Today we begin our search to find the unsung heroes of a Nottinghamshire community, as we launch the Best of Broxtowe Borough Awards 2017.The campaign is now in its second year and has the aim of finding and rewarding anyone who has gone above and beyond in their role, whether while volunteering in the community, being involved in grass roots sport, education, charity work or in local business.Stapleford lies on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.To the north of Stapleford is Ilkeston and to the east is Beeston.On the night, a special Pride of Broxtowe award will be presented to one of the nominees at the glitzy bash, at the Walled Garden at Beeston Fields.He has taken on the role of Thunder Man, going beyond a superhero school project to bring the character to life to help raise money and awareness for various charities, including fellow award winner Broxtowe Youth Homelessness.
Jos Dent, of Beeston, called Ms Soubry "an embarrassment."The 33-year-old added: "I think a lot of remain voters are scared by the outcome, myself included, but some people are lashing out because of that."There's been a lot of discussion in the media about class voting, but, to be honest, I don't think many people listened to politicians of either side, regardless of the class or ethnic origin of the voter."The interesting thing about her quote is that she specifies 'Labour supporters' and says that they won't listen to her.
The local MP is Anna Soubry of the Conservative Party from May 2010 and again since 2015, and the town is represented on Nottinghamshire County Council by the Conservative Party and also on Broxtowe Borough Council by Labour Party, Conservative Party and one Independent Councillor.
The town council is a mixture of Labour Party, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Stapleford Alliance and an Independent Councillor since the election on .
Seeing as she's our MP, clearly we're a Conservative area and if she can't connect to voters, that's her lack of skills, not a problem with the people she's failed to communicate with."Dominic Price, also of Beeston, said whilst he saw her point about the working class, her attitude was "elitist."The 36-year-old said: "I expect that she is most likely factually correct that working class voters in England and Wales supported the Leave vote.
But her elitist attitude and her directing of blame towards those voters is an indictment of why they voted that way."When their elected representative doesn't appear to speak for them, they will try and find other ways to make their voices heard."Julie Holmes, 47, who was in Beeston shopping, also disagreed with the comment. The decision was made by lots of people from everywhere.