Friday, 19 February 2010

James Purnell to stand down as MP


Former cabinet minister James Purnell has announced he will leave Parliament at the general election.

The MP Stalybridge and Hyde, Greater Manchester, said it was a "difficult decision", but he did not want to spend "all my life in frontline politics".

Mr Purnell, who has been an MP since 2001, is also leading a project on the future of the Left for the think-tank Demos.

In a statement, the 39-year-old said: "I have been proud to represent the people of Stalybridge and Hyde. And this has been an extremely difficult decision to make. But I have decided that I no longer wish to be an MP.

Peter Robinson, chairman of the Stalybridge and Hyde Constituency Labour Party, said: "Over the past nine years James has been an outstanding Member of Parliament, who has been instrumental in bringing many benefits to the people of Stalybridge and Hyde...

"We understand completely the reasons for James' resignation and we wish him every success in the future.

"His commitment and determination have been greatly valued by members of the local Labour Party, as well as in the wider constituency.

"He has achieved a great deal and he will be a hard act to follow."

Mr Purnell was a researcher for Mr Blair from 1992 to 1994 and worked as head of corporate planning at the BBC from 1995 to 1997.

The general election is expected to take place on 6 May. BBC News

Does this mean Kieran Quinn can at last get an opportunity to stand for parliament in what is still possibly a winnable seat? Tameside Citizen

64 comments:

No Bubble and Squeak tonight Beryl said...

Seriously, can you imagine the damage Bubble (Quinn) and Squeak (Taylor) would do to this borough if they got the top jobs? Roy may be disagreeable and cantankerous at times, but he is a highly educated professional. Bubble & Squeak are the opposite; they would turn Tameside into a laughing stock with two years.

Tameside Eye said...

Haha! Wouldn't surprise me if Kieran is wanting Stalybridge & Hyde... Perhaps they may say yes to him?

Remember...

2001: Kieran tried for Ashton. The local Labour Party said no.
2005: Kieran tried for Denton & Reddish. The local Labour Party said no.
2007: Kieran tried for Lancaster & Fleetwood. The local Labour Party said NO!

If Roy does win his ward. I do think he will stay on as leader as more people turn up from other constituencies tell Kieran to fuck off.

Tameside Eye said...

On a serious note. I will be getting a bottle of champagne celebrating James Purnell's departure from Tameside. Good riddance!

Scum of the Earth who has bled the public purse dry as a career politician greasing his way up the political ladder.

This is a fantastic day for Tameside politics. Tameside Labour is in MELTDOWN. They are split over who wants to lead them and now their MP has called it quits. All before the elections!

good riddance to bad rubbish said...

Great analysis from Tameside Eye. Labour are broken and divided, with a big Conservative push we could witness the breaking of the Labour straglehold on power in this borough.

Anonymous said...

Thank F@@@ for that.

Odin said...

Purnell was in the pay of the bandit state of Israel through his involvement and chairmanship of the odious Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) lobbying group.

Good riddance to the Shabbez Goy.

Duki Blue said...

I think the Conservatives should abandon the Dukinfield seat challenge for West to take on the Labour Mafia!

Old Labour said...

No, that would harm your campaign. the more players in the game gives you a better chance of coming through the middle to snatch a last minute winner. Your voters are loyal and believe in what your Party stands for. My old party relies on habitual voters who vote Labour without even knowing why. These are a dying breed now and many times we have won through extra curricular activities involving postal votes. Your best chance of getting elected is by talking to the people of your ward and making sure they are aware of the betrayal exacted upon them by the Labour Party and their local councillors. You must let the electorate know they are in it for the money and power - not the people f your ward.

Won't be missed said...

Purnell was out canvassing the week before last and got the full force of what people think of him, New Labour and the expenses scandal in general. That's when he knew he didn't have a cat in hell's chance of winning. Good riddance to placemen and careerists who know nothing about the Borough.
Labour are coming apart at the seams locally and nationally.

Anonymous said...

Labour are united bhind who they want the leader to be. Kieran Quinn. Apparently people are terrified to admit this so most members are telling Roy they're voting for Roy when they have no intention.

In terms of the Labour Candidate for Stalybridge and Hyde, Rob Adlard's arguments don't have prayer.

Labour's candidate will beat every single one with poise and intelligence.

When willing James Purnell to step down, be careful what you wish for...

Split to the core said...

There is no candidate so stop bluffing.

Conservative Landslide 2010 said...

