Friday, 27 November 2009

OSCAR, CLLR HUGHES AND THE CONSERVATIVES

After an article appeared on Thoughts of Oscar today...
http://thoughtsofoscar.blogspot.com/search/label/Cllr%20Chris%20Hughes

... in which he criticises Councillor Chris Hughes for his comments one has to wonder if Councillor Hughes will actually name the Council Officer who made the comment he referred to, or is it, once again, more Labour spin and deceit? The local Conservatives have remained remarkably quiet about it, perhaps, like me they missed the original article..... http://www.northwalesweeklynews.co.uk/conwy-county-news/local-conwy-news/2009/11/19/huge-cuts-planned-at-conwy-council-55243-25200572/

When Councillors make such claims they should, at least, be able to substantiate them; which, once again, begs the question why haven’t the Conservatives been demanding answers from Councillor Hughes, are they scared of taking on the might of Councillor Hughes or was he speaking the truth? If the Conservatives wish to hide behind a wall of silence then so be it but if Councillor Hughes was using deceit then, surely, this would be the ideal opportunity for the Conservatives to gain Brownie points with the electorate, they must question his comments or appear weak and powerless.
If they need ammunition to fire at Councillor Hughes they could also ask him why he remains as Chairman of The Friends of the Pier Society; having not called a meeting in over three and a half years and closed down the meeting called by the membership to remove him. Even I can give them that information and the society’s Secretary’s details for confirmation.

Not long ago Oscar was thinking of calling it a day and packing-in blogging, what I think he failed to realise was just how much information he puts into the public domain that would otherwise remain unheard of or commented on. His blog is a mine of information that anyone of us can tap into; his decision to continue, undoubtedly, caused a few Councillors to groan out aloud, after this I think Councillor Hughes might be one of them.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This Blog really does reflect what Colwyn Bay is all about - A Weeping Bloody Hollow. A back woods for the privilaged, who maintain their egos at the expense of the ordinary phlebs. The whole motley crew that make up the council must fast forward and remove themselves. It becomes more sickening by the day with the back- stabbing with knives of butter, this farce must end. The main qualification for standing as a councillor in future must be one who is unemployed not retired and no self serving business men and hobbyists. In other words true representatives from the majority.
Imogen Wong - Active Member NUS

Anonymous said...

I am to understand that Chris Hughes the Councillor is to face a standards enquiry.

Councillor John Oddy said...

Anon 02.25,
If that is correct then you are better informed than I am. May I ask where you got this information?

Anonymous said...

It is true what you say about Hughes and the pier having had dealings with him I can say he is a nasty little man I admit I voted for him but would never do it again I thought all you councillor stuck together anyway

Councillor John Oddy said...

Anon 01.38,
When it comes to Councillors I believe I’m a bit of an exception to the rule.
I have heard other people complain about Chris Hughes, what was is your complaint about him?
In regards to the Pier I know I am correct, both members and the Society’s Secretary told me about it.