Clare Moody elected south west MEP

Salisbury Journal: Clare Moody elected south west MEP Clare Moody elected south west MEP

SALISBURY’S Clare Moody has been chosen as the Labour MEP for the south west.

Wiltshire was one of the few districts in the area where UKIP did not come out on top, but the party did gain two of the six south west seats in the European elections.

The south west will be represented by William Dartmouth and Julia Reid for UKIP, Ashley Peter Fox and Julie McCulloch Girling for the Conservatives, Clare Moody for Labour and Molly Scott Cato for the Green party.

The result was a boost for Labour who gained one MEP from the Conservatives.

Mrs Moody said: “I’m delighted that the south west will once again have Labour representing its interests in the European Parliament and I am thrilled to be the person taking charge of that task.”

She said people’s discontent needs to be taken into account as people are feeling unhappy with politics and the economy in general, and the main issue when she has been campaigning hasn’t been leaving Europe it’s been about securing their futures.

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12:19am Wed 28 May 14

IanMcL says...

What a great outcome to have our very own Clarke Moody representong us in Strasbourg. Brilliant achievement Clare.
Congratulations. You have done Salisbury and Labour proud.
Magnifique!
What a great outcome to have our very own Clarke Moody representong us in Strasbourg. Brilliant achievement Clare. Congratulations. You have done Salisbury and Labour proud. Magnifique! IanMcL
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9:20am Wed 28 May 14

karlmarx says...

Great news and well done Clare. It's a relief to have someone rational representing the people of the UK and who will actually attend the European Parliament in order to do so.
Great news and well done Clare. It's a relief to have someone rational representing the people of the UK and who will actually attend the European Parliament in order to do so. karlmarx
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9:57am Wed 28 May 14

gingin says...

Congratulations Clare brilliant job.
Congratulations Clare brilliant job. gingin
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1:54pm Wed 28 May 14

Sustainer says...

' It's a relief to have someone rational representing the people of the UK and who will actually attend the European Parliament in order to do so.'
I think she will be representing the south west not UK and I doubt she is the only rational MEP representing us!
I would hope that they will all represent the best interests of all their constituents especially as over 60% voted for either UKIP or Conservative and only 14% voted for Clare.
How she will represent the majority who appear to have voted for either withdrawal or major reform of Europe when her national Party is pro European will be a challenge but I wish her well.
' It's a relief to have someone rational representing the people of the UK and who will actually attend the European Parliament in order to do so.' I think she will be representing the south west not UK and I doubt she is the only rational MEP representing us! I would hope that they will all represent the best interests of all their constituents especially as over 60% voted for either UKIP or Conservative and only 14% voted for Clare. How she will represent the majority who appear to have voted for either withdrawal or major reform of Europe when her national Party is pro European will be a challenge but I wish her well. Sustainer
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3:41am Thu 29 May 14

karlmarx says...

I think she will be representing the south west not UK

The last time I looked the South West was still part of the UK. As with the national elections here in the UK the 'winners' claim to represent all of the UK instead of the mere 36% who voted for them.

'I would hope that they will all represent the best interests of all their constituents especially as over 60% voted for either UKIP or Conservative and only 14% voted for Clare.'

Which is an increase of 6% share of the vote compared to a decrease of 8% of the vote for the 'coalition' parties.

I'm sure there are many rational MEPs however, I would question MEPs whose main focus is on stirring up hatred of sections of society. That is a dangerous path to go down and, the last time it was tried it cost the world 50 to 70 million lives. By all means vote for rational or irrational policies but scapegoating is not a rational policy now and has never been in the past.
I think she will be representing the south west not UK The last time I looked the South West was still part of the UK. As with the national elections here in the UK the 'winners' claim to represent all of the UK instead of the mere 36% who voted for them. 'I would hope that they will all represent the best interests of all their constituents especially as over 60% voted for either UKIP or Conservative and only 14% voted for Clare.' Which is an increase of 6% share of the vote compared to a decrease of 8% of the vote for the 'coalition' parties. I'm sure there are many rational MEPs however, I would question MEPs whose main focus is on stirring up hatred of sections of society. That is a dangerous path to go down and, the last time it was tried it cost the world 50 to 70 million lives. By all means vote for rational or irrational policies but scapegoating is not a rational policy now and has never been in the past. karlmarx
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10:58am Thu 29 May 14

Sustainer says...

Karl,
It is irrational to link people’s legitimate concerns about immigration to the holocaust. The vote for UKIP in these last elections has highlighted the concerns about Europe and immigration that the vast majority now want to discuss in an open and rational manner. How our politicians address this debate will be challenging but I think it is right that the debate should be had.
Karl, It is irrational to link people’s legitimate concerns about immigration to the holocaust. The vote for UKIP in these last elections has highlighted the concerns about Europe and immigration that the vast majority now want to discuss in an open and rational manner. How our politicians address this debate will be challenging but I think it is right that the debate should be had. Sustainer
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11:45am Thu 29 May 14

gingin says...

Although everyone is entitled to their opinions on the state of the parties and what percentage of the vote did they receive can we not hijack this thread just for once and leave it for congratulations to Clare?

She was elected so whatever the percentage vote for Labour they still held a seat.

I do have things I would like to say on a certain party and it's policies but not on this thread.
Although everyone is entitled to their opinions on the state of the parties and what percentage of the vote did they receive can we not hijack this thread just for once and leave it for congratulations to Clare? She was elected so whatever the percentage vote for Labour they still held a seat. I do have things I would like to say on a certain party and it's policies but not on this thread. gingin
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5:39pm Thu 29 May 14

IanMcL says...

Clare 'won' the seat for Labour and the good people of the South west....and the UK and will go on to assist the good folk of Europe.
Clare 'won' the seat for Labour and the good people of the South west....and the UK and will go on to assist the good folk of Europe. IanMcL
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6:29am Fri 30 May 14

karlmarx says...

Clare has been a stalwart for the Labour party over the years and thoroughly deserves her new post.
Clare has been a stalwart for the Labour party over the years and thoroughly deserves her new post. karlmarx
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7:22pm Thu 12 Jun 14

shaftesbury says...

Well done Clare. Very pleased that we have a Labour MEP back in the south west and it is a bonus that she is from Salisbury. Dont forget us when you go to Brussels Clare, i know you wont though and will battle to keep and expand workers rights.
Well done Clare. Very pleased that we have a Labour MEP back in the south west and it is a bonus that she is from Salisbury. Dont forget us when you go to Brussels Clare, i know you wont though and will battle to keep and expand workers rights. shaftesbury
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