Rob will the next MP for Stalybridge & Hyde and it wont be a day too soon.

Epic Beard Man said...

This guy is hero. We need an EBM to deal with the thugs of Tameside.

Claire said...
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Anonymous said...

Epic Beard Man What a Man of the moment. Just shows you don't know who you are messing with.

Odin said...

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/elections/results/general05

Can't really see the Tories overcoming an 8000+ majority especially as their candidate - Aslord - is an inexperienced opportunist with even fewer principles than the thief and Israeli lobbyist James Purnell.

another own goal said...

Come on own up which thick twat decided to leaflet Dukinfield from the BNP with the three Labour councillors photos and names all over it.

Anonymous said...

No candidate has been selected but the local Party are uniting behind a young Councillor from Longdendale.

The central attack in Rob's leaflets was that he would live in the constituency...

Hmmmm I wonder who Stalybridge and Hyde Labour Party can find to make mincemeat out of Adlard.

Anyone notice how the Tameside patient on the Tory leaflet resembles Gareth Quinn?

Maybe he was in for a gastric band.

Watch this said...

Good video, may explain the Advertisers stance.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to one of the greatest expense scammers of them all. The best contribution Purnell can now make to political and public life is to get out of it altogether and leave everyone alone. I'm not surprised Tameside Eye's been on the champers, let's face it he was one of the voices in the wilderness who warned for years about what a self-serving waste of space Purnell REALLY is. I raise my glass to you Tameside Eye.

UKIP/BNP voter said...

Watch the UKIP video and you will understand what the British people are up against. UKIP and the BNP should put aside their minor differences and merge.

tonydj said...

FACT,

In the last (2008)council election if the votes cast in the 8 wards* which make up the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency are counted we see a total of 9143 cast for Conservative candidates and 8702 for Labour.

*Dukinfield: Labour win 1266 to 584
Duk/Staly Tory win 1022 to 1288

Hyde Godley Lab win 1926 to 733
H-Newton Lab win 1124 to 732
H-Werneth Tory win 1238 to 1821

L/dale Lab win 1316 to 1057

Staly Nth Tory win 1115 to 1159
Staly Sth tory win 596 to 1771

It's wide open!

SET YOUR ALARM CLOCK FOR 2012 said...

The Government are the people who are supposed to look after our welfare and future . . our childrens future and well being . . .

But incase anybody has never noticed - our so called Government has actually been hijacked by Criminals and Terrorists ( TRILLIONAIRE BANKERS - ROTHSCHILD & THE ROCKEFELLER CLAN ) . . who pull the strings for these feeble, pathetic power hungry democrats - who run our countries ... well they are just fucking puppets who are doing their best to destroy the way we live and the future of mankind as we know or knew it !

THE ROTHSCHILD & ROCKEFELLER CLAN OWN AND CONTROL THIS EARTH . . and have done for a long time -
Check it out for yourself

Orgreave Veteran said...

Have you read the nonsense in today's News of the World about the British Neo-Nazis who intend to create the Fourth Reich in Britain. Utterly pathetic! You can tell the Murdoch press are doing their bit for race relations by tying to compare a bunch of harmless 'Nutzi' dreamers to the real menace of Islamist fanatics.

Anonymous said...

Tonydj, Dukinfield is in Denton and Reddish constituency. Think you mean Mossley. That's the eighth Stalybridge and Hyde ward.

one who knows said...

The photo is actually of American C18 members based in Texas. There are videos of the same people on YouTube. Typical misinformation from the state press.

Lord Pendry's big eared butler said...

So who is the replacement Labour PPC for Stalybridge & Hyde?

Labour party announcement said...

We can officially announce that the Labour PPC for Stalybridge and Hyde is Sean Parker-Perry. Sean is a very capable young man and should he be elected, he will serve his constituents to the best of his ability.

Peter Robinson
Chairman; Stalybridge and Hyde Labour party.

Roy Oldham said...

SHIT HAPPENS No matter how powerful you may think you are.

Tameside Eye said...

If that is true, then Fiona Pendry should stand as an independent Labour candidate.

Peoples Court said...

Read this in the Telegraph and this in the mail for definitive proof that Labour really are a party traitors. The BNP were 100% about these bastards all along. One day the guilty will hang - mark my words!

Anonymous said...

(VOTE BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY)

The End Is Nigh! said...

Riots by Third World immigrants in Italy have refocussed attention on the fact that the invasion to which Britain is being subjected is a Europe-wide phenomenon which needs addressing at international level.

