Tuesday 22 April 2014
Lewisham Council ; John Hamilton People Before Profit Mayor Candidate charged.
Dear Letters page.
At a time of Austerity your readers may be concerned that Labour Lewisham is seeking to prosecute through the courts at huge cost to the tax payer, Lewisham People Before Profit Mayor candidate John Hamilton.
Is this really a good way to spend local residents’ hard earned Council tax?
Readers will be equally concerned that John Hamilton’s crime in which Labour is using full force of the law against him was that he painted on a fence a time line reminding local residents that 8 years ago Besson Street, New Cross had over 400 council homes before being bulldozed by Labour Lewisham, in water based paint.
Over the past 8 years, Lewisham Labour has left the land to rot at a time that we have locally, a huge housing crisis and on a site which People Before Profit propose to build hundreds of new Council homes.
It seems Labour may have plans to sell off a former council estate, which would have catered for local people, to yet another developer.
What is it that the Labour Party is seeking to hide from voters, since when has it been a crime to defend council housing?
John Hamilton is back in Court 9.30 am, 8th May at Bromley Court, London Road and we hope readers will come and support John.
We also hope that readers will ask Lewisham Labour Candidates when they come knocking for votes, why they are using our money to prosecute and keep quiet a real scandal that deserves report, not sweeping under the carpet?Yours Ray Barron-Woolford Lewisham People Before Profit You may wish to copy and paste and edit a bit to send to Local Councillors and Lewisham MPs. Follow Ray on twitter@Raywoolford www.peoplebeforeprofit.org.uk