New ministerial role for Keighley MP Kris Hopkins

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KEIGHLEY MP Kris Hopkins has been appointed minister for local government.

The former housing minister was given the new role in Prime Minister David Cameron's reshuffle.

Mr Hopkins – a one-time leader of Bradford Council – will also have responsibility for adult social care, community pubs and planning policy relating to wind farms and solar energy.

He said: "I am honoured that the Prime Minister has shown continued faith in me by appointing me to the new role.

“Having been a local councillor representing my home ward of Worth Valley for 12 years prior to being elected to parliament, it is particularly exciting to be made minister for local government, a policy area that I retain a deep affection for.

“So too adult social care, as we work as a nation to address the challenges that come with looking after a population that is living longer than ever before and the increased costs which come with this.

“And, as someone who loves nothing more than visiting my local pub, I greatly welcome the opportunity to work with brewers, landlords and patrons to support community pubs which are so important to so many cities, towns and villages and which support many thousands of jobs across the country.

“It is an exciting and intriguing new role and one I am very much looking forward to undertaking.”

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9:34pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Mik_e says...

What of any significance has Mr. Hopkins done for the people of Keighley?
What of any significance has Mr. Hopkins done for the people of Keighley? Mik_e
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10:52pm Thu 17 Jul 14

G_Firth says...

Continued faith is he having a laugh or what.
He wants to think himself lucky hes been given a demotion post and not actually booted out with the mess he made as housing minister
Continued faith is he having a laugh or what. He wants to think himself lucky hes been given a demotion post and not actually booted out with the mess he made as housing minister G_Firth
  • Score: 4

4:14pm Fri 18 Jul 14

albioff says...

i know of a friend who organised a meeting about the plight of one of his elderly constituents with health and housing problems and mr hopkins didn't even bother to turn up.], and he was informed in advance.
i know of a friend who organised a meeting about the plight of one of his elderly constituents with health and housing problems and mr hopkins didn't even bother to turn up.], and he was informed in advance. albioff
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

Mik_e wrote:
What of any significance has Mr. Hopkins done for the people of Keighley?
You are correct nothing ,and he will not ,he will have all on trying to save his seat as a result of his failure to serve fully the people of our town ,Please do not let anyone refer to his stance on grooming ,any responsible person would have taken the same stance .
[quote][p][bold]Mik_e[/bold] wrote: What of any significance has Mr. Hopkins done for the people of Keighley?[/p][/quote]You are correct nothing ,and he will not ,he will have all on trying to save his seat as a result of his failure to serve fully the people of our town ,Please do not let anyone refer to his stance on grooming ,any responsible person would have taken the same stance . Ian-Holt Roberts
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5:08pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

albioff wrote:
i know of a friend who organised a meeting about the plight of one of his elderly constituents with health and housing problems and mr hopkins didn't even bother to turn up.], and he was informed in advance.
At the time we were collecting signatures to allow filming of the local council ,Mr Hopkins advised us where to collect a number of signatures he had obtained surprise surprise they were not there .
[quote][p][bold]albioff[/bold] wrote: i know of a friend who organised a meeting about the plight of one of his elderly constituents with health and housing problems and mr hopkins didn't even bother to turn up.], and he was informed in advance.[/p][/quote]At the time we were collecting signatures to allow filming of the local council ,Mr Hopkins advised us where to collect a number of signatures he had obtained surprise surprise they were not there . Ian-Holt Roberts
  • Score: -2

9:13pm Sun 20 Jul 14

jimmy k says...

Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door. jimmy k
  • Score: -1

11:08pm Sun 20 Jul 14

G_Firth says...

jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
[quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points G_Firth
  • Score: 0

8:07am Mon 21 Jul 14

MarkPullen says...

G_Firth wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box!
[quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points[/p][/quote]You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box! MarkPullen
  • Score: 0

4:33pm Mon 21 Jul 14

jimmy k says...

MarkPullen wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box!
well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points[/p][/quote]You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box![/p][/quote]well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies. jimmy k
  • Score: 1

4:42pm Mon 21 Jul 14

MarkPullen says...

jimmy k wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box!
well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.
I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies.

