Jim Thornton's Election Blog - "what would I do about Council Tax?"

Submitted on Thu, 14/05/2009 - 9:22am

My election campaign is now in full swing and I have been contacted by a voter who wanted to know my stance on reducing council tax.  This is a difficult issue to tackle but here are my thoughts;

Time is running out for the big three

Submitted on Thu, 14/05/2009 - 9:16am

This has not been a good week for politics and politicians.  The MP's expenses row which has been simmering away for the last year has finally reached boiling point and is severely scalding our elected representatives.  It seems the public have lost faith in their MP's and whether you think this is a huge issue or is simply being blown up by the media, the fact remains that the v

Jim Thornton's Election Blog

Submitted on Thu, 07/05/2009 - 10:10am

Thank you EHP for letting me use the blog: I am standing for the County Council and hope to raise the profile of Independents as a viable alternative at local level. By law I am allowed to spend only about £1100 on the election campaign - can you help me with a couple of hours doing deliveries in Castle and Sele Wards?

Hertford’s new MIND centre gives us food for thought

Submitted on Thu, 23/04/2009 - 11:35am

Yesterday, East Herts People were lucky enough to attend the opening of the new MIND centre in Hertford, attendees included the deputy mayor Peter Ruffles and the ultimate political spin doctor, Alastair Campbell.  

I’m sick of the drama! Some issues please?

Submitted on Mon, 20/04/2009 - 4:31pm

I recently came back from a very relaxing holiday in the Lake District. Without any access to any form of media, I spent an entire week away from politics and current affairs.

Out of touch and out of ideas, clearly...

Submitted on Thu, 16/04/2009 - 4:35pm

Today's discovery of the Lib Dem councillor at Hertfordshire County Council who has rapped his manifesto from the Liberal Democrat "six to fix" policies on film and posted it on youtube is nothing short of embarrassing. (Telegra