Sunday, 3 August 2014

Cllr Sam Fletcher 'Not A Politician'

Cllr Fletcher has been making his electors, members of CF and his UKIP collogues laugh again by proclaiming "I am not a politician" on a status about attending the YI conference. 

I'm sure the councillor for Bracken Bank and Ingrow ward would like to take a look at the dictionary and see that he is a politician. He is someone "who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office."

Just remember this next time Cllr Fletcher when you want to go on about your love life.


  1. Bothered in Bracken Bank3 August 2014 at 17:59

    He gatecrashed my birthday party and nibbled the cake before I had blown out the candles.

  2. Johnson's Dry Cleaners3 August 2014 at 21:04

    He may not be perfect, but he's our hero.

  3. A concerned Resident3 August 2014 at 23:03

    I voted for this man to represent me, as a Politician Like. And now he claims not to be one? I feel like my human rights have been removed, I no longer have faith in Politics, the concept of local Government or that I will get a surprise in my next Kinder Egg. I'm going to take him to the Hague for war crimes. He destroyed my life and our whole community. He is going to turn into Gaddafi next and not be a politician but the spiritual leader of our community, he will do all kinds of potentially terrible things and I'm very concerned.

  4. What does Gaduffin have to say to this?

  5. Oh for goodness sake. The author of this blog needs to get a life, and maybe actually educate himself about what being a Town or Parish Councillor actually entails before he writes his ignorant guff.

    A Town or Parish Council is non party-political and does not transact its business in a political way, like a District, Borough or County Council does, where each political party has a group leader and whipped votes and a manifesto for what it will do if it has overall control of the Council.

    One is, however, allowed to stand for election to a Town or Parish Council with a political description or on a party ticket, as I did. In fact, UKIP party rules state that all party members standing in any public election must stand as a UKIP candidate, so therefore I had to.

    I am personally democratically elected, yes, although co-options are allowed for Town and Parish Councils. If a Councillor resigns mid-term, the vacancy will be filled by a co-option unless a petition of ten or more residents of the ward concerned requesting an election is presented. In my case, this happened, an a public election was held.

    So I reiterate. No, all things considered, I am not a "politician".

    1. Everyone in Keighley4 August 2014 at 16:21

      Who do you think you're kidding?

    2. Only goats are capable of kidding.

    3. "UKIP party rules state that all party members standing in any public election must stand as a UKIP candidate, so therefore I had to."

      so you are a politician then, or a poor approximation of one.....

  6. He stood for an elected position under the banner of a political party, and was elected based on that to serve the public in a political position. That makes him a politician whether he likes it or not. Not a very good politician, perhaps. But a politician nonetheless. What a muppet he is.