It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages.

I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015.
[quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points[/p][/quote]You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box![/p][/quote]well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.[/p][/quote]I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies. It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages. I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015. MarkPullen
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

MarkPullen wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box!
well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.
I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies.

It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages.

I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015.
Mark I do so hope you are wrong and that pji 20 has vanished I was looking forward to tell him face to face why I did not like him (this was at his request) .With regards the 2015 election I am not sure who will get in ,but will not be sad if Hopkins looses his seat
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points[/p][/quote]You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box![/p][/quote]well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.[/p][/quote]I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies. It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages. I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015.[/p][/quote]Mark I do so hope you are wrong and that pji 20 has vanished I was looking forward to tell him face to face why I did not like him (this was at his request) .With regards the 2015 election I am not sure who will get in ,but will not be sad if Hopkins looses his seat Ian-Holt Roberts
  • Score: -1

5:51pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

jimmy k wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box!
well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.
Latham must have something he united all the people who commented on these threads against himself now that takes some doing .
[quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points[/p][/quote]You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box![/p][/quote]well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.[/p][/quote]Latham must have something he united all the people who commented on these threads against himself now that takes some doing . Ian-Holt Roberts
  • Score: 2

6:31pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

Ian-Holt Roberts wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box!
well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.
I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies.

It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages.

I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015.
Mark I do so hope you are wrong and that pji 20 has vanished I was looking forward to tell him face to face why I did not like him (this was at his request) .With regards the 2015 election I am not sure who will get in ,but will not be sad if Hopkins looses his seat
should read has not vanished .
[quote][p][bold]Ian-Holt Roberts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points[/p][/quote]You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box![/p][/quote]well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.[/p][/quote]I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies. It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages. I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015.[/p][/quote]Mark I do so hope you are wrong and that pji 20 has vanished I was looking forward to tell him face to face why I did not like him (this was at his request) .With regards the 2015 election I am not sure who will get in ,but will not be sad if Hopkins looses his seat[/p][/quote]should read has not vanished . Ian-Holt Roberts
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8:06am Tue 22 Jul 14

MarkPullen says...

Ian-Holt Roberts wrote:
Ian-Holt Roberts wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.
If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points
You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box!
well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.
I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies.

It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages.

I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015.
Mark I do so hope you are wrong and that pji 20 has vanished I was looking forward to tell him face to face why I did not like him (this was at his request) .With regards the 2015 election I am not sure who will get in ,but will not be sad if Hopkins looses his seat
should read has not vanished .
"My enemy's enemy is my friend"
[quote][p][bold]Ian-Holt Roberts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian-Holt Roberts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: Doesn't make any difference,ukip will split the tory vote in marginals like Keighley so letting Labour back in via the back door.[/p][/quote]If you take into account the last election results the Tories have no chance in winning even if there was no UKIP candidate but if the used their heads and really want to keep Labour out then lend that vote to UKIP and there is a very strong chance Labour can be kept out by 4 points[/p][/quote]You're forgetting just one thing .... our highly successful Paul Latham (pjl20) is/was the PPC for the seat - and we all know his track record at the ballot box![/p][/quote]well we know his track record on insulting the electorate who wanted to know about his parties policies.[/p][/quote]I don't think he just provided his comments to those enquiring about policies. It's interesting that since his abysmal failure to even return enough votes to be seen as a credible alternative to Kris Hopkins (or CoCo the Clown even) he's vanished from these pages. I'm not a betting man but I've a strong feeling that you won't be seeing his name on the ballot slip in May 2015.[/p][/quote]Mark I do so hope you are wrong and that pji 20 has vanished I was looking forward to tell him face to face why I did not like him (this was at his request) .With regards the 2015 election I am not sure who will get in ,but will not be sad if Hopkins looses his seat[/p][/quote]should read has not vanished .[/p][/quote]"My enemy's enemy is my friend" MarkPullen
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