Following on from yet another Conservative victory in City Chambers (See full article on our successful Notice of Motion here) the Labour Administration have been forced to take action on a very important issue. Unfortunately 19 Labour Councillors voted against small businesses and sole traders in April, but the moderate Labour MP for Hove has stepped-in and clearly persuaded them that the Conservative suggestions are the best way forward.
Brighton and Hove Conservatives welcome Hove’s Labour MP commenting on fly-tipping in our City.
Conservative Environment spokesperson, Cllr. Lee Wares said “We have been raising the need for greater enforcement targeting fly-tipping across the whole City for ages but the Labour Administration just seem to want to ignore it. Now that Hove’s Labour MP has said there is “the need to focus more on areas of high fly-tipping and to stop this issue which is the real blight on our communities”, the Administration might this time listen and do something”.
Show Some Backbone
In City Chambers, when proposing the Conservative Motion to help small businesses and tackle waste in our city, Conservative Group Leader Cllr Tony Janio said “…there are many other policies across the council that aren’t working – our city is languishing in stasis – waiting for the next local elections as the moderate Labour Councillors…are paralysed from a fear of deselection from a Momentum backed hard left.
“…there are many other policies across the council that aren’t working – our city is languishing in stasis – waiting for the next local elections as the moderate Labour Councillors…are paralysed from a fear of deselection from a Momentum backed hard left.
“…I am just asking the current Labour Administration to show some backbone and agree to review the Small Business Waste policy now.” Thankfully Cllr Janio’s plea was heeded, albeit late and after defeat at the hands of Conservative and Green Members, and our City’s waste policy is finally getting the review it desperately needs.”
Labour Following Conservatives…Again!
The Conservative Group are pleased the Labour Administration are taking action as a result of this Conservative Group initiative; what a difference from the defiant statement made in City Chambers by Cllr Gill Mitchell in mid April. Could it be that Momentum or union pressure led to her categorically ruling out action?
Cllr Wares asked in April "…will the Labour Administration act on our motion to explore how the Council can provide a recycling service for small businesses?" The response from Cllr Mitchell…
Gepostet von BHCConservatives am Dienstag, 15. Mai 2018
The Conservative Group Environment Spokesman, Cllr Lee Wares, concluded by saying “Perhaps now 3GS have suspended fining small businesses for the odd piece of waste being put in residential bins, the Labour Administration will act on our motion to explore how the Council can provide a recycling service for small businesses, sole traders and those that work from home. We know they don’t wish to because they voted against our motion but now that their own MP is criticising them, if they don’t want to satisfy us or the small business community, maybe they will want to satisfy their own MP even if he is a Moderate, momentum is surely now with them”.