Monday, 21 December 2009

MARGATE'S MAYORESS TO STEP DOWN FROM 1st JAN 2010

 
                    

Thanet is a small village in many ways and the 'gossip' this week-end has been that it has been announced by The Worshipful The Mayor of Margate, Cllr Ted Watt-Ruffell that his Mayoress, Mrs Alexandra Watt-Ruffell is to step down as Mayoress on 1st January for personal reasons.
(The picture above shows them both in May 2009, in happier times.)

18 comments:

Thanet Observer said...

Hope you haven't let the cat out of the bag with that bit of gossip Bertie.

Bertie Biggles said...

I don't think so. It was doing the rounds among the chattering classes at a party on Saturday night.

Anonymous said...

If that is how they look when they are happy! God help us all

Anonymous said...

isn't she a co-defendent, Bertie?

Anonymous said...

I can see 1 plea of guilty and 1 of not guilty coming up.

Bertie Biggles said...

I would ask commentators to bear in mind that the Mayoress is not really a public figure and that we should step back from comment in what must be a very difficult time for her. Could I urge restraint in comments until matters are heard by the Magistrates in two months time.

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Anonymous said...

Shame on you bertie for announcing a piece of irrelevant gossip like this in christmas week. And what a hypocrite you are to publish it and then request people not to comment when the expected responses are received. You truly are a spiteful individual, and fit well into the world of nasty Thanet politics. May your conscience weigh heavy on you this christmas time.

Anonymous said...

Hi you are right the lady is not a public figure and and she has a name as a couple they have the pressure at the moment but the truth will come out in 2010 what has gone on this year at least you have been fair in this matter can't be said of E C R with his blog about teds pets any happy Xmas to you and your readers

Bertie Biggles said...

00:29, I have edited your comment.

Anonymous said...

I understand that this information was sent out to the Charter trustees by the Mayor himself.

Hardly letting the cat out of the bag.
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22 December 2009 00:29

09:43, the fact that the Mayoress is standing down early is significant in the whole sad business of the charges brought against Margate's Mayor and Mayoress by the RSPCA.
Presumably a press announcement was to be made in due course and the timing carefully selected?

You are entitled to your view and thankyou for commenting.

Tony Beachcomber said...

I suppose it is a bit of juicy gossip for some, but in the past and I mean going back into the past some Mayoress's have stepped down for whatever reason. Yes it is a good news item and it does keep the local blogging standards up at being first for news, but at the end of the day it is no big deal.

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Bertie Biggles said...

01:21; you may well be right but I have declined to post your witty comment!

Anonymous said...

don,t you think they should both stand down ,instead of taking margate down further than has already happened
i say stand down now to both of them

Anonymous said...

that is the best thing they can both do is to stand down and very quickley before margate is draged down even further

i say stand down now and go while they have some credit

Bertie Biggles said...

16.37, whilst I tend to agree with you, we must remember that until the RSPCA can convince magistrates or otherwise, the Watt-Ruffell's are 'innocent until proved guilty'and we should await February's outcome.

Anonymous said...

From Alex Watt-Ruffell's FaceBook:

"i am a 49 year old mum little man is 2 and very clever he makes me happy, i have found love again this also makes me happy"

Relationship Status: In a relationship with Colin Joseph Turner

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