A result that restores your faith in politics

Oxford Mail: . .

AS the pundits pore over their graphs and the local election analysis descends into paralysis, it is easy to forget that politics at all levels is about people.

That was amply and poignantly illustrated in Cherwell Council’s Bloxham and Bodicote ward, where an emotional Chris Heath sobbed as she romped home more than 630 votes ahead of her UKIP challenger.

This was not because she had seen off the threat of Farage’s marauders.

Conservative Mrs Heath had just retained the seat made vacant by her late husband, Eric, who held it for 12 years before he fell ill.

She explained afterwards that she had missed him most acutely in her moment of victory.

Forget Cameron, Miliband and Clegg, their legions of spotty-faced spin doctors and the whole Westminster circus.

People like Mrs Heath have got a far better chance of restoring our lost faith in politicians.

Congratulations to her and the winners from all parties.

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9:33am Sat 24 May 14

Oxokuba says...

what a cheap political stunt by this reporter - OM a right wing rag owned by Americans pushing a conservative agenda. Pathetic piece.
what a cheap political stunt by this reporter - OM a right wing rag owned by Americans pushing a conservative agenda. Pathetic piece. Oxokuba
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12:45pm Sat 24 May 14

Myron Blatz says...

Everybody is prattling-on about Ukip, but the reality - not the political hype - is that in Oxford it spectacularly failed to win even one City Council seat. It offered no viable or sensible policies to benefit the people and voters in Oxford, or Oxfordshire. Nor do its so-called european policies have any merit - taking the UK out of the rest of europe would be economic disaster, and stopping immigration would not improve job opportunties for British-born people, nor provide more social housing - and in the 21st century, Ukip ideals are racially and ethnicaly repugnant, regardles of religious or political beliefs. It has the whiff of bigotry and gross hipocrisy - in some ways not dissimilar to the type of eco-political beliefs which Sir Oswald Mosely and his neo-fascists promoted, prior to WW2 - and ironically, similar to right-wing political activists in the rest of europe which are also currently blowing chill winds' throughout the EU.
Everybody is prattling-on about Ukip, but the reality - not the political hype - is that in Oxford it spectacularly failed to win even one City Council seat. It offered no viable or sensible policies to benefit the people and voters in Oxford, or Oxfordshire. Nor do its so-called european policies have any merit - taking the UK out of the rest of europe would be economic disaster, and stopping immigration would not improve job opportunties for British-born people, nor provide more social housing - and in the 21st century, Ukip ideals are racially and ethnicaly repugnant, regardles of religious or political beliefs. It has the whiff of bigotry and gross hipocrisy - in some ways not dissimilar to the type of eco-political beliefs which Sir Oswald Mosely and his neo-fascists promoted, prior to WW2 - and ironically, similar to right-wing political activists in the rest of europe which are also currently blowing chill winds' throughout the EU. Myron Blatz
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