindel said:

"I am sure Wendy doesn't mean it like that."

My wife said:

"Oh yes she does"

This is one of the advantages of having a voice record app on your phone.
We haven't inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children.
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Just about sums up most of the politicians that represent Havering Council and most other Authorities around the country I would suspect.Whatever happened to the people that wanted to represent their local communities instead of lining their pockets at the taxpayers expense.
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Fred that disappeared in 2006 when Cllr Michael White introduced the cabinet system and the London Councils members allowance scheme. At the time of introduction Haverings councillors were the highest paid in the country and Havering was the worst performing council in the GLA. All 54 councillors voted to introduce this system and allowance scheme.

In 2006 the basic allowance was set at £9,255 and the leaders allowance was £39,150

In 2007 Cllr White increased the basic allowance to £9,964 and the leaders allowance to £51,191 Yes Cllr White awarded himself a 27% pay increase in 1 year.

The following year Cllr White and the other 53 of them awarded themselves another increase and the basic allowance went to £10,208

In two years they gave themselves a 30% pay increase.

Parasite - noun - An organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense.

Sum's them up to a T
We haven't inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children.
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Should add Cllr Roger Ramsey is also in receipt of £5,250 pa from London Councils. Mind you we shouldn't moan as Cllr White was on £10,000 pa from this quango that we are paying for.

Local Authority

London Councils

Greater London Authority

74 London MP's in Westminster

Parasites is a good word.
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One hell of a post Phil. There's no difference between the greedy Wendy and the examples of "benefit scroungers" which The Mail loves so much. The Mail should do a piece on her. Your post also raises the question - how employable are most councillors? Could they hack it in the real world? My experience is that a significant number are actually dysfunctional. Pathological liars, egocentric greedy windbags. I cringe when I hear modern politicians say how they went into politics to help people. They say that, but all their actions show that they go into politics to feather their nests. There are of course some councillors who role-model unselfish/community-minded behaviours, but they are in the minority.

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Thankfully not for much longer.