STEVE GALLANT and BRIAN STOCKDALE the Labour candidates in the Hedon Town Council election have published their election statements on the Hedon Blog.
Labour have accused Hedon Town Council of “prioritising cuts over investment”. In complete opposition to the council’s stance of freezing the precept (the element of Council Tax spent on local Hedon services), the Labour candidates have made the case for extra spending.
Steve Gallant says that extra spending per week, per household of “Just 10p a week would generate £11,000 funding for improvements.” He accuses “Tories masquerading as independents on the Council” of pandering to the Conservative-controlled East Riding Council.
Brian Stockdale continues the theme in his statement and condemns “the many cuts the Tories on Hedon Council voted for last week” and blames council leaders for shelving or postponing plans for a shuttle bus service and a powerful gritter which he says “means that older people on Inmans and Leaf Sail will find it difficult to even get out of the house when its icy for fear of a fall!”
There are four candidates standing in the election:
♦ Colin BILLANY, Independent.
♦ Stephen John GALLANT, Labour Party Candidate
♦ Brian STOCKDALE, Labour Party Candidate
♦ Terry WEST, UK Independence Party (UK I P)
The Hedon Blog will aim to bring you news from the campaign at BY-ELECTION Thursday 6th February 2014.