We want lo­cals, not out­siders

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - DAVID MUN­ROE Brick­ett Close, Ruis­lip

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.

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