In all the years as a resident of K&C I have never felt myself to be so much a victim of representational deficit as I do now.
Let me explain myself...
· We have a council mainly comprising of councillors whose arrogance towards those they represent beggar’s belief. There are exceptions Judith Blakeman and Robert Freeman being two.
· An MP for Kensington whose only interest seems to be residents in the north of the Borough and tweeting furiously instead of doing a ‘proper job’
· And an MP for Chelsea and Fulham who seem to think he represents Fulham alone
The Hornet seems to be the only campaigning medium fighting for all of us.
Without it we would never know what was going on.
Emma Dent Coad, when elected, said she was going to represent the entirety of the Borough.
This has turned out to be patent nonsense and a lie.
I now hear she plans to remain a councillor; the very criticism she levelled at Mrs. Borwick.
She has mercilessly used the Grenfell tragedy as a political platform for her ultra extremist views.
Greg Hands takes no interest in Chelsea issues.
I happen to live close to the threatened Sutton Estate.
Has he got involved?
No, he’s far too self-important running around saying, “ I am in the government” !
Come on Mr Hands, commerce is being killed in Chelsea as small shopkeepers struggle to pay business rates, now nearly 40% of rental value and you do nothing.
I suppose you feel there’s no electoral dividend in helping the economic backbone of this country?
The boat owners at Chelsea are being threatened with eviction and you do nothing.
And do we hear from ‘Hands Off Hands” on Crossrail or Thamesbrook?
Not a murmur.
I hear many moans that getting in touch with self-important Hands can result in a wait of months....if one ever hears back at all. One wonders what the point of the man is!
The same with Dent Coad.
And now I read that this motor mouth, Shaun Bailey is being lined up for Kensington.
Residents deserve better than this. It is just not good enough.