Posted by: westlancashirerecord | November 22, 2017

The Councillor Who Stayed Out In The Cold

 The picture shown by Aughton & Downholland Cllr Sam Currie, who admits to being a “Relatively dull individual” as though that is a surprise in Aughton. He’s tweeted his response to the re-opening of Parbold Library as “Congratulations to the 2 Parbold Borough Cllrs who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. The pre-election Conservative pledge was to reopen libraries and that is exactly what is happening”. No mention of LCC Cllr Paul Greenall, a Tory until he was approached in the toilets at LCC for you know what.

And LCC states “Cllr May Blake @Westlancsbc & County Cllr Peter Buckley,Cabinet Member for Community & Cultural Services officially reopen #Parbold library with Jayne Chambers, Library Officer on #OurDay”.

But there, seen at the centre back, was Cllr Greenall and his wife, because he had also worked tirelessly to make this happen. As he tweeted “In May I was elected on a pledge to help re-open Parbold Library. The Library opened its doors this morning. #PledgeHonoured…A great result for Parbold and the local area. Well done to all who helped make this happen”.

No exceptions for him, no party whip to influence his gratitude. It’s the common sense and honesty of independence from the party mob. There should be more of it.


  1. How strange that the Conservatives are quick to herald such wonderful successes when it is THEIR national government that is starving local councils of money and in general screwing us all over.

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