Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Thanet Council Confidence Survey

A new survey has been conducted asking residents of Thanet to undertake a survey into confidence of the current councillors at Thanet District Council.

Residents were presented with a list of current councillors and asked who they would keep, who they would throw away and who they didn’t know.

The most striking result is that only 3% of people have any confidence in the leadership of Thanet District Council Clive Hart, with only slightly more indicating they had any confidence in Deputy Leader Alan Poole or Chair of the Council, Kay Dark.

The most popular councillor amongst the poll is Councillor Kim Gibson, current Mayor of Ramsgate.  Councillors Campbell, Everett, Scobie (Will) and Wells all made the top five.

Binks, Bruce, Edwards, Hornus and Marson were in the top ten.
 As a general trend, the public have more confidence in ‘new blood’ in Thanet Council and older more established councillors rated badly.

People are indicating they have low confidence in the current leadership and administration, with the leader ranking bottom, his deputy second from bottom and Chair of the Council also in the bottom five.

The leader of the Conservative group Bob Bayford managed to be in the top half but his deputy Martin Wise faired off much worse, being in the bottom 5. Independent councillor John Worrow also faired badly, which could be as a result of recent press coverage.

Over one hundred people responded to the survey including ten current councillors from all parties. Respondents considered that they had a good level of understanding of the current councillors.

Just over 15% of responders indicated they would remove all councillors from TDC and less than 5% would keep Clive Hart, Alan Poole or Kay Dark.

Comments included that people felt the council was “out of control”. One respondent said, “They seem to be stumbling from one disaster to another” and it is felt that many decisions are a “shambles”.

The research was under taken by In Touch with Thanet. It was 103 people. The methodology for the results was to take the number of “Throw” votes away from double the number of “Keep” votes. Its an indicative metric.

 
 
GIBSON50
SCOBIE (w)36
CAMPBELL33
EVERITT32
WELLS29
MARSON28
BINKS26
EDWARDS25
BRUCE23
HORNUS21
SAVAGE21
GREEN (L)20
GREEN (D)15
HIBBERT11
HUXLEY9
ALEXANDROU9
JOHNSON7
GIDEON6
GROVE5
DRIVER4
HART (S)2
ALDRED2
SCOBIE2
CLARK2
MOORES1
ROBERTS1
BAYFORD0
NICHOLSON-14
MATTERFACE-17
GREGORY (I)-20
KING-26
KIRBY-27
COLEMAN-COOKE-27
COHEN-28
GREGORY (K)-29
LODGE-PRICHARD-30
SULLIVAN-31
HAYTON-32
SAUNDERS (M)-33
SAUNDERS (D)-34
HARRISON-35
DUNCAN-35
FENNER-37
DWYER-38
WATKINS-40
MOORE-43
THOMLINSON (M)-44
THOMLINSON (S)-45
DAY-46
WILTSHIRE-53
WISE-55
DARK-56
WORROW-56
POOLE-63
HART-66

18 comments:

  1. Maybe the pink hair isn't such a bad idea after all... ; )

    I'm absolutely delighted to see that they have more confidence in Jodi Hibbert than Simon Moores, whoo hoooo!!!

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    1. See you are still infatuated with young Jodie, Peter, but you are wasting your time. No matter how often you sing her praises she is not going to get her kit off and pose for you.

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    2. As you're the one who's mentioned her doing modelling twice already today, I suggest it's you who's having erotic fantasies. Just be careful of the old ticker at your age.

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    3. Peter, as I recall you queried who she was way back when she first appeared with Will on some petition signing session in Margate a couple of years ago. You have regularly leapt to her defence whenever criticised since, usually over her non appearance in her ward, and have commented on her looks on several occasions. If Allan is infatuated with her it certainly seems to be something he shares with you and I would be careful about the ticker stuff for I believe Allan is in his fifties. That puts you both in that dangerous age group. Me, well I don't have to worry anymore, but hate to see you younger guys risking all over a dame.

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    4. You recollection is wrong, as I knew her vaguely before she was even with Will (she was a regular at The Winter Gardens when I was a doorman there).

      I also defend Roger Gale at every opportunity, so I've no idea what you suspect I'm after there (a photoshoot with Mrs Gale perhaps?!)...

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    5. Peter, try not to take it all so seriously. It is just a bit of fun and I am sure you are not after anything. You simply like to disagree with the last person to comment all the time.

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    6. Leave that to you, Peter, since you brought her name into the frame on the very first comment you made. I am sure she realises I mean her no harm, and I sincerely apologise if following on your thread has in any way caused her embarrassment.

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  2. She did better than her future father-in-law as well, Peter, but a poll of 103 people out of 132,000 is hardly representative or in anyway conclusive. I very much doubt that all those below 0 will promptly tender their resignations on the strength of it.

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  3. Oh dear, what a sad attempt from an irrelevant agitator, running an FB site with a clear agenda, to try to pass himself and his lil page off as relevant.

    What an interesting statistic, 0.006% of the local electorate don't currently support the leader of the group in control, mid term, well there's a shock! Entertaining to see that in spite of the innumerable bandwagons he has constructed or leapt onto, only 4 people would keep Driver, pretty much inline with the hearty FU he got from the electorate at the KCC election then :)

    Happy days

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    1. So this list is irrelevant, apart from the bit about Driver? The usual Spammy logic!

      We all know who you think should be bottom of the list, but who do you think should be at the top then?

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    2. No no cheggers *sigh*, as stated it's all worthless, but it is amusing that whatever forum you look at, Driver has FA support :)

      I have no real opinion as to who should be top, it really is irrelevant.

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    3. Peter, the problem when dealing with such a small poll is that a few votes from family and friends can totally distort the outcome whereas, on the usual polling figure used of a cross section of one thousand, your mum's vote gets lost. One has to wonder how many people knew about this poll, where was it conducted and who was invited to take part.

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    4. I'm sure you're both right, and in reality John Worrow is by far TDC's most popular cllr! ; )

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    5. It would not matter if he was for, on this size of poll, it would only take half a dozen votes from the Minnis Bay Gay Pride Day group to put him there. It would be interesting, however, to see such a poll, properly conducted across a wider cross section of the Thanet population and how it would pan out. Strangely enough, one of the lowest on this poll, way down in the minuses, is the UKIP councillor yet they are supposed to be flavour of the month.

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    6. why do you not complete the poll to increase the numbers. I wonder if the pollster will consider increasing the numbers would be interesting.

      BTW the gazette is running a poll on the Pavillion and it is very close

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    7. Small polls are not a lot of help and can be misleading. Typically ECR ran a poll on the Pavilion showing a majority in favour of the market idea, but on Ian Driver's blog, a similar poll is showing the big pub option well in the lead.

      Not sure increasing this poll would now work, even if the pollster was willing, because people are likely to be influenced by the result published above. The poll should have been on a much larger number to start with and some information on how and where it was carried out would be revealing.

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    8. A poll where the results are published on a site that is only seen by a few bloogers is hardly going to influence the general public. I suspect that a pollster approaching people in the street would be quite revealing more so it is likely to generate a lot of dont knows which in itself is very revealing

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