We often quote the “Westley Lies” about Aughton residents because it was a brilliant Champion news story. And slur? It defined, set the tone for Westley. He didn’t defend it, how could he when a hall full of residents for the Aughton Parish meeting heard it?
WLBC archive minutes confirm Westley was instrumental in outsourcing, ie selling off, the Borough leisure services to Serco. Can it get any worse than that? Well, yes, it can. His cage was recently rattled again, and histrionics and irrationality appeared in spades!
From QLocal. The borough [Conservative] party leader [Westley] told QLocal this afternoon “I was delighted with the outcome of what was a hard fought campaign. Not only did we make two strategically important gains but we were also successful in getting four new candidates elected in existing Conservative wards.
“And Denise Hirrell was an excellent local candidate who cares passionately about her community and its environment. Well known locally, Denise fought off the usual negative campaign from an independent and successfully gained the seat from Labour with a very good majority”.
There must be evidence for this claim of “caring passionately about her community and its environment”? She cared enough to apply to become a property developer right in the middle of it.
Perhaps it comes, above, in the WLBC Planning case 2015/0722/OUT received 10 July 2015 and REFUSED 1 December 2015. There was a scathing “Justification for refusal” by John Harrison “Despite the requirements of Paras 186-195 of the National Planning Policy Framework it has not been possible to reach a positive agreed solution through the Council’s adopted and published procedures, which advise that pre-application advice should be sought prior to the submission of an application. This application was submitted without the applicant/agent having entered into meaningful pre-application discussions in relation to the planning policies and material considerations that apply to the proposal and the development shows insufficient regard to the policy requirements as detailed in the reasons above”.
“No meaningful pre-application discussions” and “insufficient regard to the policy requirements”. And that record might well be thrown back in the Tory faces in the Council Chamber in due course.
And the “usual negative campaign from an independent”? The Independent candidate simply proved his record of seven years service to his Halsall parish and community. But the political party machines invariably turn the public into believing the expensive glossy bullshit. If that gets up the Westley nostrils it’s because it is true, at least of his local party.
From the elected Tory.