SOS Manly – Tim Fiddes, or is it Tim Feeder?

As promised, the next installment of Tom’s Truth looks at SOS Manly, ably led by Tim Fiddes at the top of the ticket.

SOS Manly have run arguably the highest visibility campaing over the last several weeks, distributing hundreds of bright yellow enviro shopping bags and being an almost constant presence on the spit hill with their banner (at first illegaly atached to crown land,See Local Government (General) Regulations) and then having Deborah Mosman and James McFarlane hold the banner aloft.

Like almost all the other tickets, policy has been thin on the ground, and when it has made an appearance it reads as a virtual carbon copy of the previously mentioned Manly Independents. This is no surprise as SOS Manly is the Manly Independents feeder ticket. It is true that no money has chanegd hands between the two, but Tim Fiddes has long been associated with Peter MacDonald, and indeed Richard Hewitt, who runs on the SOS Ticket, ran with MacDonald in 2003.

On a quick aside, it seems I pissed off Roy Lennon by being mean to Manly Independents. Well, back on August 5, Roy put pen to paper in the Manly Daily spruiking Barbara Aird, so now he trawls the internet searching for a forum in which to defend his beloved leader. Give it up Roy, the leadership of Manly Independents has seen more money spent fighting residents in court than any other council, including a council funded defamation case because Peter MacDonald couldn’t keep his mouth shut. I am fiercly independent, but I can think of nothing better than Manly Independents being wiped completely from the Council.  No doubt Roy, you’ll be out on polling day shoving a Barbara Aird leaflet in my face. I’ll take it, as I need something to……ahem…..clean myself…….with.

Now, back to SOS Manly.

In simple terms, this is a well funded feeder ticket, designed to strengthen the representation of Manly Independents on council. I get along well with Tim Fiddes and Deborah Mosman, and even though we disagree politically, I have always enjoyed pleasant conversation with them. I even get my shopping in a bright yellow bag.

I wish Tim all the best, but I honestly feel that, as the capmaign draws to a close, the lack of any policy and any real different offering to the current crop of “Manly Independents” will ultimately be the undoing of SOS Manly.

Next Up – The Liberals……oh come on……again??????


One Response to “SOS Manly – Tim Fiddes, or is it Tim Feeder?”

  1. Tim Fiddes or is it Feeder Says:

    Ahhh Tom if only the Manly Daily had given me as much space as you have



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