Cllr John Booker: @CllrBooker
On the Battle Bus, Nigel Farage, John Booker and Alan Russell.
Photograph Taken in Chapeltown, Sheffield. (Picture taken from Facebook).
Hello Mick, thanks for your correspondence, I support you totally with these very important issues you raise.
Below is a NOM I submitted at Sheffield City Council two years ago, supporting your position.
Regards, Cllr John Booker.
(a) supports Mick Cash, General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), in his argument that there is no basis for cost cutting on the North’s railways, and notes that, according to Rail North’s own estimates, passenger demand for the North’s railways will soar by 50% over the next fifteen years, and despite this, and the clear need for investment, the Government has stated that annual subsidy will be cut by £160m, or 53% by the final year of the franchise;
(b) believes there must be strong opposition to the cuts programme, attacks on supervisory and clerical jobs, the introduction of driver-only operation and increased casualization, arising from the re-franchising processes;
(c) further, supports a publicly owned “People’s Railway for the North”;
(d) believes that, for too long, British workers involved in the traditional industries have been ignored and not treated with the respect they deserve;
(e) further believes we must invest in more training of our youth to meet future needs, especially in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), increase places for medical training so we can be less reliant on foreign nurses and doctors, and provide more meaningful apprenticeships to support future growth; and
(f) pays tribute to the men and women that drive forward British industry and aims to protect workers’ rights from Conservative cuts [undertakes to do all within its power to protect workers’ rights from this Government’s cuts]
Posted by Cllr John Booker, UKIP – On the 7th of May 2015 I was contacted by Beverley Lascelles aged 68 who lives in the Parson cross area of Sheffield. She told me that on the 5th of May 2015, her front windows on her home were daubed with anti-Semitic abuse and all four tyres on her Nissan Micra were slashed. I contacted housing services and the police the same day, I was told they knew about this issue and would visit Mrs Lascelles that day, this information was passed on to Mrs Lascelles. When I called on Mrs Lascelles, at her request a week later she showed me a letter she had received from the housing department 11th of May 2015, Tenancy Reference Number, 12036180011015, stating she was in rent arrears to the tune of £ 55.79, which she denies, legal action was being taken against her with the possibility of eviction. This story was published on the front page of The Star, 21st of May 2015. I feel Mrs Lascelles has been let down over the years by many Council departments. I ask if we could do better in future, with long running issues, and make a real difference to vulnerable and at risk residents.
Yesterday’s full council confirms what l know to be true, and for me was the last straw that broke the camels back.
That’s why Ukip, Greens, and Lib dems walked out in protest.
It seems like any opposition in our council will not be tolerated by the majority of Labour Cllrs.
The head of the council Cllr Julie Dore will not allow anyone the right to have an opinion other than hers, she is very often rude to opposition Councillors and even the public.
In a nutshell the word arrogant sums her up as with many of the other labour cllrs .
Cllr Paul Scriven, describes our Labour Sheffield City Council administration as running it like Stalin did in Russia.
Sorry but after being a Sheffield City Councillor for 3 yrs,
l must agree.
I think they have forgot the people who voted for them.
This council is not democratic anymore l am afraid it’s run more like a dictatorship.
Our party didn’t come to UKIP as politicians, we came as workers and ordinary people, trying to deliver what people want, and we believe no one believes exactly the same thing.
Cllrs don’t have to be a genius, but they do need to be someone who their constituents trust to do the right thing on their behalf.
I know that in the last 3 yrs l have done my absolute best for my ward and will keep on doing it.
Cllr Pauline Andrews
There are many problems in the NHS, but a recurring theme is the so called issue of “bed blocking,”mainly geriatric patients,but not always, these are people who have had their operations or treatment and have been deemed fit to leave the wards by the medical professionals but cannot because of problems with organising after care in their own homes, care homes, nursing homes or with family and friends.
This issue blocks the whole system, causing operations to be cancelled and longer delays at A&E departments.
I propose a possible solution, “Halfway Hotels”, purpose built convalescent accommodation in the grounds of the Northern General Hospital and any other hospital where possible.
These buildings could be basic, to save costs, but clean and modern, allowing former patients time to get their personal arrangements in order while not occupying precocious hospital beds.
Friends and family could visit and if any complications do occur due to previous treatment, then they are still in the grounds of the hospital.
How to pay for it, this government so far as overseen a package of Quantitative Easing, “printing money” of £435bn all heading into the financial markets,
I suggest a detour into the NHS.
The £13bn Foreign Aid Budget could at least in part be directed towards the NHS to help in these unprecedented difficult times.
The Inland Revenue has just seen a surprise tax income boost of over £2bn and levels of Corporation tax payed to the Treasury has also increased.
The money is there, we either deal with the NHS in a positive way or a negative way, the latter option does not bare thinking about.
Without a Halfway Hotel, I fear we could be set for a Heartbreak Hospital.
Councillor John Booker Sheffield City Council.
On the 7th of September, 1892, in New Orleans, James J. Corbett defeated John L Sullivan in 21 rounds, this was the first world heavyweight championship contest in which conventional gloves were worn.