According to reports, Italy has “witnessed bouts of violence involving immigrants that seem to be lifted straight from Hollywood films.”

Africans — large numbers of whom are illegal immigrants who invaded Italy by boat — were removed from Rosarno in southern Italy last month following an outbreak of rioting, while more recently disturbances between North Africans and South Americans in Milan have left cars and business burned.

At least one man — an Egyptian — has been killed in the disturbances in Milan, sparked off by conflicts between the different groups of Third World colonisers.

Patrick J. Buchanan said...

Applies to Britain too.

say no to animal torture said...

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election time is coming said...

This is one of the many things you can thank Labour for.

concentric circles said...

Forget Enoch Powell, this was the true visionary genius.

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Anonymous said...

Roy Oldham We are on your side.

tonydj said...

Councillor Oldham claims that "We are being robbed by a conspiracy of international financiers" and that "It doesn't matter who wins the election they will still rob us" at the last council meeting.

Then suddenly he faces a hugh challange to his leadership.

Hmmmmmm coincidence or conspiracy??

Anonymous said...

On the ball above vey good point of truth there.

London Girl said...

Why have they turned London into a Multi-Cultural Shite hole?

Death to traitors said...

Because there are votes in it.

Reimer said...

"Anonymous Patrick J. Buchanan said...

Applies to Britain too.

24/02/2010 02:32 "

This country's ruling caste seem to see hitching us to the US ruling caste's schemes as the only way to ensure that they have a desirable economically-viable domian to preside over (regardless of its population being replaced)

R

Nationalist said...

The utter corruption and dishonesty of the media, who are now no more than bought and paid for whores, and the apathy, ignorance, gutlessness and low intelligence of an increasing number of the public are the two main reasons why 'the ruling caste' continue to hold sway for the time being.

Floating voter said...

I was talking to a local pensioner yesterday who has lived locally all his life. He described Purnell as an absolute waste of space who was only out for himself, and the worst MP we've ever had.
I certainly can't think of one who was so universally unpopular even BEFORE the recent expenses scandal.

Anonymous said...

you must have been talking to Lord Tom

Anonymous said...

you must have been talking to Lord Tom

Crime Lord said...

Well it wasn't Lord Sheldon, his word's worth spit. Have the Police got onto him yet?

Anonymous said...

Please no more questions to Councillor John Taylor about a possible prison sentence against his name.
Thank You.

?????????????????? said...

Tt's time to end corruption, kick out Labour.

Turning Japanese said...

What is it with all this Japanese text links you are posting Roy?

Not turnng Japanese said...

No not me the Japanese.

Joe Black said...

Why have my people been persecuted so much down the channels of history? See link on Joe Black.
Thanks Zion.

red dawn said...

stalybridge red army alert 25 plus members decend on all of north and south check out jt blog site

the tories are shitting themsleves

Anonymous said...

jt is an ex con

Anonymous said...

Jackie Lane will win Duki by at least 600 votes dream on you Tories and BNP Labour will retain all its seats and take at least one extra one, what work have you done in the last year, just a bit Less than F.A

Night Watch said...

Yeah but you've got to work because you know your Party is so widely hated. You'd better pray for the lowest possible turnout.

private and confidential said...

Mr West ask the Labour people to show you their latest canvass and private poll results, The BNP are neck and neck with Labour in Dukinfield ward they will soon be importing dozens of party workers from all over Manchester to help them.

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Please follow the link in blue said...

private and confidential thanks for the info, it makes difference to me what these Labour crooks do o say, I know what they are. John Taylor sent the police to my house last local elections to intimidate me. They are corrupt and traitors to the values of old Labour. They are only concerned with the thousands in their pockets that they claim back each year from the public purse. Wild/Taylor/Lane all want to make sure that they keep riding on the council gravy train.

private and confidential said...

Mr West if the Tories don't stand you could win the Duky ward it looks like the Greens wont be standing again so there are 500 votes floating about the Liberal don't stand in the ward any more.
Labour had a large team out all yesterday leafleting and canvassing all because of the survey they had done and their canvass returns extra resources are being ploughed into the ward.

Labour Out said...

If the canvassing returns were good why would Labour be sweating so much?

Son of John Snow said...

You can all stay at home now looks like the General and council elections will be on the same day 6th May, a Labour landslide is on the cards.
Extra toilet paper needed for the Tories in Werneth, Staly South, and Hurst wards, Mossley break away group also in for a bad night.