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David Graves (your Alderman) commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"Dear Jacqueline, As Graeme said in his initial posting, the proposal to postpone the 4-yearly Common Council elections to March 2022 was made because of concerns that the registration of voters for the 2021 Ward Lists (work on which will begin…"
Saturday
Jacqueline Swanson commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"Dear Alderman Graves Could you let us know whether you agree with the proposals to postpone the Common Council elections until 2022? And if so why? Under what circumstances would you consider submitting your letter of surrender? Many…"
Saturday
David Graves (your Alderman) commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"Graeme - this is turning into a dialogue between you and me. I think everyone reading these exchanges will realise that the chances of you and I agreeing on these issues is small to zero.  For all Graeme's intimations of secrecy, he has…"
Jul 27
Graeme Harrower commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"Alderman Graves has written in his most recent comment that: “Graeme seems to accept that a refusal [of Alderman Graves’ letter of surrender by the Court of Aldermen] could be seen as reasonable in current circumstances.” What I…"
Jul 27
David Graves (your Alderman) commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"The comments show that some people want an election asap, and dismiss in my view rather glibly the practical (and possibly legal) difficulties involved in fixing an election date in the short term (eg for a September election). I don't…"
Jul 27
Graeme Harrower commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"Alderman Graves has written in his comment on my blog that “If the election [for alderman in Cripplegate] would...cost £70,000 (as Graeme says)...”. It would not cost £70,000, and I did not say that it would. What I wrote…"
Jul 27
Sue Pearson commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"This is a very simple question about democracy.  The decision to hold any election should not be made by one  individual - particularly one who has held the office concerned, whose term has expired and who wants to be…"
Jul 27
Jacqueline Swanson commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"Alderman Graves You are being glib about a serious matter. In fact you're being extraordinarily disrespectful - what is it you are implying when you compare resident comments to buses? I spotted the blog earlier in the week but like many of my…"
Jul 26
Paul Lincoln commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"David The mayoral and GLA elections were postponed at the height of the pandemic. The decision was taken in March for elections that were due to take place in early May. It was understandable that action had to be taken quickly as there were few…"
Jul 26
David Graves (your Alderman) commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"At the risk of seeming glib about a serious matter, I wondered how long it would take for anyone to comment on Graeme Harrower's views, posted here a week ago, and after over 300 views I see two posts appearing in rapid succession today, rather…"
Jul 26
David Henderson commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"It is always instructive to see how flexibly applied is the notion of democracy when it suits a particular viewpoint. We have all been getting used to the new normal of video conferenced meetings and planning committee’s while postal voting is…"
Jul 26
Paul Lincoln commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"I am very disappointed in this decision by David Graves. I have no complaints about the work that he has done over the past six years and one of his achievements has been to make the wardmote meetings a little more open and accessible than they were…"
Jul 26
Billy Mann commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"Dear Alderman Graves While I can see the reasoning behind your decision to not submit your letter of surrender, the decision to delay due process is not yours to take. It is for the court to decide. Furthermore, your position leaves you open to the…"
Jul 26
A blog post by Graeme Harrower was featured

ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION

The election for alderman in Cripplegate Ward has been postponed.... David Graves, the alderman for Cripplegate Ward (which covers Golden Lane Estate and part of the Barbican) reached the end of his six year term of office on 17 June 2020. The archaic conventions that govern this archaic public office require that upon the expiry of the term of office of an alderman, he or she submits a “letter of surrender“ to the Lord Mayor. The letter is then placed on the “summons” (= agenda) for the next…See More
Jul 19
Graeme Harrower posted a blog post

ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION

The election for alderman in Cripplegate Ward has been postponed.... David Graves, the alderman for Cripplegate Ward (which covers Golden Lane Estate and part of the Barbican) reached the end of his six year term of office on 17 June 2020. The archaic conventions that govern this archaic public office require that upon the expiry of the term of office of an alderman, he or she submits a “letter of surrender“ to the Lord Mayor. The letter is then placed on the “summons” (= agenda) for the next…See More
Jul 19
Graeme Harrower commented on Sue Pearson's blog post THE LATEST ON COLPAI WORKING HOURS
"I am responding to Alderman Graves’ comment below. His “newsflash” that ISG’s request to extend its working hours on the COLPAI site had been turned down was posted five days after…"
Jun 5

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ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION

Posted on July 19, 2020 at 19:30 13 Comments

The election for alderman in Cripplegate Ward has been postponed....
 
David Graves, the alderman for Cripplegate Ward (which covers Golden Lane Estate and part of the Barbican) reached the end of his six year term of office on 17 June 2020.
 
The archaic conventions that govern this archaic public office require that upon the expiry of the term of office of an alderman, he or she submits a “letter of…
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CITY CORPORATION’S PROPAGANDA AGAINST GOLDEN LANE

Posted on May 11, 2020 at 14:56 0 Comments

Below is the text of an email that I sent today to all members of the Court of Common Council (the City Corporation’s elected governing body). It covers two subjects.

 

First, it satirises the lack of democracy in the City Corporation. As 80% of members of the Court of Common Council are elected mainly by tiny numbers of generally uninterested business voters - a system unique to the City - the Corporation cannot claim to be a democratic institution. For background, see…

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CITY CORPORATION CONTINUES TO FAIL RESIDENTS

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 16:12 2 Comments

QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS

On Friday 24 April, in a live streamed virtual meeting of the City Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, the Chair was asked questions about the Corporation allowing non-essential construction work to restart on one of its own developments within touching distance of its own densely populated Golden Lane estate.

 

For the background, see:…

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THE LORD MAYOR AND THE ELEPHANT

Posted on March 8, 2020 at 16:53 0 Comments



A previous post The Last Word…Standards Committee Climb Down and Spin illustrates how the City Corporation spins its mistakes into achievements. It’s done it again. Here’s a press release announcing a reform of the selection process for the Lord Mayor: …

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