21 April 2008

Tories in buy-election shock

Regular hfconwatch readers will be used to the horrors of the Tory council in Hammersmith & Fulham. But the latest news from the council takes some beating.

With a by-election in Sands End ward due on 1 May, you would expect the council to steer clear of local issues.

But no, today the council has issued a press release about a multi-million pound funding package for Imperial Wharf station in the ward.

This decision has not yet been taken by the council but is due to be discussed by the Tory cabinet on 28 April, just three days before the by-election.

But in case local residents missed it, the council's press office has alerted them, even though the cabinet paper about the proposal is not available on the web.

This disgraceful use of public funds for a buy-election will be of interest to the Electoral Commission, Audit Commission and other relevant authorities.

PS another paper has appeared at the last minute on the cabinet agenda about extra care housing being developed in Imperial Wharf! The Tories must be worried that all Sands End residents are talking about are the cuts to local services, for children and older people alike.

2 comments:

ming said...

It must and will be pointed out that a new station cannot care for older residence etc.

Yes?

ming said...

residents, sorry, a typo!