Demand Better in the Dalgarno By-Election on Thursday 21 March 2019
I have lived in the area for 30 years with my husband Joe. We have raised our children here and are active members of many community groups. In my job as a Breastfeeding Counsellor, I run a drop-in clinic at St Peter’s on Kensington Park Road, as well as working at St Mary’s in Paddington.
Along with my neighbours, the local people we’ve met at our street stalls, and my colleagues in the local Party we’re concerned about the rising crime, poor air quality, and the impacts of Brexit on Dalgarno, and on the wider borough.
These are issues that have been raised time and again by the local Conservative and Labour parties during election campaigns, yet for years their Councillors have failed to deliver the change we all need.
Nationally, constant Conservative cuts have left our Police without adequate resources. While Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has closed our Notting Hill Police Station, and is failing to tackle rising knife violence and moped crime across West London. We want to increase numbers of local Police officers, that work in our communities, and do so in a coordinated strategy with our other public services.
Despite past promises, the air quality around the Westway has not been addressed. Our local Councillor Linda Wade, working with local community groups and universities, has managed to petition and pressure the Council and London Assembly into enforcing vehicle pollution measures - but the Council need to do much more to clean up our air, particularly in the North of our borough.
With what looks like a No Deal Brexit due on 29 March, this election on Thursday 21 March will be the last time you can vote to tell Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn that you will not accept this national disaster. The Liberal Democrats have always been committed to a People’s Vote and will continue to campaign to remain in Europe.
Labour assume this is a safe seat and that their Party can simply choose who will sit in it. Please consider a vote for me on Thursday 21 March, for a new voice to challenge the old status quo in the Council.
With best wishes