Wirral actress to fight for seat in by-elections

Pauline Daniels

Pauline Daniels

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WIRRAL comedienne Pauline Daniels is set to fight for a seat at Wallasey Town Hall as she stands in the forthcoming by-elections.

The well-known actress has been selected as a Labour candidate for Leasowe and Moreton East following the sad death of Cllr Anne McArdle.

The 57-year-old will be hoping to win enough votes to join Cllr Ron Abbey and Cllr Anita Leech in the ward when the polls open on January 17.

And Pauline said she is looking forward to launching her campaign in the area.

She said: "I joined the Labour party quite a while ago and had thought about standing in the local elections at some point in the future. But following the sad death of Anne McArdle, it has been a complete whirlwind.

"I'm really thrilled to have been selected because I lived in Moreton for 10 years and I’m familiar with the area and its problems.

"I have always been very straight-talking throughout my life so if I am lucky enough to win, then I will be honest with people and do my best to work through the issues in the area."

Also standing in the by-election will be former Leasowe and Moreton East councillor Ian Lewis who failed to be re-elected in May.

Ian said he would use his previous experience to get to work in the ward if he was voted in.

He said: "Moreton and Leasowe need councillors who work all year round and, if people vote to bring me back as their councillor, I will use my experience over the last four years to get cracking from day one."
                  
He added: "I've heard that Pauline Daniels is very funny in panto but I'm not sure Wirral needs another comedian in the Town Hall!"

However Pauline said she is ready to tackle her fight head-on and is prepared to take on "hecklers."

She said: "I have had 32 years of hecklers and am very thick-skinned so people can say what they like. I’m ready for it so bring it on!"

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3:11pm Mon 3 Dec 12

PaulCa says...

All the world's a stage, but the play is badly cast.
All the world's a stage, but the play is badly cast. PaulCa
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3:14pm Mon 3 Dec 12

PaulCa says...

~ Oscar Wilde.
~ Oscar Wilde. PaulCa
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4:55pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Hugo1008 says...

Why do we need to replace any Councilors we already have far to many, I thought we were all in this together.

We dont need any more snouts in the trough of plenty, no matter what background they come from.

If there are to be more party political parasites infesting the whole system let them be fully supported by the political party they represent.

They certaily do not represent the general population of rate payers in any of the Wards.
Why do we need to replace any Councilors we already have far to many, I thought we were all in this together. We dont need any more snouts in the trough of plenty, no matter what background they come from. If there are to be more party political parasites infesting the whole system let them be fully supported by the political party they represent. They certaily do not represent the general population of rate payers in any of the Wards. Hugo1008
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5:04pm Mon 3 Dec 12

bigfoot says...

Now we will have a real comedian on the council,if she is elected.
Now we will have a real comedian on the council,if she is elected. bigfoot
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5:30pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

The lady must of come to terms that
she can't earn a living from show biz
so she wants a proper job,it may well be a prank
The lady must of come to terms that she can't earn a living from show biz so she wants a proper job,it may well be a prank Positive thinker
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7:40pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Jimrob says...

A comedienne in Clown Hall.

Sounds about right to me.

She would at least be the only one there that was actually elected.
A comedienne in Clown Hall. Sounds about right to me. She would at least be the only one there that was actually elected. Jimrob
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11:59am Tue 4 Dec 12

djrimmer says...

Whilst I totally agree with Hugo that we need to reduce the number of councillors, I just get the feeling that that will not happen and whilst Pauline Daniels is a comedienne I do believe that she is "down to earth" and could do a very good job....she is not shy of speaking her mind and could well shake up the current comedians encumbent in the town hall
Whilst I totally agree with Hugo that we need to reduce the number of councillors, I just get the feeling that that will not happen and whilst Pauline Daniels is a comedienne I do believe that she is "down to earth" and could do a very good job....she is not shy of speaking her mind and could well shake up the current comedians encumbent in the town hall djrimmer
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6:57pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

You wouldn't want a belt round the back of the head of her
You wouldn't want a belt round the back of the head of her Positive thinker
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8:11pm Tue 4 Dec 12

reliant22 says...

