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Mr Rob declined the offer of a photo shoot.

Mr Rob’s response to The Echo’s offer for comment was: ‘Fake news, no comment.’

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  1. Eve, this person is just a divisive meddler and deserves no attention, at all. Thank you for providing this space to see what candidates have to say. Some of them live in fairyland and will learn a hard lesson if they get voted in! Some very primitive thinking amongst some of the newbies!!!

    • Hi Charles, I think it’s only fair to give all candidates the same opportunity – that way no one can say they have been hobbled. I am just publishing their responses. If I didn’t ask everyone, you can be sure folk would jump up and down and carry on. This way, the candidates get to show their true colours (and pizza tastes) and they can either build their own platforms or dig their own graves.

      cheers, Eve


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