Friday, 28 July 2017

LOCAL ELECTION REPORT: 'PEOPLES ALLIANCE' VIES TO BE NEW OPPOSITION

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TIME FOR AN ALTERNATIVE
AND A REAL OPPOSITION!

With the prospect of the re-election of Havering’s Conservative Administration on the back of an anti-Government vote, the Independent Local Residents, the National Liberal Party and non-aligned Independents have come together to re-form the ‘Peoples Alliance’.

They have put together a basic manifesto. This pledges more Council Tax reductions, the Promotion of all the borough’s Shopping Centres and Opposition to housing over-development.

They believe the present RA opposition has failed to provide an effective opposition to the Administration and hope to become the alternative post May 6th.

A number of NLP members are standing, some under the party banner and others as one of the Independent groups depending on the area. Graham Williamson & NLP member (standing for the South Hornchurch Local Independents) says “On the key issues such as over development of the borough the RA’s have had little to say. We need an opposition that will fight over, and not shirk, the big issues. That opposition resides in the members of the Alliance. We fully expect to gain seats at the forthcoming local elections and may become the official opposition.”

The Alliance is supporting 19 candidates, concentrated largely in the South of the borough, composed of 11 Independents, 2 National Liberal Party (NLP) and 6 Independent Local Residents (ILR). This is divided as follows:

Rainham (3 ILR), South Hornchurch (3 ILR), Elm Park (2 NLP), Hacton (3 IND), St. Andrews (2 IND), Harold Wood (2 IND), Emerson Park (2 IND), Cranham (1 IND), Upminster (1 IND).
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