Harrow political party leaders announce election pledges

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All seats on Harrow Borough Council will be up for grabs later this month and the Harrow Times has spoken to the leaders of the main parties to find out what their groups have to offer the borough.

Conservative group leader Cllr Susan Hall, currently leader of the council, said: "Since coming to power seven months ago, cleaner, safer and fairer has been at the heart of everything Harrow's Conservative administration has done.

“We will continue to invest in keeping Harrow clean, tackling grime and in looking after our parks and open spaces.

“We will work with the police to make Harrow the safest borough in London, and to make sure residents feel safe in their homes.

“We will look after people who are most in need, support those who play by the rules and take firm action against those who don't.”

Leader of the Labour Group Cllr David Perry said: “During the past six months the Harrow Labour Party has been consulting with local residents to hear their views and ideas for the future of Harrow.

“Labour has listened and collated a comprehensive set of policies we feel will improve Harrow and cater to the aspirations of our community.

“Labour’s key pledges for the next four years range from investing £1million into tackle domestic violence and supporting carers to introducing on the spot fines for those who litter, as well as building more affordable homes.

“Labour understands the pressures on local families and will stand up for residents most in need in Harrow and will tackle the current cost of living crisis.”

Cllr Thaya Idaikkadar, leader of the Independent Labour group, said: “We are a party for the people by the people.

"We say that because the majority of our candidates are new to politics and not corrupted by the system.

“We bring a breath of fresh air with no baggage to carry with no political masters sitting in Westminster telling us what to do without understanding the needs of the local community.

“We think from the ordinary person’s point of view. Let the people’s revolution begin now.”

Paul Scott, former chairman of the Harrow Lib Dems, said: “Something we have always emphasised and tried to do is have councillors represent their local area.

“It is important people know what is going on in their part of the borough and that is what we will do.

“Over the last year there has been a lot of political mudslinging which has not helped with the running of the council.

“We will fight for issues important to local people such as free parking and preventing flytipping.”

UKIP Harrow chairman Jeremy Zeid said: “The council is there to serve residents, not the other way around. Clearing away unnecessary obstacles makes life easier for people and makes everyone feel better.

“We are here for everybody, equally and we will not bribe you with your own money.

“On May 22 you have the opportunity to make a real difference as to how the council has been run and how it relates to you.”

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9:44am Tue 6 May 14

SeaBee says...

"Labour’s key pledges for the next four years range from investing £1million"

In English Labour’s key pledges for the next four years range from SPENDING £1million OF OTHER PEOPLE's MONEY.
"Labour’s key pledges for the next four years range from investing £1million" In English Labour’s key pledges for the next four years range from SPENDING £1million OF OTHER PEOPLE's MONEY. SeaBee
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11:44am Tue 6 May 14

Husain Akhtar says...

No surprise that all these 'leaders' have failed to identify any success criteria for their paper pledges.
No surprise that all these 'leaders' have failed to identify any success criteria for their paper pledges. Husain Akhtar
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12:38pm Tue 6 May 14

charrow says...

pretty uninspiring stuff from all of them. coupel of ideas, accelerate the work finally being done to harrow's roads to get them to a good standard after years of neglect. improve sports and recreational facilities for youngsters and general population (all weather pitches, improve nature areas - making them accessible), help local business keep their buildings in good order (wealdstone and s harrow esp) to bring back some pride to these areas, clean up the streets properly - more bins, bring back dog poo bins esp, abolish mayors office to save something like £250k a year, merge further director rols, reduce expenses/allowances for councillors and sell that civic centre site and move in/build somewhere small and maintaiinable
pretty uninspiring stuff from all of them. coupel of ideas, accelerate the work finally being done to harrow's roads to get them to a good standard after years of neglect. improve sports and recreational facilities for youngsters and general population (all weather pitches, improve nature areas - making them accessible), help local business keep their buildings in good order (wealdstone and s harrow esp) to bring back some pride to these areas, clean up the streets properly - more bins, bring back dog poo bins esp, abolish mayors office to save something like £250k a year, merge further director rols, reduce expenses/allowances for councillors and sell that civic centre site and move in/build somewhere small and maintaiinable charrow
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8:39pm Wed 7 May 14

diligaf says...

They are all full of promises before the elections and all want your vote... what happens after is any ones buisiness... they will break promises and do as they like, but when all is said and done you have to unfortunately vote and before I get the negative replies that always appear on here under coded names, you know this is true, but you are just afraid to admit it, What happended to the good old british back bone? it broke ages ago and the NHS was so broke they couldnt fix it... god help us who-ever gets into power... as long as its not the blue coat brigade, any body except them!
They are all full of promises before the elections and all want your vote... what happens after is any ones buisiness... they will break promises and do as they like, but when all is said and done you have to unfortunately vote and before I get the negative replies that always appear on here under coded names, you know this is true, but you are just afraid to admit it, What happended to the good old british back bone? it broke ages ago and the NHS was so broke they couldnt fix it... god help us who-ever gets into power... as long as its not the blue coat brigade, any body except them! diligaf
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