Tag: Ken Thornber

Liars! Tory council boss threatens Lib Dems

Ken Thornber, the Conservative Leader of Hampshire County Council, has called on local Lib Dems to withdraw ‘untrue statements’ about the County Council printed in election leaflets being circulated by Lib Dems’ in Botley and Hedge End. The Lib Dems have been distributing a newspaper style leaflet called ‘The Voice’ and  under a headline entitled…

Battling Mums CCTV anger

Anti-cuts campaigners have reacted strongly after majority Conservative county councilors voted against a Lib Dem opposition amendment to redirect money back towards SureStart Childrens Centres resulting in its defeat last Thursday. SOCC Hampshire campaigners said they felt disappointed, angry and frustrated having heard Council Leader Ken Thornber announce on Radio Solent that members had found…

“We’re sorry” says Ken

Were sorry says Ken

Mothers and concerned residents who descended on Winchester yesterday to protest the potential closures of Hampshire’s Sure Start Childrens’ Centres received an apology from the leader of the County Council. A colourful cavalcade of over 100 buggy pushing Mums who marched from the Broadway to the Castle to present a  petition with over 12,000 signatures heard Ken Thornber say…