We here in the EdSucks gang hut have been getting quite a few emails asking about the reference to ‘Swan Vestas’ when we mention the SNP councillor who lost a huge chunk of his votes in the recent election but managed to get his obese body back into the specially strengthened chair they have in the council chambers for him.
Well, the story is really quite simple.
A few years ago, when Bridgeman was Chair of Lismore Parents Action Group and he thought that the cruel council were going to close the school he went to, our Councillor Bridgeman wasn’t happy. In fact he was very angry. The then Convenor of Children & Families (then Councillor Ewan Aitken), was then Mike Bridgeman’s number one enemy. Wasn’t he Mike? In fact Mr Bridgeman at the time was so angry, that he fired (pardon the pun) an email over to Councillor Aitken which worried Councillor Aitken so much that he informed Lothian and Borders finest and request that they have a word with Bridgeman, which they indeed did.
Because us at EdSucks know the contents of the email, we were totally shocked that the last FibDum/SNP coalition named him Convenor of the Fire and Rescue Service putting a huge extra wad of cash in his back pocket – in fact it took his pay to over £30,000 plus his generous expenses.
Now after winning re-election, but seeing his first preference votes slashed and almost halved from 2,654 to 1,477 because locals realised just what a fat lazy shit councillor he really is, the BurnDownie coalition has decided that he again deserves the £30+k salary plus expenses a year job as boss of the brave men of our Fire and Rescue Service. Maybe they won’t be happy to know that Bridgeman emailed then Councillor Reverend Ewan Aitken asking “how would you like it if I burned down your kids school” which at the time was Craigentinny School.
We can confirm that one of the EdinburghSuckers in the gang hut has read the email which was passed to a member of Bridgman’s former group by a seconded member of staff that Aitken had currently working in his office at the time.
As most of the people in large swathes of his constituency know of the email, it is quite strange that two administrations would be happy to see this person in charge of the Fire and Rescue Board. Bridgman followers will of course know that as soon as he was elected he moved out of the area and of course it was his administration that closed the school he was so bravely going to set fire to another school for. His principals were obviously excreted from his massive overweight body with his first shite after his initial election.
We are also reliably informed that we are not the only publication on to this matter, the Sunday Herald’s investigations editor Paul Hutcheon is also following the same story.
Surely, this should be the first resignation.