We want locals, not outsiders
RE: Wannabe MP Boris gets vote of confidence (Gazette, August 20) SO LORD Ashcroft, a senior, rich party donor and former deputy chair of the party (someone who admits to not paying full tax liabilities in this country), conducts a poll in the Uxbridge constituency: 1,000 people asked, out of 71,954 electorate, and the not-surprising result is that the blond gets the thumbs up, showing clearly the will of the Tory establishment to get yet another Eton type into the Westminster village.
Democracy is well served by the ‘gang of five’, all councillors, all male, who will do whatever central office tells them to do. We get a ‘Who is she?’ from Aylesbury Vale put up for Hayes and Harlington!
We already have an outsider, an hereditary MP, in Ruislip/Northwood, who serves his own long-term career and not the constituency. What a terrible reflection of true democracy if, after the next election, we are saddled in this borough with three outsiders all working for their own pockets and future political standings.
It is time for all democrats, and that does not include UKIP, to recognise the threat of control from central offices, often against the interests of the constituents of the seats involved.
Do these three candidates named above represent, truly, the very best that Hillingdon can put up in the seats? Can we not have some local, true, Conservatives, those who place one-nation politics above personal selfaggrandising?
Boris is not a local and never will be. Nick is not a local and never will be. Pearl is not a local and never will be. Three people who have no knowledge, sympathy or feelings for the special communities we have in the three constituencies. At all.