Owen Smith came down off the fence in the Ponty Observer this week and backed his Labour Council colleagues (what a surprise) over the Lido plans which would see the removal of the paddling pool from Ynysangharad Park.
People need to move on, he said, forget the emotion associated with the pool and press forward.
Well Owen it seems people have moved on - they have moved on from thinking they should sit back and take all the crap your colleagues are handing out. They have decided to make a stand. 2077 voted in favour of retaining the paddling pool, in spite of the threats and bullying tactics employed by your Council mates.
Cllr Christopher doesn't need to worry about Pontypridd votes - he is a Cynon Valley Councillor, it is easy for him to dismiss the feelings of the residents of Pontypridd. You on the other hand need to be a little more careful. You are next in line election wise, and be very sure people will not forget where your loyalties lay, and we will be there to remind them. When push came to shove you came down on the side of your Labour Council mates rather than the people you are supposed to represent. 2077 of your constituents voted to keep the paddling pool. Are they all misguided?