Pauline, at this stage my dear, you are not aware of how you will have to do as you are told by the Labour Group.
Should you be lucky enough to win the seat, I look forward to hearing once again the `Hairdresser joke`!!!
Should go down well in the Clown Hall!
You might need a sense of humour especially with CM on your back.
Pauline, at this stage my dear, you are not aware of how you will have to do as you are told by the Labour Group. Should you be lucky enough to win the seat, I look forward to hearing once again the `Hairdresser joke`!!! Should go down well in the Clown Hall! You might need a sense of humour especially with CM on your back. reliant22
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2:28pm Wed 5 Dec 12

unbeleivable says...

Thatttttssss Nice.
Thatttttssss Nice. unbeleivable
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2:28pm Wed 5 Dec 12

unbeleivable says...

Thatttttssss Nice.
Thatttttssss Nice. unbeleivable
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4:15pm Wed 5 Dec 12

johnhardaker says...

we have enough clowns in the clown hall without another one.
If you dressed up a chimp in a labour banner they would vote for the chimp surely the lady has better things to do, or maybe not.
we have enough clowns in the clown hall without another one. If you dressed up a chimp in a labour banner they would vote for the chimp surely the lady has better things to do, or maybe not. johnhardaker
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7:05pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

It's headline news in the Daily Post,
She's already banging the publicity drum like all the others harping on about people living below the breadline can see it coming she will have her mugshot down at the local food bank holding a tin of baked beans
It's headline news in the Daily Post, She's already banging the publicity drum like all the others harping on about people living below the breadline can see it coming she will have her mugshot down at the local food bank holding a tin of baked beans Positive thinker
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11:41pm Wed 5 Dec 12

David Scott says...

It beats me that anyone would still think that their living standards will be, or can be, protected or improved by politicians happy with ever-increasing Brussels control over key levers such as trade policy, energy policy or open-door immigration.
It beats me that anyone would still think that their living standards will be, or can be, protected or improved by politicians happy with ever-increasing Brussels control over key levers such as trade policy, energy policy or open-door immigration. David Scott
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8:19pm Thu 6 Dec 12

bickyboy says...

Funny how people assume that only Labour supporters vote with a jerk of the knee. Despite the lamentable reign of this ideologically bankrupt Tory government, how many lifelong Tories will unthinkingly vote for more of the same, instead of taking a longer view, maybe at UKIP?

I think Pauline would make an excellent councillor. She will certainly have a good range contacts; and her profession makes her an excellent communicator. If elected, she will need those skills to convince people that being a Labour councillor doesn't simply involve toeing the party line.
Funny how people assume that only Labour supporters vote with a jerk of the knee. Despite the lamentable reign of this ideologically bankrupt Tory government, how many lifelong Tories will unthinkingly vote for more of the same, instead of taking a longer view, maybe at UKIP? I think Pauline would make an excellent councillor. She will certainly have a good range contacts; and her profession makes her an excellent communicator. If elected, she will need those skills to convince people that being a Labour councillor doesn't simply involve toeing the party line. bickyboy
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6:09pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

That must be an very old photo
That must be an very old photo Positive thinker
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6:09pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

That must be an very old photo
That must be an very old photo Positive thinker
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6:09pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

That must be an very old photo
That must be an very old photo Positive thinker
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4:48pm Thu 20 Dec 12

anonymousCH46 says...

I would like to say, why have another labour councillor when the current two don't do a thing as it is, I would prefer Ian Lewis back in as at least he can, will and has previously got things done, please understand I am not pro-tory I just know from previous experience that Ian Lewis is the right man for the job, I just hope the residents of Leasowe and Moreton East realise this time around.
I would like to say, why have another labour councillor when the current two don't do a thing as it is, I would prefer Ian Lewis back in as at least he can, will and has previously got things done, please understand I am not pro-tory I just know from previous experience that Ian Lewis is the right man for the job, I just hope the residents of Leasowe and Moreton East realise this time around. anonymousCH46
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