|Labour's Ben Coleman campaigning against police cuts|
in the Town ward by-election
It promises to be an interesting election. Firstly, it is taking place in “Cameron’s favourite Council” in a ward vacated by the former council leader. Secondly, the Conservatives have a vast majority of thirty-one of the forty-six seats on Hammersmith and Fulham Council. Labour has the rest, forming the fifteen-strong Opposition. So, even if Labour wins in Town as I hope it will, this election will not change the balance of power in our local politics. It does, however, give residents a chance to send a message to those running the Council and to the Conservative/Lib Dem government running the country.
Ben Coleman said, “Residents can use this by-election to send the Conservative-run council a message about their cuts to local police, waste of public money and new hikes to stealth taxes on parking, elderly care and using personal trainers in local parks.”
He added, “We can also send a message directly to David Cameron and Nick Clegg. The Tory/LibDem government has taken a gamble with our economy and failed. The
is back in recession and small businesses and families are suffering. The
public expect better and voting Labour in this by-election sends that message
direct to UK Downing Street.”