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Are LibDem Councillors Smart/Clark willfully blind to LibDem corruption?

LibDem Councillors, Lisa Smart LibDem PPC, North Reddish Primary School, SMBC FOI, Vale View School, Vicki Bates, Monitoring Officer, Stockport Council Posted on Sat, December 02, 2023 07:45

They promised in the full council meeting of 4th of October that they would represent me. No response yet to this letter to them.

Councillor Lisa Smart/Councillor Angela Clark
Stockport Town Hall
Edward Street

Date 10/10/2023

Dear Councillor Smart/Clark

You undertook at the full council meeting at Stockport Town Hall on 4th October 2023 to represent me.  My questions have been erroneously branded as being vexatious by Stockport Council from the last time it was under Liberal Democrat control.  It was claimed that I had been rude and offensive.  The Information Commissioner decided that I had not been rude and offensive, but was asking too many questions.   I have that evidence, as does Stockport Council.  The Council has no evidence of my ever having been rude or offensive.   I need you to examine the relevant evidence yourself and decide if the questions were rude, offensive, wasting councillor/officer time or in the interests of public safety or the public purse.  I draw your attention to the relevant government advice, which was in place at the time these questions were first raised:-

It is an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 to act deliberately to cause someone (in this instance the council taxpayer) a loss.

Section 2 – Fraud by False Representation It is an offence to commit fraud by false representation. The representation must be made dishonestly. The person must make the representation with the intention of making a gain or causing loss or risk of loss to another.

  1.  You are building the Vale View School too small deliberately, I told Stockport Council.  Your question is vexatious and you are wasting our valuable time with your constant questions, they replied.

My question to the full council meeting – deemed vexatious.

  • But the Council knew in April 2006 that the school was being built too small, so why was my council meeting question on the subject deemed vexatious in February 2008?
  • The birthrate in the area was rising sharply.

The Council stated in the minutes of a meeting on 26th April 2006 that 555 pupils needed a place at Vale View School, so the above FOI response would appear to be incorrect – also an offence to give an untrue response.

  • On 10th of March 2006 the Council knew the school was being built too small.  “I stress the need for confidentiality.”
  • After the school opened it was admitted that a share of 81 million pounds would have to be spent on school places including North Reddish.

I look forward to your decision as to whether this was well-researched questioning about which nothing was done, or my being a nuisance to busy and important council officers and councillors.  It is a simple matter for you to read through this evidence.  There will be no need to drag this out over weeks and months and I look forward to your response with interest.


Sheila Oliver

c.c. Councillor David Meller

Town Hall



Councillor Roberts was made aware of the sewage problem at least as early as 2016. (Comment 5).

Cheadle Hulme raw sewage, LibDem Councillors Posted on Thu, December 09, 2021 08:40


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by Lib Dem Team on 21 September, 2016

The next Cheadle Area Committee meeting starts at 6pm on Tuesday 27th September 2016. It’s in the hall at the Kingsway School (Foxland Road campus) and, as ever, everyone is welcome to come along.

Lots of projects the Lib Dem team have been working on appear on the agenda this time.

  • A petition from residents calling on the council “to fill in the puddles on the Ladybrook/Mickerbrook footpath, as the path is currently impassable”.
  • Open Forum discussion on the current anti-social behaviour causing problems in the Councillor Lane and Lavington Avenue areas. Representatives from the Council and Police will be attending.
  • Funding applications from Cheadle Village Partnership (for the Victorian Market) and Cheadle & Gatley Junior Football Club (for a storage container).
  • Planning application 62110 – extension at rear and new shop front for 7a Wilmslow Road, Cheadle.
  • Proposal to improve signage to Abney Hall Park.
  • Report on how applications for the £25,000 to reduce loneliness among over-50s is progressing.
  • Application to make Newboult Road allotments an Asset of Community Value (ACV)
  • Discussion of options to stop people driving the wrong way along Gatley Green
  • Proposal to prevent parking along a section of Wilmslow Road near the Southgate Business Park
  • Proposal for short sections of yellow lines to prevent parked vehicles blocking access on Wood Street and around the car park by St Marys Church.
  • Proposal for double yellow lines at the junction of Chadvil and Milton in Cheadle
  • Proposal for double yellow lines at the junction of Hawthorn, Cedar and Burnside in Gatley – near Gatley Primary. This is to stop people parking right on the junction, which can be a problem at the start and end of school. The proposal came from the school children themselves as part of work they have done on how to make the roads outside the school safer.
  • Proposal for double yellow lines at the junction of Braystan Gardens and the A34 on the South Park Road Estate to improve visibility for cars leaving the estate.
  • Proposal for double yellow lines on the inside of the sharp bend on South Park Road to avoid the road being narrowed too much by parked cars at that point.
  • Agreement between councillors as to who will lay wreaths at each Remembrance Day service on behalf of Stockport Council.

