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M268 - Motion on the Knight's Hill By-election Watch

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    This might also be an indication that we need to make sure all candidates are aware of this requirement before standing.
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    I'm sure this was an innocent mistake ('innocent' here meaning, I assume she knew she was in the wrong, but no harm done aside from the £10,000 price tag). Even so, this isn't the taxpayer's fault.

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    It seems very negligent for a council employee to fail to declare any conflicts of interest.
    Therefore, it seems only fair the individual is liable for any costs this by-election creates.
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    Abstain. How can we blame this on Labour? Maybe she was deliberate enough to conceal her employment status. Further investigation is necessary to decide whether she should pay all the 10k or some of it, the rest to be paid by the party.
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    (Original post by arminb)
    Abstain. How can we blame this on Labour? Maybe she was deliberate enough to conceal her employment status. Further investigation is necessary to decide whether she should pay all the 10k or some of it, the rest to be paid by the party.
    If this was an honest mistake (as I firmly believe it was - there's no real benefit from this crime, it was a technicality) then she didn't mislead Labour but instead the Party neglected to check the rules so to speak. She'll still be Labour's candidate in the by-election so clearly the party don't think she deceived them.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    If this was an honest mistake (as I firmly believe it was - there's no real benefit from this crime, it was a technicality) then she didn't mislead Labour but instead the Party neglected to check the rules so to speak. She'll still be Labour's candidate in the by-election so clearly the party don't think she deceived them.
    But she still needs to pay some of that money. Why did she join the party if she knew she wasn't allowed to? Even if she didn't know this still doesn't lift the blame. She had a duty to check if she's eligible. So did the party administration, of course.
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    (Original post by arminb)
    But she still needs to pay some of that money. Why did she join the party if she knew she wasn't allowed to? Even if she didn't know this still doesn't lift the blame. She had a duty to check if she's eligible. So did the party administration, of course.
    Well that's obviously a small disagreement. It boils down to the fact that I think its the Party's responsibility and you may think it is her own. After all she was eligible to join the party but the party weren't allowed to make her their candidate.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    New Labour was doing fine controlling the deficit until the banking crisis. Bailing out those banks was controversial but ultimately necessary to prevent an even greater calamity. Imo, its the banks who owe us for that one.


    ^Graph showing national debt.
    Ignoring the fact that it's not relevant to your OP, that is debt and not the fiscal deficit.

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    With regards to the motion, i abstain. I'm sure the electoral commission has procedures in place.

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    This is in cessation.
    Apologies, did not read that until page 2.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    With regards to the motion, i abstain. I'm sure the electoral commission has procedures in place.



    Apologies, did not read that until page 2.
    Drat, I should have locked this.
 
 
 
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