Connect with us

News

Bristow and Fitzgerald take vengeful swipe at Mayor Dr Nik Johnson

“This Mayor has been through 3 chief executives – 2 receiving massive pay offs – and a big report into his own conduct. I think he should publish that report so the public can make up their own mind up.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

MP Paul Bristow launched a vitriolic and at times personal and offensive attack on Mayor Dr Nik Johnson – co signed by Peterborough City Council leader Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald and sent on official House of Commons headed paper. The Peterborough MP writes that “I really want to work with you as Mayor to deliver for the people of Peterborough” before claiming that “if you were not so pre-occupied by investigations into your own conduct, you may have had more success”.

Earlier in the letter, after acknowledging the Mayor had “suffered a period of ill health” and being “pleased that you were able to return to the officer earlier this year and that you had such good treatment” he hit Mayor Johnson with the following.

“However, the investigations into your own conduct has also been a distraction. If you believe in transparency, will you finally ensure that the report into your conduct is published so that the people of Cambridgeshire of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can hold you to account?”.

Advertisements
Pictures

The MP and Cllr Fitzgerald tell the Mayor: “Sadly you have proved to be a Cambridge-centric Mayor and continue to refuse to invest in Peterborough’s future.”

 

The MP claims the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) that was vetoed by Cllr Fitzgerald last week, allows still for the “very real prospect of road charging” which he described as a “draconian attack on the hard-working motorists of Peterborough”.

MP Paul Bristow launched a vitriolic and at times personal and offensive attack on Mayor Dr Nik Johnson – co signed by Peterborough City Council leader Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald  and sent on official House of Commons headed paper.

MP Paul Bristow launched a vitriolic and at times personal and offensive attack on Mayor Dr Nik Johnson – co signed by Peterborough City Council leader Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald and sent on official House of Commons headed paper.

MP Paul Bristow launched a vitriolic and at times personal and offensive attack on Mayor Dr Nik Johnson – co signed by Peterborough City Council leader Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald  and sent on official House of Commons headed paper.


MP Paul Bristow launched a vitriolic and at times personal and offensive attack on Mayor Dr Nik Johnson – co signed by Peterborough City Council leader Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald and sent on official House of Commons headed paper.

The duo tell the Mayor: “When you had the opportunity to make a real and positive difference for Peterborough, you petulantly refused. Stagecoach, Peterborough City Council, and the Government are committed to a new bus depot in Peterborough for electric buses.

“You are refusing to provide the £200,000 required for further feasibility work which will only delay the project.

“Money (£4million) was granted by the Government to the Combined Authority for this project to be spent by 31st March 2023. You failed to spend a single penny. This risks the money having to be returned to Central Government.

Advertisements
canopyuk.com in-article

“You asked Peterborough City Council to help; they set up project teams and reached the point where they needed to commission expert consultants. You have effectively blocked the city council from doing any further work.

“Your argument that this money is linked to the wider Local Transport and Connectivity Plan is ludicrous. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. This is not your money! It is taxpayers money intended for the people of Peterborough.”

The MP and council leader add: “It’s such a shame you have let your petty politics and a Cambridge-centric approach put this project at risk.”

In a preamble to the letters – published on the MP’s Facebook page and also that of Cllr Fitzgerald – Mr Bristow adds: “GIVE US OUR MONEY – My message to the Labour Cambridgeshire Mayor. He asked an official to write to myself and the Leader of the Council. We have replied.

“Road charging (renamed demand management and fiscal measures) remain in his transport plan. He must think people in Peterborough are stupid! He refuses to give us the £200k Government has given him to plan our bus depot

“He risks having to send £4 million ear marked for Peterborough back to Central Government for failing to spend it. Much like he had to return hundreds of millions for warm homes because he didn’t get round to spending it.

“This Mayor has been through 3 Chief Executives – 2 receiving massive pay offs – and a big report into his own conduct. I think he should publish that report so the public can make up their own mind up.