You can read the full agenda here.6 Comments

6 Responses

  1.  Alex Masidlover says:September 21, 2016 at 9:00 am“Proposal for double yellow lines at the junction of Hawthorn, Cedar and Burnside in Gatley – near Gatley Primary. This is to stop people parking right on the junction, which can be a problem at the start and end of school.”This might help to address the symptom of the underlying problem (if the lines are enforced!) – however, the problem is that so many parents drop their children by car and that the streets within 500m (5 mins walk) of the school are all very narrow.Could consideration be given to opening the Scholes Field Pavillion car park to Gatley Primary Parents at pick up and drop off? Obviously there won’t be enough space for all and there will still be a minority of motorists who insist on parking nearer; as 10 minutes of their time is more important than the safety of children…Reply
  2.  Lib Dem Team says:September 21, 2016 at 9:03 amHi Alex – yes. I had a meeting with the school a couple of weeks ago and using the pavilion car park was one of the options we discussed, so it’s being actively investigated.Reply
  3.  Garry says:September 25, 2016 at 10:54 amMore yellow lines… yet the ones we already have aren’t being enforced. I’ve reported to the council directly and on these communications a few times. And still the double yellow lines are flouted on Oak Road. Many days shoppers and businesses park on them, in the evenings users of the Conservative Club park on them. This takes a long stretch of already narrow road down to one lane. Exasperated by being on the junction of a main road. So before we have more, can we enforce those already in existence.Reply
  4.  Iain Roberts says:September 25, 2016 at 10:57 amHI Garry – it’s the same as everywhere, I think. Most people observe yellow lines so having them is definitely better than not. For those who ignore the rules, they risk getting a ticket. If you see the rules being broken, there’s a form you can use on the council website to ask the traffic wardens to come out.But there’s no way to physically stop people parking on yellow lines if they are willing to take the risk of getting a ticket.Reply
  5.  Julie McDonald says:September 27, 2016 at 3:50 pmGood to hear of 12 residents petition from Ladybridge Park estate around Ladybrook Valley footpath. What can you do? I’ve already had Mary Smith Stephen Watkins Healthy Rivers Trust Greenspace EA out there and meeting 1/7/16 looking at state of matters including holes in bridge at Warwick Close. I’ve received repeated requests from dog walkers for works to be done which I’ve passed to Mary Smiths office. There’s also a serious problem of sewerage within the water and banks of the brook resultant from CSO’s there’s 11 of them in a 9km stretch. I’m waiting on responses from EA under FOIA and brook pollution from several other sources is expected to be covered shortly by TV early October.Reply
    •  Lib Dem Team says:September 27, 2016 at 8:26 pmThere’s a positive response on the state of the path: the council is hoping to properly resurface and widen it next year with money from the Cycle City Ambition Grant.Reply

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Stockport LibDems pretend they care after years of ignoring local people on this matter.

Cheadle Hulme raw sewage, LibDem Councillors Posted on Tue, December 07, 2021 18:04

Local people have been asking the LibDem councillors for years and years to deal with this. Now, they decide to act.

LibDem Lord Rennard.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 16:05

Dear Sheila Oliver,

I am very sorry that you feel this way.

You have, of course, contacted me via this e-mail address at least once in the past (as well as advertising this address publicly).

I receive a lot of communications at my publicly available parliamentary e-mail address and I unsubscribe from those that I do not wish to hear from again.

I will of course treat this e-mail address as unsubscribed.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Rennard

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 10:38 PM, Sheila Oliver <> wrote:

Rennard,  I object to your sending me this email.  I shall complain to the Information Commissioner about it.

Sheila Oliver

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Mr Lewis, Chief Executive of the Crown Prosecution Service did diddly squat too.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 13:43

Mr Peter Lewis
Chief Executive
Crown Prosecution Service
Rose Court
2 Southward Bridge

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Dear Chief Executive, CPS

I enclose a letter sent to Alison Saunders regarding serious abuses against an innocent, sick man carried out by Stockport CPS.  She asked the CPS culprits to investigate themselves, and obviously they didn’t want to.

It isn’t good, is it, given the nature of the issues being raised here.  Could I please have a proper response from you?

Yours sincerely

Sheila Oliver

c.c. Alison Saunders, DPP

c.c. The Editor
File on Four
Radio 4
Broadcasting House

Crown Prosecution Service happy for their staff to carry out abuses unchecked.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 13:36

Dear Crown Prosecution Service

Sun 18/10/2015 08:16

Re your attached letter to me.  I complained and complained and complained at the time.  The CPS allowed the illegal arrests of Mr Parnell to continue.  Before I take your refusal to respond properly back up with MS Saunders, Twitter and Radio 4, would you care to provide a proper response to the matters raised with you?


LibDem Lords McNally, Steel, Ashdown, Falconer and Carlisle did nothing about what was done to Mr Parnell, nor did LibDem leader Tim Farron.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 13:15

An open letter to Lords Rennard, Carlisle, Ashdown, Steele

By recorded delivery (because LibDems don’t receive letters)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dear Lords

I wish to draw to your attention the behaviour of your political cohorts at Stockport.  I assume you will take no action, but there will be a public record that you were informed.

Mr Michael Parnell died aged 58 after what he and his family believe (with good cause) to have been a prolonged and vicious vendetta against him by the Stockport LibDems.  Mr Parnell was asking for a decade for his legal right to help for his lovely, troubled daughters adopted from Stockport Council.  What the LibDems did to him – Goddard, Weldon, Stunell, Hunter, Derbyshire, Roberts, Bodsworth, Candler et al means these  people are most certainly not fit to hold public office.

