Soundbites from Hugo Swire
… [yes we should have a secret ballot for Speaker] – why?
“the Speaker has not been favourable to us”!
Hugo thinks the Coalition has been a success
He tried to talk about his own Constituency but the presenter pulled him up – not what they are talking about
Hugo says people should know when they vote what the outcome should be (we wish: no-one mentioned the National Planning Policy Framework and its effect in giving us a developer free-for-all!)
Loves the “Growth Point”
Ben Bradshaw: the Speaker did a good job, he challenged the Government and Bradshaw called Cameron “arrogant and incompetent”.
There was a feature on Lympstone’s Neighbourhood Plan.
Bradshaw in favour of them, local communities must decide but must have mo no absolute veto.
Presumption in favour of development: Hugo says a Local Plan SHOULD (not WILL) stop inappropriate development. Ben Bradshaw pointed out that EDDC has no Local Plan and so is building up to the Exeter boundary whether Exeter likes it or not.
The programme then re-ran Hugo’s stupid joke. “Just a money raising gag”.
Ben Bradshaw said Hugo should realise he could be recorded and his remarks reinforced the view that some MPs are out of touch, the St Ives LibDem prospective candidate agreed with him.
It is on BBC iPlayer and begins about 38 minutes into the programme.