“I want to work with him – but he needs to put Peterborough first and stop it all about Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge

 

 

Facebook

Read More

Luke Waters, of Salix Road, Hampton Hargate, used social media to boost about the high life – ultimately it contributed to his downfall Luke Waters, of Salix Road, Hampton Hargate, used social media to boost about the high life – ultimately it contributed to his downfall
News6 hours ago

Sorry Luke £48,000 won’t cut the mustard but another £176,000 will do nicely, a court decides

Jailed Peterborough drug dealer given 3 months to pay

Jamie Pretlove, 32, was confronted by the victim after she discovered “flirty” messages from him to another woman on his phone. Jamie Pretlove, 32, was confronted by the victim after she discovered “flirty” messages from him to another woman on his phone.
News6 hours ago

Man quizzed over ‘flirty’ texts batters girl friend with suitcase after she challenged him

Attacker found guilty of intentional strangulation

Residents and even the town council want Fenland District Council to refuse its own application to fell a 50- to 60-year-old protected oak tree off Bridle Close, Chatteris. PHOTO: Terry Harris Residents and even the town council want Fenland District Council to refuse its own application to fell a 50- to 60-year-old protected oak tree off Bridle Close, Chatteris. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News1 day ago

Furious residents hit back at Fenland District Council’s bid to fell protected oak tree

Chatteris town council says 'no proof the tree is causing any problem'

Karolis Tauckela, 27, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning (19 June) by road policing officers. Karolis Tauckela, 27, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning (19 June) by road policing officers.
News1 day ago

Man charged after £600,000 car thefts in Crowland, Spalding, Whittlesey, Pinchbeck, Harston, Melton Mowbray

Accused bailed but tagged and passport confiscated

March for Free Palestine Peterborough. The march left Lincoln Road Park and ended at Cathedral Square where speakers addressed the public. Lincoln Road / Cathedral Square, Peterborough Sunday 23 June 2024. Picture by Terry Harris. March for Free Palestine Peterborough. The march left Lincoln Road Park and ended at Cathedral Square where speakers addressed the public. Lincoln Road / Cathedral Square, Peterborough Sunday 23 June 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.
News1 day ago

GALLERY and VIDEO: Huge turn out for Peterborough March for a Free Palestine

Dean of Peterborough explains why he withdrew as a rally speaker

Hustings chair Amir Suleman was described in pre hustings publicity as “accomplished presenter and host since 2008. He is a freelance presenter with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and also a volunteer radio presenter with Salaam Radio in Peterborough since 2016”. Hustings chair Amir Suleman was described in pre hustings publicity as “accomplished presenter and host since 2008. He is a freelance presenter with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and also a volunteer radio presenter with Salaam Radio in Peterborough since 2016”.
News3 days ago

Media banned from Peterborough hustings event chaired by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter

Advance publicity stated it was a 'public' meeting

Flashback to beginning of May when Mr Browne reported that over 570 people had shared concerns and comments about Longsands and Ernulf over the previous month. He is pictured with schools minister Damian Hinds discussing the concerns. Flashback to beginning of May when Mr Browne reported that over 570 people had shared concerns and comments about Longsands and Ernulf over the previous month. He is pictured with schools minister Damian Hinds discussing the concerns.
News3 days ago

OPINION: There is clearly something deeply dysfunctional going on to drive teachers to leave in such high numbers

'The head at Ernulf has resigned -27 teachers to leave Longsands'

Matt Howard (left) head of insolvency and recovery at Price Bailey and (right) Stuart Morton, a Price Bailey partner and insolvency practitioner. Centre is Simon Somerville-Large, founder and sole director of Laragh House Developments Ltd. Matt Howard (left) head of insolvency and recovery at Price Bailey and (right) Stuart Morton, a Price Bailey partner and insolvency practitioner. Centre is Simon Somerville-Large, founder and sole director of Laragh House Developments Ltd.
News3 days ago

Joint insolvency practitioners appointed to Laragh House Developments Ltd

A CVL is an insolvent liquidation process initiated by shareholders or directors

Ely taxi driver Jerzy Masjanis has had his joint hackney carriage and private hire driver licence revoked Ely taxi driver Jerzy Masjanis has had his joint hackney carriage and private hire driver licence revoked
News4 days ago

Rude taxi driver who also nearly ran over woman and her dog has licence revoked

Ely taxi driver 'demonstrated a history of non-compliance'

Swimmers take to the pool at 4am for a sunrise swim on the Summer Solstice. City lido, Peterborough Thursday 20 June 2024. Picture by Terry Harris. Swimmers take to the pool at 4am for a sunrise swim on the Summer Solstice. City lido, Peterborough Thursday 20 June 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.
News5 days ago

WATCH: ‘Hooray an’ up she rises, early in the morning’ for summer solstice Peterborough swim

Lido promises 'a truly magical experience'