Putting government back in the hands of the people

The events of the last few weeks locally have just reinforced my opinion that local politics is broken, and in need of a drastic overhaul.

First we had the leader of the council, Ray Puddifoot, blaming the overcrowding of our schools on EU immigration, followed by his bizarre rant at concerned parents during a council meeting about the expansion of class numbers at Whitehall School.

Then we had the behaviour of Councillor Andrew Retter over the license application for the controversial French market in Uxbridge, which could yet result in an investigation according to the local press, and the chaos caused over the weekend by the extreme weather conditions which seem to have taken the council off guard.

Regular visitors to this site will be aware of our ongoing campaign to force a referendum on having an elected leader (Executive Mayor) to run the council in place of the existing arrangement, and the aforementioned events only serve to highlight the need for a change of direction at local level to make our public servants more accountable to the taxpayer.

The campaign has been gradually gaining support, and being featured in The Gazette this week has pushed the issue to the forefront of the debate on the state of our area – A link to the article is below

http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-news/local-uxbridge-news/2010/12/15/elected-mayor-petition-grows-113046-27830626/

For more information, or to put your signature to the campaign, please go to the news section on the home page of this site, or get in touch via the contact section.

If you would like to get involved, or require copies of the petition forms, please let us know via the contact form.

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