Pompey Politics Podcast

Simon Sansbury and Ian Morris

Two brothers-in-law, Ian Morris and Simon Sansbury from Portsmouth (UK) talk about local and national politics without the point scoring. read less
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St Thomas ward hustings 2024
Apr 25 2024
St Thomas ward hustings 2024
We're joined by two of the candidates standing in St Thomas ward in this year's local elections - Elliot Lee (Greens) & Mark Zimmer (Reform). Unfortunately Ian Holder (Lib Dem) was unable to make the hustings due to prior work commitments. At time of recording we had not heard from the other candidates: Julian Lewis (Labour), David Chandler (Conservative) & John Burrows (TUSC). 1. Tell us about yourself, your history, why you're standing for the party you are? 2. What are the top three issues for St Thomas - and what would you do about them? 3. In a cost-of-living crisis, how is another year of maximum level council tax rises justified - what would you see done to help those struggling? 4. With recent flooding in Old Portsmouth, and the ongoing new sea defences works, what would you do to better protect residents and properties from future events given their likelihood and severity is set to increase? 5. What would you do to tackle anti social behaviour, generally and in places like Hot Walls & Camber Docks which are repeated hotspots? 6. What’s your view on the implementation of ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhoods’ where through traffic is heavily discouraged in order to reduce dependence on cars and increase active travel? 7. HMOs - satisfying a need for cheap and flexible housing or profiteering disruption of communities? How would you see their expansion managed better for new and existing residents? 8. If neither money or politics were an issue, what would you change about how Portsmouth City Council functions? 9. If you're successful, what's top of your list do get done on day one? -Closing speeches
Last Full Council (before local elections May 2nd 2024)
Mar 24 2024
Last Full Council (before local elections May 2nd 2024)
Ian & Simon take a look at the 7 hour, full council meeting Tuesday March 19th - the last before the 2024 local elections in May. We take a look at the last PCC Full Council Meeting ahead of May's local elections with a packed agenda of no less than eleven notices of motion, five deputations & two questions from the public. Was Lord Mayor Tom Coles' last time Chairing a Full Council seven hours of delightful & harmonious agreement or were Councillors unable to resist kicking off their leaflet campaigns for May 2nd in the chamber? Agenda details in full on PCC website. Link in comments. 13a Fairtrade city 13b Council of Sanctuary 13c Urgent need for improved NHS Dentistry provision 13d Pride in the streets of Pompey 13e International Women's day - Tackling Gender inequality in Portsmouth 13f An end to pointless paper usage 13g Guildhall trust theatre operations outside of Portsmouth 13h Addressing failures in Portsmouth major project delivery 13i Crisis in local authority funding 13j Hampshire & IOW integrated care board 13k Safer recruiting council Questions to Cabinet: Q1 Crisis re EV charging points Q2 Accessibility taxis Q3 Road safety around Cosham schools Q4 Consider reducing cabinet positions* Q5 Building work standards checks Q6 Monitoring of Southern Water discharge levels Q7 Funding for Bransbury park* *Q4 & Q7 will receive written answers Full Council agenda available https://democracy.portsmouth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=4980&x=1 Recorded stream from Portsmouth City Council Democratic Services https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px3w2COTufA