This is what Mr & Mrs Parnell set out as their case at an independent meeting held on 9th June 2008. At no time in the previous decade and up until his death in 2013 did they receive any help – quite the contrary!

“Mr and Mrs Parnell’s complaints are that:

1. Stockport MBC has broken the law, they have not performed their statutory duty of a Local Authority, to safeguard and promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people within its borough.

2. Stockport MBC has not appointed a permanent social worker for our children and there as been no continuity between duty social workers.

3. Stockport MBC has not performed any assessments in view of seeing what are the children’s needs in respect towards their adoption, Health, Education, Social, and Support needs.

4. Stockport MBC has no Care Plans drawn up for these looked after children in the care of this Local Authority – as a result the procedures throughout their childhood in relation to their health, education and support have failed the girls as a service not received – no chronology / no information, from or passed between all agencies and partners.

5. Stockport MBC has not supported the family when the children were younger and this has had an adverse effect on the children and their parents wellbeing, so care required now, that’s still not in place and is awaiting to be addressed, minimum help then, maximum required now.

6. Stockport MBC has failed to keep all informed of what is required and has not kept things ongoing, no reviews, just closing cases when going gets tough, professionals should be well trained when dealing with children that are looked after and to all the issues they may have.

7. Stockport MBC has failed to perform requested assessments, that this family has a statutory right to request, in failing to assess, services are not being recognised to those that are required for their best quantity of life.

8. Stockport MBC has failed to recognise the views and recommendations of the placing Borough, Wigan MBC, as to the children’s special needs which are over and above the normal, for which Mrs Parnell on behalf of the children, did receive an assisted adoption allowance that was paid in respect of the Children Act 1989 and was not in agreement to be paid under the 1991 regulations or any amendments of that Act or Regulations. Mr Parnell showed the investigators a copy of a letter from Wigan. The letter states “because of the girls emotional wellbeing, health, attachment etc”, however Wigan refuse to disclose what is the reasons of their needs as this is confidential to the children (and it is to them to be protected). This payment has impacted on Mr and Mrs Parnell’s council tax, this allowance is being means tested by Stockport, and as it is provided to help support financial costs that are over and above the normal required for a family without their given problems, is being taken away only by Stockport, it is disregarded by the Department of Health and Social Security, Department for Education and Skills, Department of Work and Pensions and the Inland Revenue, the monies are means tested to the Parnell’s income. Mr Parnell has no income and cant claim any benefits as he caring and sorting out matters concerning this adoption placement. The only income before this allowance is XXXX, only Stockport count the allowance, all other government departments, and that’s after reaffirming that they should be disregarded, they are not counted by them as income.”

It is a long and horrible story.

Lord McNally

Justice Minister

102 Petty France

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dear Lord McNally

Michael Stuart Parnell

Mr Parnell, whom the police admit has never committed any crime, was subjected by the LibDem  Council at Stockport to hundreds of custodies, dozens of arrests,  repeated incarceration in Forest Bank Prison, sentanced to two years 8am to 8pm house arrest and had court cases hanging over him every Christmas, often dropped on the day of the hearing.

I should be grateful if you could look into what went on in this case and report back with your findings.

There is no data protection for the dead.


Sheila Oliver

Mr Parnell was arrested 3 times over one weekend trying to get his details removed from the council website, the official responsible apologised but still Majothi thinks there is nothing wrong.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 09:51

Mojothi knew exactly when Mr Parnell was talking about – he had the full facts. That man is not fit to hold public office.

Dear Mr Vali

Mr Parnell’s complaint about what the SMBC security staff were doing to him was exhausted under the Council’s complaints procedure, despite Majothi having been shown the video evidence.  Majothi lied about me to the Information Commission.

Majothi is not fit to hold public office.

Kind regards


Sent: 10 June 2013 20:07
To: sheila oliver
Subject: Fw: Re: Your new complaint

— On Thu, 16/8/12, Anwar Majothi <> wrote:
From: Anwar Majothi <>
Subject: Re: Your new complaint
To: “” <>
Date: Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 12:20 Dear Mr Parnell,   I have been informed by our Contact Centre that you have raised a new complaint. This appears to concern a question you raised at a full Council meeting, and the question you raised along with your signature was put on the Council website where it remained for 6 months. You believe that this constituted a breach of data protection.   Please can you confirm whether the above is an accurate summary of your complaint? If so, please can you provide additional information about when the full Council meeting took place and what, if any, action was taken by whom as a result of your signature appearing on the Council website.   I look forward to hearing from you within the next 10 days. I will then commence investigation of your complaint.   To confirm, your other complaint about the alleged assault on you by a member of the security staff has now been exhausted under the complaints procedure and you would need to raise this particular complaint with the Local Government Ombudsman.   Yours sincerely,     Anwar Majothi Corporate Complaints Manager Stopford House Stockport Council SK1 3XE   Tel: 0161 474 3182 Fax: 0161 474 4006    
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