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SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS 2009
 

MARY BURNS AWARDS
DAY 1

THE `ASS OF THE YEAR' AWARD…

No, no, no…nothing to do with Beyonce…

This MARY is awarded for the most stubborn councillor in Salford who just won't resign – no matter what…

Ladies and Gentlemen. THE MARY BURNS `ASS OF THE YEAR' AWARD goes to….

Please do a drum roll and click here…


 

COUNCILLOR JOHN WARMISHAM !!!

Yes, John has had a trying year… trying desperately to hold onto his crown as Lead Member for Children's Services…

He's overseen the fiasco at St George's High School… and the constant criticism of the Council's dealings with protecting the most vulnerable children in the city.

In November 2007 an OFSTED report found that the "Council's services for supporting children and young people to stay safe are inadequate". Shortly after this, Councillor Warmisham explained to the Salford Star "We appreciate that there are further improvements to be made and we're working closely with the Department for Children, Schools and Families to bring these about quickly and effectively."

Almost two years later, in September this year, OFSTED couldn't even confirm that from children's records they had seen "action had been taken to ensure that they were not at risk of harm".

Then there's the fantastic schools programme which John heads up – schools built too small…schools built too big…And St George's, of course, which prompted John to lose it in the Council Chamber in September when he slagged off some parents of pupils at the threatened St George's School in Little Hulton, saying that they "disgusted me".

We've lost count of the amount of times we've called for John Warmisham to resign. But he won't. So for all his mule-style stubbornness this MARY is richly deserved…

Ladies and Gentlemen.  The MARY BURNS `ASS OF THE YEAR' AWARD goes to Councillor Jooooooohn Waaaaaaaaarmishaaaaaaaaam

Applause…

If John would like to make a speech please put it in the comments box…

 

wrote
at 17:36:43 on 21 December 2009
No---Im John Warmisham. Always look on the bright side of life.
 
BIG AL wrote
at 12:22:20 on 21 December 2009
Sorry Mary.....he's still not listening.....if he can ignore 600 families of St George's for three years.....then he won't be listening to you!
 
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