Sunday, 23 February 2014

Lib Dem rhetoric - reality gap

Letter to the Kent Messenger:

Dear Sir,

While the Lib Dems have shouted about how they are fighting against building on green spaces, I was shocked when they decided not to represent voters at last week's scrutiny meeting. Their boycott represents a real dereliction of duty to the public and means that they have forgone their only real chance to improve the draft Local Plan.

Even though I am not currently a councillor, I attended the scrutiny meeting to show those there who have a say that the Greens are passionate about these issues.

This all comes less than a year after the Lib Dems voted to allow building on green spaces around Maidstone. A more cynical person might suggest that they say one thing in public but have a wholly different attitude when it comes to making decisions on the council.

Stuart Jeffery, Green Party campaigner for Fant Ward

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