Don’t go back to the re­draw­ing board

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

LAST Thurs­day I watched the Hilling­don Coun­cil meet­ing on YouTube.

I saw a de­luded Cllr Mills an­nounc­ing a newly in­vented ‘Uxbridge and Ruislip’ par­lia­men­tary con­stituency, oddly packed with seem­ingly a ma­jor­ity of Con­ser­va­tive vot­ers that ap­par­ently would al­legedly work for the all the res­i­dents.

It looks like we, the vot­ers are to spend our money try­ing to con­vince the Bound­ary Com­mis­sion to sign up to this. The Con­ser­va­tives ap­peared to com­pletely mis­un­der­stand that this will be fu­tile, since the pur­pose of the Bound­ary Com­mis­sion is to cre­ate fair con­stituen­cies in­de­pen­dent of the in­flu­ence of politi­cians who may seek to serve them­selves.

It seems that we the res­i­dents have to pay to help the Con­ser­va­tives in their ef­forts to cre­ate Con­stituency bound­aries to suit their pur­poses, that is to keep them in power and claim their gen­er­ous al­lowances for­ever.

The good news is you have the chance to have your say to the Bound­ary Com­mis­sion by De­cem­ber 5, 2016 and the Con­ser­va­tive pro­pos­als are un­likely to be ac­cepted.

The bad news is they waste our coun­cil money in the mean­time. JOHN CAMP­BELL Haslam Close Ick­en­ham

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